Hotel de l’Abbaye - Garden
Saint Germain Paris

HISTORICAL HOME, since 1973

Located in the very centre of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, renowned for its array of cafés, restaurants, clubs and theatres, the peaceful Hotel de l'Abbaye offers a pleasant contrast with this symbolic district of Paris.

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The art of French living

L'Hôtel de l'Abbaye perpetuates its legend through enduring values. A shared passion for the art of French living.

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THE HISTORY

The rue Cassette is a peaceful street of the 6th arrondissement. It was just a lane when it inherited its name from the “Hôtel de Cassel”, a noble residence in the end of the XVIth century, the chapel and entrance to a large Benedictine covent stood on part of the land where the hotel is now situated (numbers 10 to 16). This massive property with gardens extended much further out towards the rue du Cherche-Midi and the rue de Vaugirard. There can be no doubt that the peace and tranquillity of the hotel’s garden, where trees and bushes mingle with ivy and flowers, is a remnant from the former meditative and horticultural life in the convent, which was ultimately dismembered at the time of the French Revolution. On the large triangular stretch of land where the convent once stood, “residential” properties thrived and now cover the district. The beauty of the hotel’s original stones, its indescribable charm and a sense of tranquillity have been passed down from the hotel’s past.

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When Gisèle and Pierre-Antoine Lafortune discovered the place in 1971, they fell under the charm of the totally unexpected inner courtyard set behind the entrance gate and were enchanted by the garden that had managed to remain intact. However, the building had suffered since its construction and the work required was considerable. In 1973 l’Hôtel de l’Abbaye opened, instantly successful, and became one of the first Parisian “hôtels de charme”. In 1988, the duplex apartments were created, with terraces opening onto the roofs of Paris. Since then, the hotel is continually being renovated and improved. In 1991, after Gisèle and Pierre-Antoine Lafortune met with the architect Michel Boyer, who supervised the renovation of the reception, floors and lounges, as well as the modernisation and redistribution of certain guest rooms. In 1999, a lounge was built on the garden under a glass roof to enjoy the peaceful garden in winter as in summer. Ever since, not one year goes by without one of the guest rooms being redecorated in keeping with the hotel’s style and high level of standards and with the permanent aim to improve the premises and offer the most modern comfort to its clientele. In 2002, three contemporary lounge suites were created on the 4th floor, and two lounge guest rooms on a level with the garden, their discrete French windows opening out onto the greenery. Rethought in 2007, the reception and welcome areas preserve the charm of a Parisian residence. Faithful to the spirit that has guided them since the opening of the hotel, Gisèle and Pierre-Antoine Lafortune are already imagining the site of your next stay in Paris.

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST INCLUDED

All our rates include continental breakfast.

In our lounges or on the terrace in case of a sunny morning, we linger with joy around a gourmet continental breakfast: baskets of pastries, hot drink, freshly squeezed orange juice ...

A la carte menu is also available.

Value: 18euros / person.

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Hotel de l’Abbaye - Garden

THE GARDEN

From the reception, enter a beautifully and generously flowered small garden. This unique, relaxing spot in the heart of the capital allows you to dream in the sunshine and be soothed by the trickling water fountain, away from the excitement of Paris.

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Hotel de l’Abbaye - Lounge Bar

LOUNGES & BAR

Boasting a peaceful atmosphere, l'Abbaye welcomes you to its private and comfortable lounges for a particularly relaxing time. Antique furniture and a subtle combination of precious and coloured fabrics are gently scattered across the modern alcoves, away from the city's excitement.

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Hotel de l’Abbaye - Interior detail

SERVICES

Breakfast in the dining room or in your room, show reservations, restaurants and taxi, laundry service, fax/photocopies, bar, lounges, garden, 24h reception, national and international newspapers, non-smoking rooms, elevator, safe, air conditioning, public parking nearby.

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Hotel de l’Abbaye - Interior

FREE WIFI

Free Wifi available in all rooms and common areas of the hotel.

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