Treat that special someone to a romantic getaway in one of these hotels close to the top attractions.
Paris, the City of Love, of course, is first choice if you are looking for a week of candlelight dinners, romantic walks with that special someone, and world-famous attractions. To make your romantic getaway even more perfect, here’s the 10 most romantic hotels in Paris close to the top 10 attractions in the city.
1. L’HÔTEL – Sainte Chapelle
What a simple and unpretentious name for such a superb hotel. Famous for being the spot where Oscar Wilde spent his last days, it was popular with many other famous faces, from Marlon Brando to Jorge Luis Borges. How can you blame them? Enjoy nights sleeping between velvet sheets and strolling through the building’s marble pillars, after a dip in the sauna or a drink by candlelight in the hotel bar that attracts the crème de la crème of Parisian society.
2. [HÔTEL PARTICULIER MONTMARTRE](http://www.skyscanner.net/hotels/hotels/Hotel Particulier Montmartre?id=71814197) – Montmartre
Hidden in the heart of Montmartre, close to famous Paris landmark Sacré-Coeur, this affordable paradise will surely sweep your partner of their feet. It is home to five chic, exclusive suites in a unique style that has been given special attention to detail, from the lights to the wallpaper, to tiled bathrooms with tubs and other glamorous features. Enjoy your own private garden, designed by the same architect that revamped the Tuileries gardens. Book well in advance, you will not regret it.
3. HOTEL RECAMIER – Le Jardin du Luxembourg
In the heart of the chic district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, facing the beautiful fountain in the Place Saint Sulpice, this little gem that’s hidden amongst the trees, could easily pass unnoticed. Discreet and inconspicuous from the outside, you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you enter. This 20th century building has recently been refurbished and now offers 24 stylishly decorated rooms that are as welcoming as a real Parisian home. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying intimacy, a stone throw away from the Rive Gauche.
4. HOTEL BOURG TIBOURG – Pompidou Centre
Excuse us for stating the obvious, but the Marais never disappoints! Its cobbled streets, trendy shops, hidden terraces and courtyards are the perfect setting for you to stroll along hand in hand with your sweetheart. At the Bourg Tibourg you will find arabesque and black marble bathrooms, as well as green plants and sheets akin to those in Arabian Nights.
5. LA MAISON FAVART – Opera Garnier
The name of this super-central hotel, just a few blocks away from the Place Vendôme, comes from the name of the most popular couple of the Parisian theatrical world: the Favarts. Mr Favart was the director of the Opéra Comique and his partner was a young actress. It was love at first sight in 1745, during a show, and they were afterwards inseparable. Stay here and delve into 18th century Paris, the era in which they lived where art, theatre and elegance were of the most importance. Breathe a bit of that magic in rooms full of colour and sophistication, then get ready to explore one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in the city.
6. HOTEL THOUMIEUX – Tour Eiffel
Within a 15-minute walk you will be under the Eiffel Tower or the Champs Elysées, or the Musée d’Orsay and the Seine. But location is not everything, of course. At Thoumieux you can enjoy spacious rooms with quirky modern furniture, as well as all the latest comforts (iPad, flat screen tv, coffee Illy among other conveniences) that make it hard to leave the room for more than a few hours a day. As if that wasn’t enough, the restaurant is renowned for its excellent cuisine, so you may be in danger of never wanting to leave.
7. LE PAVILLON DE LA REINE – Maison de Victor Hugo
Let’s go back in the Marais to the Place des Vosges. By staying here, you will see one of the most iconic parts of Paris from your hotel window. Add to this description canopy beds, walls decorated with poems by great French authors, ceilings with exposed wood beams, a spa with hammam and a massage center, and a private garden – it seems that the Pavillon de la Reine is the ideal place to relax and devote body and soul to romance. It is worth visiting Paris just for this.
8. LE BURGUNDY -The Louvre
If charming old buildings are not for you, you may prefer Le Burgundy. A newer hotel which has already become popular among Parisians, thanks to its modern decor that combines the comfort of a luxury resort and the glamour of fashion magazines. The five stars are more than merited, especially considering the location (five minutes walk from the Louvre), the elegant and intimate suites, wellness center with a swimming pool and cool restaurant. Perfect for couples who are unwilling to give up (even on holiday) the style of metropolitan life.
9. HOTEL D’AUBUSSON – Notre Dame
If you have ever wondered how the rich Parisian aristocrats lived in the 17th century, and if you secretly dream of becoming like them (at least for a few days), then this is the place for you. A building perfectly preserved in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with interiors that instantly transform your romantic getaway into an epic and poignant novel. Be greeted by a huge stone fireplace in the lobby and discover the spacious rooms filled with velvet and antique furniture (and towels by Hermès) that will make you feel like royalty. Top off your stay with a glass of champagne and some jazz at the bar.
10. HOTEL DES ACADÉMIES ET DES ARTS – Montparnasse
Gauguin and Modigliani’s old haunt, this small hotel in the historic heart of the Latin Quarter pays tribute to the most artistic souls of Paris, and it is the perfect destination to add charm to your stay. Cheaper than others in the same area, but no less elegant and comfortable, with rooms decorated by a famous street artist in a modern and trendy style that gives a nod to the great myths of the past. Be a contemporary bohemian, perhaps after a massage in the spa and before visiting a few galleries in the neighbourhood.
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Article translated from the orginal by Sara Izzi