Immersion in the heart of historical Paris
Located in historical Paris near Place Vendôme, the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre, this hotel offers quintessential charm and a high-quality welcome. It is part of a trendy fashion neighborhood featuring "Colette," the famous concept store, with a selection of clothing that can't be found anywhere else and that is featured on the pages of fashion magazines every week.
The neighborhood also represents a concentration of great jewelers on Place Vendôme (Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati, etc.). You are in the heart of Paris, near the stock exchange and the major banks and insurance companies, where you can optimize your business meetings.
It's the best-located hotel for discovering Paris on foot; nothing is ever very far away from the Royal Saint-Honoré. Visit the Louvre Museum after passing through the Tuileries garden to experience the majesty of the site. Continue along the gardens toward Place de la Concorde to visit the Jeu de Paume Museum, a place for exhibiting contemporary art and photography. Cross the Seine on the pedestrian footbridge for a night visit to the Musée d’Orsay. You can slake your thirst for culture within a delimited area while taking advantage of the most beautiful vistas in Paris.
Living in Saint-Honoré area
For a relaxing break, enjoy the tranquil Caroussel and Tuileries Garden, the oldest and largest garden in Paris. The beauty of its large pool, sculptures and its majestic landscape is a reminder of its past. It has been for a long time the garden of the Kings and Queens of France.
At the end of the Carrousel garden, the pyramid of the Louvre welcomes you for a cultural and historical break, a journey through time - from prehistory to modern painters, via Leonardo de Vinci. After this break full of culture and spirituality, cross the rue de Rivoli to join another royal residence, - the beautiful Royal Palace - adorned by the wonderful Daniel Buren columns and a sculpture by Pol Bury.
Trendy and Luxurious shopping at Place Vendôme and Rue Saint-Honoré
For a luxurious shopping break, go to Place Vendôme, where you will find luxury jewelry and fashion stores, such Boucheron, Chanel and Dior.
History of Paris Saint-Honoré
The Place Vendôme is one of the most distinguished and most beautiful parts of Paris. Classic and refined, sober and elegant, Place Vendôme is a masterpiece of French classical art. The famous architect Jules Hardouin Mansart drew up the plans in the seventeenth century. It was built between 1685 and 1699, in place of the Hotel du Duc de Vendôme. At that time, a statue of Louis XIV was the centerpoint, called the Place Louis-le-Grand. This symbol of the monarchy was attacked during the French Revolution and the statue was destroyed. Louis XVI came back here to see the damage before being taken to prison at ‘Temple’. The statue was replaced 15 years later. Napoleon had built a bronze column showing the French “Grande Armée” (army) during the Austerlitz battle in 1805. On top of this column was a statue of Napoleon. The monument was built following the melting of 12,000 cannons taken from the enemy at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805.
From Rue de la Chausseterie to Rue Saint-Honoré
The Rue Saint-Honoré is one of the most distinguished streets of Place Vendome. Located close to the Jardin des Tuileries, the Opera Garnier and Place Vendôme, this old street of Paris takes its name from the church of Saint-Honoré. Over the centuries the street has changed names many times: rue de la Chausseterie, rue Chastiau Festu, rue Croix du Tiroir, etc... At Number 96 of this street Molière was born in 1622. Number 270 was the residence of Olympe de Gouges, author of the famous "Declaration on the Rights of Women and the Citizen."