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Chandeliers and yards of rich fabric await you in the lobby of these luxurious lodgings, which were built for the director of the Paris Opéra in 1853. Just a few steps away from the Champs-Élysées, this classy townhouse features spacious rooms with huge beds, high thread-counts, and drapes of chiffon and velour around the bed and windows. The ambience is classic and very French, with antiques, high ceilings, and subtle colors. Visiting dignitaries can opt for a Presidential Suite with views of the Eiffel Tower; lesser mortals will be happy with the junior and corner suites, which feature separate sitting areas. You can enjoy a drink on a plush sofa in the covered interior courtyard. Pierre Gagnaire, a gourmet pleasure palace of a restaurant with three Michelin stars, is in the same building.