Marais district exists as a timeless bubble within the city. Hotel Monsieur Saintonge has retained this unique feel, from the uniform stone floors to the exposed beams and, of course, the vibrant colours of the flowers on each balcony.
He has kept the 200-year-old beams which are the hallmark of old Paris because Monsieur Saintonge isn’t the true owner of his home and he knows it. Before him, how many called it “their home"? And after Monsieur, how many more will say it?
It’s here that Monsieur Saintonge welcomes his prestigious guests. Vast yet cosy, elegant yet tastefully modern, travellers love resting here after a day spent discovering the countless small shops in the Marais.
After the flower-decked patio, a secret door brings you to this special place with its subdued colours, bringing to mind reflections in glass. The gilt frames resemble those of the Picasso Museum just a stone’s throw away. If the pictures are missing, it’s to give free rein to your imagination.
It’s on the 6th and final floor. This secret room hidden away from the world is just below the sky. A vault is home to the small lounge, whose window opens out onto the Paris rooftops. As the houses are all the same height, you can look out to the horizon as if you were looking out to sea.