Best Breakfasts in Bed
The Breakfast: Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno’s romantic breakfast for two at Le Meurice includes a bottle of pink champagne Veuve Clicquot, a selection of luscious house-made pastries (think fresh-pressed waffles with dark Guajana chocolate from South America and puff pastries with small, wildly aromatic strawberries known as Mara des Bois). Salmon Balik—considered the best Russian-style smoked salmon in world—follows, along with a platter of cheeses and fine Italian charcuterie.
The Bed: Le Meurice’s 160 rooms, set in an elegant 18th-century building across from Paris’s famed Tuileries gardens and even more vaunted Louvre, have hosted historic A-listers ranging from Orson Welles to Queen Victoria. All feature gilded decorative elements, mosaic floors, opulent Rubelli and Braquenie fabrics, and hand-carved moldings—and many have views of the Musée d’Orsay, the Seine, and the Eiffel Tower right from their four-poster beds.