Paris’ Le Marais neighborhood recently welcomed its newest addition, a design-forward luxury hotel. Luxury hoteliers Maisons Pariente, known for their properties in St. Tropez, Provence, and the French Alps, completely refurbished the property with 60 rooms, a stunning indoor pool, gym filled with Technogym equipment, and Boubale, a fabulous Ashkanazi Jewish restaurant and bar. Beautiful design, personal service, fantastic food are guaranteed — all just steps from some of Paris’ most popular restaurants and attractions.
The location at the lower Marais gives you the opportunity to easily cross the Seine to Notre Dame or Sainte Chapelle, as well as the Rive Gauche and its fabulous shopping and charming narrow streets. It also gives you easy walking access to the boutiques, delicious restaurants, and natural wine bars of the Marais and it’s only a 30 minute walk to the Place Vendome if you’re in the mood to be in the tourist center of town. However, once you step into the incredible indoor pool with its hand-painted mural ceiling, you may not want to leave!
Le Grand Mazarin’s well-appointed rooms are pink and teal with yellow tiled bathrooms and lobster wallpaper. The color palette and tapestries above the bed make the rooms feel bright and cheery, even on a winter day, and each night, we were welcomed with a few colorful macarons along with our Evian water at turndown service. The minibars are luxurious, with whole bottles of wine already chilled, premixed cocktails, beautiful bakeware, and complimentary water and soft drinks.
If you’re traveling as a family, Le Grand Mazarin is quite child friendly. At the same time, it wouldn’t feel like a child-friendly hotel if you don’t have any with you. The team was beyond helpful with getting the stroller over the few steps in the lobby, and left Joone diapers, lotion, cleaning supplies, a toothbrush set, and a changing pad and crib in the room. If there’s something you need, the doorman will find it for you — they even packed us a few snacks for the car on our way out. They also offer valet parking.
For luxury accommodations in Paris, you have many options, but we think it would be hard to find one with more charm and character and more personal service than what you will find at Le Grand Mazarin.
Le Grand Mazarin, 17 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
Note: Le Grand Mazarin provided support for the reporting of this story.