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‘The Big Pantheon Library’
20th & 21st May 2017

Our favourite things

Being held for the first time at the Panthéon, opposite the Hôtel des Grands Hommes and the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon – the Grande Bibliothèque du Panthéon is a way for you to get free entrance to the monument this weekend, and help a charity by donating a book or two. Or three…

Here’s all the info.

La Grande Bibliothèque du Panthéon le 20 & 21 mai 2017

photo: JasonW

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Meet our team – Caroline Lehuta
of the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon

Les Dames du Panthéon, Our favourite things

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The Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon was my first ever job. I arrived nearly four years ago to work part time, then after finishing my studies I started to work full time because I really enjoyed it!

I think the atmosphere of the place is the main reason. It’s a friendly place in a beautiful area. It would be hard to fins somewhere nicer to work.

And working in a hotel that celebrates women is also a plus. When I tell guests the story of one of these women, I’m always filled with a certain feeling of pride.

The people I’ve met and the memories created there are very dear to me, and wherever I eventually go, the Dames du Panthéon will always have a very special place in my heart.

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photo : Christophe Bielsa

Here are four addresses selected by Caroline, some of her favourites in Paris.

There’s the restaurant Les Papilles (you can read our review on the blog here), excellent ice cream parlour Berthillon, a bookshop specialised in graphic novels and comics Aaapoum Bapoum and Kodawari Ramen, ‘the demanding establishment for ramen’!

Website: www.hotellesdamesdupantheon.com

Facebook: facebook.com/lesdamesdupantheonhotel

Twitter: twitter.com/DamesDuPantheon

Instagram: instagram.com/hoteldamesdupantheon


Now you can buy a Parisian love lock
at an auction!

Our favourite things

Now that’s what we call upcycling for a cause! The love locks left on our city’s bridges by tourists (now removed) are being displayed before being auctioned off for charity on Saturday!

Prices range from 200€ to 8,000€! 😯

Here’s all the info.

Offrez-vous un cadenas d'amour parisien aux enchères !

© François Grunberg / Mairie de Paris

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The best Parisian baguette of 2017 is
on the Left Bank! Again!

Our favourite things

For the second year in a row, the winner of the best Parisian baguette 2017 is on the Left Bank!

Here’s all the info.

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The blog is on Instagram!

Our favourite things

There’s a new way to keep up to date with what’s happening on the blog (and thus, in Paris) – follow our Instagram account!

Every weekday you’ll see a little image reminding new of a great new exhibition, something to visit in Paris or an interesting bit of news about our hotels.

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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!

Website: www.hoteldesgrandshommes.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Hoteldesgrandshommes

Twitter: twitter.com/GrandsHommes

Instagram: instagram.com/hotelgrandshommes


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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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

Website: www.fatherandsons.fr
Facebook: facebook.com/FatherSons
Twitter: twitter.com/fatherandsonsfr
Instagram: instagram.com/father_and_sons_

Teddy Ranghella

Website: http://www.teddyranghella.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/Ted-Ranghella
Twitter: twitter.com/TeddyRanghella
Instagram: instagram.com/tedranghella

Hôtel Baume

Website: www.baume-hotel-paris.com
Facebook: facebook.com/hotelbaume
Twitter: twitter.com/HotelBaume
Instagram: instagram.com/hotel_baume_paris

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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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Joyeuses Pâques ! Happy Easter!

Coups de coeur, Our favourite things

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

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