Love champagne? Then you'll love Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's, a boutique bolthole in the 16th arrondissement.

The six-floor mansion is home to Paris's first champagne bar, where you can take your pick from 50 brands of fizz.

A former private residence, the hotel is elegant and unstuffy. There's no restaurant as such; breakfast and lunch are served in the bar and there's no supper menu.

But what it lacks for dining, it more than makes up for in style. French designer Frédéric Mechiche has given each of the 41 rooms and four suites a different decorative style, complete with custom-made fabrics and period-style furnishings. Even the lift has a designer slant: it's like stepping into an oversized Louis Vuitton trunk.

And with the high-fashion shops of the Champs-Élysées and Avenue Montaigne a Louboutin-friendly walk away, Le Dokhan's is a chic base for your Parisian jaunt.

Wow factor: Check into the Eiffel Suite and watch the sun rise behind the city's famous site.

Flight time: One hour 15 minutes; two hours 15 minutes by Eurostar.

Go: Doubles from £190 ( Eurostar (08432 186186; from £69 return.