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Discover the new website of the
Hotel des Grands Hommes!

Hôtel des Grands Hommes, Our favourite things

Our beautiful 3-star hotel, the Hôtel des Grands Hommes has a new website!

It’s easier to navigate, with more superb photos and even some brand new functions like instant help via chat or text message!

The hotel is in front of the Pantheon (with jaw-dropping views) and the Jardin du Luxembourg is just minutes away – the perfect base for exploring Paris.

Click either of the images below to visit the new site, and don’t forget that we keep the best rates on the web for ourselves, so book on the site to save some money and receive a free welcome drink when you arrive! 😛🥂

See you very soon at the Hotel des Grands Hommes!

Hôtel des Grands Hommes *** réservez sur notre site web pour le meilleur tarif garanti et un welcome drink offert à l'arrivée !

photo: Christophe Bielsa

Hotel des Grands Hommes

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5th edition of the Designer Flea market
Sunday 15th October at Jussieu

Our favourite things

Now here’s a flea market a little out of the ordinary, and it’s just a few minutes away from our hotels!

The Brocante Design (roughly, Designer Flea Market) brings together 60 boutiques and galleries specialised in design, half of which have come to Paris specially from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Swede.

It’s the perfect excuse to find that rare item you fell in love with at la Belle Juliette or the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon!

Here’s all the info.
5ème édition de la Brocante Design, dimanche 15 octobre à Jussieu (lire la suite / continue reading)


Hôtel Baume – A ‘haute couture’ hotel

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

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

photo: Christophe Bielsa

The Baume, a hotel that loves fashion!

Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hotel Baume offers its guests a taste of the 1930s with its Art Déco interior. The design of the 35 rooms is inspired by this period and used in five different themes: fashion, cinema, jewellery, architecture and 1930s clubs.

Inspired by the atmosphere that followed the Roaring Twenties, the seven ‘fashion’ rooms reflect the French elegance and chic of the era.

The interior design features shot silk wall coverings – very fashionable at the time – which catch the light and highlight the walls, as well as greys, blacks and powder pinks. These colours can also be seen in the original engravings from the 1932 collection of maison Pernet by Madame Jeannest which are on the walls.

The accent is on detail, the beauty of the materials and the fabrics. The wardrobes doors are inspired by the famous staircase at Chanel on rue Cambon. The mirror above the bed evokes the designer Schiaparelli and her feather dresses. The upholstered chairs reference boudoirs and beauty salons, the lamps are inspired by fascinators and hats of the time…

Each room has its own style, with refined luxury that mixes elegance from the past and present.

Hôtel Baume

7 place Casimir Delavigne 75006 Paris

Tel. +33 (0)1 53 10 28 50 – reservation@hotelbaume.com

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The White Night, Saturday 7th October 2017

Art and Culture, Our favourite things

If you don’t know, the Nuit Blanche (White Night) is a one-night, annual nocturnal event now in its 16th year (which means they are celebrating their 15th anniversary!) with special arts projects all over town from 7pm until 2am.

This year, the concept is faire œuvre commune (making a collaborative piece), an idea as intriguing as the poster for the event is hideously ugly.

Here’s all the info!
La Nuit Blanche, samedi 7 octobre 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)


New photos of the Hotel Design Sorbonne

Hôtel Design Sorbonne, Our favourite things

After a first successful photo shoot a while back, we asked photographer Christophe Bielsa to come back to the Hôtel Design Sorbonne and take a few extra shots of our beautiful top floor rooms, more bathrooms, the hall of the hotel, some corridors upstairs…

We never get tired of seeing this hotel and its flashy colours! Here’s a selection of photos – the complete gallery is here.

And don’t forget that if you book your room through the hotel’s brand new website, you’ll not only get the lowest rate on the web (guaranteed) but also a free drink when you arrive!
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Hôtel Design Sorbonne

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The guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes – extract 6

Hôtel des Grands Hommes, Our favourite things

Time for some more touching comments from the guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes that covers the period from 1946-1957. This time, the messages date from the summer of 1948 and beginning of 1949.

As usual, many of the English or American guests try to write in French as a mark of respect. John of Oxford says:

« Dear Madame, we’d like to thank you for everything you have done for us both, and would like to say that ‘chez vous’ we always felt like we were ‘chez nous’.

We will keep fond memories of our stay in Paris and hope to see you again as soon as possible. »

Iris writes (in English), « Thanks you very much for a lovely time in Paris. When I return here some time in the future, I shall remember your kindness and your address and really hope to see you again ». How sweet!

Vernon from Boston says « My dear madame, it was a pleasure to be your guest and to do you some good. It was an education as much as a gastronomic experience »!

And Richard from Brooklyn seems slightly ashamed of his basic French, so instead of writing a message he leaves a few bars of handwritten music. I wonder what it must sound like?
Hôtel des Grands Hommes *** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!In October 1948, deux Canadians from Toronto seem very grateful for the « kindness » and « grand welcome » at the hotel, and our last message for this article dates from 1949, with Patricia Lynch saying « I will see you in New York – very soon ».

Let’s hope they did indeed meet up!

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photo: Christophe Bielsa

To read all the comments, simply click 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!

L’Hôtel des Grands Hommes

Website: www.hoteldesgrandshommes.com

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Twitter: twitter.com/GrandsHommes

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Discover the new website for the
Hotel Design Sorbonne

Hôtel Design Sorbonne, Our favourite things

Our vibrant 3-star, the Hôtel Design Sorbonne, has a new website!

It’s easier to navigate, with more superb photos and even some brand new functions like instant help via chat or text message!

The hotel, in case you didn’t know is opposite the Sorbonne University and just minutes away from the Jardin du Luxembourg and Pantheon.

Click either of the images below to visit the new site, and don’t forget that we keep the best rates on the web for ourselves, so book on the site to save some money and receive a free welcome drink when you arrive! 😛🥂

See you very soon at the Hôtel Design Sorbonne!
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Website: hotelsorbonne.com

Facebook: facebook.com/hoteldesignsorbonne

Twitter: twitter.com/HotelSorbonne

Instagram: instagram.com/hoteldesignsorbonne


The Paris Garden (and urban agriculture) Festival, 23rd & 24th September 2017

Our favourite things

For its 21st edition, Paris’ Garden Festival becomes the Garden and urban agriculture Festival with special events close to our hotels and all over town!

Here’s all the info.
La Fête des jardins et de l'agriculture urbaine le 23 & 24 septembre 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)

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Les Dames du Panthéon –
a hotel dedicated to women

Les Dames du Panthéon, Our favourite things

Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!

photos: Christophe Bielsa

Fine stories of fine women

Elegance and history gently meet at the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon in a sweet atmosphere. Right in the heart of the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the hotel offers its guests an exceptional view of the Pantheon from its intimate bar and some of its rooms. A chic and arty place to stay!
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!Each floor has been conceived as a veritable ode to femininity, a voyage into the worlds of these dames, romantics, courtesans, singers, writers, all independent, intelligent, avant-garde…

The illustrious women very much deserve this view of the majestic Pantheon, and to inhabit this place filled with charm and seduction. All of them have marked history in their own way.
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!1st floor, Les Cocottes

This floor, filled with red, brings to mind the naughty atmosphere of a 19th century boudoir. Purple, plum and velvet all contribute to the titillating feel!

In this era, women used their powers of seduction and their intelligence to profit from men’s inability to ignore their charms.

These rooms bring back to life Valtesse de la Bigne, one of the most popular cocottes (courtesans) in all of Paris, the woman who inspired the character of Nana for Emile Zola’s novel, as well as being a subject for the painters Edouard Manet and Gustave Courbet.

Voyage back to Paris’ Belle Epoque!
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!2nd floor, Edith Piaf

Dedicated to Edith Piaf, this floor has very retro-chic interior design. The colourful fabrics and wallpaper are in harmony with the exuberant personality of the famous singer. The vintage furniture and accessories are subtly combined to take oyu back to the world of the 1950s.

The famous singer enjoyed incredible success thanks to her unforgettable voice. Her turbulent life was full of love, friendship and generosity.
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!3rd floor, George Sand

This floor is dedicated to George Sand, a French writer from the early 19th century.

She defended women, shunning marriage and fighting the prejudices of conservative society.

The interior design of these rooms evokes two sides of this woman of conviction –  masculine and feminine. The chic and glamorous tones of the rooms are offset by the geometric furniture.
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!4th floor, Juliette Gréco

There’s a cosy atmosphere to this floor with its dark tones. Browns and gold-tinged blacks bring to mind jazz clubs.

The floor pay homage to Juliette Gréco who, at the end of the 1940s, was in love with the famous jazz musician, Miles Davis.

Our story was a diamond, something pure, scorching hot. Nothing could ever touch us, neither him, nor I. We were us, until the end of the world.
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!5th floor, The Signares

The ochres and browns of the 5th floor transport us to Africa and the land of the Signares. These African half-casts were reputed for their bewitching beauty, leading lives as femmes fatales, cultivating their sensuality to the extreme.

Imitation crocodile skin bedheads, python motif blankets, warm tones and ethnic furniture symbolise the charm and refinement of these African venuses.
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!6th floor, Marguerite Duras

The final, top floor is a voyage, discovering the charms of Asia. The silky interior design, walls decorated with geishas and ceilings with butterflies transport us to the world of Marguerite Duras and her famous novel The Lover.

The story takes place in the 1930s. A young girl, 15 years of age, dares to break certain taboos by taking a Chinese lover twice her age.
Hotel les Dames du Pantheon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!The Hotel les Dames du Pantheon

Website: www.hotellesdamesdupantheon.com

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Twitter: twitter.com/DamesDuPantheon

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Open House / European Heritage Weekend
16th & 17th September 2017

Art and Culture, Our favourite things

YES! Our favourite weekend of the year is back – Les Journées du Patrimoine (or Open House Weekend, or European Heritage Weekend, whatever you want to call it), with loads of great places to visit that are generally closed for the rest of the year.

We have a few ideas of particularly exceptional things to see not far from our hotels! Click on through…

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