For lovers of history and authenticity, it's hard to imagine a more compelling address. Hidden behind a stone archway that connects to the signature covered walkways and elegant, four-storey facades of the legendary Place des Vosges, la Pavillon de la Reine is an ivy covered fantasy; a mansion with its own garden courtyard in the middle of the best area of the Marais.
As may be expected from one of the most historic locations in Paris, the rooms at Pavillon de la Reine combine the exposed beams, lofty ceilings and beautifully detailed windows of a typical hotel particular with signature red and dark timbers of a new contemporary design scheme.
Place des Vosges is where the aristocracy of pre-Revolutionary France used to reside. In those days, the square was known as the Place Royale, and it was often the venue for fanciful events such as jousting competitions where the royal residents had their best views.
There are an extensive series of spaces in which to read, relax, or enjoy breakfast on the hotel's historic ground floor. But there is no restaurant, and it is not something any guest will miss because there are many restaurant institutions on adjoining Place des Vosges.