Nuage, A Parisian Slow Luxury Retreat

Nuage Slow Luxury Retreat

It’s been quite a while since my last trip to Paris, probably the city with the highest density of beautiful boutique hotels in the world. A new addition is Hotel Nuage, located between the Saint-Honoré and Champs-Elysées districts. Nuage is an urban retreat, an antidote to the stress and hyperactivity of the city.

After a two-year renovation phase – alongside architect Jordane Arrivetz and her Notoire agency – the new hotel was born as a tribute to the art of the slow life, a space designed to take a deep breath and fully enjoy the travel experience.

27 quiet bedrooms, including 5 suites spread out on 5 floors. Arrivetz has kept the original architecture of the hotel and designed an urban building, where the subtlety of the materials, from cotton to wool, the choice of colors and the geometry of the space impose a relaxing general approach that invites permanent reverie.

The breakfast room with its softly rounded wooden furniture is open all day and night (and even after 2pm – a rarity in France!). The Nuage buffet adapts to all rhythms, all lifestyles and all moods. On the menu, a slow-food inspired menu, favoring the best products from the neighborhood as well as small producers from the region. Don’t miss the house specialty: the “Egg Cloud,” a whipped egg mousse, grilled or au gratin, accompanied by tomatoes or charcuterie.

All 27 rooms offer a rare luxury in Paris: silence. In addition to the rooms overlooking the courtyard, there are a few rooftop balconies with Parisian views. And the tip of the Eiffel Tower can be seen from some of the windows. On each floor: a spacious suite, covered with a woven carpet reminiscent of Renaissance frescos, features a comfortable living room, sofas and deckchairs to meditate or think positive thoughts.

The beds are dressed in folding screen headboards and draped in French linens. The carved wooden bedside tables match the cupboards and shelves designed in the same vein. As for the decor, ceramics, books and handcrafted objects define the authentic spirit of the house. Attention has been paid to every detail. The traditional work desks have been replaced by sofa-benches, the hotel’s way of reconsidering the use of the rooms. Here, the rooms have been designed more for reading, daydreaming, sharing a drink or welcoming friends or family.

A nod to the film “Red Sun” or a reference to James Turrell’s monoblock immersions, the red ochre cinema screens stories of beautiful journeys, naturalist documentaries, artistic performances and historical films for an escape late into the night. The Nuage cinema can be privatized for one, for two, for a family, for friends or a business event.

30 rue Jean Mermoz
3Paris 8ème
Phone +33 (0)