Ah, Paris. C’est si bon throughout the year, of course, but springtime is when it bursts into bloom, like Ms Edith Piaf into chanson. Come April, the cafes and brasseries are buzzier, and there’s a hint of la Croisette in the air. Hôtel Henriette, a short stroll through cobbled streets from the city’s Latin Quarter, is one of Paris’ newest boutique offerings. Designed by fashion editor Ms Vanessa Scoffier, the bohemian interiors combine vintage Danish teak with contemporary accessories, rattan furniture and flea-market finds. The chic (but surprisingly cheap) city-break hideaway also boasts a conservatory winter garden that opens onto a pocket-sized stonewalled patio.
Try this: As tempting as it is to stay au lit and cosy up under the giant sheepskin throws, the Hôtel Henriette breakfast is a feast of fresh pastries, breads and charcuterie not to be missed: from €10.