Rates: from €200 per night
Added extras: the waterfall bath
Services: wifi, breakfast, an honest bar, spa and book shop
La Maison Favart might be as close as you’ll get to heaven on earth. Nestled in the confines of the 2nd arrondissement, on the discreet rue Marivaux, the hotel has been neighbours with the Opéra-Comique since 1824.
Staff are warm and smiley, while decor is clean without being puritanical, refined and elegant with its pastel tones and plaid carpets. Upstairs, rooms are the perfect combination of discreet charm, atmospheres of yesteryear and more contemporary details. All suites are different, with their own accent.
There’s some serious romanticism in the cascade bath, fitness room, sauna and massage device – ensuring the most relaxing of experiences to bat away everyday stresses and strains. Our advice? Put your phone in aeroplane mode and glide off into the clouds.