3 Stylish Paris Retreats
Published: May 2010
By Claire Downey
Bed & Style, a collection of intimate retreats, is providing travelers a new way to stay in and around the City of Light.
Fashion designer Stella Cadente transformed a private mansion an hour from Paris into a stylish B&B with nary a doily or floral duvet in sight. Five fairy tale–inspired bedrooms include the Queen of Snow, with etched mirrors and walls embedded with Swarovski crystals. Doubles from $202.
Opened in February in Paris’s Montmartre neighborhood, this 340-square-foot pied-à-terre lives up to its name, with bold draperies and hand-stitched duvets, as well as an eclectic collection of artifacts (a Buddha statue; weathered wooden chests). Request champagne and truffle-infused foie gras for your refrigerator before you arrive. Doubles from $142.
Joséphine and Bonaparte, two adjoining apartments in Paris’s 17th Arrondissement, take inspiration from France’s famous royals. Empire-style antiques and marble fireplaces are offset by playful feather-trimmed lamps and a stainless-steel kitchen. Rent both places for 1,100 square feet of space. Doubles from $566.