Cour des Vosges Hotel

Paris, France

If you’ve ever fancied playing Parisian aristocrat, savouring delicate patisseries and browsing art pieces from a private collection, Cour des Vosges is the pied-à-terre for you. Rich in history, this 17th-century mansion is the only hotel to overlook the manicured lawns of Paris’ oldest square: Louis XIII’s Place des Vosges. Hidden from the tourist traps in the fashionable Marais area – close to the Musée National Picasso – the intimate 12-room retreat comes with all the grandeur you’d expect from the City of Lights. Hand-painted wooden beams frame rooms (some complete with private kitchens) adorned with soft-blue seating, sumptuous rugs and onyx tables peppered with the owner’s artworks and literature. An à la carte breakfast fit for a king and hidden Roman bath are finishing touches.

Doubles from £497. 00 33 1 4250 3030,

Words by Megan Dickson.

This review was taken from the Christmas 2021 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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