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Parisian perfection: the top 10 luxury hotels in Paris

Perhaps the most magical of all cities, Paris is renowned for its iconic landmarks, unparalleled art, exquisite cuisine and legendary fashion. From the designer stores of the emblematic Champs-Elysées and exclusive boutiques on rue Saint-Honoré, to the famous macarons at Laudurée and historic art collections at the Louvre, the City of Light is brimming with culture, romance and luxury. Shangri-La Hotel Paris From its privileged position by the Trocadéro gardens, the Shangri-La boasts unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris’ elegant 16th arrondissement. Built in 1896 as the home of Napoleon’s nephew, this 19th Century residence has been beautifully restored, with interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Shangri-La Paris Hotel Le Bristol Fashionably located on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Hotel Le Bristol has played host to many legendary figures, including Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. This luxury palace hotel boasts a 3-Michelin star restaurant – one of the most sought-after in Paris – and a rooftop pool with sweeping city views. Hotel Le Bristol Le Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel With opulent interiors by Philippe Starck, a unique art gallery curated by Hervé Mikaeloff and an art concierge team at guests’ disposal, Le Royal Monceau is certainly the most artistic of all Parisian hotels. This hotel also features the city’s largest hotel swimming pool and a luxurious spa by Clarins. Le Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel Hotel du Louvre Hotel du Louvre is ideally located to discover the famous sights and exclusive boutiques of Paris. Each façade faces an iconic landmark, with the renowned Louvre museum only moments away, and the delicious brasserie boasts a terrace on Place du Palais Royal, overlooking the Comédie Française. Hotel du Louvre Hotel Lancaster The lavish guestrooms at Hotel Lancaster envelop guests in pure Parisian luxury, with classic period furniture, sumptuous purple velvet and crisp white linens. This 19th-century mansion is just steps from the Champs-Elysées and La Table du Lancaster restaurant is led by 3-Michelin-star chef Michel Troisgros. Hotel Lancaster Hotel Le Burgundy Paris Moments from the world-class designer stores on rue Saint-Honoré, Le Burgundy is a relatively new addition to the list of classic Parisian hotels. With just 59 guestrooms and suites, this hotel is a gem of intimate luxury, with a Zen spa providing the perfect urban retreat. Hotel Le Burgundy Paris Hotel de Sers An immense portrait gallery leads down to the charming courtyard garden and the deliciously innovative hotel restaurant led by Chef Christophe Hay. Suites at Hotel de Sers offer sweeping views of the city’s rooftops and iconic monuments, including the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur. Hotel de Sers Hotel Castille Paris At the heart of the city’s glamorous history, Hotel Castille neighbours the original artelier of Coco Chanel on rue Cambon – now the worldwide flagship store – where the legendary designer began her empire in 1910. Other exclusive boutiques nearby include Hermès, Lanvin and Cartier… pure Parisian elegance. Hotel Castille Paris Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere This luxurious hotel enjoys an enviable location at the intersection of the avenues Champs-Elysées and George V, at the heart of the prestigious Golden Triangle. Guests at Fouquet’s Barriere can follow in the footsteps of Liza Minnelli and Orson Welles at legendary Fouquet’s Café. Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere Hotel Raphael Hotel Raphael immerses guests in old-world Parisian elegance, with grand high ceilings and decadent bedrooms adorned with luxurious silks. Guests can climb to the exclusive rooftop terrace to sip refreshing cocktails and admire panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Hotel Raphael Emily Turner is Editor at Splendia. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. I really love Paris, it’s probably the most beautiful city I have ever visited. Everything looks so unreal, anyway I haven’t gone to any of these hotels but for me pretty much any hotel in the centre of the city is great…

  2. That view from the Shangri-La Hotel looks amazing! Although not on this list, I think the Park Hyatt Vendome is one of the nicest hotels in Paris, if not the world.

  3. We stayed at Hotel Castille. It was lovely. Especially liked the center courtyard at breakfast. Also, an easy walk to world class shopping and the Louvre. We also enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Jules Verne…but, make you reservations long in advance!

  4. I frequently visit Paris and think it’s the most beautiful city. I once went to the Bristol Hotel bar for a glass of champagne and soak in the luxurious surroundings – simply magical!

  5. Outstanding list! I recently stayed at Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere and it really takes ’boutique luxury’ to a higher level. What I like the most is the history behind the making of the hotel too, and their ties to the film industry that creates such an old world charm to the property.

  6. I frequently visit Paris and therefore read the list with interest. Some of the top hotels in Paris were mentioned: Le Bristol, Le Royal Monceau Raffles and Shangri-La. But there are others that belong of every list of top hotels in Paris: Four Seasons George V, Plaza Athenée, Le Meurice, Park Hyatt Vendome and Mandarin Oriental. I stayed at Le Meurice and Park Hyatt Vendome and liked both of them! Last time I chose a newer and smaller luxury hotel, the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal and was very satisfied with the offered, check it out …

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