La Belle Juliette
La Belle Juliette is one of a new breed of charming, design-conscious boutique hotels in Paris. Sitting in the heart of the St Germain on the Left Bank, the focus is on pure Parisian chic – painted panelled walls, dainty furniture and rich fabrics are all given a contemporary twist, while the mod-cons (your own in-room iMac and free WiFi) give a nod to the style-focused traveller. There is a small basement spa and a sumptuous bar/tea room, La Talma, complete with roaring fire and grand piano. Juliette (or Jeanne Bernand) after who the hotel is named, was a noted beauty and hostess who held salons throughout the early part of the 19th Century and held great influence over some of the most famous political and literary figures of the day. Staying at La Belle Juliette is a real treat – this is contemporary Paris at its most fabulous.