Saint Thomas d’Aquin
This greenery-swathed mansion is a real find, not only owing to its St Germain location but also because it’s both stylish and incredibly good value for money. The lobby and sitting room are simply decorated, with light-grey walls, boxy armchairs and dark-wood tables strewn with newspapers and magazines. The rooms all come with chic checked or striped curtains and headboards, French windows with wooden shutters and free WiFi. Aperitifs can be taken in the salon, where breakfast takes place. Leafy, pretty and prized for its peacefulness, the rue du Pré aux Clercs is also home to a new sibling establishment, the three-star, smarter and more costly Hôtel Saint-Vincent.