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Le Meurice, 1st Arr.

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Champigny-sur-Marne, France, Europe
228 Rue de Rivoli
France 75001
Tel: 33 1 44 58 10 10
Metro: Tuileries's insider take:

Gone are the days when surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, a frequent guest, would open his window and dangle a lobster from the end of a fishing pole into the stream of passersby on the Rue de Rivoli, but Le Meurice still has a vaguely decadent and artistic tone that sets it apart from other high-priced Parisian gilt trips. Every floor at this sumptuous pile across the street from the Tuileries Gardens has a different decor, ranging from the traditional French parquet and silk damask of the Tuileries suites to the Marco Polo suite, an edgy, sexy space built under the eaves. There's also a great bar with big leather tub chairs and stunning Belle Époque murals, and the culinary genius of young chef Yannick Alléno makes a meal at Le Meurice, the hotel's lavish restaurant, a bona fide Gallic thrill.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 90.5
  • Design: 90.1
  • Food: 87.8
  • Location: 95.1
  • Rooms: 92.7
  • Service: 86.6
On rue de Rivoli, this 1835 landmark hotel "overlooks the Tuileries Garden with a view of the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Eiffel Tower." French designer Charles Jouffre's redesign of the hotel's rooms and suites updated the classic furniture and introduced a palette of light colors and bright accents. Le Meurice restaurant reinterprets French standards, hence dishes like sea urchin with bouillabaisse gelée.

(160 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Spa

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