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Discover “secret” Paris

Discover “secret” Paris

Le Meurice hotel in Paris has come up with a new stylish package for guests, which is set to reveal the city’s best-kept luxury secrets.

‘The Parisian’ package – created by Le Meurice and local luxury lifestyle website My Little Paris – is designed to make guests feel like true Parisians for the day. (more…)

Flying high at the Seven

Flying high at the Seven

Recently opened the Seven in Paris is a new boutique hotel with a twist.

Created by the designers whose previous project was the super-cool Five hotel, the Seven has 28 ‘levitating’ rooms – where the beds are suspended off the ground – and seven individually designed suites, which all have their own theme. (more…)

Mandarin Oriental opens in Paris

Mandarin Oriental opens in Paris

To celebrate the opening of the first Mandarin Oriental in Paris, the hotel is offering travellers a special package.

Opening on 28 June, the hotel is located in the heart of the fashion capital, in the city’s first arrondissement. (more…)

All that jazz in Paris

All that jazz in Paris

Amid all the Great Gatsby-themed cocktails, afternoon teas and parties of the moment is a proper homage to the Jazz Age.

The Prince de Galles was built in the 1920s so that Edward VIII had somewhere fine to stay when in Paris. (more…)

Rockwell to redesign the new W Paris-Opera

Rockwell to redesign the new W Paris-Opera

Starwoods Hotels & Resorts has asked Rockwell Group Europe (RGe) to design the W Paris-Opera. Scheduled to open in 2011, the hotel will be W’s first French venture and will occupy an elegant 1870s Haussmann-style building across the street from Opera Garnier in the 9th Arrondissement. (more…)

Pretty in Paris

Pretty in Paris

Paris has more than its share of grandes dames, but it’s a swathe of new boutique hotels and their eye-catching interiors that are turning heads.

Most recently, the Vice Versa Hotel Paris (00 33 1 55 76 55 55; www.viceversahotel.com) opened with rooms inspired by Parisian lingerie designer Chantal Thomass. (more…)

Masterpieces worth millions stolen from Paris Museum

Masterpieces worth millions stolen from Paris Museum

A single thief crept into a Paris museum and stole five masterpieces worth over ?431 million last night without so much as sounding the alarm.

World-famous works by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were discovered missing from the Paris Museum of Modern Art at 7am this morning, after a guard spotted a lone masked intruder carefully lifting the paintings out of their frames on the museum CCTV. (more…)

Break a sweat in Paris

Break a sweat in Paris

Looking for something a little more energetic to do in Paris? Why not consider adding sight-jogging to your city break itinerary?

The latest tourism craze has already captured the imaginations of city destinations such as New York and Los Angeles – both of which have organised special jogging sight-seeing tours and urban races this year – and now the trend appears to have caught on in the French capital. (more…)

Fine and dandy

Fine and dandy

While other districts of Paris modernise and bow to the mustachioed ‘ipster culture, one corner of the city has a foot rooted firmly in the past.

Hotel Eugene en Ville takes its inspiration, and indeed its name, from another, moustache-touting intellectual: Eugene Sue, the 19th century French novelist. (more…)

Cut from a different cloth

Cut from a different cloth

Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren, Philip Treacy and Oscar de la Renta have all done it. Now couturier Olivier Lapidus has turned his hand to hotel design, styling interiors for the newly opened Hotel Felicienin Paris. (more…)

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