Venue | Excursions


Our 2020 event will be held at the Dorchester Collection’s Le Meurice, “Hotel of Kings”, in its Salon Pompadour, pictured above.

This magical ballroom has been classified as a place of cultural heritage. Musical instruments adorn the ceiling in honour of Marquise de Pompadour who was the patron of arts and music and the history of this room reflects the legacy of splendour and art at Le Meurice. This is where Picasso celebrated his wedding to the Russian ballet dancer, Olga Khokhlova.

Le Meurice Accommodation Special Package

Le Meurice is offering CLE Paris 2020 delegates a very the special rate of 390 Euro per night, for a superior room (duel occupancy) for the period Sunday 5 January 2020 to Saturday 11 January 2020. The usual rate is 1,200 Euro per night.

This special package is subject to availability. Stays extending beyond these dates at the special rate may also be possible. To arrange this accommodation, please email us at

Michelin Star Lunches

Join us in Salon Tuileries at Le Meurice where we will enjoy three-course lunches prepared under the supervision of the Le Meurice team of Michelin star chefs, Alain Ducasse and Jocelyn Herland.

Private Visits

Every year, CLE Paris arranges private visits for our delegates to places of legal significance. In 2020, delegates will have the choice of 2 of the following planned excursions (or 1 choice for One Day Delegates):

  • French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale);
  • Council of State (Counsel d’Etat);
  • The old Sorbonne (established in the 13th century, it is one of the world’s oldest university sites); and
  • Law Professors’ Tour” (a tour of the Pantheon, led by Dr Gerard Carney and Prof. Pascale Bloch, to hear the stories of the great French lawyers who have passed before us.)

We hope you will join us.

This following video is a presentation on the trial of the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, by Prof. Gerard Carney. It was presented in the same courtroom in which Marie Antoinette was tried, at the Palais de Justice. It was presented as part of the CLE Paris 2017 Global Law Conference on 5 January 2017.