If you’re looking for secluded luxury in the center of Paris you HAVE to check out this boutique hotel.
The Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honore was originally an 18th century Parisian mansion where Marquis de La Fayette lived. It is the only private mansion in the area to survive the 19th century renovation of Paris by Haussman. Located right by the Madeleine, it’s a great location for appreciating Paris architecture (and shopping the biggest and best designers).
When we stayed at this gorgeous Parisian hotel this past spring, Adam and I were greeted by friendly bilingual staff and led to our glamourous 50 sq m Executive Suite.
Adam and I then began our luxe lives as we slipped into robes and slippers. Sadly I cannot find a picture of this, but I can attest that these robes were qua-li-TAY. After lounging a bit we made our way to dinner at La Poule au Pot, with last minute reservations made possible by the hotel.
I have to admit, I loved the escargot – but I think that was mostly because of the calorie laden butter sauce. But hey, when in Paris! La Poule au Pot was interesting to me as an American, because when you order the main dish, it comes with many extra sides that the menu doesn’t mention. Apparently that’s normal in France – which I approve! So along with a huge pot of chicken, vegetables, and broth, you’ll also get to munch on an overflowing plate of “frites,” some rice, and giant sized meatballs. I’d definitely recommend La Poule au Pot in Paris for your first escargot experience.
Adam and I walked home in about 20 minutes, stuffed and ready to collapse on the fluffy bed.
Breakfast the next morning included typical foods of Paris, France; plenty of breads and pastries, but also meats, cheeses, fruits, and more. Although I didn’t get the nerve to ask for gluten free bread in French, I enjoyed cheeses and meats, as well as yogurt with local jam, along with espresso and orange juice. I’m sure if you asked when booking they’d be able to provide more gluten free options.
After breakfast I enjoyed the best bath of my life. I used the Hermes bubble bath and took a bath fit for a queen. I can confidently say I may never take another bath as good as this one.
Located close to Metro Madeleine and Concorde, you’re in the center of Paris with easy access to all major lines when you stay at this B&B. Take a walk to the Jardin Tuleries or the Eiffel Tower. Or, to the Grand Palais, where Adam and I headed after checking out. We got to see Denis Monfleur’s (Adam’s dad) featured sculpture at an exhibit. We even got in the VIP lounge and had a few glasses of Champagne. The perfect end to a luxe weekend!
So if you’re looking for one of the best 5 star hotels in Paris France, you won’t find a better bathtub or more beautiful and secluded luxury in the center of Paris. I loved my “staycation” in Paris, and can’t wait for more this winter!
Thanks so much to Adam’s dad, who was gifted this stay by Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honore and gave it to us.