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Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

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Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles  Paris  France
Hotel des Grandes Ecoles
To stay at this three-story courtyard hotel in historical heart of the Latin Quarter is to be surrounded by intellectual giants: the ghosts of figures such as René Descartes or James Joyce, who each lived nearby, and by present-day students and teachers at the most elite universities and high schools of Paris. The youngsters’ extracurriculars—café lounging, bar hopping, and vintage record, book, and clothes shopping—give the quarter a unique mix of history and life.

Hotel des Grandes Ecoles occupies three 19th-century houses along a private cobbled passageway leading to a courtyard garden. Old-fashioned in the best sense, one of the charms of the place is that the compound feels like an escape to a French granny’s country cottage. Small by American standards, rooms done in toile or floral fabrics exude classic Gallic charm; French cotton lace and matelasse drapes the sitting tables and beds. Bathrooms are immaculate but simple, with either shower or bathtub and toilet.
75 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France