Room prices: From €245 a night
Hotel perks: The 400 works of art
Services: Wifi, restaurant, spa and gym
Okay, so the 7th arrondissement – halfway between Ecole Militaire and Les Invalides – may not be a popular location for Paris’s high-class hotels. But that doesn’t mean you should give this one a miss: since opening in 2014, Cinq Codet has proved itself as one of the finest five star hotels in the capital.
Walking along the discreet rue Louis Codet, you can’t help but stare at this huge, 1930s building, its incredible architecture (curved outside with strong lines and huge bay windows) is reminiscent of an ocean liner’s bow. Expect to be struck by the serenity of the place, as well as Jean-Philippe Nuel’s choice of décor: a wealth of modern art works and photography, contemporary furniture and sculpture, in the bedrooms and communal areas – creating a collector’s showcase of sorts. All 29 of the rooms are comfortable and full of light, blending wood, white and warmer colours. Plus, their top floor suites (€2400) are blessed with a view over Paris that will make your knees go weak.
Not forgetting the gym, spa and hammam – all at your disposal, plus a restaurant which opens out onto a patio and furnished comfortable sofas, ideal for an intimate, elegant dinner.