Where to Stay and Eat in Paris

Where to Stay and Eat in Paris

Your insider’s guide to the latest fashionable restaurants and trendy hotels

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Hôtel de Crillon

The Crillon emerged in July 2017 from a five-year renovation as Paris’s most beautiful luxury hotel. With rooms designed like your own opulent pied-à-terre, two restaurants, a magnificent bar, a spa and pool, this is where you go for that weekend to remember. www.rosewoodhotels.com

Maison Bréguet

This glamorous new five-star gem, tucked away on a quiet street at the intersection of the Marais, the Bastille, and the hip 11th arrondissement, won’t remain a black book address for long. Understated luxury and attention to detail, from the custom furniture to designer fabrics, add up to total gorgeousness. There’s also a pool, steam room and sauna, and a chic restaurant and cocktail bar. www.maisonbreguet.com

Hotel Eiffel Blomet

Hôtel Eiffel Blomet

Proximity to the Eiffel Tower is by no means its only virtue. This handsome hotel’s chic Art Deco-inspired rooms and superb swimming pool, complete with a roomy sauna and steam room, all come at a knockout price. www.hoteleiffelblomet.com

Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers

Set in a Haussmannian building close to top-notch shopping, dining, sightseeing and nightlife, this sophisticated newcomer is a universe unto itself, with a chic restaurant, café and bar, as well as its own little boutique. Its jewel-toned rooms are both cosy and becoming. www.hotelnational.paris

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa

On a quiet street off rue Saint-Honoré, a few steps from place Vendôme, this ravishing boutique hotel manages to be high-class without pretension. Relax with a drink in the chic lobby bar after a refreshing swim in the pool. Its location in the beating heart of Paris is just icing on the cake. www.leroch-hotel.com

Hotel Pastel

Whistler Paris

This spanking new boutique hotel’s proximity to the Gare du Nord is a big plus for Eurostar travellers, but there’s much more to love, including handsome travel-themed rooms done up like sleeper cars on the Orient Express. Savvy travellers know this is a great neighbourhood. www.whistlerparis.com

Hôtel Pastel

Besides being charming, chic and well located, a large part of this boutique hotel’s allure is its very attractive prices. Though rooms are small, even by Paris standards, tall windows, high ceilings and an ingenious floor plan make them feel cosy, not cramped. www.hotelpastelparis.com

Hôtel des Grands Boulevards

Opened in January 2018 by the Experimental Group, this edgy-elegant hotel riffs on the indoor-outdoor theme, with restaurant, bar, and balconies overlooking a central courtyard with a retractable roof for nice weather. www.grandsboulevardshotel.com

Dining at Comice



Don’t let its off-the-beaten-path location keep you from experiencing one of Paris’s top newcomers to the dining scene. This husband and wife team, both veterans of top rooms in Paris, the US, and Canada, create dishes and wine pairings of sophistication, and diners’ preferences are honoured with pleasure. www.comice.paris


This classic wine bar-restaurant in the historic passage des Panoramas is right back in the limelight with a new chef serving top-notch Italian fare accompanied by a roster of hand-picked natural wines. www.racinesparis.com

Bouillon Pigalle

Modelled on the deeply Parisian 19th-century bouillons, the all-day brasseries, this spacious restaurant reprises the traditional codes: long banquettes, humongous
mirrors, bentwood chairs, linens, globe lights – but in its own contemporary way. The menu, brimming with hearty French staples like boeuf bourguignon, house pâté and hard-boiled eggs, is cheap, plentiful and served in a laid-back atmosphere. www.bouillonpigalle.com

Les Grands Verres

A good reference for a neighbourhood lacking in choice (it’s only steps from the Musée Guimet, Palais Galliera fashion museum, and the MAM), this soaring industrial space in the Palais de Tokyo contemporary arts centre has all the gastronomic bases covered, plus a menu of wildly imaginative craft cocktails and some fine dishes at lunch and dinner. There’s also a laid-back wine bar. www.palaisdetokyo.com

From France Today magazine

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American journalist Jennifer Ladonne, a Paris resident since 2004, writes regular features on French heritage, culture, travel, food & wine for France Today magazine, and is the restaurants and hotels reviewer for Fodor's Paris, France and Provence travel guides. Her articles have appeared in CNN Travel, AFAR, The Huffington Post, MSN and Business Insider.

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