It is such fun to shop at the different street markets and walk home with your basket full of delicious French treats, stopping at one of the fabulous florists for some seasonal blooms to decorate your temporary home.
You have room to spread out and can even prepare an occasional meal on the evenings your feet are telling you that is definitely it for the day !
It also adds to the adventure of living like a local, even if it is all a bit of make believe and fantasy - but then, that never hurt anyone, in my opinion.
But, if you are in Paris for a short stay and a charming hotel is the way to go, I can thoroughly recommend the dear little Hotel Daniel.
As it was only me and for just a brief stay, my tiny room was cosy and comfortable and perfectly adequate,
plus the marble and glass bathroom contained the best smelling soap I have ever used!
The lobby areas are a delight with their velvet and silk furnishings, delicate wallpaper and general chinoiserie.
I enjoyed my breakfast here one morning - look at the tea service.
Details! It's always in the details ...
These golden fish greet you on the reception desk - a cute idea!
If you decide to order room service, be sure to try the Jambon Beurre ( ie a ham sandwich !)
I am still thinking about how such a basic meal could taste so good! Perhaps it is the fact they use the very best baquette, France's finest butter and choicest leg ham ... and just like magic, ordinary becomes extraordinary ...
Located at 8 rue Frederic Bastiat in the quiet and elegant 8th arrondissement, this bijoux hotel is in walking distance to the busy Champs Elysees, if you must ... but it is also surrounded by quiet streets with some superb restaurants and extra special shops.
My evening stroll became a window shopper's dream.
Apart from the extreme ambience and comfort factor, you will also receive a warm welcome and attentive service by the friendly and gracious staff at the Hotel Daniel.
I departed for the airport wishing my stay could have been longer.