The 5 hippest hotels in Paris
1) Chateau Voltaire
Instead of an ostentatious palace, this five-star hotel, which is situated in historic Paris, between the Opera House and the Tuileries, is more of a high-end inn. The Voltaire elegantly captures the soul of Paris while paying tribute to the capital’s culture and lifestyle. The 32 sublime rooms are all very different and the bar and restaurant are a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a good time.
This hotel is located in the centre of Quartier du Sentier with its many textile shops. The owner wanted it to feel like a family home. So he asked his friends, his cousin and even his father-in-law (the famous photographer Yann Artus Bertrand) to decorate the 13 rooms to add character and soul. Lunch in the restaurant and terrace, which give out onto a tiny shady square, is simply delightful.
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3) Cour des Vosges
If you take a keen interest in the history of Paris, then this exclusive hotel in a 17th-century townhouse is just the spot for you. Spend a few days in this listed building, which has a view of the famous Place des Vosges. The 12 rooms and suites are a great blend of French elegance with design from the 1970s.
4) Hotel Amour
Since this hotel opened, all of the Paris incrowd has spent the night or a few hours here (this old rendez-vous hotel also rents rooms from 12 noon to 3 pm). The decoration scheme is love and eroticism in a superbly Parisian way: all the rooms contain work by contemporary artists and graphic designers in combination with vintage furniture and artefacts. There is an outdoor garden where you can immerse yourself in the festive ambiance.
5) The Hoxton Paris
The edgy Hoxton hotel chain opened a property in Paris in a majestic 18thcentury townhouse, with plenty of cosy lounges, a cocktail bar and a winter garden. The hotel is always buzzing with activity, day or night. Here you can work, have lunch, hang around, enjoy a drink and of course sleep a fitful sleep in one of the many rooms, with lashings of Parisian charm thrown in for good measure.
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