Claude Colliot, in Paris, a creative bistro cuisine

They have become precious, these urban hostels where you feel at home, welcomed and well fed.

Lhis first contact says it all. Here, reservations are made by phone, not on an impersonal site: we talk to each other, we chat right away. A cutlery for one person? No problem. The welcome is warm, casual, the atmosphere relaxed. “I put you at the table of friends, next to Emilie’s apples – Puppy, market gardener in Poilly-lez-Gien. She also makes extra vegetables,” warns Chantal, the sympathetic of the place whose dynamism bim, bam, boom animates the room. There is a choice of a contemporary guest lounge, two other more intimate rooms and a long room with a wooden bench whose rigor of a church bench is softened by cushions.

The couple does not have a press officer, does not run after influencers. © Arnaud Robin / Figaro magazine

After twelve years of existence, the address to its regulars, faithful of the district, designers, architects, gallery owners… Nothing better than word of mouth. The couple does not have a press officer, does not run after influencers. They still work in the old fashioned way, as purists, as innkeepers who welcome you as if at home…

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