The cat’s meow: Haute couture hostelry at Le Bristol Paris

One of the more fortunate felines in the world is a Burmese named Fa-Raon (the phonetic spelling of the French word for “pharaoh”) whose fabulous realm is free “reign” of Le Bristol Paris. Given the ancient Egyptians’ belief in the regal nature of felines, it’s fitting that Fa-Raon should lay claim to a six-story limestone palace located on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré—two blocks from Élysée Palace, the official residence of the President of France.