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The Made in France Show
at Paris Expo, 10th-12th November 2017

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Made in France is a label that more and more people look for, but if you don’t really know all the greats things that France produces, MIF Expo – also known as the Made in France show – is here to show you, with 450 stands!

And it’s pretty close to our hotels! Here’s all the info.
Salon Made in France à Paris Expo du 10 au 12 novembre 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)

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at Paris Expo, 10th-12th November 2017
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Paris – New York exhibition
at la Belle Juliette until 1st February 2018

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Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette presents a photographic dialogue between these two spectacular cities, with photos from Gail Albert Halaban (a dance studio during rehearsals), Alain Cornu (the rooftops of Paris), Elliott Erwitt (Central Park), Claire de Virieu (the Luxembourg gardens very close to our hotels) and Takeshi Shikama (the Seine and Central Park!).

Ogranised in collaboration with our friends at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff and the Galerie Thierry Bigaignon which represents Alain Cornu, the exhibition gives a different perspective on two iconic cities, the bustle of their streets, the calm of their parks…

And of course it’s free!

The Paris – New York exhibition is at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette (here) until 1st February 2018

Admission free seven days a week from 11am-10pm

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Meet our team –
Sébastien Luquet of the Hotel Baume

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

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Presenting Sébastien Luquet who works at the reception desk of the Hôtel Baume, who tells us a little about his background……

« When I think back to the first time I entered the Hotel Jardin de l’Odéon, the former name of the Hôtel Baume, I remember  the warm atmosphere.

I’d just finished a course on tourism, and really wanted to join an establishment whose greatest desire was to leave its guests with happy memories, and that was the case with the Hôtel Baume.

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photo: Christophe Bielsa

The welcome and service are paramount at the hotel. Upholding the hotel’s values, I am proud to work as a receptionist is such a unique, art deco environment. »

Here are five addresses chosen by Sébastien, his favourite sports in the area. Click each one to read his description!

Hôtel Baume

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The Paris Chocolate Fair at Porte de Versailles
28th October – 1st November 2017

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The most delicious show / fair of the year is back – the Paris Chocolate Fair!

It’s the biggest chocolate-related event in the entire world (according to the organisers), and it’s super close to our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
Le Salon du Chocolat à la Porte de Versailles du 28 octobre au 1 novembre 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)

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28th October – 1st November 2017
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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!

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photo: Christophe Bielsa

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

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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)

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Hôtel Baume – A ‘haute couture’ hotel

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

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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

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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)

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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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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!

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