Rates: from €120 per night
Added extras: the basement room, which is a kind of clandestine bar available for private hire
Forget spending an arm and a leg to stay in a stylish, central Paris hotel. Now it’s possible to find independent, ultra-trendy hotels for a fraction of the price – usually in neighbourhoods other hotel chains would never dream of. Take the Hotel du Temps, for example. Camped just opposite square Montholon, in the Poissonnière area, the hotel offers rates to the other three star chains – but with a lot more soul.
The super talented fashion designer Alix Thomsen and Laura Léonard (architect and scenographer) are responsible for the elegant, timeless decor – think beautifully kitsch green, vintage furniture and some very Haussmannian details. All twenty-three rooms are perfectly executed and start from €120.
Not forgetting the spirits bar on the ground floor, a basement room for private rental and tea time, complete with sweet treats from star pâtissier Christopher Michalak. Enough to keep you occupied without even leaving the hotel.