Hotel de Nice photo essay: A cheapo classic in Paris
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
Hotel de Nice
42 Bis, Rue de Rivoli
01 42 78 55 29
Metro: Saint-Paul (Line 1)