Paris is always a good idea. Fashion, amazing food, elegance, bohemia and unrivalled style, it’s no wonder the City of Light has a special place in everybody’s hearts. It’s also steeped in history, culture, romance, incredible art and architecture, making it the perfect place to visit for a mini break – take a look at our top five boutique hotels in Paris to stay in.
Le Burgundy is the place to stay if you plan on doing some serious shopping in Paris. Located moments away from the place Vendôme, the place de la Madeleine and rue Saint-Honoré, this boutique hotel could not be better placed – or stylish. Combining old-school Parisian elegance with contemporary design details, everything is finished to the highest of standards, from the luxurious rooms and suites to the Michelin starred Le Baudelaire restaurant and relaxing spa. For more information, visit the Le Burgundy website.
Le Pavillon de la Reine
In the heart of the historical Marais district, Le Pavillon de a Reine is a discreet, elegant hotel for those who want to stay in one of the more stylish hotels in Paris. The white ivy-draped building dating back to the 17th century sits on one of Paris’ oldest squares, with the tastefully renovated interior fully embracing its history – think rich tapestries, exposed wooden beams and sumptuous period furniture that manage to look stylishly contemporary. Go to Le Pavillon de la Reine website to find out more.
Le Marais is home to another of our top places to stay in Paris: 1er Etage. With just five rooms, this small hotel combines the comfort of a hotel with the familiarity and authentic nature of a Parisian apartment. Mixing vintage ‘50s and contemporary design furniture, 1er Etage is a sleek, stylish home away from home in the city that combines modern minimalism with the best of the mid-century. For more information, go to the 1er Etage website.
Hotel Dupond Smith
Intimate refinement and the utmost confidentiality are the order of the day at the Hotel Dupond Smith. Designed to be discreet and intimate, the restored Parisian mansion has just eight bedrooms and suites, and each room is named after famous aliases, or pen names of famous writers. The décor is contemporary and unique; where one room has bright yellow and red furnishings, another has muted pink and blue tones or rich red and copper. Visit the Hotel Dupond Smith website to see more.
Le Pavillon des Lettres
The sister hotel to Le Pavillon de la Reine, Le Pavillon des Lettres is one of the hotels in Paris that celebrates literary history, with rooms named and themed (tastefully) after famous authors and poets. This contemporary boutique hotel is subtly elegant, with rich colours and textures providing warmth and comfort throughout. Don’t miss the library, honesty bar or terrace with views over the iconic rooftops of Paris. For more information, visit Le Pavillon des Lettres website.
Words by Angharad Jones.