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For years, Hôtel de Nice has topped EuroCheapo’s list as one of the more beautiful and charming, while still affordable, places to stay in Paris. With rates between €80-220, gorgeously kitsch interiors and a central location in the Marais, this place is hard to beat. Walking into the hotel through the turquoise blue doors, you may feel like you’re entering a carefully designed chateau in Provence, circa 1850.
To capture the charm and magic of the experience of staying at the hotel, we’ve put together a detailed photo essay of the property and surrounding neighborhood. Take a look at these photos to get a feel for this Belle Époque-style oasis in the heart of Paris.
As you approach the hotel, you’ll see the impressive Hotel de Ville:
Adjacent to the hotel, you’ll find a courtyard with several charming cafés:
You can pick out Hotel de Nice from its iconic blue door, black and white tiling and flowerbeds:
Entering the hotel, you’ll feel as if you’ve arrived at a 19th-century chateau, complete with decorative flowers and a winding, carpeted staircase:
Although the hotel includes an elevator, you might actually prefer to take the lovely, winding stairs:
The hotel’s salon is the perfect place for breakfast, or to unwind with a book after a long day exploring Paris:
Charming little details lie around every corner:
These beautiful stained glass windows are on every floor as you make your way up the stairs:
Each room has a balcony, some bigger than others. This one overlooks a side street, while the larger rooms allow a view of Rue de Rivoli, where you can even see the top of the Notre Dame:
It doesn’t get more Belle Époque then this—charming antique details and antique French prints:
The color theme varies throughout the different room options. This one has intricate red wallpaper and golden curtains that will transport you back to earlier days:
Some of the corridors feature old covers of Le Petit Journal, a popular French newspaper:
The double sets of curtains mean you can gaze out over sunny Paris in privacy, and then shut out the light altogether if you’d like to catch some shuteye:
This balcony allows you to step out and take in an ideal view of Paris. But watch your step!
Intricate details even on the iron-wrought balcony make for a picturesque stay:
Peak under the flowerbeds and you might catch a glimpse of the café culture below:
All Photos by Kaitlin Davella
42 Bis, Rue de Rivoli
01 42 78 55 29
Metro: Saint-Paul (Line 1)