Hôtel Particulier Montmartre
The five-room Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, on a leafy cobblestoned passageway, is a pint-size hideaway with outsize design. The three-story Directoire façade is pleasingly geometrical—lead urns march up the steps to the front door, which is framed by iron lanterns on brackets. But the artist-designed rooms add unexpected edge. One is wrapped in a photomural of dense branches. Another is dressed entirely in men’s suiting fabrics: a drap de laine bedcover edged in tuxedo satin, pin-striped flannel for a buttoned slipper chair. The garden, full of plush little pockets of ever- green shrubs and trees, is by celebrity landscape designer Louis Benech, who made it feel wild and impromptu—just barely brought to heel.