Edouard VII Opéra
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A historic hotel with a contemporary vibe.
Rates: from €200 per night
Added extras: the view onto Opéra Garnier
Services: wifi and restaurant
History buffs are no doubt aware of this – but did you know that British king Edward was besotted with France, its arts, culture and capital city? And that he regularly stayed in Paris at the end of the eighteenth century? Perhaps not. The king frequently stayed in this hotel a few metres from Opéra Garnier, in a Haussmannian building that overlooks the bustling avenue de l’Opéra.
More than a century later, this establishment was reinvigorated with three years worth of renovations by designer Christophe Daudré. The 69 rooms are done out in two different styles, with a mix of heady tones (blue, olive, jade, white and taupe) in a style that mirrors the jewellery haven of the nearby Place Vendôme. The couture gems of rue Saint-Honoré are reflected in the colours and materials – think silk, cashmere, velour and leather.
Certain rooms boast marble bathrooms and painted curtains, while others have an incredible (and admittedly very Instagrammable) view onto the Opéra Garnier. Don’t miss the luminous La Cuisine de l’E7 restaurant, where the cuisine, like its location, is elegant and efficient.
39 avenue de l'Opéra
|Price:||€206.10-679 per night|