Paris: Hotel du Petit Moulin

I can’t forget to mention the other place we stayed in Paris! On our last night in France, when we had to get up early and catch a plane the next morning, we stayed at the Hotel du Petit Moulin. It’s located in the Marais in a seventeenth century building that was at one time an ancient bakery. Its 1900 facade and shop sign are preserved and have been registered as historic monuments. Every room in the hotel is unique, all designed by Christian Lacroix. So everything is a riot of color and pattern and texture, but everything absolutely works. It was a lovely hotel with very friendly staff — highly recommended!

Paris: where we stayed

I thought I’d get back to sharing some of the details of our trip to France back in April, starting with the gorgeous place we stayed. For our week in Paris, we rented an apartment owned by the extremely talented furniture-designing couple behind Casamidy.  The apartment is on the top floor of the Hotel d’Hallwyl, which was the last Hotel Particulier built in the Marais before the Revolution. It was designed in 1760 by Louis XVI’s architect, Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. The apartment, which used to be servants’ quarters, has amazing exposed beams, tons of natural light from all the windows and skylights, a lovely little terrace, and amazing Paris rooftop views that make my heart sing!

I originally saw the apartment on Designtripper, and since then it’s been featured almost everywhere — including Elle Decor! And it’s no wonder: everything about the apartment, from structure to the smallest detail, is perfection. It was such an inspiring place to stay while visiting the Paris flea markets. And the apartment is in a fabulous location in the Marais, just blocks from the Centre Pompidou (which you can see from the apartment windows!), and in the midst of plenty of shopping and restaurants. And there are so many boucheries, boulangeries, and patisseries nearby that we frequently ate meals at home!

Here is the Hotel d’Hallwyl from the street:

Once you get through those imposing doors, there’s a lovely private courtyard.

And then once inside the building, you’re faced with this gorgeous staircase!

And finally, the apartment!

And did I mention those rooftop views???


This apartment was just the perfect place to stay in Paris. If you’re interested in booking it for your visit, you can find more information here.

More Stacy + Neal

I should really spread these posts out a few days, but I just couldn’t wait to show you the rest of Stacy’s and Neal’s wedding!

You can see a slideshow of more of my favorites from Neal’s and Stacy’s wedding here (warning: there’s music), and click through their entire gallery here!