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The three best luxury boutiques in Paris

In a city defined by Belle Époque grandeur, the celebrated palace hotels of the French capital are becoming more competitive, investing in more rooms and lavishing attention on ever-smaller details.

Recent high-luxe arrivals with 100-plus rooms - The Peninsula ParisMandarin Oriental Paris and Shangri-La Hotel Paris - have headquarters in Asia and blend their own sense of style with French character. 

Hôtel Plaza Athénée, meanwhile, reopened last year after a $320 million makeover of its 154 rooms and 54 suites.

And within the coming year, the Crillon  and the Ritz  are set to emerge from long beauty sleeps.

So, even though Paris reigns supreme in grand luxury - many hotels are small, privately run affairs. They are boutiques. And here's three of the best. 

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