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A historic Paris landmark with bags of style and a premier position overlooking Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice is simply one of the places to be seen in the City of Love.
Setting the scene
Check-in to Le Meurice and you'll be following in the footsteps of Dali, Tchaikovsky, Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Victoria to name just a few. The hotel has a long, glamorous history at the centre of Parisian high society, and today it retains a reputation for the finer things in life, with plush suites, Michelin star cuisine and unfaltering service. With a fabulous location between Place de la Concorde and The Louvre, it makes a great central base for exploring.
Opulence and grandeur set the tone for the rooms and suites at Le Meurice, which feature authentic 18th Century decor that will cast you back to the era of Louis XVI. Think rich, silky fabrics, gilt framed mirrors, chandeliers, and Italian marble bathrooms. Excellent sound proofing means the rooms are pleasantly peaceful, and there are several interconnecting options available if you're travelling as a family or group. The suites have additional seating areas which vary in size, and some also have extra bedrooms and views over Tuileries Garden opposite.
Restaurant le Meurice run by Alain Ducasse is one of Paris' most lauded. Alain's creations are in tune with the seasons; French food at its best, served in a seriously celebratory dining room featuring beautiful frescoes as well as bronze, marble, antiques and crystal chandeliers - overlooking Jardin des Tuileries. Restaurant Le Dali is just a touch lower key, designed by Philippe Starck in black and cream, with more than a few nods to Dali. The food on offer for lunch and dinner is delicate and seasonal, and you can also enjoy afternoon tea - with or without champagne - between 3.30 and 6pm.
No doubt you're in Paris to see something of the city outside - and at Meurice you're perfectly located for exploring. The hotel also works closely with Paris Unlimited, founded by Marie-France Pochna to provide insider access to the cultural heritage of the city - be it fashion, art or food. When you're weary from exploring, Spa Valmont comes as the perfect antidote to the action - with a fitness centre, hammam and dining terrace in addition to a range of treatments and therapies.
There is no children's club per se, but young visitors to Le Meurice will be provided with a 'passport' when they arrive - an introduction to some of the city's lesser-known, family-friendly sights. The hotel also provides colouring books, bathrobes, slippers and cuddly toys for little ones, as well as organising a treasure hunt and a variety of outings. Babysitting can be arranged.
Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports are both 45-60 minutes' drive from the hotel.
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