To say the Relais Christine was enchanting is an understatement. A former nunnery-turned-residence-turned-hotel, the 49 rooms are set back on a quiet street and several of the suites open to a private garden. Each room is individually designed, and breakfast is served in the 13th century crypt, completing the historic mood of the property. The hotel will loan you bikes to get around, though the cobblestone streets are easily accessed on foot.
The view out of your room (even if you are not lucky enough to have a view of the private garden, booked a year in advance!) is a quiet, traffic-less Cobblestone Street. It’s hard to believe you’re around the corner from the Ponte Neuf, one of Paris’ most famous bridges, and many local galleries, designer shops and charming restaurants are within a few easy blocks of the hotel.