Home away from home in Paris


I was so blown away (un coup de coeur) by my recent stay in a 39-room boutique hotel in Paris that I have to show you around. It is called Crayon Rouge located near the Louvre museum in the 1st district.
The hotel welcomes you in a eccentrically decorated lobby and reception. No two pieces of furniture are alike, yet the colorful ensemble is all so harmonious. I could already feel the lovely vibes as we walked in. We arrived too early and were invited to wait with a coffee while they readied our rooms. My travel companion Véronique and I preferred to use this extra time to discover Paris.
After a few hours out in the city, we were happy to be back at the hotel. My room “Chambre Rouge Epicée” was on the top floor with the fabled view over the rooftops of Paris. I was charmed by the eclectic decorations – a little vintage and a little retro-chic. Still no “matching” furniture… not even the walls. Rather than being jarring, the different elements complement each other rather well. A little rest and we headed out for dinner.
The following morning, we went down early to have breakfast served comme à la maison (just like at home): an open kitchen with a big wooden table in the center, a small and easy buffet. We had our fill.
So if you are looking for an atypically characterful and well-situated boutique hotel with bonhomie for your next visit to Paris, search no further. Remember this name: Hotel Crayon Rouge.
© Pictures by Romina C.