I’ve found the first picture I want on the wall of our new home.
Screenprint by Rob Ryan
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The Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz Paris. Coco Chanel made the Hotel Ritz her home for 37 years. Her three room suite overlooking the Place Vendome, a famous square in the heart of Paris, is available to stay in for $4,300 per night.
What a glamorous way to spend a honeymoon!
The bathroom. Each item and piece of furniture has been researched and restored to recreate the world where the designer lived.
The dining room
If the Coco Chanel Suite doesn’t wow you, how about staying in the Ernest Hemingway or Elton John suite who also both have suites at the Ritz named after them? Choices, choices…
The view from the window
The 5th hotel in my search for the perfect hotel for our honeymoon in Paris.
HÔTEL PARTICULIER MONTMARTRE
Set in its own garden is the Hotel Particulier Montmartre a 19th-century stucco house.
The five suites are designed by contemporary artists. Fashion curator Olivier Saillard’s room ‘Poems & Hats’ is a nod to Magritte in black and white, with hats for lampshades and a clear glass wall separating the bedroom from the marble-fitted, mosaic-tiled bathroom.
‘Vitrine’ is created by sculptor Philippe Mayaux. This is a sexy room with a cabinet full of highly suggestive blown-glass objects and a large steam room.
An artist’s video shot on the premises runs on the DVD player in your room when you arrive and there are classic movies and art books to borrow from the library downstairs.
HÔTEL PARTICULIER MONTMARTRE
23 avenue Junot, Paris
Tel. 00 33 1 53 41 81 40
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Christian Lacroix who designed another hotel featured on a previous post on this blog, has also put his signiture atyle to the Hotel Bellechasse, also on the Left Bank, in the 7th arrondissement, a few steps from the Musee d’Orsay. His style is as always anything but minimalist but rich, clashing and lots of fun.
I particularly like the butterfly room
The hotel offers 34 rooms, in seven different decorative styles.
8, rue de Bellechasse Paris 75007
Fax : 45-51-52-36
Website : http://www.lebellechasse.com
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HOTEL DE BOURG TIBOURG
Part Gothic boudoir, part Moroccan harem, the décor of this Empire town house in the Marais (apparently Paris’ version of London’s Notting Hill) district is more like a fantasy film set than a hotel. Especially if that film were a more colourful version of the Addams Family.
Beyond the wrought-iron front doors, the lobby is a dimly lit mixture of neo-gothic, Oriental and period French, with heavy curtains, chests and ornate gold lamps. Downstairs, things get even more dramatic in the stone-walled cellar/breakfast room where blue, leopard-print throne chairs and a huge wall tapestry are lit by black-metal chandeliers complete with flickering, flame-shaped bulbs. From the lobby, a warren of narrow corridors lined in red-velvet leads to 31 rooms. Uniformly dark and small (except on the relatively light sixth floor), they feel like secret dens, and it’s hard to tell if it’s day or night from within.
Posted in vacation, Wedding, tagged birthday, Christian Lacroix, destination, eurostar, fiance, france, getaway, holiday, honeymoon, hotel du petit moulin, love, memories, newlyweds, paris, romance, romantic, vacation on March 4, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Well I don’t know what hotel that is yet!
After much discussion about honeymoon destinations, my fiance and I have decided to go on a small trip away straight after the wedding and then have a long honeymoon away the following year. After the wedding we will hop on to the Eurostar train and head straight to Paris! We spent a great weekend there for my fiance’s birthday last year and it holds good memories for us so it’ll be the perfect romantic getaway.
But where to stay?
I’ve been scouring the internet for what are the most romantic hotels in the city. This is the first of what I supect will be many.
HOTEL DU PETIT MOULIN
“Each of the 17 rooms corresponds to a way of approaching this area of Paris where you don’t go downstairs by chance but rather because you are drawn by the History and the spirit of the times.”
Designed by Christian Lacroix, this looks like a brilliantly eccentric hotel for two unconventional honeymooners.
The hotel is a renovated 17th century bakery whose facade has been kept while the inside is part Zen, part kitsch. I think it’s fantastic but not sure it’s the place for our honeymoon.
Hotel du Petit Moulin
29/31 rue du Poitou – 75003 PARIS
Tel : 33(0)1 42 74 10 10 – Fax : 33(0)1 42 74 10 97
E-mail : email@example.com
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There’s lots of cute additions you can take on your honeymoon. All completely frivolous and so unnecessary but isn’t that the point!
Exhibit number 1:
Passport holders by Mimi Berry
Exhibit number 2:
Day-of-the-week knickers by Stella McCartney
Exhibit number 3:
Smythson Honeymoon Recollections notebook. Note: this should be blank by the time you get back from your honeymoon as you’re too busy doing stuff.
Exhibit Number 4:
Also from Smythson