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Le Meurice A surrealist palace

For more than 180 years, Le Meurice continues to impress its guests for the view over the Tuileries garden, its unparalleled service and its artsy vibe. After having renovated the suites and the restaurants, the first Parisian palace looks fresher than ever with new seducing offers at the spa and at the restaurants.

One of the City of Light most precious jewels lies deep in the heart of historic Paris. Just a step away from the Louvre Museum and facing the Tuileries gardens, Le Meurice embodies French excellence in the art of elegant living. Since 1835 the hotel welcomed monarchs, aristocrats, artists and writers. From the Prince of Wales to the King of Montenegro, and Alfonso XIII to the Maharajah of Jaipur, the most powerful men were delighted by the highly Parisian charms of Le Meurice. Ever since, its story has been written in letters of gold, a story of opulence and exceptionality maintained by decorator Charles Jouffre, the man behind the décor of the great lobby of the Opéra Garnier, who, in 2008, brought all the style of an 18th century residence to the luxury hotel, giving it a unique image tied to its rich, prestigious past. Among the hotel 118 rooms and 42 suites the Belle Étoile Royal Suite on the top floor; 275 sq. m. opening onto a private panoramic terrace that provides one of the most unforgettable views of Paris. Recently renovated, the three Presidential Suites styled to reflect 18th century tastes offer a unique view of the Tuileries garden. In this décor of woodwork and silks, antique books and 19th century paintings of these temples of excellence, time seems to be on hold.

The artist Salvador Dali himself drew inspiration for his surrealist works there, staying in one of the Presidential Suites for at least a month every year for more than three decades. Today, the Spaniard’s genius lingers like a note suspended in the air of the hotel – Le Dali restaurant surrealist décor has been revamped by the famous designer Philippe Starck. At this restaurant, guests can savor Mediterranean and Parisian dishes or taste the delicious desserts from the young and talented Cédric Grolet. Recently updated, the gourmet Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse is brighter and more contemporary than ever with new seats and artworks. The Chef Jocelyn Herland cuisine has been awarded 2 stars by the Michelin Guide that makes both Parisian and international gastronomic customers come running. Those who would like to taste the impressive cooking of Chef Jocelyn Herland will be delighted to try one of the two new menus (€68 and €84) he has elaborated for Le Dali. Parisians and travelers coming to Paris, rush to the hotel every Sunday for the brunch with its delicate buffets and the “à la carte” main dish.

Le Meurice is also a tranquil oasis with its Valmont spa where guests could experience acclaimed cares dedicated to beauty and wellbeing such as the majestic treatment or the new Essence of Bees complex. At the spa, in its restaurants or in its marvelous suites, Le Meurice continues to write its legend, enriched by the histories of those who keep it alive. A legend inscribed in the ink of dreams.

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Le Meurice

228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris Phone : +33 1 44 58 10 10 www.dorechestercollection.com
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By David Richard. Photos: Niall Clutton & Pierre Monetta - Published the

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