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AUBERGE DU JEU DE PAUME

THE AUMALE SUITE – $2,500 Square Footage: 1,600 Why We Love It: Once the domain of families illustrious enough to entertain kings, this country estate is now home to a Relais & Châteaux. The Aumale Suite indulges in aristocratic French finery, master-crafted with toile de Juoy fabrics and equestrian accents. Chantilly’s princely grounds unfold below, a perfect prelude to an […]

HÔTEL PLAZA ATHÉNÉE

ROYAL SUITE – APPROX $33,731 Square Footage: 4,840 Why We Love It: The unabashedly classical décor dressing Paris’s largest suite got a fresh color transfusion last spring. Pops of apricot, raspberry and violet give two vast living rooms and two master bedrooms a modern edge, making even more seamless the merger of antique furnishings and fine French textiles with 85-inch […]

L’OASIS

Cuisine: Creative French The three Raimbault brothers run this two Michelin star restaurant on the Côte d’Azur, which dates back to 1954. With Provencal and Asian influences, Grands Chefs Stéphane and Antoine’s contemporary menu is put together using fresh ingredients from the Forville market in Cannes. Pastry chef François is responsible for the impressive ‘caravane of desserts’. Housed in a neo-gothic villa […]

L'Oasis

Le Bristol Paris

Royal Suite Why We Love It: Fully renovated for its debut last summer, the Royal Suite was lovingly redone by the hotel’s owner, Maja Oetker, along with renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon to reflect the environs of an 18th century townhouse complete with Louis XV and XVI-style furniture. No expense was spared when it came to luxe finishes such as the […]

Garden Suite / Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

LE MEURICE

PRESIDENTIAL SUITES & DALI APARTMENT – FROM ABOUT $9,735 Square Footage: Up to 4,574 Why We Love It: Travel to a finer era in this trio that was once home to Salvador Dali (plus loads of royals and leading ladies). Twelve-foot ceilings accommodate sumptuous 18th-century interiors, completed last year with restored period furniture, 19th-century paintings and silken rugs—all illuminated by […]

PRINCE DE GALLES

L’APPARTEMENT PARISIEN – $16,000 Square Footage: 1,776, plus 775 outdoors Why We Love It: A Starwood initiative to revivify its most legendary properties recrowned this Parisian prince in May. Fall under the city’s timeless spell from the topfloor, two-bedroom duplex, which glimpses Montmartre and the Tour Eiffel. A contemporary Deco look by Pierre-Yves Rochon blends black-and-white scenes of Paris, Carrara […]

Prince De Galles, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Prince De Galles Suite D’Or Why We Love It: Of all the delightful features in this duplex suite, such as the gold leaf-covered headboard in the bedroom designed by artist Manuela Paul Cavallier or the 344-square-foot furnished terrace overlooking the hotel’s patio offering great views, our favorite is the oversized freestanding gold-tiled tub set against the entirely black marble-clad bathroom, […]

Prince De Galles Suite D’Or / Prince De Galles, A Luxury Collection Hotel

The Best Rooftop Bars in Paris

By Samantha Coles

With a drink firmly in hand, take in the City of Lights from above with our selection of the best rooftop bars in Paris. Terrasse de l’hôtel Raphael With an uninterrupted view of the Eiffel Tower on one side and the Arc de Triomphe on the other, The Raphael Terrace is one of the best bars in Paris and the […]