LE MEURICE Paris

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LO­CA­TION Rue de Rivoli is one of the most fa­mous and de­sir­able ad­dresses in 3DULV <RX UHDOO\ ZRQ·W ÀQG a bet­ter lo­ca­tion to ex­plore the city of light. WHAT TO SEE From the minute we ar­rived, we were awed by the breath­tak­ing 18th-cen­tury Belle Époque dé­cor. The in­te­ri­ors are a beau­ti­ful mix of bold pat­terns, huge chan­de­liers and grand art­works. Af­ter the warm­est of wel­comes, ZH ZHUH VKRZQ WR RXU ÀIWK ÁRRU VXLWH ZKLFK ZDV MXVW DV im­pres­sive – the su­per­chic lounge and bed­room gave such won­der­fully ro­man­tic views of the Eif­fel Tower. As the sun went down, we sat with cham­pagne in hand to watch its sparkling lights. WHAT TO DO The ho­tel is sur­rounded by fab­u­lous shop­ping from ev­ery de­signer store you could ever wish for – so it would seem only right to in­dulge in some re­tail ther­apy! The im­pec­ca­bly man­i­cured Jardins des Tui­leries are ad­ja­cent to the ho­tel, and the Lou­vre and Musée de l’or­angerie are both nearby.

WHAT TO EAT

Din­ner at the ho­tel’s Le Dali was the high­light of our stay. It’s named af­ter the artist who was a fre­quent guest (along with the likes of Warhol). The in­te­ri­ors were de­signed by Philippe Starck and the huge painted can­vas on the ceil­ing is an amaz­ing focal point. The food lived up to the deca­dent at­mos­phere – we loved the seared oc­to­pus, and the scal­lops were ut­terly de­li­cious. Also at the ho­tel is the two Miche­lin-starred Le Meurice Alain Du­casse, run by cel­e­brated chef Jo­ce­lyn Her­land. A stay here makes you feel like sheer roy­alty – you’ll never want to leave! BOOK A Clas­sic room at Le Meurice from 760, dorch­ester­col­lec­tion.com

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