Step into the little green cul-de-sac with its ivy covered walls, hidden fountain and exquisite canopy over the entrance door and you will feel like Alice in Wonderland; you have tumbled into an oasis of peace and calm, far from the hustle bustle of the city streets. The front doors slide open, the reception desk is a friendly antique writing table, two bronze statues grace antique chests of drawers and a handsome gilt-studded balustrade leads you upstairs. There’s a traditional hotel feel to the bedrooms and most of them (the quietest) look onto the courtyard where breakfast or an evening drink is a delight. Most are a reasonable size for Paris and all have a desk and a chair. Monsieur Pommier is a man of detail and classic taste: green, gold, blue or wine red are the classic figured bedspreads while curtains repeat the colour schemes – certainly no design surprises. There are framed prints of Parisian monuments and well-kept bathrooms with plenty of shelf space. Four bigger rooms give onto the street; slightly less quiet than the rest. The charming staff will always go out of their way to make your stay special.