The Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, in addition to being a boutique hotel close to the Louvre, is the only five-star hotel in the vicinity of the most visited museum in the world. Consequently, it is next to Tuileries Gardens. It has just 68 rooms, spread over five floors, in an 18th century building. A charming property on a quiet street, yet surrounded by interesting attractions in Paris.
Boutique Hotel Near the Louvre
No 1st arrondissement, on the small Rue Valois, the hotel is opposite the charming square of the same name. The rooms overlook the Palais Royal's beautiful gardens or its façade. It is also next to Rue St Honoré, a prime address in the Parisian capital and close to the renowned Place Vendôme.
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This boutique hotel near the Louvre is five minutes from French comedy (theater) and also a few blocks from the Paris Opera. Ideal for those looking for cultural programs in the Parisian capital. Plus, it's a two-minute walk from Palais Royal metro station. In a very pleasant quick walk we arrived at St Germain de Près, on the other side of the Seine.
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The location is first of all the great asset of this boutique hotel near the Louvre. The Palais Royal, in front of the hotel, is a beautiful and very photographic place. Ideal for those who like to play models, like me. ?
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The Palais gardens were especially stunning this time of spring. It's inevitable to take a stroll around there before or after exploring Paris. The setting also fit like a glove for my photo shoot with professional Gerson Lirio, a master lens artist.
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A ten-minute walk takes you to the bustling Les Halles and then to the Center Georges Pompidou, also known as Beaubourg, the contemporary art museum.
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Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
The Grand Hotel du Palais Royal is a charming boutique hotel close to the Louvre. Because it is small, guests get to know all the staff, who are always very friendly and available. The hotel was renovated by renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Furthermore, the facilities are all very elegant and sophisticated.
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The accommodation at the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal is spacious, comfortable and very bright. The decor is contemporary and features beige tones, with leather elements. In addition, plasma TV, with dozens of channels in several languages, free Wi-Fi – yay – coffee maker, kettle and full minibar were available.
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My suite had a pleasant balcony, with a view of the Palais Royal, as well as characteristic Parisian rooftops. In the distance, it was also possible to see the stunning Sacre Coeur de Paris, in Montmartre.
The room had a comfortable sofa in front of the bed, ideal for relaxing and watching TV. Together with the coffee table, it was transformed into a second room. The marble bathroom had a bathtub, great shower and good amenities. In addition, it also had a towel heater, always welcome! The robes and slippers – am I crazy about them and do I collect them? – they were very comfortable.
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I was extremely well looked after and pampered at this boutique hotel near the Louvre. Upon my arrival, beautiful flowers, a bottle of Moet Chandon and sweets. On my way out, a beautiful book about the hotel and treats, such as tea and Caritá cream, a brand from the hotel's spa. Points for them! After all, who doesn't like to be well received, right?
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The delicious Le Lulli is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The coffee, served as a buffet, was plentiful and offered a little of everything. In addition, there are also more elaborate à la carte options, such as omelets and waffles. At lunch, always popular, there are a variety of contemporary French dishes, ranging from pasta to meats and salads. I had the most enjoyable lunch of my stay there.
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Highlight for the more than pleasant view of Place Valois. As I had an atypical summer temperature in the middle of spring, I was even able to sit outside. So, nothing more pleasant, right?
The Spa at the boutique hotel near the Louvre is from the French brand Caritá and offers a series of relaxing and aesthetic treatments.
The staff at the boutique hotel near the Louvre are super attentive and full of news at their fingertips. Being Paris a city with multiple attractions and a frequent destination for many jetsetters – like me – for example, the concierge team has to have suggestions on the tip of their tongue. At the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal they do not disappoint. They were able to give excellent suggestions for neighboring restaurants, such as the Mon Paris brasserie, Takara, the first Japanese restaurant in Paris and Baltard au Louvre, great for lunch, run by chef Ewout Vranckx, who has already worked in best hotels in Parislike George V and Le Meurice, for example.
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Ideal for couples, families or business men and women, for example, this charming five-star boutique hotel near the Louvre offers luxurious accommodation without being ostentatious. Therefore, an excellent choice for an elegant stay in Paris. Properly.
By Renata Araújo
Photos: Renata Araujo and Gerson Lírio
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