The hotel is in a 19th-century building, which housed the old printing press that published the first copy of Guy de Maupassant's novel Bel-Ami, hence the name. Contemporary in style, and decorated with bright colours that awaken you with a smile, the hotel makes you feel at home.
At breakfast or for tea and pastry, Maupassant relieves you of any feelings of guilt with this sentence, which you can read in the Bel Ami Café: ‘Of all the passions, the only really respectable one, it seems to me, is gluttony.' It is difficult not to succumb to Chef Christophe Hay's hearty organic brunch at weekends or to indulge oneself at Spa Esthederm.
Ideally located between Rue Bonaparte and Boulevard Saint-Germain, Le Bel Ami is the right place for shopaholics, as well as those drawn to Saint-Germain-des-Prés' festive, cultural soul.
Le Bel Ami
7-11 rue St-Benoît
+33 (0)1 42 61 53 53
Rooms: from 229 EUR