Welcome to SoPi (South Pigalle), a once risqué area that became a cocktail paradise a few years ago. Expect to find everything from tiny hidden restaurants, sex shops, trendy drinking dens (which were once hostess bars) and neon - lots of neon.
Choosing a hotel in Pigalle means you'll be in the centre of real Paris and ready for action in all manner of the word. Check out our picks of the best hotels in Pigalle.
The best hotels in Pigalle
In an adorable little Parisian courtyard hidden from the world, is the Alba Hotel. Everything is unique here, from the carpet to the wallpaper, with decor that is constantly evolving and fun to discover. Little touches are the highlight, such as a Christmas tree covered in Barbie dolls and gauze veils.
The 9th arrondissement is well-equipped when it comes to hotels, owing to its geographical situation and its lively reputation. Rue Clauzel, a stone’s throw from rue des Martyrs, boasts several addresses including the great boutique shop Nous at number 19, the vintage store Zach & Sam at number 13, and of course hotel Matins de Paris at number three.
The superstitious might want stay away from this one, as there’s a black cat on every floor. On the first floor you’ll find the common room, which sets the tone of the rest of the hotel – cosy and warm. You can come for breakfast or just relax and have a drink among the melange of businessmen and tourists.