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The Delacroix Museum, George Sand
and the Hotel les Dames du Panthéon

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

On the blog we’ve already mentioned the excellent Musée Delacroix near our hotels, but during a recent visit we noticed this sweet portrait of George Sand…

Le Musée Delacroix, George Sand et les Dames du Panthéon

Eugène Delacroix – George Sand habillée en homme. © 2016 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Fuzeau

It’s a new acquisition that reminded us that the interior design of the third floor of the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon is inspired by the famous 19th century author!

The rooms on that floor have two different styles – one dark and more classically ‘masculine’, one lighter that is reminiscent of her house in Nohant.

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But there’s more that links George Sand and the hotel!

She can also be seen in a giant photo near reception, together with Alfred de Musset (and their famously torrid correspondence), and is also one of the women portrayed in a portrait in the stairwell…

Le Musée Delacroix, George Sand et l'Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon

photo: Elen Usdin

Le Musée Delacroix, George Sand et l'Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon

photo: Elen Usdin

Three more reason for you to visit the Delacroix Museum

1. The Museum has free guided tours on offer at least three times a week at 3pm, and they can make all the difference!

2. If you go to the Louvre, your ticket gives you free entry to the Delacroix Museum. Also, the Delacroix Museum has a 15€ ticket on sale that gives you access to the Louvre.

3. The museum’s garden is superb. Definitely requires a visit during spring or summer…

(Thanks to CM for the photos!)
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For our article about the restored Delacroix paintings in the Saint-Sulpice church, click here.

The Delacroix Museum (here) is open every day except Tuesdays from 9.30am-5.30pm

Admission: 7€

Joint ticket with the Louvre: 15€

Free app available for iOS and Android

Website: www.musee-delacroix.fr

The Hotel les Dames du Panthéon

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Special garden event all over town
Rendez-vous aux jardins, 2nd, 3rd & 4th June 2017

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For its fifteenth edition, with the theme of ‘sharing in the garden’ this year, the Rendez-vous aux jardins events has special events on offer and a few secret gardens specially open to explore over a lovely sunny weekend!

There’s a lot going on near our hotels so let’s dive in!
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Jardins, Jardin garden show in the Tuileries until 4th June 2017

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To beautify your urban garden (like the green oasis at la Belle Juliette or the interior courtyard of the Baume), your country garden or just your window boxes, the Jardins, Jardin garden show in the Tuileries has what you need.

Stalls of out-of-the-ordinary products, show gardens from designers to give you inspiration, workshops with professionals to get advice… all in the wonderful setting of the Jardin des Tuileries.

Here’s all the info!

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The guestbook of the Hotel des Grands Hommes – 4th excerpt

Hôtel des Grands Hommes, Our favourite things

Lots of thanks from the bottom of guests’ hearts this month!

Our latest selection of excerpts from the Hôtel des Grands Hommes guestbooks (from the 1940s & 50s) shows just how at home people felt when staying with Madame Souquet. Some of them really didn’t want to leave!

These comments were written in 1947 and 1948. Robert Johnson of Minneapolis writes is almost-perfect French to say “Luckily, I can leave with the hope of seeing you in a year or two. But even if I can’t come back to France, I will never forget you, your family and your house. Thanks for everything, and may God bless you”.

Robert Eugan of Minnesota says “I am so grateful for everything you have done for me and my friends. I cannot thank you enough. Your friendship will always be my best memory of France”.

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Next, Robert Kober of Zurich writes “When someone mentions Paris to me, I will always think of Madame Souquet. A thousand thanks, goodbye. I hope to see you again soon”.

Nathaniel S. Thayer of Massachusetts says “I hope this is just a short goodbye and that I will see you again, either here in France in back at home”. Apparently, a lot of guests had a hard time saying goodbye!

And to finish off, several Swedish guests (who had stayed for a whole month!) left with their minds set on one thing – to come back as soon as possible!

To take a look at this selection of six pages taken from the guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes, simply click the fullscreen button at the bottom right of the image below.

To read all our articles about the wonderful guestbook of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes, click here. More pages and stories coming in a few weeks’ time!

Website: www.hoteldesgrandshommes.com

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Twitter: twitter.com/GrandsHommes

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We visit the magical Jardin des Plantes

A Parisian experience, Our favourite things

With the vast and superb Jardin du Luxembourg just minutes from our hotels, you’d be forgiven for wondering why we’d ever go to another Parisian park or garden.

Well if you don’t know the Jardin des Plantes you are going to be blown away.

Super close to us too, it’s a lot more than a simple garden, with a zoo, giant hothouses, the Natural History Museum, the gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy with loads of impressive dinosaur skeletons (we visited it for you a while back, remember?, the Gallery of Mineralogy (with some great exhibitions like this one), a rose garden, a maze, a wonderful Alpine garden, and of course exceptional and rare plants and flowers everywhere!

Check out over 100 photos in our photo report!

We visit the magical Jardin des Plantes

photos : JasonW

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

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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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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’!

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

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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!

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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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