Le Damantin Hôtel & Spa – Paris

Le Damantin Hôtel & Spa is a boutique hotel in the 8th arrondissement that’s as close to the river Seine as you can get without taking a cruise. Overlooking the horse chestnuts lining the river, this hotel was once a private mansion house. Haussmann missed this building as it retains its earlier Louis XVIII era exterior.

The style of the hotel is one of refined luxury, employing judicious use of marble, wood, brass, and tweed. The rooms are understated, making use of neutral colours and contemporary furniture all contained within a timeless Parisian feel. With large windows, they also offer an unforgettable view of the Parisian skyline.

The restaurant and bar, ‘F’ serves a delicious blend of traditional Mediterranean and Italian food. You can also find two bars including one on the patio of the hotel’s interior courtyard. You can pamper yourself in the spa with a range of massages, facial treatments and aesthetic options such as manicuring and makeup.

Fully beautified, you’ll be ready for opera at Palais Garnier, just a 15 – 20 minute drive away. Two famous museums, the Louvre and the d’Orsay are even closer. Musée Rodin, exhibiting the work of the legendary sculptor, isn’t much further away. This is also a prime location for luxury shopping with Chanel and Louis Vuitton close at hand.