Hotel Raphael is all the things you dream a French hotel would be, luxe, historic, wrapped in red velvet and very quaint. The charming ambiance and beautiful suites mark this as a favourite among French fashion elite, who call this home during fashion week. Christian Louboutin says this is his favourite hotel in Paris and as soon as I walked in I could understand why. Upon arriving in the hotel I was offered a seat in a plush lounge and greeted with an espresso and a gorgeous treat while I waited for my suite. The suites are spacious and stately, featuring huge french windows that look out over the 16th arrondissement and have everything you expect from classic French luxury – including antique desks and art. Perhaps my favoruite feature of this hotel is the La Terrase Bar, the terrace bar on the roof of the hotel. The roof bar features incredible panoramic views of Paris with a chic and swanky atmosphere, making this the perfect spot to watch the Eiffel Tower light up at night with a glass of Perrie-Jouet Rose (my favourite champagne) in your hand.