Hôtel Des Académies et Des Arts, Paris

The Hôtel des Académies et des Arts, rue de la Grande Chaumière, is a hotel and an artist’s studio. Just a stonethrow away from Saint-Germain-des-prés, between Montparnasse and the Luxembourg Gardens, this 4-star boutique hotel has 20 large poetic rooms.

During the Belle Époque the building housed the studioes of influential artists Modigliani and Fujita. The nascent Parisian studio Lizée-Hugot imbued every corner of the property with an artistic energy. Its studio is open to all – artists are received there for the duration of a hanging or an exhibition.

The 20 rooms are kept simple with walls in cream tones, troweled plaster, early-1900s–style checkerboard bathrooms and custom furniture pieces such as knotty oak headboards and stained bed benches. Iron nails and high shelves are provided for hanging works of art or placing ceramics. Frescoes have been drawn on the ceiling. The artist Franck Lebraly drew inspiration from the motifs of the Cubists and Surrealists, also hinting at Picasso and Delaunay.

The associated Cafe de l’Atelier is an invitation to conviviality and spontaneity. A large daybed serves as a sofa, the armchairs and coffee tables are art objects especially created for the hotel. The lounge is a meeting place for regulars of the Academy of Arts. An honesty bar welcomes travellers and neighbouring artists for breakfast, tea or an aperitif. Every morning breakfast is served from Maison M’Seddi, the local bakery. It supplies organic bread and pastries, the coffee comes from the Parisian roaster Lom and the morning sweets, madeleines, cannelés, brownies, from pastry chef Kevin Lacote. On the savoury side, there is ham from Gilles Verot, smoked salmon and a plate of cheeses.

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts

Hôtel des Académies et des Arts

15 Rue de la Grande Chaumière, 75006 Paris

Tel : +33 1 43 26 66 44


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