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

Primarily called ‘Duo’ because it was originally created from two separate hotels, the hotel’s name also celebrates its location in the heart of gay Paris, and its warm welcome whatever your orientation.

The owners have cleverly married old and new, integrating minimalist contemporary design by interiors maestro Jean-Philippe Nuel into a handsome period building.

There are 58 smart bedrooms, and a stylish open-plan lobby that’s ideal for a peaceful drink away from the surrounding hubbub of the hip Marais, one of Paris’ most beautiful neighbourhoods.

The hotel is in a prominent corner spot in this lively district, in the heart of the city’s gay bar scene and a couple of minutes’ walk from the Centre Pompidou.

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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

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