I recently just returned from my first trip to Paris and planned to only stay 2 nights at most at this hotel. However, since getting to know the wonderful family who runs the hotel (Maggie, Dominique, etc.), I decided to stay a total of 5 nights with side trips to other parts of France in my total stay of 2 weeks. The rooms were decorated so beautifully in old-style Parisian decor and the hotel is only 2 blocks away from the famous Sacre Cour cathedral. The area is quiet and clean and there are numerous restaurants and shopping nearby. The metro is a short walk as well. The family´s hospitality was tremendous, and I found myself looking forward to the hot chocolate and croissants outside my door every morning. Maggie was especially helpful with planning the side trips and you immediately sense her pride in this truly beautiful city.
Montemarte, the area where the hotel is located has a very bohemian feel to it (Picasso, Hemingway and Renoir all lived here at one point). I believe one of them said of the flowered wall paper typical of Parisian rooms "... either the wall paper goes or I go.." right before he died.. At the risk of sounding morbid, I mention it because the rooms definitely reflect this decor motif, adding to the whole experience of Montemarte.
I definitely recommend this hotel if you ever have an opportunity to explore Paris. Oh, and I might as well also recommend Hemingway´s "A Moveable Feast" as he wrote this in Cuba, about his time in Paris. Safe travels!
- Also Known As:
- Ermitage Hotel Paris