On the level here… the best view of the City of Light, any city, is by skyline, and so we’re on the up, highfull in Paris.
But this time sans famille.
It’s a dozen years since we stayed in a room without a view, a basic attic in Paris.
Booked through all-paris-apartments.com on Boulevard Jules Ferry, and for four nights for €1,274 for the four of us.
And like all women Mrs M, still gets dewy-eyed about Paris.
Only her Paris, every woman’s Paris, is a rooftop balcony with an eyeful of a certain tower.
Comme Le Peninsula peut-être?
Life for high-end Parisians is spent on the balcony.
Whether it‘s a la carte dining and that starts like the best Parisian at le petit dejeuner.
The Peninsula Paris’s rose-filled rooftop garden is now open for guests for breakfast with a view over the city skyline for the first time.
Le Rooftop will serve fresh bakery items, including croissants and pains au chocolat, and cafe, naturellement.
There’s also a new ‘light-bite’ summer menu designed by chef David Bizet and Antoine Guichard.
For visitors wishing to enjoy small plates with their evening cocktails.
Menu highlights include Ume plum served with honey from the hotel’s beehive.
Et Pugliese burrata with basil oil, smoked piquillo and black garlic; and courgette carpaccio with sauteed fiddleheads.
Or the two-Michelin-starred French gastronomy restaurant, L’Oiseau Blanc with panoramic views.
But then your mademoiselle wants (and deserves) to be treated as the only femme in la monde.
And so the Peninsula has the ‘Secret Table’ for your romantic rendezvous.
It’s a private terrace at the highest point of the hotel building.
And with a dedicated butler for a sumptuous seven-course tailor-made dinner with paired wines and – of course – fine Champagne.
Guests can also get out on the city with a private chauffeured driving tour of Paris in the hotel’s own Rolls Royce Phantom.
You’ll take in the Eiffel Tower, the Pont Alexandre III, the Place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe.
Deal us in
Stays include a daily American breakfast for up to two persons to be enjoyed in the garden of a suite.
‘Peninsula Time’ – flexible check-in and check-out times, unlimited use of fitness centre and swimming pool, and a bottle of French rosé from Château d’Esclans.
Stay in a Garden Rooftop Suite at the hotel on 19 Avenue Kleber from €1,550 until 31st August.
Mais oui, you’ll be on the up, highfull in Paris.