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More pages from the Hôtel des Grands Hommes guestbook

Hôtel des Grands Hommes, Our favourite things

After the amazing and touching story of the guestbook from the Hôtel des Grands Hommes (1946-1957) with a selection of pages, and then last month’s additional selection we now have some more of the book’s kind words and photos to show you.

On 21st July , Grace A. Church wrote a few words and quoted Le Lac, a poem by French writer Alphonse de Lamartine, saying that she wished time could have stopped during her stay at the hotel 😀

We’ll never know why there’s a portrait of French academic Émile Ripert at the bottom of the page though…

The quotes continue with some choice lines from Shakespeare’s Richard II, and some more from the beloved metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell, contributed by Josephine Murray and Patricia Rowe on 9th August 1947.
William Armstrong probably checked out of the hotel on 9th October 1947, leaving his address and even his photo so that he wouldn’t be forgotten.

Other guests from Chicago and Minneapolis say that they loved every minute at the hotel, and that the hospitality was matched only by the great food!

Fae Johnson from Minnesota starts her page-long list of thanks with “My dearest French mother” and says that she hopes to return “with the play in which I am the star, and the best actress in the world”! She signs off with “Believe me, I will never forget you”.

To read all these touching words (and more), click the fullscreen button at the bottom right corner of the image below.

We’ll be showing you some more pages in a few weeks’ time!

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Walker Evans retrospective at the Pompidou Centre, 26th April – 14th August 2017

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A retrospective of one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century is starting at the Pompidou Centre, the biggest ever organised in France.

Here’s all the info.

Rétrospective Walker Evans au Centre Pompidou du 26 avril au 14 août 2017

© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo © Fernando Maquieira, Cromotex

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Maison Marie restaurant in Paris

Paris Restaurant guide

The name Marie seems to be trending right now!

After our visit to the table de Marie-Jeanne last month, we now visit the neighbouring Maison Marie, a new brasserie in a swish space whose smart interior and homemade food drew us in.

But there were some surprises in store, and not all of them were good… Read our review for the details!

Restaurant Maison Marie, Paris

photos : JasonW

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The balconies and terraces of the Hôtel Baume

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

Just imagine having a hotel room with a balcony or terrace like your very own private garden…

A haven of calm and greenery at the Hôtel Baume, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés!

Here’s all the info.

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photos: Christophe Bielsa & Jérôme d’Almeida

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Record Store Day 2017 22nd April

Art and Culture

It’s time to celebrate vinyl – the physical format that came back from the dead to save the music industry – with the French version of Record Store Day – Disquaire Day!

For one day only you be able to find lots of limited edition vinyl at independent record stores, and there just happen to be quite a few near our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
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Father & Sons photo shoot at the Hôtel Baume

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

Another photo shoot has taken place at the Hôtel Baume!

This time, French model Teddy Ranghella poses for menswear brand Father & Sons. They have boutiques around the country, including two on the Left Bank very close to our hotels, and another in the 16th arrondissement.

Teddy makes himself at home, relaxing in our calm, leafy courtyard, lounging in the rooms and suites, and showing off his smart suit in the salon.

Here’s a selection of photos – hardcore fans of the brand (and Teddy) can check out nearly 200 more in our Flickr gallery!

Many thanks to Father & Sons for coming to see us 😍

All photos © Father & Sons

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Father & Sons

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Teddy Ranghella

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Hôtel Baume

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The Left Bank seen from the Right Bank

A Parisian experience, Our favourite things

The banks of the Seine on the Left Bank were made a pedestrian area in 2013 and people took to them straight away. Now, the Paris council has pedestrianised the Right Bank too, an initiative that some – mostly drivers – aren’t keen on.

It has to be said that strolling along the Seine without having to worry about the noise, danger and pollution of cars is pretty special. We went down to this brand new area and took advantage of the calm to take some shots of the Left Bank as we had never really seen it before.

Here’s our photo report!

Paris - le Rive Gauche vue de la Rive Droite

photos : JasonW

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Autophoto at the Fondation Cartier
20th April – 24th September 2017

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A new exhibition about the relationship between photography and cars from 1900 to the present day, at the Fondation Cartier, not very far from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Autophoto à la Fondation Cartier du 20 avril au 24 septembre 2017

© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

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Joyeuses Pâques ! Happy Easter!

Coups de coeur, Our favourite things

Happy Easter 2017 ! A Nice day to every one …!

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