- There’s no better place to feel like a lady than the elegant French capital. LINDSAY FRANKEL uncovers some of the city’s most exquisite hotels
For old-world elegance
As Paris’ oldest palace hotel, Le Meurice is heritage and superlative indulgence all at once. With a recent redesign by Philippe Starck, there is now an unstuffy contrast in its interiors, and you are perfectly placed for the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Although, with the arrival of Alain Ducasse in its opulent restaurant, and the Valmont Spa, no one could judge you if you opted to stay inside Le Meurice’s walls for your entire stay.
Insider tip: Consider the Belle Etoile Royal Suite – the terrace has 360° views across the city. From €680; lemeurice.com
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Le Meurice combines its palatial past with a sleek Philippe Starck contemporary finishCredits
Photograph: Walde Huth, Paris 1955, © Archive Horst Glaeser; waldehuth.de