The Hôtel de Joséphine Bonaparte, JoBo to those in the know, opened this charming residence, with its lounges and 24 rooms, to all would-be Parisians – for a night or a longer stay, a cup of tea, an evening drink, or even a whole night of cocktails and delicious nibbles. Hidden behind a flamboyant courtyard, Hôtel de JoBo is the intimate and delightful escape after a long journey, a day of strolling, visiting museums, and fabulous shopping to be found in this multi-faceted part of old Paris.
Born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, her lover and soon to be second husband Bonaparte renamed Rose de Beauharnais “Joséphine”. In today’s world, Joséphine Bonaparte would probably be known as JoBo on Instagram and in celebrity magazines. She is the fantasized inspiration behind this hotel. Who better than JoBo, the contemporary alter ego of Joséphine Bonaparte, to represent French elegance with charming frivolity? As a backlash to the Revolution and the Reign of Terror, the fashionable aristocratic subculture “The Incredibles and The Marvelous” (Les Incroyables et les Merveilleuses) decadent mantra was to live life to its fullest.
Joséphine, dressed or rather undressed like a Greek goddess, was amongst their trend setters. Her sense of style was admired by all. But this great seductress also had a more down-to-earth secret garden: at Malmaison, just outside Paris, she had 240 species of roses from all over the world planted... roses for Rose, the little girl that she had once been, who had run barefoot in her Martinique hometown of Trois-Îlets. To appease her nostalgia, a heated greenhouse for tropical plants was built.
La Chambre du Marais, or the Chamber of the Marsh, is located on the Rue des Archives in the center of Paris, an ideal location for exploring the historical Marais district. Just a few minutes walk from the hotel brings you to the Picasso Museum, the Georges Pompidou Center, and numerous attractions, art galleries, and shops. The building was build in the 18th century but was reconstructed by Aurore Vachette and stylishly designed by Philippe Jégou and Aurore Vachette de Lesquen.
Inside the hotel, there are nineteen spacious and authentically decorated rooms where guests can stay and enjoy the hotel's top class services. At the heart of the hotel, you will find Bar del la Veuve, a cozy lounge opened to both hotel guests and locals from the neighborhood. In the morning, the bar serves breakfast from 7 am until 12 pm, perfect for guests wanting to sleep in a little later. From noon until 2 am, you can enjoy a cocktail or choose from the bar's fine selection of wines.
The hotel's excellent reviews are usually what draw people to La Chambre du Marais as many people enjoy the smaller size of the hotel, the friendly hotel staff, and all the great services the hotel provides.
The Hotel Saint-Marc was built in 1791, extending from the rue Saint-March to the ramparts of Paris. It was one of Paris' most elaborate properties during the 18th century, built on the private residence of the Duc de Choiseul. Today, this historic piece of French heritage stands as a marvelous hotel where art, design, comfort, luxury, and relaxation come together.
Just steps away from the hotel, you'll find the Opera House, the Louvre, theatres, boutiques, and galleries. Inside the hotel, there are six different rooms and suites to choose from, depending on the services you want and which size suits you best. The wellness center, featuring a hammam, hydromassage, and counter-current pool, is free for all hotel guests, and additional massage treatments can be booked for further relaxation.
The Hotel Saint-Marc is a sophisticated oasis where you can make yourself feel at home and indulge in all services the hotel has to offer. Here you will enjoy the hotel's hospitality, tranquility, and receive a personalized experience that will make you feel as though you have a home away from home in the center of Paris.
La Villa Haussmann is located in the heart of the 8th arrondissement, facing the Arc de Triomphe. It is in a very centralized area with attractions, shops, cafes, and museums in all directions—just step outside the hotel and you'll already find yourself surrounded by the bustling city life. The design and architecture of La Villa Haussmann represent a style similar to that of the Second French Empire, making the hotel a truly iconic place.
At the hotel, you can find several luxury services including a trendy bar and restaurant, the N3, and a relaxation center located in the basement level of the hotel. Here you can schedule a Swedish or deep tissue massage, or relax in the pool or at the hummam. The hotel also offers several services to make your stay as comfortable as possible including bathrobes, slippers, ergonomic pillows, universal power adapters, international newspapers, a minibar, and a Nespresso coffee machine. La Villa Haussmann is not just a hotel, but an experience that is sure to enrich your stay in this amazing city.
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