Pavillion de la Reine, Paris

Heavenly. That’s some praise, as Yorkshire is only described as the “Edge of heaven” in the title of Selina Scott’s study of the Yorkshire Coast. This wonderful hotel is set in a leafy private courtyard accessed off the stunning Place des Voges in the Marais. If you’ve been to one of the Firmdale Hotels in London [Covent Garden, the Haymarket etc] then you’ll appreciate this as the Paris equivalent. No restaurant, but elegantly comfortable rooms, with breakfast served in the large salon, or in the courtyard – the French really know how to do breakfasts. There are a couple of “drinks stations” where you help yourselves to a glass of something soothing in the evening [or lunch…hey, we’re on holiday] and you just jot down what you’ve had and it will magically appear on your bill. Our place of choice in Paris, even if just for a night passing through to somewhere equally heavenly…

Ask for a room at the front overlooking the courtyard, they’re lighter and brighter. Great shopping, eating and strolling in the Marais, and with easy access to some cultural spots – the Centre Georges Pompidou and the newly regenerated Musée Georges Picasso…which will hopefully have finished its long and drawn out refurbishment by the time you read this.

Hotel Pavillion de la Reine

They have a couple of sister hotels, which we haven’t tried – Hotel des Lettres, and Hotel du petit Moulin

Edge of Heaven: The Yorkshire Coast: Selina Scott. Great Northern Books ISBN-10: 1905080875

Hotel Pavillion de la Reine

Hotel Pavillion de la Reine

Place des Voges looking to the Pavillion

Place des Voges looking to the Pavillion

Pavillion de la Reine Salon

Pavillion de la Reine Salon

Pavillion de la Reine Salon

Pavillion de la Reine Salon

Image 4 from the hotel website

Advertisements

One response to “Pavillion de la Reine, Paris

  1. Pingback: Gaspard de la Nuit, Paris | sleep | eat | enjoy·

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s