THE BEST DESIGN HOTELS IN PARIS: 3 BEAUTIFUL CULTURAL HOT SPOTS TO EXPLORE
We've found 3 outstanding Parisian hotels that are perfect for literary lovers and those with an eye for beautiful design details. If you are a cultural creative with a penchant for adventure, pack your bags and head to one (or all) of these very special hot spots, designed with love and destined to thrill.
“…the whole of Paris is a vast university of Art, Literature and Music…it is worth anyone’s while to dally here for years. Paris is a seminar, a post-graduate course in Everything.” - James Thurber
1.) Designed by Christian Lacroix: Hotel du Petit Moulin
Home to Paris’ first ever boulangerie – with the original shop frontage remaining – and right in the heart of the Marais, Hotel du Petit Moulin is one of the quirkiest spots to stay in the city. The area is trendy and full of life, with plenty of wonderful boutiques, galleries, fascinating museums and atmospheric eateries on the hotel’s doorstep. Its 17 rooms and suites are all brilliantly, individually designed by Christian Lacroix, each telling a different story and experience of the Marais.
2.) Paris’ First Literary Hotel: Pavillon des Lettres
Set in a very prime position just behind the Champs Elysees, this charming hotel has 26 rooms and suites. Each is dedicated to a different letter of the alphabet – and in turn a great writer from European literary history – from A for Anderson, B for Baudelaire to Z for Zola. In celebration of the new Musée Yves Saint Laurent opening, Pavillon de Lettres is inviting guests to immerse themselves in the world of the famous French couturier. The hotel’s new Yves Saint Laurent package includes tickets to a private guided tour of the new museum, just a short stroll away.
3.) Best for Literary Lovers: Pavillon de la Reine
Set behind a rose-filled courtyard, just off the Place des Vosges – often named the most beautiful square in the world and home to Victor Hugo’s apartment of 16 years (a few doors away) - Pavillon de la Reine is the only 5* luxury hotel in this magical setting. It has all the service and elegance of a grand palace with all the understated sophistication of a private home. The hotel is home to 54 wonderfully private rooms and suites as well as an honesty bar – for an early evening drink in the courtyard in summer, or by the fire in the winter. New restaurant coming soon.