From luxury hotels to unique apartments, boutique hotels to classic stays – we explore the must-stays of Paris.
While we while away the days, longing to travel again, what’s not to love about Paris?! The mouth-watering food, the endless shopping opportunities, the countless cultural experiences, the romance, the architecture, and the irresistible allure of classic French furniture everywhere you go. The list could go on. Whatever the Parisians do they do it with class, style and ‘va-va-voom’.
But the thing we love most about the French capital is what’s behind those Haussmann walls – what lies the other side of the intricately carved, gargantuan doorways, beyond the courtyards. While we can’t just go snooping around Parisians’ homes, we can explore the chicest places to stay in Paris. From luxury hotels to unique apartments, boutique hotels to classic stays – we explore the must-stays of Paris.
Maison Souquet - Boudoir Envy
An extraordinary combination of belle époque glamour, five-star luxury and creative exuberance, Maison Souquet is the ultimate lovers’ address. Madame Souquet ran a ‘maison close’ (posh bordello for wealthy gentlemen) here from 1905 - 1907 – hence the two red lanterns marking the entrance – and in 2015 the white townhouse reopened as a boutique hotel with mischievous hints to its illustrious past.
The 20 rooms are a feast for the eyes with rich and opulent colours and textures. Oozing romance, guests can privatise the spa and the clandestine cocktail bar is wickedly pleasurable.
Perfect for: A seductively stylish weekend break.
Le Bristol - Pretty French Decor
Think classic French décor, think Le Bristol. This sanctuary of old-school opulence was the city’s first hotel to be designated ‘Palace’ status (a class above five star). The stunning palace hotel is decorated in quintessential French regalia. The grand foyer boasts polished marble floors, crystal chandeliers, plush flower arrangements and embellished with Versailles-style furniture. Adorned with floral bedspreads, over-the-top curtains and antique furniture, even the smallest of rooms at Le Bristol is larger than an average Parisian apartment.
Perfect for: Pretty French décor on a grand scale.
Le Pigalle - Quirky Boutique Style
Once upon a time, the Pigalle district was a bit seedy – it’s the home of the Moulin Rouge after all – but these days it’s one of Paris’ hippest quarters, going full circle to its heyday as a bohemian hangout for artists and musicians. Le Pigalle prides itself on ‘staying local’, breakfast features croissants from the best local bakery, the cool bar has a soundtrack curated by a local DJ, and should you find yourself alone, there are plenty of books supplied by a local bookshop to while away the hours. Its 40 rooms are decked out with an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, with edgy photography and quirky artwork on the walls.
Perfect for: cool hipsters looking for a village vibe in the city.
Apartment Royale, Air Bnb - Ultimate French Luxury
Ever dreamed of staying in Versailles, well Apartment Royale is about as close as you can get! This private residence, available for short stays on Air BnB has more bathrooms than bedrooms (3.5 to 2 respectively) and is located in the most highly sought after arondissement of Élysée. The opulence of the gilt trimmed paneling, striking mirrored walls and intricate moldings are juxtaposed with modern, velvet furniture, creating a luxuriously glamorous scheme throughout. But the luxury does not stop at the apartment and furnishings, with a housekeeper as standard and the optional extras of chef, butler and driver, Apartment Royale is a home away from home like no other.
Perfect for: indulgent relaxation.
Maison Privée, Air Bnb - Laid-Back French Home
With 5 beautiful bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, swimming pool, large garden, games room and optional butler, this private stately home just minutes from Le Pantheon and Notre Dame, has everything you need to not even bother exploring Paris! The laid-back style of Maison Privee and its furnishings helps the families and large groups staying in this beautiful home relax to the max. The modern style of the home is given a soft edge with the addition of classic features like the gold classic French mirror and farmhouse-style kitchen.
Perfect for: family trips to the city.
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