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Sprawling over an entire block, this legendary hotel built in 1912 is belle époque Norman-style half-timbering at its most grandiose. It’s like a giant fairy-tale concoction of pale green and cream gables clustering around a courtyard and overlooking the seafront. Its spacious rooms are a riot of toile de jouy fabrics and wallpaper, giving it a French country style but with city comforts. Moneyed film buffs can stay in the voluptuous “Un Homme et Une Femme Suite,” where Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant stayed while making the cult 1966 film “A Man and a Woman.” Smart Parisian families relax in the glass-ceilinged indoor pool; the spa features a yoga studio.