Built in 1827, L’Hotel holds a special place in Parisians’ hearts. The discrete and historic five-star hotel has 20 glamorous rooms including a nearly 600-square-foot penthouse with a terrace, a restaurant, bar and hammam pool in the basement.
Tucked behind the newly renovated Saint-Sulpice church, the six-story Hotel Recamier is chic and sophisticated. While interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot made each of the 24 rooms, ranging from small to spacious, they all share a soothing neutral palette.
Housed inside a light-filled, contemporary Jean Nouvel building, the foundation highlights acclaimed international talent such as the Japanese pop artist Takeshi Kitano and the Australian sculptor Ron Mueck.
Once inside the dimly lit Basque restaurant you’ll be elbow-to-elbow with boisterous locals and tourists feasting on dishes like the restaurant’s legendary rice pudding, accompanied by salted butter caramel and crunchy meringues.