Rates: around €85 per night
Added extras: daily tea time from 2-6pm with hot drinks, madeleines and pastries.
Ever since the hype of the Ground Control and Grand Train pop-ups, rue Ordener has become the place to be. And tucked away on this same street in the 18th arrondissement, is Les Jardins de Montmartre.
Rooms are spread over two buildings and each floor has its own season. The pebbled-look carpets in the corridors are a common thread and the natural vibe is carried through to the large communal room, where the savoury and sweet buffet breakfast is held each morning. The summer room is a little too garish for our taste, but the spacious winter room is as zen as it gets, with a light colour palette. It’s understandably, the most popular. Clientele is a mixture of tourists enjoying being on the doorstep of the city’s best monuments (and Amélie Poulain’s dream world), as well as business people who adore the location. The metro station is a minute away and Gare du Nord is close by, plus plenty of buses to zigzag all over the capital. Last but not least, youngsters will adore the area; rue Lepic has everything you could ever want or need: sharp on-trend boutiques, trendy restaurants, wine tasting and haute-gamme delis.
The rooms suffer from the occasional colour overload (Scandi minimalism fans, stay away) but the warmth of the staff, the comfortable beds and proximity to the metro, this makes for the perfect stay in Paris’s Bohemian heart.