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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Hang With Hipsters in Paris

Skip the touristy, overpriced central districts for the upper arrondissements, where the cool kids eat, shop, and party on the cheap.

1. Where to Stay

Enjoy clean décor in the high-tech rooms at Le Kube Hotel.  

Admire work by art and design stars M/M, Pierre Le-Tan, and the late Dash Snow at the très chic boutique Hotel Amour (from $140), with 24 individually designed rooms sporting vintage seventies furnishings. The lobby café spills out into a lovely garden courtyard, where you can smoke like a French bobo over a bottle of L’Oratoire de la Pansière ($30).

Surround yourself with Philippe Starck’s funky designs, like superhero-mask-adorned light fixtures, at Mama Shelter (from $110) in the laid-back 20th Arrondissement. All 170 rooms feature new 24" iMacs and free Wi-Fi, while Mama Pizzeria serves up mini pizzas ($4) day and night. Take advantage of Super Sundays, when room prices drop to $107.

Borrow a parka and sip Grey Goose cocktails (4 for $52) inside a bar made of ice at Le Kube Hotel (from $347), a grand nineteenth-century maison particulière converted into 41 sleek rooms with clear glass walls separating beds from bathtubs. Wednesday nights bring female D.J.'s such as Anto and Liz Gomis to the fur- and glass-lined lobby bar.

Published on Nov 18, 2010 as a web exclusive.