The Coolest Place to Stay in Le Marais
Ahh le Marais. Although it has exploded in popularity for tourists over the past few years, it still retains a true neighborhood feel. While there are loads of boutique hotels in the area, one stands out, thanks to its truly prime location on a quiet street just a stone's throw from the action of the bustling quartier, as well as its unmatched offbeat amenities. Here are some reasons why you need to book a stay at Hotel Jules et Jim, asap!
Rue des gravilliers is one of the most stacked streets when it comes to good coffee, food, and drink. You're steps away from some of Paris' best coffee at Loustic, healthy cold pressed juices and breakfast bowls at Wild and the Moon and Bob's Juice Bar, and a bumping nightlife scene at Derrière and Andy Wahloo. In addition, you're a short walk from Paris' oldest market, Marché des Enfants Rouges, where you'll find an array of impressive food stalls, offering a host of cuisines, from Moroccan, to crepes, to Japanese bento boxes.
The Hotel Courtyard
Don't write off the hotel's own nightlife scene. The handsome bar and airy courtyard in the center of the hotel provide the perfect oasis to enjoy a low key evening drink - you'll be mingling with fellow guests as well as the hip young things of Paris, who flock to the trendy space to enjoy the excellent cocktail program.
Quick Walk from Centre Pompidou
One of the main attractions of the neighborhood is Paris' acclaimed modern art museum, drawing crowds not only for its funky architecture, but its impressive permanent collection and exhibitions. Even more exciting, perhaps, is a small and relatively unknown museum even closer to the hotel, le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, a museum housed in a former mansion, filled with exquisite taxidermy, including a tiny alcove with a roof of owl's eyes looking down on you.
The design of the rooms is warm yet sleek - and even the smallest rooms are quite large by Parisian standards - you won't feel strapped for space. Some rooms overlook the courtyard, while others look out on the rooftops of le Marais, so either way, you've got a room with a view!
The first thing you'll notice when walking into Jules et Jim is the mini-gallery in the lobby. The hotel hosts photography exhibitions from up-and-coming photographers, so there's always something interesting to view while passing through.
The hotel offers a variety of fun extras you won't find anywhere else, from day passes to the nearby Klay sports club, to private city tours in a moss green 1961 Citroen DS, to an evening cruise on the Seine in a vintage Venetian taxi boat (yes!!!), you'll be able to experience Paris in a completely new way.
Hotel Jules et Jim
11 rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris
+33 1 44 54 13 13
Doubles from €200