228 Rue de Rivoli
| +33 1 44 58 10 10
Photo by FindingNoon.com
Sun - Sat 12pm - 1am
James Bond MartinisYou wouldn't be surprised to hear someone asking for their martini "shaken, not stired" in this über elegant bar that recalls Lord Grantham's study and smells of old money.
Tucked in the side of the lobby of the Hotel Meurice, sneaker clad tourists sink into chairs next to illicit lovers and serious business men at this hotel bar on the rue de Rivoli.
The staff is surprisingly welcome even to those who don't look like they could afford a room for the night.
The drinks are perfect, but extremely traditional with a selection of nuts and savouries served on the side.