Nestled between Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, set back from the hustle and bustle of Paris, sits Le Narcisse Blanc hotel and spa; an oasis of calm and luxurious hospitality.

The hotel has all the hallmarks and comforts of a five-star Parisian experience, a classic Haussman façade, magnificent lofty ceilings and an attentive concierge. Remarkable attention to detail flows throughout the hotel, from the little petit fours left in each room, to the delicate pearl moulding that adorns its walls. But one thing is missing in its pastel-hued corridors and decadent feminine design: Le Narcisse Blanc is void of airs and ostentation.

At the heart of the hotel’s charm is it’smuse, Cléo de Mérode, “It girl” and ballet dancer, immortalized by Parisian icons such as Nadar, Degas and Proust. Renowned composer Reynaldo Hahn loved to call Cléo his, “pretty little narcissus” and her style and delicate spirit is shown through Le Narcisse’s Blanc’s silky colour palette of pale rose, gold, black and white. The confectionary design is an ode to Cléo, café society and the modern, brought life by designers Laurent & Laurence, working with interior decorators Thierry Martin and Thibaut Fron; but the outcome is refined and sweet, never sickly.

The refined elegance, mixed with the sumptuous comfort of its 30 rooms and 7 suites redefines luxury for the modern traveller. Le Narcisse Blanc has effortlessly blurred the line between exclusive and the inviting.

Glamourous marble bathrooms, luxurious robes and plush furnishings nod to Le Narcisse Blanc’s unwavering hospitality, but sprawling views from its top floor suite with the Sacre-Coeur sat atop Montmatre in the distance invite you to explore the City of Light. Closer to the hotel are picture-perfect Parisian streets lined with bistros and patisseries to sate your every craving, and the iconic Pont du Alexandre, Grand Palais and the banks of the Seine are but a stone’s throw away.

If you’re in need of some rest and relaxtion, beneath Le Narcisse Blanc sits one of the most gorgeous spas in Paris. It’s 13 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness suite are all at your disposal, while bespoke treatments can be booked to supplement your experience. Have a massage, take a dip or simply luxuriate in one of the large pool-side loungers.

The delights of Le Narcisse Blanc don’t stop there! Chef Zachary Gavillier has created a menu of locally sourced ingredients to put his unique twist on Parisian fare. Creamy burrata is served with a baked apple encased in the most perfect pastry, steak is cooked to perfection and the dessert menu is so beguiling you may wish to order one of each!

Every moment spent at Le Narcisse Blanc is steeped in luxury, a truly welcoming experience from a hotel with so much heart.

Bronte Naylor-Jones

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