Secrets of the City

Le Meurice
Paris, France

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For more than thirty years, Salvador Dalí took up residence at Le Meurice, in his appointed and favorite suite. Some of the staff members still recall the kindness and extravagance of this special guest. When Dalí’s limousine would pick him up from Le Meurice for lunch, the “Master of Art and Illusion” would ask the hotel staff to throw coins under the wheels of his car, to drive away on a path of gold. He would also sketch on his bedroom mirror, which the maid kindly wiped off after his departure. Dalí has left many stories behind, that nowadays define Le Meurice with panache and liberty.