Sleeping in an ice room at -5°C, spending a night in a hospital bed or in a secluded former mansion house in Montmartre … Organizing an unusual stay in Paris is becoming easier as hoteliers become more and more inventive in the experiences they offer their guests.
The originality of a place can define the identity of a hotel. The most courageous of clients have had the refreshing experience of staying in the ice room at the Kube Hôtel, the temperature of which goes down to minus 5 degrees! Offering a warmer setting, the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre offers the comfort and intimacy of a country house right in a popular tourist area. Situated in the heart of the capital, the boutique hotel Jules & Jim is a trendy address characterized by contemporary art and cultural events. The most unusual of all has to be the very secret hotel Hospitel, which is housed in a wing of the hospital Hôtel-Dieu.
Jules & Jim
This boutique hotel, in the quiet rue des Gravilliers, in the 3rd arrondissement, is devoted to art and cultural events. The tone is set right from the main entrance with a 15-metre-long photo gallery. Two paved courtyards, one of which has a plant wall, separate the three buildings of the hotel, which comprises one main building and two houses. The 23 bedrooms of the Jules & Jim are in a clean uncluttered style with sober colours. The simple and durable materials used, such as glass, solid wood, stone and concrete emphasize the contemporary character of the place. Each room has a little touch of a Parisian apartment about it. Clients can choose one overlooking the paved courtyard or one overlooking the street.
A library of one hundred or so books and a bar are open to residents and guests passing through. The bar area regularly offers festive and cultural events and DJ sets.
11 rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris.
Metro: Arts et Métiers
tel.:01 44 54 13 13
It’s hard to imagine that a hotel could be housed within a hospital. Nonetheless, this confidential hotel is housed on the 6th floor, gallery B2 and offers all the comforts of a classic hotel. The 14 rooms can welcome up to 3 people and each has a bathroom and toilet, air-conditioning and television.
Situated a few metres from Notre-Dame Cathedral, on Ile de la Cité, the central location of the hotel Hospitel makes visiting Paris easy.
Hospitel. 1 place du Parvis Notre-Dame. 75004 Paris.
Prices: about 140€ for 2 persons.