Hovering on the invisible border between the Montparnasse and Saint-Germain neighborhoods, this adorable hotel is a quick walk to the Luxembourg Gardens and the delights of the Bon Marché department store. While maintaining the original detailing and mood of this 19th century building, the period décor is spiced up with contemporary colors and textures, like a gold and purple version of traditional toile de jouy wallpaper, or old-fashioned stripes cheered up with lush velvet pillows and contemporary headboards. Off the lobby, a cozy reading room is available for quiet pursuits and discussion; nearby the breakfast room is open all day with a microwave for guests who want to heat up a quick bite. There are connecting rooms for families, as well as a furnished apartment for rent by the week or the month.
- Margie Rynn