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No Romantic Escapes list would be complete without a Parisian getaway, and our pick for romance in the city of lights is the La Reserve. Located on Avenue Gabriel in the 8th arrondissement, it’s ideally located near the golden triangle, steps from the Louvre, within striking distance of the Eiffel tower, and near a laundry list of excellent white-tablecloth, candle-lit restaurants. The hotel’s interiors were done by French interior designer Jacques Garcia, who was also behind New York’s Nomad and the casino at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Garcia’s designs fit every fantasy one could have about Paris, featuring luxe wallpaper, marble bathrooms, enormous white beds, and quaint balconies perfect for a morning coffee and croissants (ask for a room with a view of the Eiffel tower). For longer stays, La Reserve is home to several apartments—the décor in the sister spaces feels more Scandinavian than Parisian, at least compared with the hotel itself, but the rooms are equally comfortable if slightly less romantic.

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