The new hotels that ignited our passion for romantic escapes

The best hotels in Paris

Indulge in a spicy night with your significant other ! The days of exclusive romance in palaces and ultra-luxurious 5-star hotels are over. Put on your sexy lingerie and plan a rendezvous with your loved one in these new hotels, as beautiful as they are conducive to romantic escapades. DO NOT DISTURB !


Norman : The Mad Men Experience

Norman hotel in Paris

Seduction factor : We absolutely love the 60’s club-inspired décor of The Norman, straight out of the Mad Men series. With brown leather or velvet ocher ultra-designed chairs (hello, Van Buren-style chaise in the Junior Suites), olive green walls, and beautiful carpets, the ambiance is perfect. From the quiet Balzac street overlooking the Champs-Élysées, you can see the beautiful Thiou restaurant, nicknamed by the Thai chef Apiradee Thirakomen, attracting well-dressed families from the neighborhood. The hotel offers a subdued hotel bar atmosphere, perfect for sipping cocktails on extraordinary sofas while whispering sweet words.

Spicy touch : Use your imagination in each room, featuring a charming detail to enhance your experience. For instance : a large mirror placed on the side of the bed (especially in the Superior Rooms), an XXL bathtub, or an elegant bench for a captivating striptease. Ready for it ? Stay tuned for the spa opening in March – the pool might inspire some ideas.

Norman, 9 rue Balzac, Paris 8th. 01 42 99 80 80. Rooms starting from €365.

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Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs : The Retro Retreat

Grands Voyageurs hotel in Paris

Seduction factor : Joyfully nostalgic, this aptly named hotel invites you to immerse yourself in the chic atmosphere of luxury trains and legendary ocean liners. Nestled in a quiet street in the 6th, this charming refuge bears the talented touch of Milanese architect Fabrizio Casiraghi. Good taste and simplicity infuse the 138 rooms bathed in cream tones, adorned with mahogany-colored wooden panels, furniture with clean lines, and lovely leather-clad nightstands. The same serene mood prevails in the hotel's living spaces. A majestic marble bar, a warm restaurant surrounded by velvet banquettes, all complemented by an exciting menu mixing Parisian and New York influences : lobster roll (€25), pâté en croûte (€16), mimolette cheese grilled cheese (€14), chicken supreme (€28), and raw cream apple pie (€11). Music takes a prominent place at Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs. A few steps down from the lobby, discover Poppy, a clandestine bar with dim lighting where, from 10 pm, the atmosphere heats up with DJs and well-crafted botanical-influenced cocktails. And every Thursday, there's candlelit piano karaoke night !

Spicy touch : Forget your playlist and feel the sexy vibe of vinyl records ! In the Deluxe and Junior Suite rooms, a turntable is available with a selection of vinyl records. Simply order through the online library in the room directory. Dance barefoot on the star-studded carpet and let the charm work its magic…

Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs, 92 rue de Vaugirard, Paris 6th. 01 49 54 87 00. Rooms starting from €250.


Pilgrim : The 70's Vibes

Pilgrim hotel in Paris

Seduction factor : Located just in front of the Collège des Bernardins in the romantic Latin Quarter, Pilgrim boasts a fusion silhouette of brutalist and 70’s styles. The gray walls with exposed pipes are adorned with vibrant pops of orange and sun yellow. No restaurant here, but a nice terrace where you can imagine having your breakfast on sunny days and a cocktail bar to enjoy a last Dirty Martini or Bloody Mary (from €16) before heading back to your rooms. The rooms, with high and particularly comfortable beds, follow these color codes and are adorned with beautiful drawings, photographs, and posters scattered on the walls. A special mention for the clean beauty products from the Swedish brand L.A. Bruket in the bathroom.

Spicy touch : The wellness area is definitely the place to be, with the 37 m² pool accessible until 10 pm (joy of night baths) with the option of a hot tub by simply pressing a button on the bench. Also, a small passion for the terrace suite with no vis-à-vis. Just saying.

Hôtel Pilgrim, 11 rue de Poissy, Paris 5th. 01 80 27 33 11. Rooms starting from €220.


Villa-des-Prés : The Private Mansion Charm

Villa-des-Prés hotel in Paris

Seduction factor : This confidential haven, adorned with 5 stars, is nestled in the charming Rue de Buci in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. French interior designer Bruno Borione has crafted a hand-stitched decoration for the 34 rooms and suites, featuring custom-made furniture, refined fabrics, and original artworks. Our favorites? The suite on the 7th floor with its sublime terrace capturing the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré-Cœur in the distance : magical in the evening to embrace the night under the candlelight, not to mention the rooms on the 1st floor opening onto lovely green spaces where it's good to lounge. And if "the best moment of love is when you climb the stairs," then boycott the elevator at least once during your stay ! Adorned with superb stained glass windows and gently carpeted steps, those at Villa-des-Prés are a prelude in themselves... Unfortunately, the hotel does not have a restaurant but features a cute little bar clad in wood and leather with a menu of well-crafted signature cocktails like the Gourmande, mixing cognac, dark chocolate shavings, and a vanilla cloud, a perfect prelude to a night of love (€23).

Spicy touch : Put on your bathrobe and head down to the spa before 10 pm, reserved exclusively for hotel guests. Start with a few laps in the heated pool and then retreat to the sauna for a temperature rise...

Villa-des-Prés, 29 rue de Buci, Paris 6th. 01 89 40 05 00. Rooms starting from €539.


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