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Local Guide to Paris near Le Meurice

One of the world’s great metropolises, Paris offers up modern thrills alongside an inimitable sense of occasion that captivated literary greats like Hemingway, Wilde and untold others. Across its 20 arrondissements, visitors will find an abundance of art, food, and culture. With this two-day itinerary, guests of Le Meurice are within easy reach of the city’s most storied salons, museums and boutiques.

Day one

Start the day just over the road from the hotel at Jardin des Tuileries.
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Jardin des Tuileries

If you find yourself in need of a reprieve from the bustle of the city, the popular Jardin des Tuileries lends itself very well to a leisurely jog. Located adjacent to the Louvre – and certainly more scenic than a trip to the gym – the classical gardens date back to the 16th century.

After your jog, head back to the hotel to freshen up before taking a 10-minute taxi ride or 20-minute walk to Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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75008 Paris

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré ranks among the most exclusive shopping streets in the world. Home to a parade of luxury boutiques from both French and international high fashion houses, it’s ideal territory for an upmarket shopping expedition. Keep an eye out for famous landmarks as well – the President’s residence, Élysée Palace, for instance, is at number 55.

Head back to Le Meurice and stop in for something sweet at the La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet, 20 minutes away by foot.

T: +33 (0)1 44 58 10 44 | Le Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet

La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet serves the culinary creations of acclaimed, award-winning pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, dubbed the World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2018. Visit for bites of heavenly Madeleines and his lighter-than-air chouquettes. For something a little different, be sure to try the ‘trompe-l’oeil’ sculpted fruit.

Suitably refreshed, take a seven-minute walk along the rue de Rivoli to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Le Meurice, Paris cedric grolet
Tutto Ponti Gio Ponti archi designer Musee des Arts Decoratifs credit Antoine Baralhé
T: +33 (0)1 44 55 57 50107 | Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The 150,000 objects in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs – found in the west wing of the Louvre – are a testament to the French art, design, and way of living. Around 6,000 are on display at any one time, with the permanent collection designed to be enjoyed either chronologically or thematically through the space.

From here, take a seven-minute walk back to Le Meurice for dinner.

T: +33 1 44 58 10 55 | Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse

Tonight, enjoy a two Michelin star dinner in beautiful Grand Siècle surrounds in the comfort of the hotel. Honouring celebrated chef Alain Ducasse’s culinary philosophy, the restaurant at Le Meurice focuses on artisanal, organic ingredients, authentic flavours and elegant presentation. Choose between the a la carte or the seasonal five-course Collection Menu for an exquisite taster of Ducasse’s soulful cuisine.
Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse CREDIT Dorchester Collection

Day two

Begin the day with a visit to Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle on Rue de Grenelle, 20 minutes’ walk or a 15-minute taxi ride from the hotel.
Frederic Malle Credit Jacques Giaume
T: +33 1 42 22 76 40 | 37 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

The city’s premier scent store, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle stocks a range of fragrances, candles and diffusers. Known for embracing the skills of the city’s most renowned perfumers, many of the scents here have illustrious creators. Find your perfect signature scent with the help of the knowledgeable team.

Then take a seven-minute to walk to Comptoir Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse.

T: +33 (0)1 45 48 87 89 | 26 rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris

Comptoir Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

No visit to Paris would be complete without sampling some of the exquisite chocolates at the chic chocolate shop of Michelin-starred chef, Alain Ducasse. With dozens of flavours of chocolate bars, as well as truffles, ganaches, and pralines, there are plenty of delicious treats to choose from.

Then, walk for 20 minutes or take a 10-minute taxi ride to get to Le Palais-Royal.

Comptoir Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
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8 Rue Montpensier, 75001 Paris

Le Palais-Royal

Much like the city itself, the Palais-Royal effortlessly mingles the old with the new; today, the 17th century palace features modern architectural flourishes and art installations within its tranquil grounds. Only a short walk from the Louvre, the landmark’s vast gardens and courtyards are well suited to idyllic afternoon strolls.

The next stop is the Librairie Galignani, just 10 minutes away by foot.

T: +33 1 42 60 76 07 | 224 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Librairie Galignani

The very first English-language bookshop in continental Europe, the Librairie Galignani has been a Paris institution since its founding in 1801. Well-known to bibliophiles worldwide, this shop is a standout for its intimate ambiance, chic location on the Rue de Rivoli, wide selection of titles and unique history.

The final stop of the day, La Comédie Française, is 10 minutes’ walk from the bookshop.

Librairie Galignani
la comedie francaise
T: +33 1 44 58 15 15 | Place Colette, 75001 Paris

La Comédie Française

Founded during the reign of Louis XIV in 1680, La Comédie Française is the only state theatre to possess its own troupe of actors. The theatre company has gone from strength to strength since its creation, and today boasts an enormous repertoire of nearly 3,000 plays from across the centuries.

The hotel is then 10 minutes’ walk from La Comédie Française.

All journey times are approximate and subject to variation.


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