There are no obvious outside signs indicating that this elegant mansion surrounded by gardens is anything but a private residence. Indeed, this hotel was a family home until 2007, when two Parisians from the contemporary art world turned it into an exclusive B&B. You enter through a cobblestone passage buzzing at the black gate for the door to open. Inside, the lobby is decorated like the rooms, with a mix of contemporary artwork and antiques. Each of the spacious
suites has a different theme, and each is decorated by a different artist; the results range from modern minimalist to cozy and classic. Though service could use improvement, and prices are as steep as the Montmartre hills for room rates and breakfast, those seeking something off-the-beaten track may find this unique and beautiful property ideal. The secluded locale and one-of-a-kind setting makes one feel privvy to an insider's secret. Try the popular weekend brunch at 36€ per person, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm.
8 rue Jean Goujon, Paris, 75008, France