Hôtel Le Meurice: A Stay Fit for Kings in the Heart of Paris
Right in the middle of the 1st arrondissement, this five-star hotel has been adding to the gilded glory of Paris for two centuries. The art of living reaches the height of refinement at Le Meurice, perfectly situated across from the Jardin des Tuileries along the iconic arcades of the rue de Rivoli.
A veritable Versailles, Le Meurice is among France’s ultra-select Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (living heritage companies). Anyone seeking a princely stay in Paris should luxuriate at least once in this elegant Dorchester Collection hotel. Combining sumptuous classicism and ultra-modern comfort, the beauty of Le Meurice is rivaled only by that of the nearby Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. The hotel’s beautiful history is brought to life by the works of art adorning its walls.
Live the legend
Night or day, the 17th century splendour of Le Meurice astounds. Though it’s the hotel’s rich history as much as its unparalleled opulence that makes it outshine other sumptuous establishments. The soul of the hotel’s master builders and the artists who have stayed here continue to inspire. Dalí and Warhol came to Le Meurice to paint, Zola to write Paris, Picasso to get married, and to this today, Ducasse crafts the finest cuisine in the world between its walls. Yet the hotel transmits its glittering heritage discretely, at every affecting detail, meal, and courtesy.
The luxury hotel’s 160 rooms, spread out over seven floors, are full of precious furnishings and tasteful decor. The suites—classic, superior, deluxe, executive and prestige—are all unique, offering stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, the Jardin des Tuileries and the Paris skyline. No detail has been overlooked: the suites are plush with silky fabrics, decorated with antique engravings, and fragrant with fresh flowers. The signature Belle Etoile Penthouse Suite reigns supreme among these oases of rest and enchantment, with a 250-square-meter terrace offering a 360-degree view of Paris, direct elevator access, dressing room, dining room and kitchen fit for a private chef and maître D.
A top gastronomic experience from Alain Ducasse
With two restaurants, three bars and a pastry shop run by great chefs Alain Ducasse and Cédric Grolet, Le Meurice guarantees you’ll dine divinely during your stay. Passion, creativity and excellence are key to Restaurant Le Meurice’s two Michelin stars. The boundless inventiveness of each menu leads to its own, unique pleasures of French gastronomy. Taste the height of happiness whether you sit down to dine at Le Dalí for local and seasonal cuisine, at Le Meurice Alain Ducasse for quintessence of subtlety and technical finesse or the Pâtisserie Le Meurice to savour the desserts of the best pastry chef in the world. And if ever you’d rather rest in bed, the room service is just as delectable. The hotel’s sommeliers, mixologists, maître Ds and fine crews promise an invariably impeccable experience. The afternoon tea is a must, whether you opt for a classic cuppa as a pick-me-up or a glass of champagne.
Prized by lovers of luxury the world over, Le Meurice is a stand-out establishment. Treating yourself to a one night’s stay ensures a lifetime of priceless memories.
At a glance
- Perfect location opposite the Jardin de Tuileries, a stone’s throw from the Louvre and Place de la Concorde
- 160 unique rooms
- Two restaurants (including the Michelin-starred Le Meurice), three bars and a pastry shop
- Salons and banquet rooms fit for the wedding or event of your dreams
- Beauty spa with exclusive Maison Valmont anti-aging treatments
- Exceptional concierge and room service
Writer: Alexandra Pastena