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Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

Last updated: 31 October, 2022

The Grandes Ecoles occupies a special place among Parisian hotels. More like a country manor than a city hotel, it’s hidden down a cobbled lane in a gorgeous garden – yet it’s also beside a buzzy square and close to a food market in the convivial Latin Quarter.

The hotel’s 51 floral, antique-filled rooms are spread across the main house and three other buildings, and there’s a lovely, shady garden that’s an oasis of calm after a day’s sightseeing. It’s also a divine spot for a relaxed breakfast in summer – you could be in Provence rather than Paris. It’s friendly and family-run – many staff have been here for decades.

Step out of the hotel and you’re seconds from the pavement cafés of Place de la Contrescarpe and ancient, atmospheric Rue Mouffetard.

This is a wonderful location if you want to explore the historic Latin Quarter, with its famous universities, and absorb the aura of the area’s expat literary heritage – Hemingway, Joyce and Orwell all lived nearby.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
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 amenities

Room types


Room facilities

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

Bedding options

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