Hotel Particulier Montmartre

Jefferson Lellouche & Guilhem Touzery
18th Arrondissement

Finding this hotel is not simple. Near the top of Montmartre, off a winding tree-lined street, its gate is marked “Entrance Forbidden.” But the place more than makes up for its somewhat obscure—and out-of-the-way—location. Open since 2007, the property is a former private residence from the 1700s with a lush garden designed by Louis Benech, the landscape architect who renovated the Tuileries. There are various outdoor terraces where guests, mostly film, art, and fashion types, can have a lovely breakfast of coffee, croissants, and fresh fruit. Inside, the lobby lounge resembles a hunting room with a fireplace and velvet curtains. Oscar Comtet, the son of the former owner, has taken over the reigns of the hotel and the 28 year old is keeping things fresh with the new cocktail and tapas bar Le Très Particulier. (Rooms, from $436)

Hotel Particulier Montmartre
18th ArrondissementParis, France France
33-1/53-41-81-40