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Last updated: 27 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

With its sensational views over the Tuileries gardens, this 19th-century palace hotel is unquestionably one of Paris’s grandest. Acres of marble and chandeliers provide the requisite sense of history, yet this is no museum piece; modern comforts abound, along with the odd surreal touch in memory of former habitué Salvador Dalí.

Don’t miss out on a meal in the gourmet restaurant – now in the hands of multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse – with wonderful cooking from his protégé Christophe Saintagne.

This is a dream location, between the dead-central Louvre and Rue St-Honoré – and the hotel manages to achieve a look of palatial splendour, while remaining completely unstuffy.

The gorgeous wood-panelled Bar 228 – named after the hotel’s address – serves up live jazz every evening, as well as some decadent cocktails.

Surrounding Area

The hotel occupies a splendid early 19th-century building on the prestigious arcaded rue de Rivoli. The surrounding area is rich with the symbols of royal and imperial Paris, with the Louvre palace, place de la Concorde and place Vendome all nearby. It is also a fashion hotspot, with pioneering concept store Colette and a host of designer labels nearby on rue St-Honore.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Museum of Decorative Arts

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.5 miles]

The largest museum of decorative arts in continental Europe, home to an inspirational and diverse collection of 1M+ items of furniture, ceramics, jewellery and more, dating from the Middle Ages through to the latest designers.

Best for ages: 18+ | £12

Orsay Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.6 miles]

A gloriously-converted Belle Epoque train station that is now a temple to Impressionist art dating from 1848 to 1914. The exceptional collection includes works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

Best for ages: 13+ | £14

Louvre Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.9 miles]

The world’s most visited museum, a treasure trove of art from around the world. Admire the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and many, many more…

Best for ages: 16+ | £15

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The front view of Stohrer on a street in Paris. The exterior of the shop is painted in navy with a dark blue parasol


Paris, Ile-de-France, France[1.4 miles]

The birthplace of the rum baba in the 18th century, the city’s oldest patisserie still wows with its gateaux (cake) today.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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internal view showing extraordinary stained glass windows


Paris, Ile-de-France, France[1.6 miles]

Paris’ most exquisite Gothic monument was built by Louis IX in 1248 to house his collection of Passion relics, including Christ’s Crown of Thorns (now at Notre-Dame Cathedral). It has one of the most extensive 13th-century stained-glass collections anywhere in the world.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Moulin Rouge

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[2.1 miles]

A long-running, extravagant, colourful cabaret featuring dancers and courtesans has been thrilling Parisian audiences since 1889. See the incomparable Can Can – the enigmatic dance that’s its greatest claim to fame.

Best for ages: 10+ | £74 | 2-4 hours

A front view of the entrance to Dali museum. The museum name is displayed on a black shop banner and there is a squared window with artwork displayed

Dali Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[2.5 miles]

This museum in the Montmartre neighbourhood is dedicated to the surrealist Salvador Dali, displaying over 300 of his works. Dali lived and painted in Paris for many years.

Best for ages: 18+ | £8

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Ile-de-France, France

Crammed with iconic buildings, world-class art and a culinary scene steeped in history, Paris is one of the world’s great capitals, overflowing with style, romance, and art de vivre. 

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