Couples journeying to the City of Light this year will have the new Peninsula Paris (from $1,100 a night; 16th arr.) to call home. In a historic building designed by the famed 19th century architect Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who was appointed by Emperor Napoleon III to “renovate” Paris with new boulevards, parks, and architecture, the luxury hotel is centrally located one block from the famous Arc de Triomphe and a myriad of cafes along the tree-lined Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
If you can tear yourself away from your well-appointed suite, with its walk-in wardrobes, marble baths, and touch screen control panels, saunter to the recently re-opened Musée Picasso (3rd arr.) in the Marais, where more than 5,000 of the Spanish artist’s works on paper, ceramics, and sculptures reside.
Afterwards, be transported to La Belle Époque with a feast of duck en croute at the new Clown Bar (11th arr., 114 Rue Amelot). Or, follow in the footsteps of Hemmingway and Sartre and sip Bloody Marys at the 104-year-old Harry’s New York Bar (2nd arr.), the “oldest cocktail bar in Europe.”
This article was published in 7x7's Weddings 2015 issue. Click here to subscribe.