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Last updated: 27 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

From the moment you walk through the carriageway entrance of this 17th-century mansion, you have some sense of the grand Parisian lifestyle of its historic inhabitants, as evidenced by the grandiose flagstone hallway and tapestry-hung salon.

The comfortable bedrooms have high ceilings and tall windows, some with beams and embroidered fabric canopies. There’s a courtyard patio for summer aperitifs, while a real log fire burns in the massive stone fireplace in the salon in winter – and it’s situated on a lively St-Germain street, ideal for mingling with the locals.

Relax to live jazz at the weekends in the hotel’s historic bar, Café Laurent. The ambience is chilled out but chic, and with the neighbourhood’s shops and cafés on your doorstep and the Louvre Museum just across the river, it’s ideal for both old hands and first-timers.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

La Conciergerie

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.5 miles]

This vast Medieval palace was most famous as the ‘antechamber to the guillotine’ in the French Revolution. Three thousand prisoners were tried and convicted here, including France’s last queen Marie Antoinette.

Best for ages: 13+ | £10

Museum of the Middle Ages

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.6 miles]

Paris’ official museum of the Middle Ages, set one of Paris’ oldest and finest medieval buildings. It’s home to the world-famous 15th-century La Dame a la Licorne (The Lady and the Unicorn) tapestry, and Paris’ oldest sculpture (1349 AD).

Best for ages: 13+ | £4

Louvre Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.7 miles]

The world’s most visited museum, a treasure trove of art from around the world. Admire the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and many, many more…

Best for ages: 16+ | £15

Paris’ best shopping

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.9 miles]

Paris has everything from luxury fashion and indie boutiques, to hip department stores, markets and quirky antiques bazaars.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | Any

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

internal view showing extraordinary stained glass windows


Paris, Ile-de-France, France[0.4 miles]

Paris’ most exquisite Gothic monument was built by Louis IX in 1248 to house his collection of Passion relics, including Christ’s Crown of Thorns (now at Notre-Dame Cathedral). It has one of the most extensive 13th-century stained-glass collections anywhere in the world.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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The front view of Stohrer on a street in Paris. The exterior of the shop is painted in navy with a dark blue parasol


Paris, Ile-de-France, France[1.3 miles]

The birthplace of the rum baba in the 18th century, the city’s oldest patisserie still wows with its gateaux (cake) today.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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An inside view of Victor Hugo's first editions drawings and home-made furniture on display

Victor Hugo’s House

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[2 miles]

The apartment where famous French poet and novelist Victor Hugo lived for 16 years, now a museum about his life and works.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Inside view of the museum with multiple structures of dinosaur bones on display

Natural History Museum

Paris, Ile-de-France, France[2.2 miles]

Founded in 1793 during the French Revolution, this impressive museum has four substantive galleries, with dinosaurs galore, all dedicated to preserving and educating about the natural world.

Best for ages: 4+ | £26

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Ile-de-France, France

Crammed with iconic buildings, world-class art and a culinary scene steeped in history, Paris is one of the world’s great capitals, overflowing with style, romance, and art de vivre. 

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