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The Tour Saint Jacques
is open for visits again!

Art and Culture, Our favourite things

photo : JasonW

We absolutely loved our visit of the Tour Saint-Jacques two summers ago – this striking monument in the heart of town affords incredible views of the city and will teach you a bit of Parisian history at the same time!

Visits are only organised four months of the year (this year they finish on 29th October) – so it’s now or never.

In August there are visits on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, every hour between 10am and 5pm. In September and October, there are no visits on Mondays, leaving just Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets must be booked in advance online.

To read our article about the visit and see all the great photos, just click here or on the photo above.

To book your ticket directly, simply click here.


Discover the new website for the
Hotel les Dames du Panthéon!

Les Dames du Panthéon, Our favourite things

Our gorgeous 4-star, the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon, 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!

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 les Dames du Panthéon!
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Facebook: facebook.com/lesdamesdupantheonhotel

Twitter: twitter.com/DamesDuPantheon

Instagram: instagram.com/hoteldamesdupantheon


Part of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church has just been restored (and it looks amazing!)

Our favourite things

The chœur des Moines (Monk’s chancel) in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, not far from our hotels, has just been completely restored at a cost of over a million euros, and unsurprisingly it looks incredible!

Here’s all the info to plan your visit.

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The jewellery rooms at Hôtel Baume –
like being inside a jewellery box!

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

Les chambres Joaillerie à l'Hôtel Baume - de véritables boites à bijoux

photo: Christophe Bielsa

Situated right in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, l’Hôtel Baume has ‘art déco’ interior design that mixes luxury, elegance and refinement. The 27 rooms and 8 suites are all decorated using one of five themes: jewellery, private club, design, movies and fashion.

The jewellery rooms are like being inside a jewellery box, with each element chosen to suite the theme.

Les chambres Joaillerie à l'Hôtel Baume - de véritables boites à bijoux

photo: Christophe Bielsa

• The wallpaper uses brand new printing technology that gives a 3D effect like golden corrugated iron.

• The wall light are inspired by necklaces.

• The mirrors above the beds miroirs are a bold statement that evokes an explosion of pearls.

• With their fine brass ornamentation, the wardrobes remind one of the precious materials used when making jewellery.

• In the suites and Deluxe rooms, the bedside tables are inspired by jewellery display cases.

• The chandeliers are reminiscent of pearls and 1930s necklaces.

Each element of the interior design and furniture was specially made for the Hôtel Baume, giving the rooms their strong, graphic feel inspired by Art Déco jewellery.

Les chambres Joaillerie à l'Hôtel Baume - de véritables boites à bijoux

photo: Christophe Bielsa

Don’t forget that if you book on our website, we guarantee you the lowest price on the web, and you’ll receive a free welcome drink when you arrive!

Hotel Baume

7 place Casimir Delavigne 75006 Paris

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

Website: www.baume-hotel-paris.com

Facebook: facebook.com/hotelbaume

Twitter: twitter.com/HotelBaume

Instagram: instagram.com/hotel_baume_paris

Les chambres Joaillerie à l'Hôtel Baume - de véritables boites à bijoux

photo : Christophe Bielsa

Les chambres Joaillerie à l'Hôtel Baume - de véritables boites à bijoux

photo : Christophe Bielsa

Les chambres Joaillerie à l'Hôtel Baume - de véritables boites à bijoux

photo : Christophe Bielsa


The guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes – extract 5

Hôtel des Grands Hommes, Our favourite things

There are lots of students (and others) in this fifth extract from the 1940s/50s guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes!

This selection of pages dates from the summer of 1948, nearly 70 years ago, and the guests of the hotel don’t seem to want to leave!

H. Seiler from Zurich says « It is with pleasure that I leave a little word of thanks for Madame Souquet-Basiège who, through her friendly and warm welcome has rectified in many ways the impressions that we as foreigners can have about life in France. »

Harlan Schwartz thanks Madame Basiège a lot and adds « I now go to hunt lions in North Africa, but I’ll be back »!

And Englishman Peter J. Kimbers writes a poem, apparently as homage to Victor Hugo, saying « Oh Paris, queen of all cities, do not lose hope! The lives of tireless men forge your glory. »

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Apart from that, it seems a lot of students stayed at the hotel, sole of whom said how much fun they had, and many of whom said how well they had eaten!

Dick Harrington of Massachusetts, a student at Harvard, could not find words to express his feelings when leaving.n’a pas trouvé de mots pour exprimer ses sentiments au moment de son départ, so he left us with a drawing of an animal (a dog?) heading west. Let’s hope he found his home without too much trouble.

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

Website: www.hoteldesgrandshommes.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Hoteldesgrandshommes

Twitter: twitter.com/GrandsHommes

Instagram: instagram.com/hotelgrandshommes

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Three more things to see and do
this Bastille Day!

Our favourite things

We haven’t had time to tell you about every event happening on 14th July 2017 – otherwise known as Bastille Day – in Paris! Time to give you the details about a couple of unmissable events and one piece of advice that will make the whole day a lot simpler!

1. The military parade

The traditional military parade on the Champs-Élysées starts at 10am, but you’d better arrive quite a bit earlier if you want a decent seat.

All the info is here.

2. The ‘Concert de Paris’

The firework display starts at 11pm, but before that there’s the Concert de Paris (Paris Concert) at the Eiffel Tower with the National Orchestra of France and the Radio France Choir.

On the setlist – Berlioz, Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and a dozen others – 21 songs over two hours, and it’s free!

For more info, click here.

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3. Watch out for closed metro stations!

With the military parade, Paris Concert and fireworks, not all stations will be open at all times. Click here to be sure to get where you’re going!

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For all our articles about 2017 Bastille Day events, click here !

Have a great Bastille Day everyone!

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For Bastille Day, the Pantheon celebrates the Republic (includes free entrance !)

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The Pantheon, literally opposite two of our hotels, will be celebrating our annual national holiday (Bastille Day – 14th July) with free entrance for everyone from 1-7pm and lots of special events during the day!

Here’s all the info.

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The 2017 firemen’s balls for Bastille Day!
13th & 14 July in Paris

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At last! The Paris firemen have finally released the official list of firemen’s balls happening on 13th & 14th July 2017 in Paris.

On Thursday 13th July there are nine ball on the Right Bank and five balls on the Left Bank, and on Friday 14th July there are just six balls (three on each side of the river).

We’ve prepared a map with all the balls, the opening hours and how to get there. Click here for all the info!

🚒 #baldespompiers

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The 2017 14th July fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower

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Our national holiday – 14th July – is coming up, and celebrations will be happening all across town, with a military parade, firemen’s balls, a free concert and of course the main event: the 14th fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower.

And as Paris is hoping to host the 2024 Olympic Games, this year’s theme is Olympic values.

We have the starting time and program for you (spoiler: it includes Star Wars and Frank Sinatra !)

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Paris Plages – the 2017 Paris Beach Festival!
8th July – 3rd September 2017

Our favourite things

So this is the first year that the banks of the Seine on the Right Bank have been completely closed, and as this is the venue for Paris Plages it is spreading out more than ever before, lasting longer than usual with even more events organised (and some brand new amenities!).

Here’s all the info.

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