Lara Southern

Hotel Thoumieux

Paris, France

by: Lara Southern

  • Why

    Sibling reunion.

  • When

    Mid-July (Bastille Day).

  • Who

    Me and my sister, Chloe.

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Highs + Lows

  • Complimentary sables (butter cookies!) upon arrival.

  • Funky, retro-chic décor and a FABULOUS bathroom equipped with Aesop products and a large freestanding tub.

  • Across the street from one of the best boulangeries in Paris: is there a better way to wake up than to the smell of baking pastries?

  • The staff, though friendly and attentive when present, like all Parisians, enjoy their leisure time and so were nowhere to be found upon returning past midnight at the hotel (it was Bastille Day, however, so one can hardly blame them).

  • The rooms, albeit charming, are small. Although, why one would ever wish to stay indoors in Paris is beyond me.

: 38/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique.

  • Vibe

    Retro-chic.

  • Location

    7th arrondissement, minutes from the Eiffel Tower.

  • Rooms

    15

  • Year Opened

    Built in 1930, opened in 2011.

  • Designed By

    India Mahdavi.

  • Pool/Gym

    Neither.

  • Restaurant

    The hotel is home to two of the new, hip food phenomenon that has swept through Paris in the past decade. Try the Restaurant Jean-Francois Piege if you like your meals to mimic masterpieces or The Brasserie Thoumieux for somewhat sexier, saucier late-night eats. (For a serious food porn fix, check this out http://www.thoumieux.fr/en/video)

  • Bar

    The Brasserie Thoumieux.

  • Wifi

    Yes.

  • Children

    Bring ‘em! Part Sofia Coppola, part Willy Wonka, the bright colours and stimulating décor are sure to delight the little ones.

  • Price

    Starting from 200 euros.

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