Hôtel Adèle & Jules has an enviable location: a peaceful patch of the ninth arrondissement, a five-minute walk from the Grand Boulevards.
Charles de Gaulle, France’s largest international airport, is 23 kilometres away, a 50-minute drive. Hotel transfers can be arranged for €80; alternatively, book a limousine for €95, €105 or €140 (for up to two, four or seven passengers, respectively).
Paris Gare du Nord station is three kilometres from the hotel, a 20-minute drive, connecting Paris to London, Brussels, Amsterdam and other European hot spots thanks to the Eurostar. You can also catch SNCF services to a host of French destinations. Hotel transfers from the station start at €60. The Grand Boulevards Métro station is a five-minute walk away.
The hotel has two private car-parking spaces (€30, daily), which need to be booked in advance. Alternatively, there’s a public car park at 5 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, five minutes from Adèle & Jules.
Worth getting out of bed for
Walk around Montmartre village, one of Paris’ most intriguing 'hoods; use the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur as your lodestar while you navigate the tangle of streets. There are plenty of surprises, but we're especially fond of the Clos Montmartre Vineyard, which was cultivated to protect the land from development and add a welcome shot of green; find it along the Rue des Saules, and to try the wine visit during October's Fête des Vendanges when bottles are auctioned off. Some of the city’s biggest calling cards are just a short walk away from the hotel: Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette, Champs-Élysées, Le Marais, Notre-Dame and other Parisian must-sees. Marvel at the opulence of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum, an eye-poppingly extravagant Haussmann mansion that has aged utterly gracefully. Swap secular art for religious art at Sainte-Chapelle, the royal, Gothic-style chapel housed within the Palais de la Cité. Sometimes, classical concerts are hosted here. And, closer to home, you can see elaborate edible sculptures and take a few taste tests in the Musée du Chocolat or meet lifelike waxworks at the Musée Grévin.
Les Diables au Thym is one of the hotel’s tastiest – and nearest – neighbours, just a few steps away on Rue Bergère. Canard & Champagne: we can’t imagine a more heavenly proposition. The bubbles-and-duck-toting restaurant shares Passage des Panoramas with Caffè Stern. And Richer dishes up reliably excellent plates of food, even by Parisian standards; the wine list is equally winsome.
Pick up sweet treats from sugary treasure trove A la Mère de Famille, which has several Parisian outposts (the closest is on Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, a five-minute stroll away).
Continue the wine theme at Frenchie, a clever little proposition on Rue de Nil that spans a restaurant, wine bar and takeaway counter. Nantes-born owner and executive chef Gregory Marchand trained in France, but honed his skills while travelling the world; in Frenchie, he’s established exactly the kind of joint he likes to frequent.