Le Metropolitan, Paris, France
What’s so great about this pool?
This is a charming wave pool in a charming boutique hotel, in the middle of Paris – one of the most exciting and romantic cities in the world. It’s a superb pool for a brisk swim, before throwing yourself into a day of sightseeing or business or shopping.
- The pool is long and thin – 10 metres by 3 metres. So it’s big enough for a few invigorating laps.
- Capri marble and Zimbabwe granite make the pool a wonderfully stylish place to hang out.
- Next to the pool is a steam room. For even greater relaxation, a wide variety of massages are available.
- Because it is a wave pool, the pool can create its own waves, simulating the ocean and adding to the fun.
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So the pool’s fab – what about the hotel?
The hotel is in one of those charming Paris town houses, that you find in the great boulevards in the centre of the city. It’s in the 16th Arrondissement – an area of Paris which is regarded as very classy. It allows guests to immerse themselves in the life of the city. It has great views of the Eiffel Tower which is only a short walk away.
There are 48 rooms and 10 suites, all of which are beautifully designed and fitted out by top craftsmen.
There’s a great little restaurant which does good steaks and seafood, soups and desserts – throughout the day – as well as having a good breakfast menu. And all meals can be served in your room.
What else is there to do around there?
The hotel is in the heart of Paris, so it’s just about everything on its doorstep. The River Seine and the Eiffel Tower are literally a couple of hundred metres away. The Champs Elysee with its superb shops and famous restaurants, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde are all within a 20 minute walk.
The great museums and art galleries are a swift ride on the Metro or a short cab journey. If you’ve never seen the Louvre art gallery, the Musee d’Orsay, the Pompidou Centre or the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame, you’re in for a real treat. And of course, Paris is one of the great food capitals of the world, with superb markets and restaurants and small brasseries.
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