This attractive 18thC mansion with Revolutionary associations offers the pleasant combination of a quiet but convenient setting, comfortable accommodation and – perhaps most important in a town where you can’t count on it – a genuinely warm welcome.
These privileges come at a price however, and our recent visits have made us feel that guests were paying somewhat over the odds for rooms. Having said that, the hotel is very well placed both for sightseeingand shopping – close to beautiful place Vendôme and the exclusive shopsof rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It has two small salons, recently redecorated, with velvet seats, paintings and tapestries on plain walls and Persian rugs on marble floors, with the addition of a small bar. There is a small breakfast room in the basement, and the cellar has been converted into a meeting room for up to 12 people.
Bedrooms are individually decorated, often with a bold mix of styles and colours, which almost always comes off. One has a sky-and-clouds theme, another is in Japanese style, another has a four-poster bed and yellow drapes; antique, reproduction and modern furniture is successfully combined.