Homes and Antiques Magazine - - TRAVEL - re­lais-chris­

City breaks can be ex­haust­ing; some­times you need a lit­tle time out to re­cover be­tween mu­seum trips and shop­ping sprees. This for­mer me­dieval abbey in the heart of Saint-Ger­main-des-Prés on Paris’s Left Bank is on the doorstep of must-see sites such as NotreDame Cathe­dral, the Musée d’Or­say and The Lou­vre. It is also close to the an­tiques mecca that is the Marais dis­trict. When you want to es­cape the crowds, re­treat to the beau­ti­fully de­signed court­yard where you can rest among taste­fully trimmed top­i­ary. For a re­ally serene stay, book one of the suites that share a pri­vate gar­den and en­joy your morn­ing cof­fee and crois­sant on your own sunny ter­race, lis­ten­ing to the sounds of bird­song while you plan your next day of dis­cov­ery.

CLOCK­WISE FROM ABOVE One of the ho­tel’s lounges; a swing seat in the el­e­gant cob­bled court­yard; the gar­den suites open straight on to the ter­race – an ideal spot for morn­ing cof­fee.

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