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Where to enjoy the suite life in Paris this summer

The most beautiful suites to book in the French capital

While Paris is always a good idea, the summer months see the City of Light settle into a slower, more relaxed atmosphere of coffee in quiet, quaint cafés and mooching around markets brimming with artisan goods and antique treasures once the locals have emptied out of the city to the coast. Long, sunny days can be spent picnicking in the Tuileries Gardens and lounging on the banks of the River Seine and Canal de l’Ourcq, and balmy evenings beneath the twinkling Tour d’Eiffel. Here, we’ve selected the capital’s stand-out suites to bed down in and make your boutique base for a summer city break in style.

1. Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal – The Rooftop Suite

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

Nestled between the Louvre and the Royal Gardens, Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal claims one of the most prestigious addresses in Paris. Crowning the seventh and top floor of the hotel, the Rooftop Suite has exclusive access via a private lift, which opens onto a spacious, light-filled suite with the feel of a fabulously decorated Parisian apartment. Spot the Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Opera Garnier, and the Louvre from the panoramic terrace with 180-degree views across the city’s iconic skyline, before enjoying a long soak in the Carrara marble bathtub with Diptyque oils and over 30 different champagnes on tap.

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

When you’re out and about, make like Emily in Paris by booking the hotel’s package inspired by the popular TV series and enjoy magical views of the Place de Valois (the stylish square just opposite the hotel where Emily and her colleagues meet for a drink in several episodes) with Parisian berets, Emily-themed shirts, and a guided tour of all the most iconic locations seen in the series with the hotel’s expertly trained Clefs d’Or concierge.

2. L’Hotel – Oscar Wilde Suite

L'Hotel

Follow in the footsteps of greatness (and a man renowned for his impeccable taste) and stay at Oscar Wilde’s former home, L’Hotel. This theatrically decorated hideaway is set in a quiet street surrounded by art galleries and boutiques where guests will be ideally placed for sampling that Left Bank lifestyle, all just a short stroll away from the Notre Dame. The sumptuously styled Oscar Wilde Suite boasts a large, tree-lined private terrace with sink-into loungers to soak up some sunshine when you’re not seeing the sights.

3. Grand Powers – Junior Suite with Balcony & Eiffel Tower View

Grand Powers

Grand Powers

Feel like a French film star at Grand Powers, a mid-19th century Haussmann style stately residence in the heart of the Golden Triangle, where you can wake up to spectacular Eiffel Tower views across the cinematic rooftops of Paris from the spacious Junior Suites. Ornate motifs and colours complement contemporary, bespoke furniture and fireplaces while the marble bathrooms are a timeless touch. Unwind with a coffee or jus d’orange on your balcony as you drink in the cityscape, before browsing the new collections in the nearby Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V boutiques.

4. Hotel Raphael – Eiffel Tower Duplex Suite

Hotel Raphael

The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré Coeur…all visible from the blossoming rooftop garden and terrace of Hotel Raphael. This pinnacle of Parisian chic is superbly situated in the heart of the 16th arrondissement, and has been managed by the same family for four generations – each with an incredible eye for detail. While many of the rooms and suites boast impressive landmark views, the Eiffel Tower Duplex Suite comes with its own 30 metre-squared private terrace so you can enjoy your morning croissant while taking in the French capital’s most recognisable attractions.

5. Hôtel San Régis – Terrace Junior Suite

Hotel San Regis

Discreetly sitting between the Champs-Élysées and Avenue Montaigne, Hôtel San Régis is a mid-19th century mansion house just steps from the haute-couture boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants of Paris’ 8th arrondissement. The personification of classic Parisian style and elegance, Hôtel San Régis is beautifully furnished with exquisite antiques and sumptuous silk and damask fabrics. While many rooms have been recently decorated and come with postcard-worthy views, the Terrace Junior Suites come with Eiffel Tower-facing balconies and vast walk-in wardrobes so you have plenty of room to hang your designer finds from the boutiques below.

6. Le Pavillon des Lettres – Junior Suite

Pavillon des Lettres

Pavillon des Lettres

Dedicated to the legacies of some of the world’s most famous writers, Le Pavillon des Lettres pairs contemporary design with luxurious, literary-inspired comfort. Here you’ll find rooms with Eiffel Tower views, as well as artworks and prints created to celebrate great literature and promote peaceful contemplation. Book one of the Junior Suites for extra space and memorable views towards the Eiffel Tower across the Seine. Close to many of central Paris’s high fashion and couture boutiques, this is a much sought-after location. It’s also in an ideal spot if you’re in the mood for some fine dining, with Place de la Madeleine just moments away.

7. Hôtel du Petit Moulin – Junior Suite

Hotel du Petit Moulin

An historic 17th-century building with an original baker’s shopfront, Hôtel du Petit Moulin is a truly one-of-a-kind residence with flamboyant interiors designed by haute-couture legend Christian Lacroix. Reflecting the history, culture, and art of this area of Paris (the hotel is within walking distance from the Picasso Museum), the decoration is both lavish and evocative throughout. The Junior Suite is housed within a magnificent attic room on the top floor with exposed beams and a spacious lounge area for putting your feet up after a day strolling the stylish streets, plus a beautiful bathtub which is perfect for some post-sightseeing relaxation.

8. Le Pavillon de la Reine & Spa – Suite de la Reine

Le Pavillon de la Reine

Set on one of Paris’ oldest and most beautiful squares, Le Pavillon de la Reine & Spa is an urban oasis which has a pretty flower-filled courtyard and offers complimentary bicycles for guests to see the city in a quintessentially French (and eco-friendly!) way. The Suite de la Reine is bathed in natural light which gives the golden interiors a glow as soon as the sun is up, with traditional Marais private mansion features such as large windows, high ceilings and exposed beams.

9. Tiara Château Hôtel Mont Royal – Forest View Deluxe Suite with Terrace

Tiara Chateau

Just a short drive from Paris, Tiara Château Hôtel Mont Royal promises a contemporary take on the classic château experience in the enchanting Chantilly Forest, where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds as city break meets country escape. Step through the grand hallway filled with light and character, and make your way up winding staircases to the third floor, taking in views of evergreen treetops as you go. Here you’ll find the Deluxe Suite which extends out onto a panoramic, forest-facing terrace where you can breakfast on freshly picked fruits dipped in Chantilly cream and golden pastries handcrafted to perfection by the resident pastry chef overlooking the beautiful grounds.