There’s little trace of the 17th-century convent that once stood here, except for the cobblestone entrance courtyard, but the big, wood-paneled lobby sitting rooms and bar are among the most inviting on the Left Bank, with a wood burning fireplace, comfy overstuffed chairs and antique furnishings. The adjacent conservatory breakfast nook opens onto a small garden with a fountain. All 44 rooms and suites are furnished with antiques and decorated with fine fabrics and wallpapers, and the four duplex apartments each have private terraces. Marble bathrooms are well appointed. The street is quiet and residential, but only a brief walk away from Place Saint Sulpice and the boutique-lined, busy streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près. Air conditioned, WiFi.
10 Rue Cassette, Paris 75006. Tel: 01 45 44 38 11. www.hotelabbayeparis.com
Lead photo credit : Hotel de l’Abbaye
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