Why wait for spring? We like Paris anytime.
For an affordable room steps from the Seine, we suggest Hotel Esmerelda.
A listed monument, this 17th-century building is a little lopsided but
oozes charm. Unfortunately there is no elevator, but the higher you go
the better the views of the Notre Dame. From CDN$140/night, 4 rue
St-Julien-le-Pauvre, 5th, metro St-Michel +33 1 4354 1920.
Romantic, ethereal and edgy, Moon Younghee is one of our favourite
designers working in Paris. She only makes one of each piece and the
shop is next to the atelier so you can pop next door to try on your
clothes and see the patterns being cut. 62, Rue Charlot, +33 1 48 04 39
Rising above the rooflines of the royal palace, Sainte
Chapelle is one of the most exquisite churches in the world. On a
sunny day, the colours of the floor-to-ceiling stained glass will take
your breath away. http://sainte-chapelle.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/