Sharing real estate with the Ritz, this boutique hotel next to Place Vendome meets all the criteria of a romantic, classy Parisian stay. Located in the 1st arrondissement on a quiet street between La Madeleine and the Paris Opera, the Hotel Mansart is high on traditional Parisian ambience and charm. The area is a five-minute walk from the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries and has its pick of metro stops. Rooms are oversized for Paris and decorated in classic European style with lots of brocades, toile patterns and gilt-edged mirrors - the recent refit apparently inspired by Mansart, the architect of Place Vendome and the Palace of Versailles. The infamous hot chocolate and Madeleine biscuits of Angelina cafe are a few minutes away on Rue de Rivoli.