Relais du Louvre
19 rue des Prêtres-St-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France, 75001
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Art, Relaxation, Romance, Sightseeing
Expert review of Relais du Louvre
This romantic hideaway by Musée du Louvre was once a printworks where revolutionary tracts were printed in the 18th century, now it's a welcoming small hotel with a rather swish open-plan lobby and 15 pretty bedrooms laden with old beams and flowery fabrics. This is not the place to come for hip hotel buzz – it has more of the feel of an elegant B&B, but I loved the romantic views and feeling of tranquility, with added plusses like international newspapers and breakfast served all day.
On a quiet street near Musée du Louvre and the Seine, it's in the very centre of Paris yet in a network of ancient streets that few visitors explore.
If you're after utter calm then opt for a double or triple overlooking the courtyard. However I prefer the streetside rooms with their views of the Gothic pinnacles and gargoyles of St-Germain l'Auxerrois church and (if you lean out a little) glimpses of Musée du Louvre at the end of the street. Breakfast can be served in your room all day. A fifth-floor apartment under the eaves, with living room, well-equipped kitchen and bedroom with open-plan bath occupies the entire top floor and is perfect for families in Paris for several days.
There's a pleasant beamed lobby-reception area with internet computer for guests' use, though there is no separate sitting room or breakfast room.
Breakfast can be served all day, but only in your room - there's no breakfast room.
The director has been here for years and really really looks after her clients.
French and international visitors include many Americans, with a mix of older visitors and families with children.
There can be good rates for longer stays. Breakfast is a slightly pricey 13 euros extra.
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- 19 rue des Prêtres-St-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France, 75001
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- High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service