On Location: Prague

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  • Marie Claire's fashion team visits the Czech capital

    Marie Claire‘s fashion team visits the Czech capital

    We stayed at…

    Le Palais Art Hotel Prague (lepalaishotel.eu, from £132 with breakfast), a grand five-star hotel in the leafy Vinohadry district. Built in Belle Epoque style in 1897, it has 60 plush rooms and 12 suites, a gourmet restaurant, a spa and summer garden. Wencelas Square is a five-minute tram ride away.

    Czech in: enjoy some glamour at Le Palais Art Hotel Prague

    Our top five things to do…

    Check out the exhibitions, performances and art nouveau treasures at the Municipal House (obecnidum.cz).

    Have lunch on the terrace at Pálffy Palace (palffy.cz).

    Get walking – for an expert-led tour see contexttravel.com.

    Hang out in historic cafés – with maybe a little cake… Head for the elegant Café Imperial (cafeimperial.cz), the Cubist Grand Café Orient (grandcafeorient.cz) and the old school Café Slavia (cafeslavia.cz).

    Bring home natural beauty products from Dr Stuart’s Botanicus (botanicus.cz).

    The romance of Prague: get up early to have Charles Bridge to yourself
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    Let’s go…

    easyJet (easyjet.com) flies to Prague from five UK airports, from £68 return. Wallpaper* City Guide Prague (£6.95; Phaidon) lists all the hip spots, or see praguewelcome.cz, timeout.com/prague and czechtourism.com.

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