Glass discovers the hidden artistic corners of Paris at Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs

PARIS has always held a special place in my heart. From my youth spent studying Art History at La Sorbonne to cherished memories in the heart of Montmartre with friends who are now like family.

However, I have always stayed north of the river, never truly embracing the south. Now, the time has come to discover the true artistic quarter of Paris.

Stepping into the grand lobby of Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs, a feeling of elegance and opulence envelops me. Odile Genetet, the Senior Marketing & Communication Executive, warmly welcomes our group, setting the tone for our luxurious Parisian escapade. The hotel radiates old-world charm with a contemporary flair, thanks to designer Fabrizio Casiraghi.

Exterior of Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs

After getting settled, we venture to a charming local brasserie for a delightful lunch experience. Memories flood back as I recall moments of indulging in too much red wine over French tapas in hidden corners. It’s amusing how places hold memories that resurface as soon as you find yourself in familiar surroundings.

Following our meal, I stroll through the streets of Paris and remember why I have always adored this city. The cobblestones, the people, the fashion – it feels like a home away from home.

As the afternoon transitions into evening, we are treated to a lavish dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, Grands Voyageurs. The seafood-focused menu presents a fusion of French and American culinary delights.

The atmosphere is welcoming, striking a perfect balance between sophistication and comfort. Post-dinner, we have the option to visit Poppy, the clandestine bar reserved for those in the know. It’s the little details that make this place truly special.

Bar at Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs

The following morning, it’s less about dining and more about strolling. Our guided walking tour of the Left Bank offers a glimpse into Paris’s artistic soul, with visits to charming local spots and iconic landmarks. Lunch at Le Petit Lutetia is a gastronomic delight, preparing us for an afternoon visit to the Musée du Luxembourg for the MATCH exhibition.

After some leisure time to unwind and absorb the beauty of Paris, we transfer to Hôtel Dame des Arts in the Latin Quarter. Designed by Raphael Navot, the hotel is a masterpiece, infusing philosophy, art, and music into every corner. The breathtaking views from the Rooftop Bar leave us in awe, providing a panoramic vista of Paris like no other.

Room at Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs

Sipping drinks on the rooftop, I feel a deep sense of gratitude for this extraordinary experience, immersing myself in the luxurious charm of Parisian hospitality at its finest.

No city quite compares to Paris in its ability to enchant and captivate.

by Adina Ilie

Hôtel Des Grands Voyageurs can be found at 92 rue Vaugirard, 75006 with Rooms from  €330 / £280 / $337 per night. Book via

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