Hôtel-Dieu de Paris is a hotel of sorts, but not in the English sense of the world. In fact, it is the oldest hospital in town. Despite its location right next to Notre Dame, it is easily overlooked amist the crowds and daily fanfare surrounding the cathedral. However, if you’re looking for a place of respite from all the noise outside, feel free to wander in–the central courtyard is open to the public–providing a beautiful and peaceful place to come enjoy a quiet moment.