Paris’ historical heritage charms everyone. Here is a list of the most historical and picturesque hotels in Paris. All of them witnessed a period of the French History or contributes to the very distinctive luxury of our country.
1) Le Pavillon de la Reine ****
District: Temple – République
28, place des Vosges, 75003, Paris
The name of this very elegant building comes from Anne d’Autriche, queen of France in the XVIIth century, and who lived in the wing which separated the actual hotel from the Place des Vosges.
The Place des Vosges is one of the older squares of Paris, it was launched in 1612 in Le Marais district, a district filled with history.
The place didn’t change much over time: its fountains and lawns kept the same appearance.
Knowing these dates, it is impossible to doubt the historical heritage of this building: many famous personalities have slept in the hotel such as, Victor Hugo or Colette to quote only the best known.
The hotel’s rooms are sophisticated and are all unique, whilst keeping an elegant look with the use of old-looking furniture.
The suites are even more lovely, especially the “Suite de la Reine” with its made-to-measure furniture, or its wooden floor from the 17th century, the French refinement at its finest!
Many services are proposed, just like the hotel’s reputation: a 250m² spa with hammam, a jacuzzi, and a relaxation area with a fireplace and a bookcase.
iPads and iPods are even available in your room to enjoy the free Wi-Fi so you can feel at home!
The little extra? The hotel’s terrace is for customers only, in which the breakfast can be served to enjoy the wonderful surroundings that the hotel offers.
Prices: From 311€ a night (the prices are likely to change according to the seasons).
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2) Le Meurice *****
District: Louvre – Châtelet
228, Rue De Rivoli – 75001 Paris – France
The Meurice is one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris. Indeed, its popularity is set up since 1835. By the way, it is described as the “jewel of the French luxury hotels”.
The 19th century building was visited by several artists such as Salvador Dalí.
The hotel offers 160 rooms in a very refined Louis XVI decoration style, which perfectly illustrates the French luxury. The Meurice was recently redecorated by Philippe Starck, an influential creator and decorator who brought a touch of modernity without degrading the luxury of the place.
You will be charmed by the marbled bathroom of your room, composed of a shower cubicle and a bathtub.
The Queen and King Size beds depending your room will assure you a good night of sleep!
You will enjoy the free Wi-Fi, video-game console on request. In addition, you will be offered a welcome performance to make you comfortable in your hotel.
The little extra? A luxury service for your children! Bathrobes, slippers, candies, teddy bears, and much more. Your children will no longer leave the Meurice!
The Meurice offers a spa with services for your children too! You will be able to leave them in the hands of professionals while you relax.
Two restaurants are in the hotel: the Meurice Alain Ducasse offers a high-quality gastronomic food in a splendid setting.
Prices: From 645€ a night (the prices are likely to change according to the seasons)
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3) Hotel Regina*****
District: Louvre – Châtelet
2 place des Pyramides – 75001 Paris – France
Built in 1824 in the true spot of the former royal stables of the Louvre Palace, where kings Henry III, IV and XIII learned how to ride a horse, the Hotel Regina is a sumptuous building of Second Empire.
Despite being open for the 1900 World Fair, it has a solid reputation.
The Regina is involved in the story of cinema because it appears in 12 movies! But also in fashion because the hotel’s lounge welcomes fashion shows from famous designers each year.
Each room was recently renovated to get back the chic of the 19th century. The 99 rooms either offer a view of the courtyard or on the Tuileries garden: a relaxing and enjoyable setting.
At your disposal, you will have free luxury toiletries, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and many more services worthy of a five-star hotel.
The “Parisienne” suite is the gem of the hotel. Located under the Regina’s roof, you will enjoy an uninterrupted view of Paris’ main monuments.
The hotel owns an English bar with a wide selection of tea, pastries, and whiskies which will delight the lovers of refined products.
The Regina is located in a chic district of Paris, its proximity to place Vendome and Saint-Honoré street shows an incomparable luxury. It can be the occasion of shopping in the numerous French shops which have been renewed.
Prices: From 225€ a night (the prices are likely to change according to the seasons)
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4) Relais hotel du Vieux Paris****
District: Saint-Germain – Luxembourg
9, rue Gît-le-Coeur – 75006 Paris – France
The Relais hotel du Vieux Paris takes you back in time!
The building was built in 1480 and belonged to Duke of Luynes and Duke of O, the latter lived in it.
During the 50s, the hotel was known as “Beat Hotel” and it is for a good reason!
Many artists which created the Beat Generation lived there such as Kerouac or Burroughs.
It is located in the Latin quarter, a historical district of Paris which is very famous, where Notre-Dame, the Sorbonne or the flower market are testimonies of the past centuries. This out-of-time place will please you for sure.
The twelve rooms of the hotel are quite sophisticated. The visible beams add an additional charm to the room.
Each room offers a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, and a bathroom with free toiletries.
The Vieux Paris’ business corner will allow you to work in a total serenity with free Wi-Fi throughout the whole building.
The hotel offers a breakfast in your room or in a dining room.
The little extra? The “Honeymoon” special welcoming with champagne!
Prices: From 128€ a night (the prices are likely to change according to the seasons)
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5) Hotel Residence Henri IV****
District: Panthéon – Saint-Michel
50, rue des Bernardins – 75005 Paris – France
Located within Saint Germain des Prés and Latin quarter, this magnificent 19th century building leaning against the old Ecole Polytechnique is likely to appeal the History lovers.
Indeed, the 8 rooms and 5 apartments of the residence Henri IV were customised and represents the King and his close relations. A total immersion in the French History!
Each room owns a kitchenette with the essentials: a refrigerator, an electric hotplate, and a microwave to cook your favourite meals in a good conviviality!
You will be able to relax in the beautiful marbled bathroom, and also enjoy the air-conditioning to stay cool during hot summer days.
To enjoy an extra relaxing moment, massages in your room are available! Relaxation assured!
The hotel is very calm and stands in front of a lovely park. It’s an asset if we are aware of its location, just close to the Boulevard Saint-Germain.
It’s important to note that the building is non-smoking only.
Prices: From 122€ a night (the prices are likely to change according to the seasons)
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6) Hotel Saint Jacques***
District: Panthéon – Saint-Michel
35, rue des Ecoles – 75005 Paris – France
The hotel Saint Jacques pulls you deep into the Belle Epoque, a period of French progress during the 19th century.
Let yourself be tempted by the hotel’s sumptuous Renaissance and Impressionist paintings (from Chagall, Degas, Toulouse Lautrec…).
The old staircase, the mouldings, or even the splendid bookcase, which contains 18th and 19th century books, will carry you back in the past.
All the 36 rooms of the hotel Saint Jacques possess classic furniture, beautiful materials, or a crystal chandelier showing an incomparable refinement even if they are all different.
Each room offers air-conditioning, double glazing to avoid any inconvenience with noise, or free Wi-Fi with a computer you can borrow on request.
It is important to note that the building is non-smoking only.
The staff welcomes you 24/24 in several languages and offers a top of the range service. A babysitting service is available to your children if you want to have a getaway with your partner.
The hotel’s bar is full of charm, it offers a champagne from the cuvée Saint Jacques.
The little extra? The old-style absinthe tasting.
Enjoy a plentiful breakfast at the buffet in a dining room which owns a piano for a perfect French cabaret atmosphere!
Prices: From 103€ a night (the prices are likely to change according to the seasons)
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7) Hôtel Louison ***
District: Saint-Germain – Luxembourg
105, rue de Vaugirard – 75006 Paris – France
It’s within the future Hotel Louison, an old royal house that Louis XIV’s illegitimate children with Madame de Montespan were raised by Madame de Maintenon during the 17th century.
The history still fills the walls of the building in the 20th century: in 1912, the first aviators of Issy-les-Moulineaux settled in the hotel.
Each of the 42 rooms are unique, decorated differently, they offer air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a TV.
The Louison also propose an apartment, the “Atelier 103” for a family trip in total peacefulness.
The typical French decoration (wooden floor, woodworks…) gives a combination between tradition and modernity. The statues stand alongside contemporary designer furniture in a perfect harmony to keep the historical atmosphere of the place without falling into extremes.
The breakfast is served in a sophisticated room with an old plan of Paris from the 18th century. The buffet offers a typical French meal: pastries and bread from a traditional bakery, macaroons, cooked meats, French cheese, and fresh fruits… something to delight the food lovers!
Prices: From 82€ a night (prices are likely to change according to the seasons)
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