15 Place Vendôme
Tel: 33 1 43 16 30 30
The location, between the opera house and the Louvre, "is superb" at this 18th-century mansion where the staff are "kind, gracious, and friendly." Light-yellow rooms with thick duvets, chandeliers, and crown moldings "are charming and preserve the historical details." Michel Roth turns out contemporary takes on Escoffier-inspired classics at L'Espadon; a raspberry martini is poured at the Bar Hemingway.
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2009, Gold List for 2010
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