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Behind a curtain of foliage and sheltered from the bustling neighbourhood, this old house built on the remains of the Maquis de Montmartre provides some distance the crowds. The five suites are there to accommodate a few lucky individuals who will share the place with insiders who come for to dine, have a drink at the bar or enjoy a tea in the garden. The classic facade hides what lies inside. Behind the exterior, each space deploys its own universe and competes to impress with comfort, colour effects, volumes and shapes. You may want to keep the secret of this unusual property to yourself!
My parents bought this house in 2007 and turned it into a guest house. They considered selling it at first but then decided to pass it down to me. I am a landscaper who has also worked in the world of cinema and fashion. The property's potential, which particularly enchants me, was what inspired me and I decided to transform it into a hotel that would prosper.
It is a three-storey Directoire-style mansion surrounded by lush greenery, a remnant of the "Maquis de Montmartre". This Maquis, a slum of the late 19th century, was the result of the Butte being annexed to Paris in 1860 and the work of Haussmann. Causing a “penniless” population movement outside the centre of Paris, it also allowed the bourgeoisie to acquire very cheap land in order to build “Folies” or country houses in this environment which was very rustic and rural. The house is therefore surrounded by the largest hotel garden in Paris which covers 900m2. Romantic in style, it was designed by Louis Benech, the landscaper of the Tuileries. It features a wide variety of plants, boxwood trees, a rock garden, a pond, a vegetable patch and even a chicken coop. A very active pétanque court dating back to the turn of the century is right next to the hotel.
This house was built in 1871 from a more modest building in the simpler style of the Maquis. In the 1970s, it was abandoned and an old woman with many cats occupied the premises. Frightened by this mysterious old lady, the children of the neighbourhood renamed the private alley leading to the Hotel "le passage de la Sorcière (the alley of the witch)". It was initially called the "passage du rocher de la Sourcière (they alley of the witch's rock)". From 1980 to 1995, the property belonged to the Guerrand-Hermès family. The Count of Labriffe bought it in 1998 and completely renovated it. The house was later bought by the director of Rothschild bank before it was acquired by my family.
A high-end environment and the spirit of a family home in the smallest hotel in Paris. The property is home to five suites. The design of each room was entrusted to an artist in order to provide each and every one of them with a unique and unusual character in this uniqe hotel.
A florist: Muse. A restaurant for lunch: Le Coq Rico. A wine bar: Le Milord. An excellent pastry chef: Boris. Stroll through the streets of Montmartre for Street Art. A bookstore: The Abbesses bookstore.
The Hôtel Particulier organises all types of events, from the most intimate to the most influential, for up to eighty-five people. The unique character of each of the spaces offers great freedom of choice and a wealth of inspiration without limits. All spaces can be adjusted to the desires and expectations of the organiser. The private rooms for seminars are located on the ground floor and on the garden level of the Hôtel Particulier. The five bedrooms are spread over the three floors and can accommodate a total of twelve people.