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Oscar Wilde Room, L'Hotel, Paris

"My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go," Oscar Wilde said in lying on his bed in this hotel room in 1900. The wallpaper won and Wilde died soon after. The 20-room L'Hotel is a five star luxury hotel with all the trimmings - a little different from its star rating in Oscar's day, when it was a fleapit called Hotel L'Alsace. Wilde was flat broke when he stayed here. The Jacques Garcia designed hotel does have a suitably flamboyant decor but Oscar would no doubt be relieved to know that the current walls are no longer covered with offensive wallpaper but framed letters written by the hotel management of the day asking Wilde to pay his bill. We advise you to think of something witty to say before you check in; you never know who might ask for a quote.


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