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The Mandarin Oriental Paris is one of the most stunning hotels in the City of Light. Formerly a government office building, the hotel opened in 2011 and is the first and only Mandarin Oriental in France. We stopped by just a few weeks ago for a peek inside the property.

Suites with bathroom views of the Eiffel Tower. A secluded garden and breakfast dim sum steamed to order. A champagne bar lined in crystals. And flawless service. You get the idea. Click on through for the slideshow and come take a stroll with us.

Rooms are a splurge start at 925 Euros a night (there are some offers that start at 895 Euros a night). But if you're to go big, you might as well do it at the Mandarin."

Kathy YL Chan has her mind on three things: hotels, afternoon tea, and dessert. Born and raised in Hawaii, Kathy is a food/travel writer based in NYC. She chronicles her adventures at You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram @kathyylchan