Paris – Le Meurice

Paris - Le Meurice

This 176-year-old Parisian grande dame is well located in the 1st arrondissement, opposite the Tuileries gardens and close to the Louvre. It has 120 rooms and 40 suites decorated in a Louis XVI style, but each of the seven floors has a different look. The top-floor Belle Etoile Suite has 360-degree views from its large terrace. The hotel’s public areas were refurbished by Philippe Starck in 2007. Restaurant Le Dalí now features a huge ceiling canvas painted by Starck’s daughter, Ara. The Spa Valmont provides an extensive range of exclusive and tailor-made treatments.

X-factor Yannick Alléno’s inventive cooking at Restaurant le Meurice has won it three Michelin stars. ‘The food is superb,’ says Gold List contributor Natasha Edwards. ‘Alléno has been very clever with the terroir menu, creating something that is really original and Parisian; and the second restaurant, Le Dalí, is brilliant for a more casual meal.’