Adventure is around the corner! And going on a “staycation” is the best way to check it.

So we went on vacation – upscale – a few streets from home, in le Marais, at the Dupond-Smith hotel.

An unusual way to (re)discover the neighborhood from a different angle, to see Paris with the eye of a tourist.

This designer and discreet five-star hotel, with 8 impeccable rooms and suites, is one of the first (after the historic Pavillon de la Reine hotel, Place des Vosges) to have plowed the furrow of luxury in the Marais.

Opened in 2015, but renovated last year, the establishment located at the corner of rue des Guillemites and rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, near the Point-Virgule theater, stands on four floors, in a small, quiet XNUMXth century building where you immediately feel “at home” but in a luxury version.

The welcome is attentive; the rooms are elegant; the noble materials (marble, wood, thick carpet); the director Betty Brunaud, takes great care of her guests.

Special mention to the super peppy James Jewel suite with its yellow walls, its designer furniture (Ro armchair by Jaime Hayo, Noguchi coffee table, Moon pendant light by Verner Panton). On the walls, Lucian Bor's photos are an antidote to gloom.

Hotel Dupont Smith. Photo: Axel G

After a glass of champagne in the room, we set off on an adventure. Dinner at the nearby Petit Fer à Cheval. Meeting, by chance, with a former American football star passing through Paris. Pride to hear him speak, amazed, of the Marais: “Here, you have managed to preserve all these little shops which were the charm of the East Village and which have disappeared in New York, hats off! » 

 We parted with these words before wandering around, also amazed by the beauty of the city celebrated in Emily in Paris et An American in Paris

 Finally we returned “home”, to the Dupond-Smith hotel, to slip into the soft bed of this cozy, comfortable and soothing pied-à-terre, thinking of the breakfast that would be served to us in our room the next day . Then we turned off the light. Our vacation at the epicenter of the Marais started off really well. 

 Dupond Smith Hotel
2 Rue des Guillemites, 75004 Paris
Tel: +01 42 76 88 99

The Marais Mood team at the Hotel Dupont Smith, photo: Axel G

Text: Katia Barillot
Photos: ©Hotel Dupond-Smith

28.04.23

OR SLEEP DANCE LE MARAIS

We tested Ashtanga Yoga with Hawaiian Callie Mahoney

We tested Ashtanga Yoga with Hawaiian Callie Mahoney

During Ashtanga Yoga sessions with Callie Mahoney, you feel like you're going to the end of the world, somewhere on a distant island. Normal: this former model who has been practicing yoga since a young age herself comes from Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

An extraordinary dance course for All Saints’ Day

An extraordinary dance course for All Saints’ Day

Then we dance ? Yes, and not with just anyone! During the All Saints' Day holidays, the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy company takes up residence at the Center de Danse du Marais, where we sway our hips in a thousand ways, always with grace and good humor.

Where to swim in le Marais ?

Where to swim in le Marais ?

With the summer holidays approaching, what could be better than a few swimming sessions to create a summer body? Alas, le Marais only has one swimming pool on its territory, that of Saint-Merri, opposite Beaubourg (4th). Fortunately, two pools are not far away…

July 14: where to see the Olympic flame in le Marais

July 14: where to see the Olympic flame in le Marais

Twelve days before the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame will cross Paris up and down for two days, not forgetting any district, on July 14 and 15. She will arrive in le Marais on July 14 in the afternoon from around 16 p.m. and until 16:46 p.m. sharp.

Oysters and fish: P'tit Mousse knows his job

Oysters and fish: P'tit Mousse knows his job

Why bother going to Wepler or La Coupole, when there is P'tit Mousse? Both an oyster bar and a fish restaurant, this address on Rue Rambuteau advantageously replaces the Parisian brasseries on Place Clichy and Boulevard Montparnasse.

Breton house, Brittany rue de Rivoli

Breton house, Brittany rue de Rivoli

A stone's throw from the Saint-Paul metro station and a stone's throw from the BHV, a little piece of Brittany has just been established. At the helm of this new ship, chef France. Originally from Finistère, she has been making crepes for over 20 years, so after experiencing the takeaway kiosk – Food Breizh on the banks of the Seine…

WHAAAAAAAT?!

 

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