Dimore Studio's artful mix of design styles and eras
The restored glass-topped, trellis-lined courtyard
Taking a dip in the blissful indoor heated swimming pool
What To Know
Located in the 2nd arrondissement, steps from Opera Comique and Galeries Lafayette
The 26 rooms feature bold print drapes, Dedar velvet sofas, rugs from Louis de Poortere, and geometric brass headboards
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Five-story 1791 mansion turned Art Deco pied-à-terre steps from the Opera Garnier
Italian designers Dimore Studio spent two years revamping this five-story mansion—once the home of Louis XV’s chief minister—into a riot of colors: think
mustard yellow, forest green, and eggplant walls; patterned curtains and carpets; and Art Deco furniture that together might make it the most eye-catching hotel in all of Paris. Each of the 26 guest rooms are decked out in Louis de Poortere rugs, velvets by Dedar, and Jim Thompson silks, which have a warming effect that’s emphasized by the covetable FontanaArte lamps and wall fixtures, while bathrooms have underfloor heating and some have separate bathtubs. On a warm day, the veranda is a lovely place to sit with a cocktail from the honor bar or a complimentary coffee. The basement swimming pool can be booked in advance and, while the green-painted, windowless room has a slightly '70s sci-fi ambience, a steam and a swim is the ideal way to end a day of sightseeing.
In the Area
The hotel is well located in a neighborhood with plenty of dining and drinking options, and sits in close proximity to public transport: the Richelieu-Drouot metro station is just around the corner, the Opera station a five-minute walk, and it’s just 15 minutes to Paris Nord. The Centre Pompidou, home to one of the best collections of modern art in Europe, and the Louvre are also both within walking distance. The nearby Palais Garnier, a stunning 19th-century opera house, still puts on stellar music and ballet performances; ask the concierge to arrange for tickets. A couple of the intimate café-bars that Paris does so well are also just a few streets away; try La Gorille, a bar with excellent food, or the understatedly cool Lockwood for afternoon espressos and evening cocktails.