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Little wonders: Paris’s loveliest small hotels, as recommended by FT readers

Original FT Article FT readers JULY 12 2021 This article is part of a g uide to Paris from FT Globetrotter Whether you’re visiting Paris for business or for pleasure, there’s a hotel to suit your style, interests and itinerary. From cool boutique hideaways to the ultra-luxe grandes dames, travellers here are spoiled for choice. But in a city set up to accommodate more than 30m tourists per year — with more than 2,000 hotels to choose from — narrowing down the list of options can be overwhelming. So we asked FT readers to share their favourite small but perfectly formed hotels in the French capital. Here are a few. The full Conti H ôtel Prince de Conti , a small hotel in the Latin Quarter close to the Seine, is within walking distance of the Louvre, Notre-Dame and other nearby sights. The rooms are distinct: each one is different, and there’s also a lovely interior courtyard. With very helpful staff, the hotel is quirky in the good sense. It offers a morning breakfast and a light select

Big Bear California

 We went during 4th of July 2021 (Summer).  It was pretty hot like 80 F. Scenic Skychair lift (round trip) costs around 29$ + tax for adults.  It's actually the same ski lift used during winter, but it's a long mile up to the top of the mountain. Once you get on top, there's a restaurant that you can get burgers etc but more importantly, they have trails to go around and has  great view of the lake and the mountains.  Mountain Sky Loop had view of the mountains while part of the Ski Ridge Trail had a view of the Lake so we did a short one going to the Ski Ridge Trail and went back to to the Mountain Sky loop to finish it.  We probably did around 3 miles or less. Food Tropicali Apparenlty, Ranked 15th Best Restaurant in America by YELP # 1 in Cali by USA Today ( yelp ).  This place is affordable but really good Hawaiian food.  It's a family owned business and the folks there are pretty cool and they spen