True, it’s a little out of the way, but these lovely lodgings are well worth the Métro fare. Soothing neutral tones, antique headboards, high ceilings, wood floors, and original curlicue moldings are all part of the package at this hotel, which is owned by a friendly Franco-American couple. The hotel goes the extra mile for both the environment (ecologically correct policies) and babies (toys, playpens, and even potty seats available). And you’ll pay less for all this than you will for something utterly basic in the center of town. What’s more, it is right next to the verdant Bois de Vincennes, where you can rent bikes, picnic or visit the Paris zoo. The nearby Métro will get you to the city center in about 15 minutes.