Less than 30 minutes away from the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Versailles, the country house L’Ange Volant is perfectly located to explore the most emblematic sites of Paris and its region. You can also enjoy a shopping day along the Avenue Montaigne and the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, or have lunch in one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants such as Le Pré Catelan or Yannick Alléno’s Pavillon Ledoyen.

For culture lovers, the west end of Paris has some of the capital’s most important museums and exhibition sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Palais de Tokyo at the Trocadero, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne, or the Grand Palais and Petit Palais on the Champs-Élysées. A few more minutes are all it takes to reach the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay and the Pompidou Centre.

Less than 10 minutes away from L’Ange Volant, you can also visit an Empire-style hidden treasure, Malmaison, the residence of Napoleon and Josephine. In the vicinity of L’Ange Volant, a rich musical programme at La Seine Musicale on Île Seguin, a classical ballet at the Opéra Garnier and a baroque opera in the exceptional setting of the Royal Opera of Versailles are all possible indulgences for music enthusiasts.

As for sports and outdoor activities, L’Ange Volant is walking distance from the Saint-Cloud golf course, and only 15 minutes away from the Haras de Jardy, where you can ride horses, play golf and tennis.

Below are some of the activities offered in the surrounding area. This list is far from being exhaustive!

The palace of Versailles

A splendid example of French classical art and its quest for perfection and beauty, the Palace of Versailles is also the world’s biggest palace. Its history dates back to the 17th century, when this former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was entirely transformed by Louis XIV to become the embodiment of French monarchy and the seat of government. The estate also includes the Grand and Petit Trianon, Marie-Antoinette’s favourite residence and an exceptional park designed by André Le Nôtre and emblematic of the French formal garden. During the summer months, groves and fountains come to life to the sound of baroque music with the fountains shows and musical gardens. A must-see visit during your stay at L’Ange Volant.

Musée Marmottant Monet

The Musée Marmottan Monet houses one of the most important impressionist collections in the capital: 100 masterpieces by Claude Monet (from Impression Soleil Levant to the Nymphéas de Giverny) as well as numerous works from the artist’s personal collection (Gauguin, Guillaumin, Renoir, Sisley, Degas…). The impressionist painter, Berthe Morisot, is also represented by numerous paintings in oils, pastels and watercolours. The Musée Marmottan Monet’s temporary exhibitions, displayed on a regular basis, are among the highlights of the Parisian cultural season.

Villa Savoye - Le Corbusier

A true modernist manifesto by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, this villa built between 1928 and 1931 for the Savoye family was saved from demolition and classified as a Historic Monument in 1964, during the lifetime of its architect. This weekend house is a major work in the architect’s career and incorporates his modern architectural vocabulary.
Known as “Les heures claires”, it was designed as a box hanging on thin pillars. With no load-bearing walls, it has a free plan and façade and is pierced by ribbon windows along its entire length. Its roof terrace has been designed as a 120-m2 solarium, an element dear to the architect, who loved sunbathing.

Villa Savoye, Poissy - © Paul Kozlowski. FLC/ADAGP

Fondation Louis Vuitton

In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, the “Vessel” designed by the American architect Frank Gehry to house the Louis Vuitton Foundation, is destined to become an iconic building of the capital. The building constructed by the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum’s architect, rises 46 m above the ground and is covered by a 6,000-m2 glass roof.
Entirely dedicated to artistic creation, the Louis Vuitton Foundation hosts several major temporary exhibitions annually as well as musical events in its auditorium.

La Seine Musicale

Opened in 2017, this large cultural complex on the banks of the Seine River envisioned like an ocean liner was designed by the famous architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines. It is a unique complex in France and Europe offering an exceptional array of concerts, exhibitions, walks along the river, restaurants and shops.

La coursive de la Scène musicale - crédit

The Royal Opera

Versailles Palace

In 1685, Louis XIV initiated the construction of the opera house, which was completed almost a century later under Louis XV, in 1770. Entirely built in wood, it has wonderful acoustics.
Today, this magical place hosts more than 100 performances a year. Great names and international performers such as Cecilia Bartoli, William Christie, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Jaroussky, Raphaël Pichon and Jordi Savall follow one another on this prestigious stage.

The royal opéra - © Thomas Garnier

The Saint-Cloud Golf Club

Inaugurated in 1913, the Saint-Cloud Golf Club is a private club with two 18-hole courses, located a short distance from L’Ange Volant. Some of its courses offer a magnificent view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
One of the most famous architects of the Roaring Twenties, Louis Süe, was invited to build the club house, which he designed together with Ernest-Michel Hébrard. Nowadays, the building inaugurated in 1925 remains one of the great testimonies of the French art de vivreand one of the most beautiful club houses in the country.

Haras de Jardy

In 1830, Edmond Blanc bought Jardy’s farm to establish a stud farm. The buildings were designed in a style that was directly inspired by the most prestigious Chantilly training courses and stud farms in Normandy, a happy blend of red bricks and elegantly designed half-timbered wooden or iron structures. For nearly 90 years, this stud farm was one of the most renowned in Europe for thoroughbred breeding.
In 2006, numerous works and improvements were carried out to increase its capacity and to develop outdoor sports on its 76 hectares of land. Now with its 2,500 riders and 200 horses, the Jardy stud farm has become France’s leading equestrian centre. Its 9-hole golf course and 20 tennis courts harmoniously complete this sports complex.

The Guerlain spa

At Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace

The Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, features the sumptuous Spa Guerlain, a 2,800-square-metre sanctuary dedicated to beauty, relaxation and wellness. Designed to harmonize the body and mind, it perfectly reflects the hotel’s serene and forested environment.
With its swimming pool, guests can relax in an oasis of tranquillity. In addition, the 14 treatment cabins offer everyone a wide range of Guerlain facial and body treatments.

© Photo Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace, Hilton

Le Pré Catelan

Chef Frédéric Anton - 3 Michelin stars

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View...
"Set within the Bois de Boulogne, the superb Napoleon - III pavilion installed here since 1905 is easily recognisable. In this dream location, Frédéric Anton works wonders: the precision and rigour passed on by his mentors (who include Robuchon) are his signature, along with his taste for original pairings. Topped off by a prestigious wine cellar and perfect service."

Le chef Frédéric Anton - ©Copyright photothèque Lenôtre

Pierre Gagnaire restaurant

Chef Pierre Gagnaire - 3 Michelin Stars

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View...
"The restaurant’s chic and restrained contemporary decor is in complete contrast to the renowned inventiveness of this famous chef."

©Copyright SARL La Bourgeat

Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen

Chef Yannick Alléno - 3 Michelin stars

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View...
"This Parisian institution – in an elegant pavilion in the Champs - Élysées gardens – has been taken over by Yannick Alléno, who has set about writing a new chapter in its story. The chef creates a tour de force, immediately stamping his hallmark. He masterfully puts a new spin on haute cuisine, magnifying, for example, jus and sauces through clever extractions."

Le chef Yannick Alléno - ©Api & You

Gordon Ramsay au Trianon

Chef Gordon Ramsay - 1 Michelin Guide star

MICHELIN guide's point of view...
"On the edge of the palace grounds, this restaurant has a baroque, chic and supremely elegant setting. The menu, by Gordon Ramsay, plumps for simplicity and pertinent recipe. It is all implemented by the chef, Frédéric Larquemin, who arrived in late 2016."

© Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace, Hilton

Le Camélia

Chef Thierry Conte - 1 Michelin star

MICHELIN guide's point of view...
"The name evokes the artistic past of this charming inn. Enjoy the chef’s inventive and seasonal cuisine in the elegant and colourful dining room."

Photo Copyright © Le Camélia