Searching for a place to stay in the 6th? With the arrondissement’s history in mind, we suggest booking a room at Hotel La Louisiane. Much like a lot of spots on the Left Bank, this place is laced with cultural stories, and the crowd who famously flocked here belonged to the jazz community. From Oscar Peterson and Miles Davis to Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, La Louisiane was the place to stay in the fifties and sixties – think of it as Paris’ equivalent to the Chelsea Hotel in New York. To make sure you live it with these jazz icons in mind, book a table at the neighbouring Chez Papa on the night of your stay.
Address: 60 Rue de Seine
Telephone: 01 44 32 17 17
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4)
Words: Faye Fearon
Image: via @germinalroaux