Rates: €340-750 per night
Added extras: all the modcons of an apartment
Services: valet parking, buffet breakfast and fitness room
Looking a lot like a UFO, La Clef Louvre Paris is next to Palais Royal and the Comédie Francaise. A splendid building dating back to 1908, this luxury apartment hotel is home to 51 suites, which charm with their elegance of yesteryear with all the modern functionalities. A real Art Nouveau gem, designed by talented architect Constant Lemaire, La Clef Louvre Paris – formerly Citadines Suites Louvre Paris – is a grade-listed building meaning the majority of the hotel is original.
The huge windows offer a sublime view onto Palais Royal and furnishings are of the utmost comfort. And since you’re already staying in the lap of luxury, why not give in to the limousine service? Apartment kitchen areas are fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, hobs and a microwave oven. Just like being at home – if you lived in the classiest Parisian apartment around.
You can imagine a couple from a Woody Allen film walking the corridors, him in a hat and a three-piece suit, cigar in hand, and her in a Charleston headband and long fur coat – perhaps with a jazz tune playing in the background. La Clef Louvre is a refined and delightful throwback to the thirties.