Rates: €300-630 per night
Added extras: the alcoves and the piano restaurant Louis 2
Services: valet parking, breakfast, restaurant and spa
A photo of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington posing for the camera in the lobby gives a good idea of the vibe at Hotel de la Tremoille. Located a hop, skip and a jump from the Champs Elysées since 1883, the hotel was named after Louis II de la Trémoille, an illustrious statesman who lived during the reign of François I. But this historical artefact does a good job of fitting into the present. For example, the restaurant is named Louis 2 not Louis II, for posterity.
In the 93 rooms, of which 11 are suites, expect wood, authentic mouldings, antique furniture and marble fireplaces, mixed with pink or green tones; a clever way of brightening up this elegant, discreet spot. All apartments are equipped with the latest gadgets, ensuring the full package.
The creative cuisine at Louis 2 is inspired by French gastronomy, so take a seat in one of the alcoves and revel in the relaxing, sensual atmosphere. That might have something to do with the sumptuous piano tunes played by the talented musicians. Don’t miss the Spa, where a sauna and jet showers await. There’s even Decléor face and body care to top things off. End result? Wellbeing: 1. Stress: nil.