Located at 42 avenue Gabriel, this private hotel looks out onto the glass roof of the Grand Palais and the Champs Elysées. Here, the welcome is discreet, basking in the gold and wood panelling of the Louis XV lounge and the warmth of a log fire. The hotel has large library, a smoke room where you can savour a fine vintage, and the Le Gabriel restaurant, which has two Michelin-starred Breton chef Jérôme Banctel at the helm. Try the Breton artichoke heart with coriander, Vendée pigeon with cocoa and crunchy buckwheat, and the blue lobster, carrots with orange and red berries.
The 16-metre swimming pool is also one of the capital’s most beautiful, offering the added bonus of Nescens products, which can also be found in the group’s other establishments. It boasts a steam room, gym and three treatment rooms, offering anti-aging treatments such as “Be Perfect”, which includes a face, body and hand treatment, or the “Le Gentleman de La Réserve” men’s package, which has a glass of champagne as an accompaniment. For aesthetic surgery devotees, a visit to the Spontini clinic (owned by the Genolier group and a partner of La Réserve) is a must.
Paris, where else?
LA RÉSERVE PARIS HOTEL AND SPA LA RÉSERVE PARIS APPARTEMENTS
42 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris 10 place du Tràcadéro, 75116 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 36 60 60 Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 70 53 70