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Arty Escape

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

Art is the name of the game here at Hôtel des Académies et des Arts, a cute boutique hotel in Paris’ historic Montparnasse district. This is where everyone from Gaugin to Modigliani made their home.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

Each of the 20 rooms here at Hôtel des Académies et des Arts has been inspired by different artists and areas of Paris, from Man Ray to the Rive Gauche.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

As much as the hotel reflects the area’s history it also supports modern artists such as Sophie de Watrigant, whose sculptures adorn the hotel staircase.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

French painter Jérôme Mesnager has been given free reign by the hotel’s owners to decorate each room with his famous ‘white bodies’, which add a lovely quirky touch.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

Don’t miss Chez Charlotte, a modern take on the quintessential French tearoom, complete with macrons created by Pierre Hermé. Ferran Adria, the chef of El Bulli – for him they are the ultimate perfection. We’re sure you’ll agree.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

The hotel’s breakfast area has a sultry feel that echoes some of the rooms – and you’ll find a variety of Parisian artists on show here.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

The hotel’s distinct façade shows just how much art is central to the theme here. It can be found opposite the famous Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

The hotel’s club rooms with baths each have their own feel – we love the Man Ray darkroom inspired room or the Comédienne with its fiery, passionate red palette.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

Each time you visit you’ll find more of the cute sculptures from Sophie de Watrigant that pop up in the most unlikely of places.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

And of course, if you’re in Paris to pamper yourself, you need to check ou the hotel spa which offers massages, body treatments and facials. A sleek monochrome style gives it a calming atmosphere.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

A sensual stay is in order here – let yourself be swept away in the romance of Montparnasse.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

Find quirky design features throughout the hotel, each room is worth of its own Instagram account!

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

The fresh and contemporary looking communal areas offer guests a great place to just relax after a day’s sightseeing. And of course afternoon tea is a must.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

The hotel’s staff are in the know about the latest art exhibitions, cool events and more around the area and across Paris. Let them help you discover Paris’ famous arty side.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 25 May 2016

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts


France

Don’t miss the Sacre Coeur, the famous basilica which overlooks the whole area. Climb up to its steps for a fantastic view over Paris.

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