Hôtel du Sentier
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 30 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round.
THE STORY: Hieroglyphics and sculptures of the Egyptian goddess Hathor… On the small Place du Caire, you’ll notice a façade that could beguile the Nile! Vacant for the last ten years, the building that it belongs to was renovated by Charlotte and Samuel Castro (she’s a former actor and restaurateur, he’s a neurologist and emergency doctor), who entrusted their project to architect Vincent Bastie – cofounder of the Artefak agency. After eighteen months of renovations, the Hôtel du Sentier offers up thirty spacious and luminous rooms spread out over six floors, crafted with fine materials (solid oak floors, marble bathtubs and showers, black porcelain switches…), some of which are equipped with superb patterned windows – like the clover version on the fourth floor, that respects the original model from 1826. A special mention for the couple’s eco-conscious practices: waste collection and sorting, heat provided by wastewater treatment plants… and locally sourced fare at the bistro, which you can nibble on while seated on the terrace! Double rooms starting at €180 a night.
TOILETRIES: My Aromatic Wish soap, body lotion and a “hair, body and soul” product.
BREAKFAST: Room service (€20) with coffee, tea, fresh fruit juice, croissants, chocolate croissants, tartines with butter and jam, fruit salad…
LITTLE LUXURY: The two bedrooms on the top floor, with a rooftop terrace and an incredible view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower!