Hôtel La Belle Juliette
Time Out says
A Saint-Germain-des-Près hotel which recounts the life of an exceptional woman.
Added extras: An iMac in every room
Services: breakfast, bar, spa and pool
A classic Saint-Germain-des-Prés building which backs onto a classic Parisian street on one side, and a more contemporary view on the garden side. La Belle Juliette offers two faces but one story, of Juliette Récamier. A nineteenth century heroine who hosted a literary salon and was able to counter most of the intellectuals and politicians of her time. Known to be one of the most influential woman of the Napoleonic era, she contributed to François-René de Chateaubriand's 'Les Mémoires d'outre-tombe'.
Each floor of the 45-room hotel has a decorative theme corresponding to a period in Juliette’s life; exile, Italy, her relationship with Chateaubriand, her time in the salons, her friendships and her suitors. All the unknown beauty is sure to amaze. The rooms are decked out in a contemporary Scandinavian style, contrasted with period pieces. Opulent fabrics and technology blend subtly – for example, there’s an iMac in every room.
The spa is tinged with poetry and romance too – it’s a proper boudoir escape, inviting you to relax in its tranquil atmosphere, plus there’s even the chance to privately rent the space too. It’s more than just a discreet address, it’s a journey into this exceptional woman’s life – all the while with the feeling there's a spirit watching over you. It might even be Belle Juliette.
92 rue du Cherche Midi
|Transport:||Metro: Falguière, Rennes or Saint-Placide|