A historic hotel that retains its gracious Old World atmosphere.
Opposite the Tuileries is one of the city's most venerable luxury hotels, with immense rooms, precious furniture (Louis XVI, Directoire, Empire) and, on the practical side, double-glazed windows. It opened for the World's Fair in 1900, and its grandiose lobby is graced with handsome old clocks that give the time of all the major European cities. Even the standard traditional rooms are done up in classic style, and the suites offer a regal experience, with views that range from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Basic amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and hair dryers. Guests can relax in the pretty stone-paved courtyard garden, or enjoy a drink in the refined English Bar (with coffered ceilings, leather armchairs and an oak bar). Adjoining the bar is a lounge serving seasonal cuisine.