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Five reasons why Hotel Raphael in Paris is the perfect spot for art lovers

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By ELLE team  July 9th, 2019

Built in 1925, The Raphael Paris is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, it’s known for its antique-filled ambience and swooningly romantic rooftop. We’ve rounded up all the reasons why this is the ideal place to catch a cool summer breeze in Paris.

1. Take in the sights

Located in the heart of Paris on Avenue Kléber, guests at the hotel wake up to the view of the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Just moments away from the Champs-Elysees, it is located in the 16th arrondissements, the perfect place to start exploring Paris’ chicest neighbourhood.

2. If walls could talk

Though it may have been modernised in the past few years, the hotel’s original spirit has been maintained to the last detail. A walk through the halls of Raphael guarantees you a glimpse of a magnificent Turner painting, oriental rugs and troupe l’oeil walls. Thanks to its Rococo style interiors, it has been a backdrop to some popular films such as Love in Paris (1996) and Place Vendôme (1998).

3. French polish

The 82 room hotel is one of the only five stars in Paris managed by a French family today. Filled with Renaissance style artworks, decked out in antique writing desks and polished wood wardrobes—all a part of the family’s collection.

4. The great outdoors

You can easily settle into the rooftop restaurant, thanks to its lush foliage and spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. Plus, the new chef at the restaurant – Amandine Chaignot has designed a delectable menu with some of the most generous and fresh French dishes.

5. To be a Parisian

You can sip on numerous kinds of wine served here throughout the day overlooking the picturesque city. The sumptuous English cocktail bar with deep blue velvet sofas has seated everyone from Grace Kelly to Marlon Brando back in the day.
Head over to Hotel Raphael for a rare, intimate French luxury experience.