Understated luxury at Le Meurice Paris
Alain Ducasse
Alain Ducasse
04.27.2018.
3 min read

If you’re planning to visit Paris, you can step back in time to the old world Le Meurice, one of the city’s most luxurious hotels that epitomizes the elegance of a bygone era. Baroque Travel has all the details

 

Located in the heart of the historic part of Paris on rue de Rivoli, Le Meurice offers its guests the ultimate luxury French experience. This fascinating hotel manages to combine 18th century splendor with innovative modern comforts. The result is an unparalleled experience in this romantic city of lights.

 

They call Le Meurice a living work of art, and for good reason. The hotel was home to many famous artists, including Salvador Dali, Zola, Andy Warhol, even singer Bob Dylan, providing not only a retreat but also inspiration for these iconic personalities. Facing the magnificent Tuileries Garden, with the Louvre on its left and Place de la Concorde on the right, le Meurice is ideally located, the perfect base from which to explore Paris’ many delights.

 

Each of the bedrooms is a work of art in its own right, offering stunning city views, either of the lush Tuileries Garden, Paris’ finest monuments, traditional streets and typical Parisian courtyards.

Like only the most sumptuous of hotels, luxury at Le Meurice is invisible, hidden behind elegance, tranquility and harmony, evident only by the flawless service. The hotel itself is majestic, grand, with a restaurant where Alain Ducasse and his executive chef Jocelyn Herland create impeccable food.

 

The restaurant, aptly named Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse, boasts two Michelin stars and celebrates Ducasse’s mastery and culinary philosophy. It’s a reinterpretation of classic haute cuisine, created using exceptional ingredients that remain true to their authentic flavors. Ducasse’s award-wining concept of ‘Essential Cuisine’ is served in an exquisite interior designed by Philippe Starcke and inspired by Le Salon de la Paix, found at the Château de Versailles.

There are playful touches in the restaurant, such as the iconic Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs, two decorative screens and a sculpture that captures the suspended movement of water. These unique elements are quite at home amongst antique mirrors, crystal chandeliers and elegant frescoes, creating an extraordinary setting for the exceptional cuisine.

 

An exclusive experience in the restaurant is the Chef’s Table. Guests enter through a private entrance to enjoy a theater of surprise delivered by executive chef Jocelyn Herland. The restaurant also offers The Collection Menu for lunch and dinner, a five-stage journey of delight discovering Alain Ducasse’s cuisine.

 

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