Sleep beneath the pre-guillotined head of Marie Antoinette or amid the turmoil of the French Revolution in one of the six individually themed rooms. Despite the exclusive VIP tendencies, the hotel keeps a family-run vibe with a good balance of discretion and friendliness. Rooms are meticulously decked out with iPod ports, hidden air-conditioning, and custom furniture. The top-floor Eiffel Tower duplex has its own little balcony overlooking the rooftops. The hidden restaurant
in the 15th-century cave serves elegant French cuisine; it's a superb deal, especially for lunch. Just steps from rue St-Honoré, the hotel is within a quick walk of major areas of interest and métro lines.