The bourgeois-bohemian neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is all about small, singular delights, the Hotel Récamier is no exception. Hidden away behind the trees of the Place Saint-Suplice, in a six-storey supermodel-slender townhouse with wrought-iron Juliet balconies, the Hotel Recamier oozes luxe, calme et volupté.
Inside, a pastel-coloured designer lobby, brown-velvet sofas and gold-leather armchairs arranged around a fireplace, and here and there revisited bust statues of Madame Récamier, a 19th-Century beauty famous for entertaining key political and intellectual figures.
What we love
- Waking up to this décor can’t help but put a content smile on your face. Step out, and Paris’ left bank is at your (incredibly stylish) doorstep.
- Being rewarded with complimentary soft drinks and snacks after a hard day out (daily between 4 pm and 6 pm).
- Mingling with the other guests in the Hotel Récamier’s intimate bamboo adorned backyard terrace.