Jacques Garcia designed this tiny, sexy-looking hotel, a bolthole sans restaurant on a picturesque cobblestoned street in between animated rue Saint André des Arts, Boulevard Saint-Michel and the Seine. The rooms are opulently masculine, done out in a modern Empire style with silk curtains, striped upholstery and carpets, and bold patterned or striped wallpaper. White bedlinen, and orchids in the bathroom provide brushes with minimalist calm. Breakfast is served in the entrance lobby, an exotic 19th-century cocktail of black and gold paint, straight-backed armchairs and long red-velvet drapes. Directly opposite, also broodingly painted black, the Résidence des Arts offers another 11 rooms along the same plush, good-value lines.