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L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée 102 guide business travellers' and computer hire, wireless internet, fax machines and translation and secretarial services. There's a gym, sauna and a great restaurant with a show kitchen. Tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 47 17 50 00, www. pullmanhotels. com Q CITADINES, PARIS LOUVRE For a longer stay these serviced apartments opposite the Louvre couldn't be better located, and offer more privacy than a hotel. Apartments have broadband internet, and there are a business corner and wireless zones. The building dates from 1900, and many apartments have balconies with great views. Tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 55 35 28 00, louvre@ citadines. com, www. citadines. com Q HYATT REGENCY, PARIS- MADELEINE This Hyatt Regency hotel was designed specifically to appeal to the modern business traveller. There are a 24- hour business centre with all the latest software, free internet access, secretarial and translation services. The hotel also has a fitness centre and spa, a hammam, four meeting rooms, and all the guest rooms have high- speed internet. Tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 55 27 12 34, www. paris. madeleine. hyatt. com Q LES JARDINS DU MARAIS The 4- Star Jardins is the rare beast that combines business needs with style. It has 10 meeting rooms, a good business centre, high- speed internet in all the rooms, which are decorated in art deco style, and it's at the funkier end of the fashionable Marais district. Tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 40 21 20 00, www. homeplazza. com TIME TO eat You can eat some of the finest food in the world in Paris, where stellar chefs like Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon operate at the highest level. You can also eat more modestly, but still unbelievably well, in brasseries and bistros almost anywhere in the city. Despite claims by places such as London or Tokyo to be the new global food capitals, Paris still sets the standards. Q L'ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON The man with more Michelin stars than any other chef ( 17 at the last count), and acclaimed as ' chef of the century', retired but came back to open his ' Atelier'. Here you take one of 41 seats that are pulled up to the bar in coffee-shop or sushi- style, and sample from the selection of sublime tasting plates before going on to the main dishes. It's quirky but gourmet heaven, if you can get a table. 5- 7 rue de Montalembert, tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 42 22 56 56, www. robuchon. com Q ALAIN DUCASSE AU PLAZA ATHENEE Ducasse was the first chef in the world to have three restaurants each with three Michelin stars in three different countries, running his kitchens with military precision. Here at the Plaza Athénée his team provide the ultimate Paris dining experience, with immaculate service and food to die for, like his signature starter of langoustine with caviar. For total indulgence, choose the tasting menu. Hôtel Plaza Athénée, 25 avenue Montaigne, tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 53 67 65 00, www. alain- ducasse. com Q LE CINQ When the George V hotel remodelled itself, this restaurant came right out of the blocks and won a Michelin star in its first year, quickly followed by a second, then a third. It's still one of the top Paris tables, and the room oozes class as it mixes cool pink and grey colours with traditional grandeur. The food also combines modernity with tradition in dishes like Roasted Dublin Bay Prawns with Bruccio Cheese and Liquorice. Dining perfection. Hôtel Four Seasons George V, 31 avenue George V, tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 49 52 71 54, www. fourseasons. com Q LA TOUR D'ARGENT Ask for a window table for perfect views of Nôtre- Dame in this legendary restaurant that dates back to 1582 and has one of the world's largest wine cellars. Duck à l'Orange is its superb signature dish. 15- 17 quai de la Tournelle, tel: + 33 ( 0) 1 43 54 23 31, www. latourdargent. com Q L'AMBASSADE D'AUVERGNE This wonderfully atmospheric place with a bar at the front and casual dining at the back serves up the earthy msafiri L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon Le Cinq