An intimate, classy little hotel near the Musée d'Orsay, decorated with the flair and finesse of a private home
This meticulously renovated 17th century townhouse could fairly claim to be one of the most charming buildings on one of the most enchanting streets in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
You’re just south of the river and the Musée d’Orsay, among the art-drenched cafés and historic houses of St Germain des Pres. Verlaine, Rimbaud, Camus and Sartre all lived, wrote and drank near here; today Karl Lagerfeld is your neighbour.
Inside you’ll find a homely drawing room with exposed beams, panelled walls, bright rugs, endless books and a roaring fire in winter. Below is a vaulted breakfast room; up the winding stairs are 26 small but perfectly formed bedrooms.
Owner Sylvie de Lattre has chosen every framed engraving, every carved bedhead, every inch of fabric wallpaper, to create a beautiful if somewhat busy aesthetic.
You also get 20th century mod cons, including air-con (in most rooms), wi-fi, and compact but functional shower-bathrooms. It’s an excellent and slightly exclusive choice if (like us) you spend most of the time sightseeing, and want to come home to tranquility and good taste at an affordable price.
The Hotel Verneuil, Paris is a charming hotel with 26 rooms with doubles costing from €136 for room only.