Situated between temple-like Madeleine and the strange 19th-century church of St-Augustin, the Lavoisier is in a businessy part of the 8th yet conveniently placed for the boulevard Haussmann department stores, [node:168630] or the Champs-Elysées.
The 30 bedrooms with taupe walls, vine-covered curtains and raspberry-coloured carpets are both colourful and sophisticated, mixing modern minimalist chic with the occasional antique chest of drawings, historic portrait or print on the wall. I particularly like No.62, a pretty mansarded two-room suite, with floor to ceiling windows and additional sofabed. All are air conditioned with well-equipped bathrooms, a couple have balneotherapy baths.
An elegant reception on one side of the entrance and pleasant lounge with bookshelves and oil paintings on the other keep up the feeling of a private home.
Eating and drinking
A classic continental breakfast can be served in the vaulted cellar or in your room.
Staff, some of whom been here since it opened ten years ago, will go out of their way to help, whether it is suggesting nearby restaurants or advice on how to use the métro.
Who stays there
Businessy during the week, couples after comfort and calm at weekends. Many of the clients are regulars.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Attractive rooms
- Particularly helpful service
- Paid internet connection