This spring promises to be an exciting time to visit Paris. After two years of confinement and reopening, or what we called here ‘confinement’ and ‘déconfinement’, there is a real buzz in the air, and a lot of culture to soak up, food to eat and wine to drink. Each of these hotels will make an ideal base for your next trip, with something to suit everyone. From an upscale hostel near one of the city’s most beautiful parks, to Paris’ latest ultra-luxe opening on chic Avenue George V – and even a new boutique hotel that will let you live like a Parisian artist for a weekend.
Hotel of the Academies and the Arts
Have you ever dreamed of moving to Paris and becoming a painter? This small boutique hotel in the historic and refined district of Montparnasse offers you this opportunity. Located opposite the Grande Chaumière art school, the hotel offers workshops, easels and art materials for hotel guests and visiting artists, as well as short courses . The artistic touches continue in the rooms, where whitewashed walls and clean-lined furniture contrast with bold artwork hung and sometimes painted directly on the walls.
How to do: Doubles from £150 (00 331 4326 6644; hoteldesacademies.fr).
Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
Love it or hate it, Netflix’s Emily in Paris has brought the French capital to the world’s attention as it continues into its second season. Fans may recognize this elegant and refined five-star boutique as the office neighbor of Savoir, the fictional luxury agency in Place de Valois, where Emily works. It offers comfort, elegant design thanks to Pierre-Yves Rochon and attentive service – as well as a modern take on French classics at Le Lulli restaurant. It is located in the heart of Paris, next to the secluded splendor of the Palais Royal gardens.
How to do: Doubles from £297 (00 331 4296 1535; grandhoteldupalaisroyal.com). Read the full review here.