1st arrondissement, Paris
A Grande Dame Lives Again
What it is
An 1850 Beaux-Arts hideaway reborn for today’s traveler, with a pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
What it isn't
Stressed—it couldn’t be, with Francophile treatments in the gleaming spa and art at every turn by Guy de Rougemont.
What we think
In a city with no shortage of beautiful hotels, Le Burgundy is Coco Chanel-worthy. Rooms are nothing short of exquisite (exquise, in French), with lucite light fixtures, voluptuous draperies and paneled walls that smack of Old Paris. Restaurant Le Baudelaire is a real draw, thanks to its well-earned Michelin star; you want to order the monkfish tail cooked with fennel wood and candied vegetables, a caramel-marinated apple for dessert. Don’t miss at least one night at Le Charles, a bar lined wall-to-wall with Parisians (and a fresco by Italian painter Marco del Re).
You're here because
You love a swimming pool on vacay, and this one adjoins a Sothys spa where treatments include a Slimming Massage—to make up for your 6 croissants a day.
What’s better than afternoon tea? Le Tea Time—a Le Baudelaire legend, happening every afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. Settled into a citron wingback, you start with the citrus and meringue tart on the lofty tiered tray of pastry chef wizardry, made all the more divine by the coup of champagne before you. Would it be weird, in a city of great restaurants, to come back here every day? You decide you don’t care. It’s your vacation—and your delight.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant Le Baudelaire - The menu is short and synonymous with freshness.
Bar Le Baudelaire - Enjoy a lunch break that is both informal and sophisticated.
The Tea Time - An opportunity to unwind in genteel surroundings.
Tucked within the 1st Arrondissement, two blocks from the 17th-century Jardin des Tuileries and three from the Champs Elysees.