An art lover’s paradise, the Hôtel des Académies is set on the very same Left Bank street where Modigliani and Gauguin once had studios, and is surrounded by galleries. It is also somewhat of an artistic attraction in its own right, adorned -- inside and out -- with Parisian street artist Jérôme Mesnager’s famous ‘white body’ silhouettes, which clamber up the walls.
Hidden on a quiet side street off the Boulevard du Montparnassein the Latin Quarter, the hotel makes a perfect base for sightseeing. It’s a 10-minute walk from the Nouvel-designed Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, known for its “cutting-edge art” (Lonely Planet), and three blocks from the Luxembourg Gardens. Vavin metro station, on Line 4, is right outside the hotel’s front door, for easy access to the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.
Ensure you’re back in time for Parisian afternoon tea at Chez Charlotte, including macaroons by the world-famous Pierre Hermé and teas from Le Palais des Thés, plus sugar cubes shaped like love hearts. A continental breakfast can be taken in the tea room, or ask for it to be served in-room at no extra charge. There’s no in-house restaurant as such, but a room service menu of salads and sandwiches is available and there are a number of well-priced pavement cafés nearby.
Rooms all offer free Wi-Fi and come in four styles. Classic Rooms have a theatrical (Comédienne) finish, with a huge red velvet upholstered bed head and views of a quiet side street. For a suave 1920s atmosphere, pick a Superior room. Upgrade to a Club Room to have your pick of the four ambiances, including the Man Ray room, which is a tribute the famous photographer. A single wellness room is available for massages and beauty treatments, on request.
From the press:
"This avant-garde address features the distinctive signature of French
street artist Jérôme Mesnager whose impish white figures back-flip up walls,
scale stairs and dance above fireplaces – ride the lift to the 5th floor for
the ultimate acrobatic performance" -- Lonely
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No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib available on request free of charge. No extra bed available.
No pets allowed
A city tax of 1.50€ per person, per night is included in the total price.
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The hotel is a 40-minute drive from Charles de Gaulle
Airport. You can also take a 45-minute ride on the RER from the airport to
Port-Royal, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
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