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The best cinemas in Paris to see Star Wars – The Last Jedi!

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So you’re in Paris for the release of Star Wars – Les Derniers Jedi (as it is known here), and you’d like to go and see it, but you don’t know which cinema has a great screen and sound, and which one has rotting carpet and a screen the size of a postage stamp.

Well, we have you covered. The area around our hotels is renowned for its great cinemas, and there some other incredible venues a little further afield you shouldn’t ignore too.

Let us help you make the right choice, with our quick guide to the best cinemas in Paris showing The Last Jedi!
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The 2017 Christmas tree at
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
and lots of in-store entertainment!

Christmas 2017 in Paris, Our favourite things

For their Spectacular Spectacular Christmas, the main Galeries Lafayette department store on boulevard Haussmann has gone all out!

After last year’s all-white glacial decor, this year’s giant Christmas tree is about as colourful as you can get, and there’s a lot more to see once your arrive…

Click ‘continue reading’ for all the details of the Christmas fun on offer!

L'arbre de Noël 2017 aux Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris

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Agnès Clevy of the Hotel Baume
wins the David Campbell prize
for the best receptionist in Paris!

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

Every year, the AICR, a group for heads of reception and assistant managers of prestigious Parisian hotels (it stands for Amicale Internationale des Chefs de Réception et sous-directeurs des grands hôtels Parisiens), organises a competition to decide who is the best receptionist of the year. It’s called the David Campbell Trophy and it is in its 26th year.

We are very proud to announce that Agnès Clevy of the Hotel Baume has been names best receptionist in Paris, winning the 26th David Campbell Trophy!

Agnès had to prepare a video presentation a few weeks ago in order to be selected for the shortlist, then – together with eight other candidates – she went through a number of tests yesterday on front of a jury, in English and French

At the end of proceedings, held at the Hotel Meurice, Agnès was announced as the winner, meaning that we have the best reception in Paris at the Hotel Baume! And Agnès will represent Paris at the international contest in Zurich form 31st January-4th February next year.

Well done Agnès!

If you’d like to see Agnès at work, you might like to know that the Baume is currently one of the top 100 hotels in Paris according to TripAdvisor (out of 1,800!), and that the best rates on the web are kept for our website, with a free drink when you arrive, to say thanks for booking direct!

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Hotel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

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Hotel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

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Hotel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

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Hotel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

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Hotel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

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The Clos Belle Juliette launches its
fireside Tea Time!

Hôtel La Belle Juliette, Our favourite things

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Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, minutes away from the Bon Marché department store, the Hotel & Spa la Belle Juliette has a’chic snacking bar’ whose menu was devised by Flora Mikula, head chef at the Auberge Flora restaurant and named Chef of the year in 2009 (by the Pudlo).

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Until 31st January 2018, the Clos Belle Juliette, the ‘chic snacking bar’ of the Hotel & Spa la Belle Juliette, is offering its customers a fireside Tea Time every day of the week.

In a cosy setting, decorate for Christmas, the Clos Belle Juliette offers visitors a relaxing, tasty treat, a fireside Tea Time much like a day after skiing!

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On the menu are a host of sweet treats: waffles, cookies, verrines, panettone, chestnut tiramisu, gingerbread, lemon tart, ‘madeleine’ cakes…

To complete this selection, you have the choice between a tea, coffee, hot chocolate with whipped cream or even some spicy mulled wine.

And to add to the warm atmosphere, the Clos Belle Juliette has invited harpist Romain Jurmande to play on the first three Sundays in December (3rd, 10th & 17th).

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The Hôtel & Spa la Belle Juliette

Fireside Tea Time is served every day from 4-6pm (2pm Sundays)

18 euros

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The guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes – extract 7

Hôtel des Grands Hommes, Our favourite things

It is time once again to show you some comments from the 1940s/50s guestbook of the Hotel des Grands Hommes, a fascinating peek back to simpler times 😃

Today, everyone is being very nice about the welcome, the atmosphere and the meals at the hotel!

David Sparks from Pennsylvania writes « I am leaving France again. I leave it perpetually. The good side of this is that I perpetually come back, so this is not ‘adieu’ but ‘au revoir’. My deepest thanks. »

On the 14th July 1949, Gertrude Björklund says « My very best wishes go with you in the continuation of the great endeavour that you have undertaken. »

On 21st August of the same year, an anonymous woman from Bordeaux talks of the « excellence of the food and the agreeable atmosphere in the entire house » which make her regret Paris rather than her home town!

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photo: Christophe Bielsa

Elizabeth Kratt, a student, is also very happy with her stay, saying:

« Dear Madame, I thank you for everything you have done to make this year of study in Paris one that will always be such a good memory for me. I say goodbye in the hope that I will be able to return to France one day. I know that I will not be the only one to enjoy your hospitality, and that the foyer that is developing thanks to your efforts will be for many foreign students their home from home in Paris. »

And Paul from Chicago has a sweet little message – « To Madame Souquet, whose international family, while it may not be the largest in the world , is certainly the most devoted. I want to express my thanks here for having been able to become a member of it this summer of 1949. »

To read all the comments in fullscreen mode, simply click on the ‘fullscreen’ button at the bottom right of the image below.

For all our articles about the vintage guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes, click here. More pages coming soon!

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Meet our team –
Ninon Courcier of the Hotel & Spa la Belle Juliette

Hôtel La Belle Juliette, Our favourite things

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My adventure in the world of well-being started 12 years ago inLa Rochelle, my hometown. I studied there and went on to acquire a great deal of experience in various luxury beauty salons in the town before becoming a Spa Practician at the Thalassotherapy centre of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, which is on the island of Oléron.

In search of new challenges, I moved to Paris, where I was lucky enough to become part of the team of the Hotel & Spa la Belle Juliette, as Spa practician and manager.

I love the world of luxury spas because we can bring relaxation and a feeling of intense well-being to our clients every day. As I adore the different face treatments possible with our prestigious cosmetics brand Maria Galland, and the body massages, it seemed perfectly natural for me to work and expand my skills in ans establishment with this concept.

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photo: Christophe Bielsa

Here are five addresses chosen by Ninon, her favourite places around the hotel.

They are the Bon Marché department store and its Grande Épicerie food hall, a restaurant called La Lancetta, a cake shop called La Meringaie which is specialised in meringues and the famous jardin du Luxembourg.

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A four-day ski resort in Saint-Germain!
23rd – 26th November 2017

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The skiing season is officially open with the 5th edition of Saint-Germain des Neiges which is setting up shop on place Saint-Sulpice, turning it into a veritable winter playground!

All the activities (and there are lots of them) are free, and it’s just a few minutes away from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
Saint-Germain des Neiges du 23 au 26 novembre 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)


Christine Spengler exhibition
at the town hall for the 6th arrondissement
22nd November – 9th December 2017

Art and Culture, Les Dames du Panthéon, Our favourite things, Photography

Christine Spengler, the photographer famous for her war reports (amongst other things), is showing her Indonesian series in homage to Marguerite Duras for the first time at the town hall for the 6th arrondissement.

Marguerite Duras is of course the inspiration for one of the floors of the Hotel les Dames du Panthéon, and the town hall in question is very close to our hotels

…which is why we’re delighted to invite you to the special presentation night for the exhibition on 30th November!

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Christine Spengler à la Mairie du 6ème arrondissement du 22 novembre au 9 décembre 2017

© Christine Spengler

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New photos of the Hotel des Grands Hommes!

Hôtel des Grands Hommes, Our favourite things, Photography

Our hotels always have something new for you to discover! 😜

We asked photographer Christophe Bielsa to show us a little more of the Hotel des Grands Hommes, our 3-star hotel with an incredible view of the Pantheon and super low prices if you book through the official website!

Here’s a selection of the new photos. Click on any photo to see a bigger version, and for the full gallery, click here.

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Some amazing vintage photos of rue Soufflot
and the Pantheon

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Even if the Pantheon monument itself hasn’t changed over the years, the area around our hotels definitely has – shops have become cafés, cafés have become fast food joints…

John d’Orbigny‘s Facebook page has just published an astonishing gallery of images of the Pantheon and rue Soufflot (which leads off directly from it) showing the evolution of the street, from the day it was created (knocking a few buildings down in the process) to the present day.

As the Pantheon is directly opposite the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon and Hôtel des Grands Hommes, we found the photos extremely interesting!

Here’s a selection of them. For the full gallery, click here or on any of the images.
De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo Charles Marville

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De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo Pierre Edmonds

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'OrbignyDe belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'OrbignyDe belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'OrbignyDe belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'OrbignyDe belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo René-Jacques, vers 1960

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo Frédéric Barzilay

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo Janine Niepce

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo Charles W. Cushman

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo Arndt Voigt

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo André Zucca

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

De belles photos de la rue Soufflot et du Panthéon - galerie de John d'Orbigny

Photo Willy Ronis

For the full gallery, click here or on any of the images.

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