Flora Mikula, one of France’s rare female top chefs, has given up her gastronomic restaurant Les Saveurs de Flora to open her dream Paris place, a small urban auberge in the 11th arrondissement where travelers can mingle with les citoyens over delicious, affordable French-Mediterranean food. In the hotel, Paris designer Sebastien d’Ivry uses turquoise and other rich colors as a backdrop to rooms with street views. The rooms showcase vintage phones and objects from Mikula’s travels in Morocco and India. Individually decorated, they are categorized as Bohemian, Gardener, and Nature—themes inspired by the chef’s eclectic passions.
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The immediate area surrounding the hotel is a mix of modern and Haussmannian residential buildings and shops supplying modern bathroom and kitchen equipment fixtures, a vestige of trade dating to the 19th century along the heavily trafficked Boulevard Richard Lenoir. The shops and bars of the Marais are within easy walking distance. It's a five-minute stroll to the Bastille basin, where guests can catch a tour boat traveling the underground part of the Canal Saint-Martin toward the hipster restaurants and boutiques of the 10th arrondissement; along the bank, the Hôtel du Nord, a historic restaurant and backdrop for the 1938 classic film, has a loyal local following and an excellent value weekday set-price lunch menu. Travelers with small kids will benefit from the extensive playgrounds in the park immediately in front of the hotel.
Need to Know
Rooms: 21 rooms. From $119 [€94]. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: Mikula’s haute culinary skills are on display in the convivial ground-floor restaurant that serves a changing assortment of French-Mediterranean tapas based on seasonal market produce, four- and five-course set menus, and a daily special available for an astonishing €12. In place of a minibar, guests are invited to come down at any hour for a drink or snack. Spa and gym details: There is no gym, spa, or pool on-site; however, the hotel is a five-minute jog to running routes along the Seine via the Bastille basin.
Who’s it for: Foodies who prize value for money. Our favorite rooms: The nature-themed Number 305 has a modern freestanding wooden bathtub inspired by a traditional wine barrel. Local highlight: Time your stay to coincide with the open-air Thursday and Saturday food market immediately in front of the hotel on the Boulevard Richard Lenoir.