Relax Into Romance- The Soothing Parisian Pace of Life At Seductive Hotels

Need anyone an excuse to languor in romance? And even more to the point, need anyone an excuse to indulge in romance in Paris? Since the answers to the above are Non! and Non! Here are just a handful of delightful love nests in which you can stay while doing both. 

Paris has seen dozens of new hotel openings in recent years. Many of the older hotels that were formerly 3-stars have now been bought out and refashioned into 4-star and 5-star Luxury properties.

For a to-the-manor-born feel, there is no topping both Le Bristol, for its luxurious opulence and classic French decor, and Hotel Particulier Montmartre, which also offers a complete package but in a more discreet way. Here you find sumptuous rooms designed with an homage to a true aristocrat's shabby-chic flair, an on-premise restaurant, the bar that is just downstairs and adjacent to the garden, the interior courtyard garden and the super-secret entryway . This is a haven unto itself that has been designed for ultra-exclusive enjoyment. 

A new gem on the landscape is this universe unto itself in one of the oldest of Parisian neighborhoods, the Quartier Latin. This boutique hotel is themed after writer and naturalist Alexandre Dumas' chefs d'oeuvre, hence the name the Hotel Monte Cristo. The property is exudes quiet luxury, boasts a downstairs heated pool, and has you right at the foot of the oh-so charming rue Mouffetard. 

For more Left Bank chic, stay in the famous L;Hotel just near the Ecole des Beaux Arts where Oscar Wilde spent his last days. The restaurant here, Le Restaurant, has earned its Michelin star and the bar, in which still hangs pictures of former regular clients such as Johnny Depp and Mick Jagger, gives you that not-so-subtle reminder of 'only in Paris.' 

The Villa Madame is one such luxury property that offers the enticement of an experience. Two more romantically-themed hotels that you'll find here on this list are Hotel de JoBo (JoBo standing for Josephine Bonaparte, the woman who symbolizes French romance) and Le Roch Hotel & Spa. Each property offers a cocoon-like experience and deliver on your expectations when you book a hotel getaway. 

4ème Arrondissement
Hôtel de JoBo
Photo courtesy of hotel de jobo


One of the first things that strikes you when you enter this in-the-heart-of-the-Marais hotel is the replica painting of Josephine Bonaparte wearing a pair of dark sunglasses as she lounges insouciantly. The Bambi Sloane interior also makes full...  Read More

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche


This hotel is the Left Bank's little secret. It has been the favorite spot of not just literary giants like Oscar Wilde fleeing his torrid past, but also fullfledged rock stars like Mick Jagger and rockstar-like film icons such as Johnny Depp....  Read More

Hotel Le Six
Photo courtesy of Christophe Bielsa for Le Six Hotel


This utterly comfortable and welcoming 4-star hotel situated strategically in the Left Bank's chic 6th arrondissement places you just between the fabulous shopping of Montparnasse and the quiet relaxation of the Jardin du Luxembourg....  Read More

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche
Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette
Photo courtesy of Hotel La Belle Juliette


Immerse yourself not just in a lovely and buzzing little area of Paris' upscale 6th arrondissement, but also into the fascinating pages of history of Madame Juliette R????camier, the namesake of Hotel La Belle Juliette. The couple who...  Read More

7th Arondissement - Eiffel Tower and Invalides
Hotel Thoumieux
Photo courtesy of Hotel Thoumieux


This private boutique hotel within minutes' walking of the Eiffel Tower was splashed onto the scene several years ago by none other than interior design maven India Mahdavi. It remains a favorite with celebrities and other incognito-types...  Read More

1er Arrondissement


Her name might not be famous yet across the Atlantic but interior designer Sarah Lavoine has gotten off to an impressive start with this, her first hotel design. The midnight-blue that greets you in the lobby opens up into a naturally-lit dining...  Read More

5th Arondissement - Latin Quarter


In this new Latin Quarter luxury boutique hotel you will find a touch of the exotic at every unexpected turn. It is a tribute to author Alexandre Dumas' father who was born in Haiti and died when this genius to whom we can be grateful for The...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement
Le Bristol Paris
Photo courtesy of Le Bristol, Paris photo by Hana Le Van


Le Bristol is classic France. The very French, yet fresh and uplifting decor, is just what you dreamed of when you booked your Parisian vacation. In other words, nothing here will disappoint and everything is sure to exceed your expectations. ...  Read More



Known as the very particular 'hotel particulier' this rambling 19th c. mansion tucked away along a private gated pathway toward the top of the Butte Montmartre transports you to some secluded hillside in Transylvania the instant you're ushered...  Read More

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche


There are few places in the city which pay such elegant homage to the feminine as you'll find here at the Villa Madame. Just steps from the world-renowned (for its beauty) Place St. Sulpice, you cannot get any more Left Bank than this. This...  Read More


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Paige's latest book, The Romantic Couple's Guide To The City of Love, Sexy Paris follows her earlier guidebook Paris On 4 Paws, A Dog Lover's Guide To The City of Light and her acclaimed...  More About Paige