Literary hotels in Paris

Bringing together fresh towels and fine writing
Olivia Rutherford / Time Out L'Hotel

Print is not only not dead, it can fuel a whole luxury lifestyle choice, as these fabulous hotels prove. Some of them have bona fide links to great names in literature – if the idea of sleeping in the same room where Oscar Wilde died seems like an appealing option for a mini-break – whie others are cleverly cashing in on visitors' taste for immersing themselves Paris's intellectual history. From a budget break in a charming hotel moments from Notre-Dame (and named for the book's heroine), to a Michelin-starred restaurant sending you room service in a hotel that once hosted Albert Camus, these brilliant places to stay all ooze character.

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Hôtel La Belle Juliette

icon-location-pin Rennes-Sèvres

Named for a 19th-century salonista who was married to the banker Jacques Rose Récamier, Hôtel La Belle Juliette has all the sophisticated elegance and literary overtones you'd expect...

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icon-location-pin Saint-Germain-des-Prés

For the ultimate sensuous, decadent Parisian trip with scintillating literary overtones, head for the sumptuous L’Hôtel in St-Germain-des-Prés...


Hôtel Pont Royal

icon-location-pin 7e arrondissement

The Pont Royal is an extremely grand and luxurious place to stay, with the added cachet of having hosted many of the big names of Paris's literary society during its long history...


Hôtel Esmeralda

icon-location-pin Quartier latin

Hotel Esmeralda, situated just across the river from Notre-Dame, takes its name from the hunchback’s heartbreakingly beautiful gypsy love interest in Victor Hugo's novel...

Hotels, Boutique hotels

Apostrophe Hôtel

icon-location-pin 6e arrondissement

This friendly, family-run hotel has embraced Saint-Germain's cultural heritage with gusto, creating a stylish literature-themed arrangement over five floors...

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Hôtel Les Plumes

icon-location-pin Poissonnière

This extravagantly book-themed hotel even includes staff wearing period attire (while wielding digital tablets). Some rooms are themed on famous literary couples...

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