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Photos & Story Joshua Heath

To fall in love is something amazing. To celebrate your love and get married in the most romantic city in the world, well... that’s what dreams are made of.

That dream can become a reality. Welcome to Shangri-La Paris, the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew Prince Roland Bonaparte. At Shangri-La the royal treatment lives on.

The grandeur of the lobby is unmistakably Parisian and the impressive marble staircase beckons you to explore the hotel's 3 connecting function rooms, Le Grand Salon, Le Salon de Famille and La Salle à Manger. All are opulent and wrapped in 19th century gold gilded history. A wedding reception in any of these rooms would be truly magical.

Stepping outside to the adjoining La Terrace Eiffel will leave you speechless. There in front, sparkling like a jewel is the Eiffel Tower. 

I'm told 'Will you Marry Me?' is a phrase that has been spoken on the terrace more times than there are lights on the Eiffel Tower. Each time as special as the next and all part of their own fairytale.

Wake up in one of the hotel's impressive suites and enjoy breakfast in bed all the while gazing across the River Seine and of course the Eiffel Tower!

Whether it’s your first time in Paris or like me, the city continues to entice you to return, exploring the city by foot is one of its great romances. Shangri-La Paris has selected 10 walking tours all featured in a handy pocketbook you’ll find in your room. From short strolls to long walks through the city's historical tapestry and breathtaking viewpoints, you will fall in love with the city again and again with each new adventure. 

After a day of exploring, embark on a culinary voyage at L’Abeille, the hotel's two Michelin starred French restaurant so named in homage to Napoleon's favourite emblem, the bee. Or savour the Cantonese cuisine at the renowned Shang Palace, which also received a prestigious Michelin star. Either way you wont be disappointed.





10 Avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France