The four-star Hotel la Tamise enjoys a sophisticated location opposite the historic Tuileries Garden. From here, you can walk to several iconic Paris attractions — including the Louvre Museum and Musée d’Orsay. Built in the 19th century as a stately mansion, the hotel has hosted European aristocrats, visiting dignitaries and the fashion elite of the 1970s. Although its amenities are modest in comparison with some of the city’s larger hotels, this welcoming 19-bedroom boutique offers a level of service that allows it to stand out from the crowd.

E sprit de France has been carefully crafting its collection since the early 1980s.

We have enjoyed the current exhibitionBeyond the stars, devoted to landscape painting at the turn of the century. For some of the greatest painters in Europe and North America, the quest for transcendence, in response to the scientific mood sweeping through the late 19th century, came true in the painting of landscape. Paintings depicting one’s state of mind, prompting to contemplation or meditation, with emphasis on colour and light, have led to masterpieces such as Monet’s Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. The exhibition also unveils the timeless paintings by the Group of Seven – a group of Canadian landscape painters – and the opening on the universe by American artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe or Arthur Dove. Finish off your visit to such an uplifting exhibition with an equally inspiring meal at the heritage museum restaurant.

Each of the elegant guestrooms are adorned with luxury fabrics, including velvet, leather and brass. Soundproofing ensures that you get a good night’s sleep, while modern comforts include a satellite TV, a laptop and a Nespresso machine. The Family Suite connects a Superior and Classic room and provides spectacular Tuileries views. Head to hotel restaurant La Tamise for pastries by legendary delicatessen Fauchon or pair fine French vintages with mouthwatering seasonal cuisine. Other benefits include complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.