Paris. Who wouldn’t want to go there? I love Paris – in the autumn, winter, spring or summer, it is simply wonderful. A very good friend of mine has recently returned from a weekend staying at The Raddisson Blue Le Dokhan’s, a hotel I visited many moons ago when it was under the Sofitel umbrella. Now, don’t get put off by the corporate ownership, this is a romantic little gem with killer design (the old-school lift made to look like a Louis Vuitton trunk is fab-u-lous), gorgeous rooms (most with balconies) and a very grown-up champagne bar where you can work your way through 70 different varieties. All in one weekend? Perhaps not, but the possibility is there.
The location close to the Trocadero may not have the charm of St Germain or the Marais, but if you’ve been to Paris before, then it’s quite nice to hide away in a new area AND it’s close to both the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, which you probably haven’t visited since that school trip back in 1992. Besides, it’s so darn romantic, you probably won’t get out much anyway….