Yesterday, we toured the spectacular Paris Opera house. Of course, we’re now tired and need a place to put up our feet and relax. And this being Paris… well, there are one or two hotels that fit the bill!
I stayed at the Hotel Scribe, which is right next to the Opera House, last year when I attended Maison et Objet. It’s a beautiful hotel, bright, luxurious and sparkling clean. I will say, the mattresses and bedding were like sleeping on a cloud. It was hard to get up and head out, but then, when one is in Paris…
oil on canvas, 1944
picture painted for Life magazine
In the hear of Montmartre is a discreet Directoire style townhouse that is now the home for the Hotel Particulier. I’d describe the interiors as quirky elegance with lush textiles and traditional fixtures blended with unexpected wallcoverings and colors.
The Hôtel des Académies et des Arts is located at 15 rue de la Grande Chaumière in the 6th Arrondissement. The hotel has a luxurious yet playful feel and plays a kind of “where’s Waldo” with the placement of some whimsical artist forms rendered in paint and scuplture. These little guys show up all over the place. Can you spot them?
Where shall we go next time on Travel Tuesday?