It’s fair to say there are few bucket lists in which Paris doesn’t feature. Home to the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and its Tuileries, Notre Dame, hot chocolate so thick you can stand your spoon in it and utterly brilliant vintage shopping, how could it be forgotten?
If you’re fortunate enough to have the means, want a film-worthy experience, or simply plan on making the trip of a lifetime and sparing no expense, the Mandarin Oriental in Paris may just be the start of the ultimate French fantasy.
Of course, it has everything you’d expect from an exceptionally high-end hotel. A day spa, four dining options including a cake store selling French pastries and a babysitting service are all available. What really sets this hotel apart (other than the utterly exquisite decor and fittings, naturally) is the rue Saint-Honoré location. Now Paris is undoubtedly a city to explore by wandering the streets and discovering the surprises as you round each corner. That said, what can compare to starting your day with covetable views, surrounded by Parisian perfection and stumbling out into the heart of your adventure?
Admittedly, with rooms starting at €875.00 per night (suites from €1,395.00) for many of us this will be a hotel for which we get frocked up and have a drink at the bar. So until you win the lottery or lose a loaded long-lost relative, some images below for your visual pleasure…