The top of the immense nine-floor Hôtel Renaissance République is people-watching heaven it looks straight onto the place de la République statue, which is increasingly becoming known as the heart of the city. Out on the terrace you can raise a toast in the evening or breakfast as the sun rises and the location is ideal – just a few strides from Canal Saint-Martin and Grands Boulevards. Inside, there’s everything a traveller would need and more: 121 cosy rooms, a bar and a design restaurant, plus a superb terrace with a 254m living wall, meeting rooms and drop-off parking.
Heading to the French capital? Looking to lap up some art, culture, fashion and food? Well that sounds like a pretty good idea – after all, this beautifully brilliant city is pretty much at the centre of all those kinds of thing. So whether you're dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant, heading to the Louvre, shopping in a swanky boutique on Rue de Passy or looking across the cityscape a few hundred feet up the Eiffel Tower, it's a pretty amazing city. But of course, you'll need somewhere to lay your head once the fun is over, which is why we've put together this great list of great hotels to book.