I wrote about my top five Eurostar hotels for autumn weekend breaks for Mr & Mrs Smith:

BEST FOR SOPHISTICATED SHOPPING: HOTEL PARADIS — Hôtel Paradis in Paris’ très cool 9th arrondissement is a mid-century-style fan’s whimsical dream hotel, but it won’t break the bank: once you’ve congratulated yourself for finding such a bargain design den, take the money you’ve saved and saunter out onto the nearby Grands Boulevards for top-notch present shopping to impress your friends and family come Christmas. When you arrive with suitcases empty, it’s an easy stroll from Gare du Nord (when you’re heading home laden with Ladurée macarons and other French fancies, you might prefer to take a taxi)…”

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