Hotel National des Arts et Métiers
The new kid on the block opened its doors this summer. Located between the Marais and Rue Montorgueil, the hotel is already helping the 3rd arrondissement rediscover its bourgeois roots. Designer Raphael Navot has created a beautiful space that unites craftsmanship with raw materials. Granite floors, velvet sofas and scorched-wood surfaces give the hotel an industrial-chic ambiance - no doubt a respectful nod to the Centre National des Arts et Métiers, the engineering institution just across the street.
The Herbarium Bar throws traditional cocktail menus out of the window and proposes drinks inspired by perfumes that use spices, flowers and botanical herbs. Nibble on Venetian-inspired tapas dishes as you note how the dimmed lighting and leather bar counter make you feel like film noir extra. The Ristorante Nationale offers an Italian experience in an exquisite setting of calming blues. Choose from between creamy burrata, roasted sea bass and delectable pasta dishes. The pièce de résistance? A rooftop bar with a hard-to-beat views of the city.
243 Rue Saint-Martin 75003