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On vous emmùne 96 heures dans le sud de l’Islande

On vous emmùne 96 heures dans le sud de l’Islande

On relie toujours les aurores borĂ©ales Ă  Islande, comme si l’üle n’était qu’un poste d’observation astronomique. Nul doute que le phĂ©nomĂšne a dĂ» en Ă©blouir plus d’un – et Ă  raison – mais qu’en est-il du reste ? Entre asphalte, nature sauvage et hĂŽtels atypiques, Time Out vous propose un mini-road trip dans le sud de l’Islande. Attention, voiture obligatoire !

The 23 best new restaurants that opened around the world in 2021

The 23 best new restaurants that opened around the world in 2021

Does anyone else feel like new restaurant openings hit differently in 2021? We’ve always been the first in line to try the buzzy new spot on the block (then tell you about it), but these days, we recognise that opening a restaurant is a Herculean task worthy of celebration. Despite the odds stacked against them, new restaurants are popping up all over the world right now, proving just how resilient the hospitality industry really is. So as part of this year’s Time Out Love Local Awards, we asked you to tell us your favourite new places to eat. The stories of the ones you picked are remarkable, too – from long-awaited openings to lockdown daydreams, every spot on this list is praise-worthy. Ready to dig in? Grab a glass, queue up a reservation and join us in celebrating the best new restaurants of 2021.  RECOMMENDED: 14 cool museums and other culture spots that opened around the world in 2021

The 78 best things to do in Paris

The 78 best things to do in Paris

You might as well admit defeat. It is nigh on impossible to see every sight, smell every smell and taste every taste in the glorious City of Light, and thinking you can is a one-way ticket to disappointment. That is unless you have multiple lifetimes, of course, in which case lucky you! Still, instead of lamenting the inevitable incompleteness of visiting Paris, we should celebrate the fact that a city like this most famous one can exist at all. After all, if impossible is going to be proven wrong anywhere, Paris will be that place. Paris is a city in constant flux, an ever-changing monolith of a town that simultaneously sets standards and defies them. In short, Paris is pretty darn awesome. Unsurprisingly, Paris is one of the most visited cities on the planet, with more than 30 million people making their way to La Ville Lumiùre annually. What are all those people going to see? In our pick of the very best things to do in Paris, we’ll cover almost all of them, from the historic basics to the throbbing underside of a city known as the cultural epicentre of Europe. That way, you’ll be able to prioritise the sights and sounds of Paris into multiple lists of your own, for your first trip, second trip, third trip and so on. Nobody visits Paris just once, after all. Paris is synonymous with history, culture, food, drink, art and just about everything else. It is the Elvis Presley of cities, a city even the aliens in far off galaxies are making plans to visit at some point. You mig

Les plus belles promenades dans le Paris bucolique

Les plus belles promenades dans le Paris bucolique

Chez Time Out Paris, on aime notre capitale, ses bonnes tables, ses bars ou encore ses monuments. Mais on n’oublie pas que les histoires d’amour finissent souvent mal. Pour prĂ©venir d’un Ă©ventuel burnout, on vous emmĂšne dans le Paris bucolique. Au programme : des petites ruelles boisĂ©es, des squares cachĂ©s, des Ă©glises surprenantes, des coins mystĂ©rieux
 Car contrairement Ă  certaines idĂ©es reçues, la capitale recĂšle nombre de petits passages, de citĂ©s, de maisons et de ruelles oĂč la nature s'Ă©panouit dans les grandes largeurs, Ce ne sont pas seulement les fleurs, les plantes, les arbres, qui dĂ©tonent, mais l'atmosphĂšre gĂ©nĂ©rale, le charme des maisons, l'originalitĂ© des portes et des façades, l'esthĂ©tique du dĂ©cor.  Bref, on a dissĂ©quĂ© Paris et sa banlieue, parcouru de longues distances sur des pavĂ©s et pris quelques clichĂ©s pour vous donner envie de nous suivre. Paris n'est jamais aussi belle que quand elle ne se ressemble pas.

The 25 best luxury hotels in Paris

The 25 best luxury hotels in Paris

Paris offers an endless amount of sumptuous rooms in a multitude of mind-blowing hotels, so making a decision on where to rest your head is no mean feat. And it's not just the five-star addresses that offer the crÚme de la crÚme of hospitality, there are plenty of four stars too. Comfortable, cosy, luxurious; expect a range of prices from the reasonable to the downright eyewatering. These are our very favourite luxury hotels, because if you're going to stay in one of the most chic cities in world, your hotel might as well match. Welcome to the good life.  Looking for more options? Check out the best Airbnbs in Paris.

Les 60 meilleurs films d'amour

Les 60 meilleurs films d'amour

De toute Ă©vidence, le romantisme a Ă©tĂ© victime de son image trop gentillette (demandez donc un peu Ă  Hölderlin, pour voir). VoilĂ  bien un terme devant lequel on ne peut s'empĂȘcher de sourire, en pensant immĂ©diatement : guimauve, sentimentalisme, bouquets de roses bon marchĂ©, miĂšvrerie et dĂ©goulinures... Et pourtant, certains films d'amour constituent quelques-unes des plus belles Ɠuvres du cinĂ©ma, toutes Ă©poques confondues. Pour cette sĂ©lection de 65 films d'amour, nous avons Ă©videmment creusĂ© du cĂŽtĂ© de la comĂ©die romantique, sous-catĂ©gorie assez Ă©crasante qui nous aura heureusement permis de retrouver Antoine Doisnel, Harry et Sally, des classiques de Woody Allen, Billy Wilder ou Ernst Lubitsch... Mais la catĂ©gorie du film d'amour ne s'arrĂȘte pas là : pouvant lorgner vers la science-fiction, l'onirisme d'un Cocteau, les dĂ©lires d'un David Lynch ou le rĂ©alisme d'un Kechiche, le genre sait aussi merveilleusement s'acoquiner avec le western chez Ang Lee, ou la comĂ©die musicale made in France avec Jacques Demy. Recommandé : les 100 meilleurs films français de l'histoire.

Les meilleurs fleuristes de Paris

Les meilleurs fleuristes de Paris

Ras-le-bol de la grisaille urbaine et du bitume, oĂč le moindre brin d'herbe ne se risque plus depuis longtemps ? Et si votre 30 mÂČ se transformait en un havre de paix ? Ne cherchez plus Ă  pousser les murs, mais remplacez vos Ă©tagĂšres surchargĂ©es de babioles par des pots de fleurs. Allez hop, on remonte ses manches, on met les mains dans la terre, on arrose, on rempote ! Par ici les plus beaux bouquets de fleurs fraĂźches ou sĂ©chĂ©es. On a Ă©cumĂ© la capitale pour vous dĂ©nicher la crĂšme de la crĂšme, le nec plus ultra en matiĂšre de fleuristes parisiens. Un dossier idĂ©al si vous cherchez un cadeau stylĂ© pour NoĂ«l, la Saint-Valentin, la fĂȘte des mĂšres (et pĂšres !) ou l'anniversaire d’un pote... Flower power !

Les meilleurs sushis et makis de Paris

Les meilleurs sushis et makis de Paris

Restaurants vietnamiens, chinois, corĂ©ens, thailandais... A Paris, trouver de bonnes adresses asiatiques n’est pas une mince affaire. ParticuliĂšrement lorsqu'il s'agit de sushi. Entre les buffets Ă  volontĂ© privilĂ©giant la quantitĂ© Ă  la qualitĂ©, et les pseudo-japonais pas toujours trĂšs frais, on reste trop souvent sur notre faim. Chez Time Out, on a pensĂ© Ă  vous et on vous a dĂ©gotĂ© les meilleures tables pour dĂ©guster ce met dĂ©licieux et toutes sortes de spĂ©cialitĂ©s nippones. Et comme on dit lĂ -bas : itadakimasu ! Chez Time Out, tous les Ă©tablissements sont testĂ©s anonymement par nos journalistes, en payant l'addition Ă  chaque fois, comme n'importe quel client !

Les meilleures piscines de Paris

Les meilleures piscines de Paris

Vous n'ĂȘtes pas un grand sportif, pire, l'idĂ©e mĂȘme d'enfiler des baskets vous dĂ©prime. Et on vous comprend. Mais lĂ , avec le mercure qui grimpe, un peu de fraĂźcheur ne serait pas de refus et l'envie de piquer une tĂȘte se profile. Et effectivement, quand il fait chaud, quoi de mieux que de tremper ses orteils dans l'eau ? Sachez tout de mĂȘme que les piscines municipales ne sont pas toutes taillĂ©es pour la baignade estivale. Time Out a sĂ©lectionnĂ© pour vous les 12 meilleurs bassins parisiens. Pas encore la CĂŽte d'Azur, mais on s'en approche. NB : Au vu du contexte sanitaire, les piscines se dĂ©frisent progressivement, avec des horaires souvent allĂ©gĂ©s, des jauges rĂ©duites, des programmations repensĂ©es et les gestes barriĂšres de rigueur. Pensez Ă  vĂ©rifier les modalitĂ©s d'accĂšs avant d’y aller.

Les meilleurs spots d'architecture brutaliste et moderniste du Grand Paris

Les meilleurs spots d'architecture brutaliste et moderniste du Grand Paris

Demandez donc Ă  un Parisien de vous citer le plus bel Ă©difice d’Ile-de-France. TrĂšs forte probabilitĂ© que son choix s’oriente vers une construction parisienne. Pourtant, en observant la banlieue sous le bon angle, une beautĂ© – parfois sinistre, souvent poĂ©tique – se dĂ©gage des blocs de bĂ©ton. En images, voici six bĂątiments d’architecture brutaliste du XXe siĂšcle, moderniste (voire post-moderniste) qui subliment le Grand Paris. A voir au moins une fois dans sa vie !

Les meilleurs parcs et jardins Ă  Paris

Les meilleurs parcs et jardins Ă  Paris

C'est qu'on serait presque d'humeur impressionniste en ce moment. Vous savez, cette pĂ©riode oĂč l'on se dit que se balader et musarder en dehors de notre exigu studio aurait quand mĂȘme du bon. Avec forcĂ©ment une grosse prĂ©fĂ©rence pour les coins de verdure. Si l'on ne cesse de mettre en avant le patrimoine vert d'une ville comme Londres, Paris et ses 2 300 hectares de verdure, rĂ©partis entre plus de 400 jardins, parcs, bois et autres squares, se dĂ©fend pas trop mal non plus. Mais il a fallu faire des choix, histoire de ne garder que le nectar des jardins, parcs et assimilĂ©s. Et Ă  Paname, comme aurait pu dire Tonton David, c'est « chacun sa route, chacun son jardin ». Il y en a pour tous les goĂ»ts, les situations et mĂȘme les porte-monnaie – sachant que ces espaces verts sont quasiment tous en accĂšs libre. Dans ce dossier, on retrouvera une tripotĂ©e de squares de quartier oĂč il fait bon se poser sur un banc avec un polar, mais aussi ces grands parcs oĂč l'on va pour pique-niquer et s’enfiler deux trois godets de rosĂ© tiĂšde. Sans oublier les maousses bois situĂ©s Ă  la pĂ©riphĂ©rie de la capitale, oĂč l'on se croirait transporté à la campagne. Alors oui, il y a des quartiers bien plus gĂątĂ©s – on vous voit les jardins cachĂ©s du Marais – et des lieux plus exceptionnels que d'autres – bonjour les sites du jardin botanique – mais dites-vous qu'avec cette sĂ©lection, vous trouverez oĂč que vous soyez un endroit de qualitĂ© pour vous mettre au vert. Il est dĂ©sormais temps de se rouler dans l'her

Les meilleurs bars chics de Paris

Les meilleurs bars chics de Paris

C'est pas pour se la jouer chauvin mais le monde entier nous envie notre chic parisien. On pourrait tenter de dĂ©finir cette classe Ă  la française via des icĂŽnes de mode connues de tous – Ă  commencer par Coco Chanel. Ou citer les innombrables palaces parisiens et grands restaurants Ă©toilĂ©s du guide du pneu. On se contentera de vous dresser la table des bars les plus chics de la capitale. OĂč vous dĂ©lecter d'un excellent cocktail dans un cadre sublime et mettre des paillettes dans les yeux de votre date ! Update dĂ©cembre 2019 : le Harry's New York bar, vĂ©nĂ©rable institution du quartier d'OpĂ©ra, quitte le classement. MalgrĂ© les efforts du pianiste au sous-sol et le charme de l'endroit, les cocktails laissent hĂ©las Ă  dĂ©sirer. Font leur entrĂ©e ce mois-ci, le Bar Anglais du Raphael, somptueux bar de palace, et le Jefrey's, avec une toute nouvelle carte Ă©patante, signĂ©e Benjamin Nolf (ex-Plaza AthĂ©nĂ©e). Chez Time Out, tous les Ă©tablissements sont testĂ©s anonymement par nos journalistes, en payant l'addition Ă  chaque fois, comme n'importe quel client !

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Le Royal

Le Royal

4 out of 5 stars

What should I drink? A €4 pint of Stella at happy hour. Once a hostess bar and with a back room that used to store fruit and veg for the rue Saint-Denis market, Le Royal has a distinct air of yesteryear. Owner Manuel is happy to share all these colourful stories with his drinkers, but get there from 5pm to enjoy cut-price happy hour specials.    

Le Bar de Biondi

Le Bar de Biondi

4 out of 5 stars

Fernando de Tomaso is as comfortable in hospitality as Messi is on the football pitch. After Pulperia and Biondi, the ebullient French-Argentinian chef has a new address in his arsenal: Bar de Biondi, right next to the eponymous restaurant. There's stellar seafood tapas: think killer ceviche, tasty oysters and marinated sardines, as well as crunchy croquetas and beef tataki. Drinks-wise, order a French or Argentinian natural wine or a South American cocktail mixed by expert bartender Alexandre (formerly of 1K). The selection includes the excellent olĂ© pisco (pisco, lemon and coriander), mezcal tiki (mezcal, tequila and lemon) and paloma (tequila, grapefruit and raspberry) – all at a wallet-friendly €8-10. There was even a complimentary chicken terrine from the owner. We were bowled over by Bar de Biondi.

Secret 8

Secret 8

4 out of 5 stars

What should I drink? An Hiver Tropical. Buried deep in Buddha-Bar is the minuscule and super exclusive Secret 8, which you can only enter with a reservation and password (accessed through their Instagram account). Once you have the goods, head upstairs to the Buddha-Bar library and say the password to open the magical door. Secret 8 is as small as the Budha-Bar is big, there's Kendrick Lamar as background music, with a magnificent bar serving seriously luxe drinks. There are eight alcoholic and two non-alcoholic cocktails (€12-17), such as the RĂ©volution 8 (Tigre Blanc vodka infused with Nepalese timur berries, yuzu soda, orange jam, lemon and artisanal). This is the perfect spot to meet lovers and friends for a tĂȘte-Ă -tĂȘte.

Bisou

Bisou

4 out of 5 stars

What should I drink? Pick your poison and let the bartenders design it your way. A few strides away from the bustling Rue Oberkampf, on Boulevard du Temple, is the eye-catching bar Bisou. There’s no menu, but behind the sublime marble bar is mixologist Nicolas who, with just a word in the right direction, will shake up a concoction to suit your fancies (€12 a pop). After mentioning mezcal and bitterness, he whipped up a concoction of mezcal, Dolin white vermouth, Suze, sherry, chocolate bitters and sesame oil. It’s simply exquisite. Small plates of hummus and tapenade go down a treat too. Not only are cocktails high-flying, but Bisou is also taking a sustainable approach and only working with 100% organic locally sourced products. Waste products are also recycled as cocktail garnishes. The outdoor area is a highlight – a pink pastel awning and hanging plants make it the perfect romantic date spot.

DĂ©pĂŽt LĂ©gal

DĂ©pĂŽt LĂ©gal

4 out of 5 stars

We're well acquiainted with the delicious brilliance of l'Eclair de Génie, the boutique that creates the beloved  in numerous sexy forms.Now the king of éclairs - founder Cristophe Adam - has traded in the sweet éclairs for the salty planche, and it's the real deal. It's halfway between a coffee shop and a restaurant which is what makes it so original. It runs non-stop from 8am-11pm and therefore incorporates breakfast, lunch, snack and aperitif so you won't struggle to find a reason to swing by this classy establishment's bar. Tuck into some fresh sea bream cerviche, Hawaiian tuna, mango, avocado, fresh truffle cheese and alpine beaufort.  Much like a cameleon, DépÎt Légal changes it colours to fit the apéro scene. To maintain its high level of service, expert bartenders showcase their expertise with their Gin Gin mules, classic whisky sours and spritz - all for an afordable price. The boss continues to illustrate his brilliance. 

HĂŽtel Henriette

HĂŽtel Henriette

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: €89-170 per night Added extras: a tote bag and the free Henriette Rive Gauche pens Services: breakfast This small hotel on the left bank is not far from the Manufacture des Gobelins and blends several eras with precision and charm. The nineteenth-century wallpaper and contemporary coloured tiles in the entrance hall go together wonderfully. The majority of the decorative objects come from the personal collection of Vanessa Scoffier, the former editor of Marie Claire and a complete accessory queen. Think Guariche coffee tables and Platner armchairs. The lovely patio is the perfect hiding place for reading and relaxing among a plethora of fresh flowers. The beautifully wrinkled armchairs are a pleasant throwback to yesteryear. Each of the 32 rooms is unique,  with graphic and geometric wallpaper in navy blue, mustard and white. Room 32, for example, is jazzed up two fluorescent pink strips on the wall, Mondrian-style. The cosy dining room offers a nice view onto the patio too. If the graphic furniture in pastel and wood is anything to go by, Hotel Henriette is heavily influenced by Scandinavian style, which is already a big hit in the capital. With its calm and soothing atmosphere, you will feel straight at home at Henriette’s.

Le Bristol Paris

Le Bristol Paris

5 out of 5 stars

Rates: €990-6000 per night Added extras: two Michelin-starred restaurants and the sumptuous garden Services: chauffeurs, valet parking, spa, pool, cigar room, breakfast, restaurants, bar, bureau de change, dry cleaner and a hairdressers Le Bristol might as well be one of the city’s unmissable monuments. And it is no coincidence that it was the first hotel in France to be awarded the title of a ‘palace’. All you have to do is walk along rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, and glance at the façade to know that this place is legendary. A tribute to The Earl of Bristol, Frederick Hervey, it is no shock to learn that the notorious globe-trotter was known for his passion for luxury. The 90-year old hotel more than pays tribute to his legacy. Wondrous antique furniture, French paintings and precious fabrics embellish the 188 rooms in a resolutely classic style with refined elegance. The Panoramic Suite boasts a breath-taking view over the city – from the OpĂ©ra Garnier to the Butte Montmartre and the SacrĂ© CƓur. This was actually where Woody Allen chose to film ‘Midnight in Paris’. It is also home to some of the city’s most glitzy restaurants – the brasserie, Le 114 Faubourg has one Michelin star and l’Epicure has three stars, with chef Eric Frechon at the helm. It’s a joy for the stomach but also for the eye – dinner comes with a view over 1200m2 of greenery and flowers. It really is a haven of peace. The bar’s chĂąteau-like space is welcoming, with its marble fireplace, oak parquet floor

Dokhan's

Dokhan's

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: from €230 to €600 Added extras: Dringme available to guests, champagne bar, Louis Vuitton lift Services: breakfast, concierge service The beautiful 1910 Haussmannian facade of the Dokhan’s hotel has come to be a landmark in the 16th arrondissement. Formerly a private residence, the hotel has retained its charm of yesteryear thanks to a host of invaluable objects such as antique furnishings which fill the space, not to mention the original artwork by masters such as Picasso and Matisse. The lovely scent of wood fire fills the space, giving homely relaxed feel to the hotel. The 45 rooms and suites are all elegantly decorated by the renowned interior designer FrĂ©dĂ©ric MĂ©chiche. The luxurious and refined rooms feature four-poster beds, Carrara marble bathrooms (a tribute to the 18th century Parisian apartments) and are equipped with a Dringme – a smartphone that acts as a virtual concierge with unlimited calls and internet, as well as a guide to the best addresses of the city. In the evening, head to the first and only champagne bar in Paris to relax on a sublime green velvet armchair. Choose from the Ă  la carte menu which features 240 different types of the best champagnes on offer – from Dom PĂ©rignon and Bollinger to select little known champagnes. A pleasurable moment brought to life by the jazz virtuosos and the caviar specialist, Maison PĂ©trossian. Another truly exceptional detail is the hotel lift, modelled on an old Louis Vuitton travelling trunk. The unique design

HÎtel de la Trémoille

HÎtel de la Trémoille

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: €300-630 per nightAdded 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 ElysĂ©es since 1883, the hotel was named after Louis II de la TrĂ©moille, 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 DeclĂ©or face and body care to top things off. End result? Wellbeing: 1. Stress: nil.  

Hotel Daniel Paris

Hotel Daniel Paris

5 out of 5 stars

Rates: €240-840 per night Added extras: the vintage objects from around the room and the tea room Services: breakfast, restaurant, weekend brunch and the bar Cross the Champs-ElysĂ©es, pass Saint-Philippe-du-Roule and on a small hidden street, you’ll find Hotel Daniel. Inside is a meeting of the East and West; Kazakh carpets, Chinese wallpaper, Syrian trinkets, Turkish silver platters, ebony countertops – a mix of styles which come together harmoniously in this elegant cocoon. The 36 rooms are styled on 18th century Parisian apartments and a special mention has to go to the sublime views of the Eiffel Tower from certain suites. You will struggle to pull yourself away from such comfortable rooms but it’s totally worth it for the afternoon tea. Ensconced on one of the classic armchairs, just choose which region of the world you want to visit via your tastebuds. Cakes and tea are accompanied by a three different hour glasses to customise and perfect the strength of your infusion. All you have to do is remove the tea leaves when the sand has run clean. The well-stocked bar is well worth a visit too – intimate and cosy, this is a great spot for a date. 

HĂŽtel Juliana Paris

HĂŽtel Juliana Paris

5 out of 5 stars

Rates: €216-860 per night Added extras: the super comfortable bedding Services: the breakfast, bar and well-being area A few strides from the Seine, between the Pont de l'Alma and the Invalides, this luxurious 5-star welcomes guests in a surprising modern and art deco atmosphere, with objects from all corners of the globe. A monumental chandelier, ethnic statues, sculptures, primitive art and oriental details. It is these rarities which give the hotel it’s originality – the haunting atmosphere extends to the 40 rooms and suites. While the lobby seduces with its wild atmosphere, the rooms, decorated in a refined, sober style offer the utmost in space and comfort. The luxury bedding gets our vote – equipped with two mattresses, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping on an actual cloud. If it’s possible to descend back to earth, the sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is well worth your while. And the cherry on top is the wellness area – complete with sauna, hammam and a fitness room.

La Clef Louvre Paris

La Clef Louvre Paris

5 out of 5 stars

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 ComĂ©die 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.