Absolute Paris, 300-year-old timbers, crazy wonky stairs and modern comforts, independent rooms and a warm welcome, little streets, friendly markets: it’s real privilege. Charming, intelligent Jean-Luc serves his honey, Denise’s jams and fresh bread in their generous, rambling living room upstairs. To each room, be it ground or first floor, a colourful shower, a lot of quirk (the last word in creative basins), an appealing mix of antique woodwork and modern prints, and a sense of seclusion. Simplicity, panache and personality, attention and service: these are the hallmarks. No communal space, but a lovely peaceful courtyard.