Notre Dame, as seen from the Tour Montparnasse, stands on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement. Spiralling like a snail’s shell from central Paris to the suburbs, Paris has 20 arrondissements – the word means “roundings” as the neighborhoods are “rounded off”.
Paris - Travel Tips

Where to stay in Paris, the most romantic city in the world

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Paris - Travel Tips Where to stay in Paris, the most romantic city in the world

In a city as popular as Paris, how do you pick one hotel from another?


Parisian expert Elisa, from World in Paris, is dedicated to helping travelers find the city's off-the-beaten-path spots. Here are her recommendations where to stay when doing just that.

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Hotel La Lanterne

In an excellent location, between Notre Dame and Luxembourg Gardens, Hotel La Lanterne has attractive rooms and some great facilities like a spa, a pool, and a beautiful private garden.

It's the perfect place to finish your days exploring Paris, especially if you're looking for somewhere relaxing and away from the hustle and bustle and in the heart of the Paris restaurant scene.

Stay at Hotel La Lanterne

Castex Hotel

Stay in the heart of the quintessential Le Marais, and finish your days in the hotel’s quiet garden.

Rooms are cute and bright, with a very defined contemporary design.

Also, the hotel offers an excellent breakfast served in its impressive stone cellar.

Stay at Hotel Castex

Hotel OFF Paris Seine

Hotel OFF Paris Seine is the first floating hotel in the city. Opened just a couple of years ago the hotel has an awesome contemporary design, with straight lines and warm colors.

The common spaces are divided into two long blocks with a lap swimming pool in between.

When the weather is nice the sliding glass doors are left open: expect a cool, fresh atmosphere!

Stay at Hotel OFF Paris Seine


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