Paris is known worldwide to be a historical and charming capital city, offering visitors a wide range of tasty food and numerous museums. Most travellers will also add that the city has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ (indescribable quality) that adds to the reputation of this famous city as the capital of romance.
Where to stay in a boutique hotel in Paris? The most beautiful areas at a glance:
The historical city centre, wonder of architecture and culture
The centre of the capital is known for the Eiffel Tower, an engineering marvel built for the 1889 world exhibition that quickly became the symbol of the city and France. The historical centre is easily recognisable with its Georges Haussman designed street, all converging towards the Arc de Triomphe. Many residential streets are home to some of the finest boutique hotels in Paris which were mostly former private ‘hotel particulier’ from the bourgeoisie and got refurbished into charming boutique hotel. This district is perfect to explore by foot – especially for architecture and culture lovers as each street has a fantastic story to tell.
Montmartre, the young and artistic district
If you are looking to discover the dynamic Paris, then this is the area for you! With beautifully renovated hotels, and former caves turned into restaurants, this area is perfect for young travellers looking to explore the city by day but also enjoy its buzzing nightlife. Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is the heart of art in Paris with street artists, street performance and the nearby Moulin Rouge offering night shows. The area offers some of the most modern boutique hotels in Paris. The district has been home to painters such as Van Gogh and Renoir. Learn much more at the Montmartre museum. Couples must pass by the Instagram-worthy ‘mur des je t’aime’, a wall where ‘I love you’ is written in more than 250 languages as a sign of people being torn apart but brought back together by this wall.
The rich history of the bridges and museums along the Seine
Cutting the city into two, the Seine has always been a prominent part of Paris economy, life and development. The most interesting bridges for visitors is the Pont des Arts, a bridge where lovers tie a locker with their initial and throw the key in the river in the hope to keep their love alive. The Pont des Arts offers spectacular views onto the Basilique Notre Dame de Paris and direct access to the nearby Musee du Louvre. This area is ideal for stunning boutique hotels in Paris with views onto the Seine.
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