AAA Editor Notes
Paris Las Vegas is at 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (just s. of Bally's Las Vegas). Luring you in from the Strip with a Gallic theme gone wild, this Parisian pastiche transports you to the City of Light, minus the $1200 airline ticket. What will you do with all that money saved? Pump it into a slot machine, naturally. Here you'll gamble beneath a blue sky-painted ceiling, amid faux Parisian building facades and a scaled-down version of the Alexandre III Bridge. Some 90 table games (minimum bets start at $10) sit under iron-grillwork canopies that look as if they came straight out of a 1920s Paris train station. Beyond the gaming floor, cobblestone streets wind past the shops and cafés of Le Boulevard.
Outside are the luxury resort's signature landmarks. The Eiffel Tower Experience is a 50-story, half-scale replica with an observation deck at the 461-foot level and a restaurant on the 11th floor. Just across from the valet entrance rises an ersatz Arc de Triomphe. The 34-story hotel tower itself is modeled after the famed Hôtel de Ville. Finally, the Strip-front hot air balloon sign, emblazoned with “Paris” in neon script, was inspired by the French-built Montgolfier balloon, which in 1783 made the world's first manned balloon flight. Commemorate mankind's ingenuity by downing a 100-ounce strawberry daiquiri, served in a collectible ceramic balloon cup and available for a small fortune at the outdoor Arc Bar directly beneath the Eiffel Tower.
After dark, "Circus 1903" and the Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop draw big crowds.
Food is available.