Breakfast at Hotel des Academies et des Arts is a lavish sensory experience. You sit in an oversized red, plush banquette — with a selection of mouthwatering pastries, out-of-this-world croissants, and perfectly ripe fruit spread before you — as you face an oversized movie screen showing lovely flora and fauna images. The effect — besides delicious — is a perfectly soothing way to start the day. Feeling more ambitious? Spend the day with the hotel’s partner, My Genie in Paris, learning how to make those famous buttery croissants and other Parisian delectables.

15 rue de la Grande Chaumiere
+ 33-1-43-26-66-44
www.hotel-des-academies.com