12 images

La Réserve


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. 

The February issue

Our clean eating issue is out now, packed with super lunch bowls, gluten-free desserts and more - including our cruising special, covering all luxury on the seas.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller and receive a free Gourmet Menus book - offer ends 26 February 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

more collections

Email your friend

Send this link to your friend or yourself via email.

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.