REGION : Paris 2nd arrondissement
ATMOSPHERE : City
STYLE : Well-read HQ
CATEGORY : 4*
ROOMS : 50 rooms from 1 to 5 people
A half-bottle of wine awaits in your room
If you’re a fan of fine books, you have reached on the right page! And even if you’re still marked by 4th grade English trauma, you should still stick around! Because if the Square Louvois hotel, in the heart of Paris’ 2nd arrondissement close to the National Library, places literary references on pedestals (portraits of writers in the rooms, omnipresence of books and libraries…), you don’t need to be a scholar to appreciate the hotel’s artistic staging.
IDEALLY LOCATED just a few steps from the Palais Royal, the Palais Brongniart, the Palais Garnier, and the Grands Boulevards or the Place Vendôme, the address is all about atmosphere. Designed by Leslie Gauthier, an interior designer who has already demonstrated her know-how and bibliophily here and there, the décor of this 4* boutique hotel is in keeping with Parisian chic and good taste. Colors and materials (deep blue, inky black, copper, brass, wood, felt…) evoke luxury without overdoing it, mixing design details, Art Deco inspiration, moldings, and houndstooth prints.
WITH ITS NO FRILLS STYLE – all efficiency and sophistication – the ensemble finds a beautiful conclusion under the building’s vaulted cellars. A wellness area and a small secret swimming pool are hidden there, ideal for a quiet moment of relaxation. The incarnation of an exclamation point!
TASTE – Pro tip: the hotel offers a French-style teatime every day from 4 to 6 pm (cakes, pastries, fruit juices, cold drinks, teas, hot chocolate…)
POOL – The little extra that makes all the difference? The swimming pool under the stone vaults equipped with a hydro-massage bench, a relaxation room, an herbal tearoom…
FITNESS – Do you like Lewis Carroll and bicep curls? George Orwell and general wellness? Head to the fitness room.
CARE – On request, you can also enjoy facials, body sculpting, hair, and make-up sessions.