A recent visit confirmed our belief that this is still one of the most alluring small hotels in Paris. Even with renovations and changes of proprietor and manager since our previous visit, the place has retained that special something and we stand by our recommendation that this is the perfect place for a special occasion. First glimpsed through French windows beyond a pretty courtyard, the interior looks – and is – wonderfully inviting. The sale is elegantly chic, with beautiful furniture that you might find in a private house.
   Twin bedrooms are more spacious that doubles. Both of the suites are beautiful – one resplendent in green, gold and peach; the other had rich linen wallpaper decorated with colourful teacups, and the cushions and curtains match. But, if you don’t want to spend over 400 € for one of these, ask for one of the doubles rooms with a terrace. The one we stayed in had charming rustic wallpaper and the terrace itself was leafy, quiet and idyllic in the morning sun.
   Throughout, oil paintings sit alongside prints of Paris and give the place a simple elegance. Beware the uneven steps going down to the intimate breakfast room, but, once down there, enjoy the extensive breakfast – you can take this in the courtyard in the summer. Prices are high, but not unreasonable for what they offer.