With its cutting-edge style mixed with sophistication and elegance, Keppler could be one of the most iconic and stylish hotels in Paris. Previously a two-starrer, and reincarnated as a glamorous sibling to the Duc de St-Simon in the 7th and nearby Hotel François Ier, the Keppler is more or less monochrome but decidedly not minimalist, rocking lots of pattern, stripes, animal prints and dashes of bold colour. Famous designer Pierre Yves Rochon is the artist of this ‘jewel box hotel’, situated in a 19th century Haussmanian building. It’s harmonious, nonetheless and decidedly discreet: there’s no restaurant, and the gym and bar are for guests only. The arty fashiony books in the ground-floor salon make it a lovely place to ensconce yourselves for tea or a sharpener. Alternatively, book a suite with a rooftop terrace and hole up with drinks, room service and an Eiffel Tower view.