Art deco comes out to play at Hotel Thoumieux, a boutique Left Bank hotel with all the right modcons. Holding its own in the aristocratic 7th arrondissement, Thoumieux sits close to the Eiffel Tower on a busy street filled with small shops, above the famous restaurant of the same name (try the cockles if it’s the last thing you do). The young staff is amongst the friendliest you’ll find, while the rooms are relatively spacious and bathrooms exceptional, with towels to get lost in. Bonuses come in the form of espresso machines and Apple tablets in each room, and the extremely comfortable beds. Watch out for the wallpaper though, it takes a little time to adjust your eyes – those who like their colours neutral might be better off elsewhere.