Le Bellechasse, 7th Arr.
Tel: 33 01 45 50 22 31
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Inspired by theater sets as well as tarot and playing cards, couturier Christian Lacroix has designed Le Bellechasse's 34 rooms as colorful little nests. With the Musée d'Orsay practically across the street, you couldn't want for a better location, but the tiny rooms might make even lovebirds claustrophobic. However, it's a terrific choice for solo travelers, since the rooms are as intelligently designed as cruise ship cabins, with desks covered in hobnailed black leather, lush damask curtains, bold graphics, and large tubs. With space at a premium, the service matters a lot, and here too the hotel scores high.2008 Hot List
When to go: When to go: Paris is at its best in June, September, and October.
Which room to book: Which room to book: Get a top-floor Quai d'Orsay room such as No. 702, which overlooks the interior courtyard.