Young, fun Paris meets 30s New York with Belle Époque touches, and more… in this handsome 18th-century building. It’s in a residential, not-so-touristy area with boutique shops, bars and eateries of many nationalities so you can happily stay close or be by down by the Seine in no time (Metro line 1, the Folies Bergère and Musée Grévin are all nearby). Sassy interior design: bold geometric patterns in wallpaper and rugs, retro-style furniture, lighting and dark paint works well, sometimes quirkily, around the internal architecture, like its wooden beams and iron girders. So, bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and with triple-glazed windows; some have balconies for two to sit out on and ponder the day. Good, solid bathrooms have tiny mosaic to subway-style tiling. The ground floor has a quiet drawing room and a corner bar and restaurant: huge windows, dark floorboards, dark velvets, colour pop armchairs, that serves breakfast, brunch, and dinners of imaginative modern, seasonal dishes, and the best of the quartier’s pastries, breads, cheeses, coffees. And staff are super-friendly. Exciting.