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Paris, Je T'Aime

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Paris, Je T'Aime

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Tying the knot or looking to celebrate with the guy you've got? Revisit a city that's synonymous with romance,

SOMETHINGOLD

Operated by only two families since opening in 1925-although the 161-room building's roots stretch back to Louis XV times-Hôtel Le Bristol (1) (LeBristo/Paris.com) received France's first "Palace" designation earlier this year-and it shows in the attentive service. A new Honeymoon Suite occupies the entire top floor with panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower and Paris skyline beat only by the hotel's rooftop pool and sundeck. Don't miss a meal at Epicure, Le Bristol's jewel box of athree-Michelin-star restaurant.

SOMETHING NEW

Dramatic as a sweeping aria, L'Opéra Restaurant (2) (Opera-restaurant.fr/en) at Paris's legendary Palais Gamier finally opened last July after 136 years on the drawing board and is a suitable scarlet-drenched backdrop to romance. Post-show, pre-show, or justbecause, nestle in with a bottle of Champagne and feed each other bites of chocolate hazelnut cake, decadently spiced with yellow chartreuse and másala or topped simply with gold leaf. More substantial nosh from the two-Michelin-star chef includes lobster, roasted guinea fowl, and house-smoked salmon with caviar and a mustard sorbet. …

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