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The 5-star hotel is tucked away on a quiet street behind the famed century-old cabaret music hall, Folies Bergères. A five minute walk from Grand Boulevards, a few blocks from the Palais Garnier and a stone’s throw from Gare Du Nord (so easily walkable if you’re coming in via Eurostar).

The Parister is surrounded by an excellent selection of cafes, restaurants and department stores. Despite being located in a bustling area, you won’t be kept awake by the sounds of the street; Rue Saulnier is wonderfully quiet which is rare for central Paris.

Behind the unassuming façade lie living spaces and an tranquil courtyard garden overlooked by quintessential Parisian buildings – a lovely addition that gives a real sense of place.

Boutique at its best

From the coffee offered on arrival to the nice late check-out at noon, The Parister brings an easy-going and chilled vibe to its guests from across the globe. Bejewelled in lavish fabrics, unique objects d’art and superbly crafted bespoke details, this is a luxury lifestyle hotel that lives up to its promise but prides itself on genuine simplicity. The space is small enough to feel intimate but large enough to feel lively – an agreeable balance that characterises the hotel as a whole.

Great place to spend time

Hidden behind stealth black doors, rooms are spacious, bright and airy. Interior designers Aldric Beckman and Céline Boullenger designed them to be elegant with subtle touches of luxury, rather than ostentatious and flamboyant.

It’s a beautiful mix of modern simplicity and vintage retro. Think velour sofas, classic curiosities including vintage-style bluetooth speaker and an old-fashioned big brass key. Bathrooms, in blue tile with silver fittings, continue the retro theme.

Parisian chic

Overall, the property oozes elegance from the ceiling mouldings, to the tailor-made walnut headboard, to the romance of designer wallpaper. The velvet curtains in warm colours adorn the space letting in gentle light.

Every room also has a Nespresso coffee machine and a fridge with complimentary drinks topped up every morning, water filling stations with still and sparkling water located on every floor are also a nice touch and a great reverence towards the hotel’s eco-agenda but nothing here feels forced. This place is a warm, enticing escape from the stresses of 21st-century life.

All rooms benefit from large windows with some suites offering a view over the Parisian rooftops and include private terraces. Furthermore, The Parister has three two-storey suites, equipped respectively with a steam room, sauna and private balcony.

Wellness hotel

A luxury wellness spa offers a sizeable 20m heated indoor pool with ambient music, poolside area with loungers and complimentary water and fruit, steam room, massage and treatment cabins, and well-equipped fitness studio.

Thoughtful details impress throughout: the ballet bar in the gym and mineral water left for guests leaving the steam room by an attentive staff member.

Generous breakfasts include fresh fruit, cheese platters, smoked salmon, yogurts and baskets of pastries and sourdough bread, all served in the “Les Passerelles” bar alongside eggs cooked to order and hot meats. You can enjoy your morning feast while peacefully seated under the glass roof or in the garden on a nice day.

Blend of classical and modern

It’s hard to believe that the hotel comprises of two buildings joined together with a series of footbridges. One building is the refurbished existing commercial block and the other one was constructed from scratch.

The ambitious project is the brainchild of Nicolas Nonon, an entrepreneur, who devoted himself to hotel projects in 2010, after selling his industrial logistics company. Mr Nanon wanted The Parister to be a place where classical meets modern, soothing merges with dynamic, thus reflecting a very Parisian living space.

Based on our pleasant stay there we can confirm that his goal has been accomplished and we can’t wait to come back!

Learn more about Hotel Parister here.


Image credits: © Hotel Parister