Hô­tel Prov­i­dence

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10th ar­rondisse­ment, Paris The low­down A be­yond-cool bou­tique ho­tel brim­ming with style. Best for Yummy mum­mies and dad­dies in need of some se­ri­ous ‘we’ time. Where bet­ter to tackle your Christ­mas shop­ping list while en­joy­ing a whirl­wind ro­man­tic break than Paris? So if there’s the teen­si­est chance you can leave the lit­tle ones with the grand­par­ents so you can scoot off to wickedly good Hô­tel Prov­i­dence, grab it! Billing it­self as a ‘grown-up fairy tale’, stay­ing in this 18-room con­fec­tion, housed in an epic 19th-cen­tury Hauss­man­nian build­ing, is like en­ter­ing an­other, wildly in­ven­tive, world. The brain­child of Paris bar mag­nate Pierre Mous­sié, the ex­trav­a­gantly decked out space is a bold mish­mash of styles and eras – from the printed-velvet House of Hack­ney wall­pa­per to the vin­tage ob­jets and Seven­ties-style show stop­pers. Our fave bit, though, was the be­spoke in-room bar, com­plete with ev­ery­thing you need to shake up a rock­ing cock­tail party à deux. Be warned – you may be so busy en­joy­ing the de­lights of this se­ri­ously cool crash pad (com­plete with de­li­cious re­gional cui­sine), you might need to re­mind your­self you’re ac­tu­ally here to shop…

Book it Dou­ble rooms from £140 (mrandmrs­smith.com)

CLOCK­WISE FROM THIS PIC­TURE You may never want to leave Hô­tel Prov­i­dence’s Deluxe room; the com­mu­nal lounge is chill-out cen­tral; The Suite is the essence of laid-back loung­ing and even has its own turntable; en­joy re­gional cui­sine in the dining room; and knock back a cock­tail in the buzzing bar

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