Monsieur Aristide Hotel


Classique 203 1 G Le Boulicaut

Among the cobbled streets of Montmartre – the art hub once home to Van Gogh and Picasso – this 19th-century city abode offers surprising refuge: bohemian interiors, a Mediterranean restaurant and 25 rooms and suites set around a leafy garden. Uniting the sunny Balearic Islands with France’s Belle Époque, designer Marion Collard has sourced over 200 antique pieces from flea markets. Beyond its walls, bistros and galleries abound and you’ll find La Cigale concert hall and Palais Garnier (Paris Opera) close too. Back at base, musical instruments lie around ‘at the disposal of travelling musicians’, while a Sixties Wurlitzer juke box sits in the restaurant lobby. Take a seat here for meze and small plates with herb-infused cocktails. Upstairs, rooms and suites are all rusts, mustards and locally crafted woodwork. A breakfast of flaky croissants is best taken on the balcony before exploring the city on foot: head to Sacré-Cœur (just a 12-minute walk away) for the view over Paris that never gets old.

Doubles from £161. 00 33 1 4264 3333,

Words by Megan Dickson.

This review featured in the May 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

Classique 203 1 G Le Boulicaut

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