You'll like this street if you're in search of what remains of artistic Montparnasse – the Grande Chaumière art school is opposite the hotel, amid studios, small bistros and the Sennelier art shop and the Zadkine museum is around the corner, yet you're also just seconds from the Jardins du Luxembourg and the classic brasseries and cinemas along boulevard du Montparnasse.
The 20 rooms are comfortable cocoons that are rather more art chic than bohemian garret. All feature murals by Mesnager or spindly white plaster sculptures by Sophie de Watrigant. Comédienne rooms come in fiery reds, others in more muted black and white tones in hommage to surrealist photographer Man Ray or Art Deco designer Ruhlmann. And daylit bathrooms are a plus.
There's an inviting lounge with marble fireplace and bookshelves, breakfast room-cum-tea room and a video screening room at the rear.
Eating and drinking
In the afternoon you can have tea "Chez Charlotte" – specially selected tea blends and cult macaroons from Pierre Hermé.
Possible to have massages and facials on the spot.
Efficient bilingual reception.
Who stays there
Look for deals with three nights for the price of two.
- Culture vultures
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Cosy atmosphere.
- Pierre Hermé macarons in the tea room.