Staying in the former artist’s village of Montmartre means wandering the cobbled streets once inhabited by Picasso, Dalí and Van Gogh, and being on the doorstep of the Moulin Rouge cabaret, for that all-important selfie. These hotels represent the pick of the bunch for a stay in this hilltop Paris neighbourhood – bookable with Culture Trip.
It’s no secret Paris has a reputation as a city for lovers, and Hotel Montmartre Mon Amour is passionate about preserving it. As the name suggests, this small but luxurious hotel cultivates amour à la française; lucky guests can begin the day by tucking into the Buffet of Love, which includes heart-shaped waffles drizzled with honey, and the theme extends to the stylish interiors by Sandrine Alouf. You can also add amorous messages to heart-shaped slates while tucking into a “lovebox” intimacy kit that includes items such as a “ring for a kiss” bell.
Just a stone’s throw from the legendary Moulin de la Galette, Best Western Plus Hotel Littéraire Marcel Aymé is perhaps the quirkiest hotel in Montmartre. This 39-room literary hotel flaunts retro 1950s decor inspired by the popular novels of Marcel Aymé, a well-loved French novelist and playwright. Literary sculptures adorn the walls alongside book extracts, offering pearls of wisdom at every turn. Expect well-stocked bookcases and comfy chairs to curl up in with a page-turner, but if socialising is more your thing, enjoy a drink in the cocktail lounge.
If you’re looking for intimate luxury away from the hubbub, Montmartre Résidence is the place for you. This art-deco, four-star establishment offers stylish studios and private two- and three-bedroom apartments designed to make you feel like you’re at home. If you fancy treating yourself or a loved one, order a home massage, hairdressing or beauty treatments by Olivier Lecocq. There’s no better place than your own private living quarters to enjoy a moment of peace or, indeed, the chef à domicile experience.
If you fancy a dose of high-class luxury, try the five-star Maison Souquet. Named France’s top hotel for romance in the 2020 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards, this might just top the rest for the best romantic getaway. Treat your special someone to a “rain of roses” in the morning and spend the evening sipping champagne in a cosy private spa, with five-star butler service on tap. Be sure to reserve early, as this highly coveted hotel books up fast.
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