A treasure of art and tranquillity in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Behind this beautiful classical 17th century façade,
the Hôtel des Saints Pères is a treasure trove of art and tranquillity.
A green patio and a unique Fresco
The beautiful classical façade of the Hôtel was built in 1658 by Daniel Gittard, architect to Louis XIV. This apartment building and private mansion presents architectural particularities for its time: rare oval friezes on both sides of the pediment of the garden façade, sobriety and strength of the window frames, great clarity and legibility of the whole... Gittard would have tried to invent a French style in opposition to the Italian baroque style in vogue in the 17th century.
In 1666, Pierre Abraham, Lord of Charange - councillor, maître d'hôtel ordinaire of King Louis XIV and tenant of the first floor of the mansion, commissioned a fresco to decorate his ceiling. The result is a fresco of more than 40m2 representing an allegory of Virtue crowning the Good Augur and under the gaze of Intelligence. Framed by voussoirs decorated with floral motifs, this unique fresco is attributed to the School of Versailles.
In the early 1980s, Esprit de France bought the Hôtel des Saints Pères in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and carried out renovation work. The fresco was then rediscovered, in perfect condition, in a false ceiling under which it had been hidden during the 20th century. What a wonderful discovery!
Your home from home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
A place of art and history
Despite the hustle and bustle of the street, there is a confidential atmosphere here. The patio provides a source of natural light to the majority of the hotel's rooms. This certainly explains why the hotel has always welcomed great figures of artistic life, including the painter Francis Bacon, who was regularly visited by Jean Dubuffet, numerous writers such as Hervé Bazin, who visited his publisher Grasset, famous pianists before their Parisian concerts such as Alfred Brendel, the designer Tom Ford or Juliette Greco, a figure of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Art in your room
Each of the rooms in the Hôtel des Saints Pères has its own identity, signed by paintings, drawings or engravings from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Among the fifty or so remarkable pieces, we note the presence of the painting "Scène de Basse-Cour" by the Dutch School (17th century), a remarkable portrait by Natoire (18th century), but also more contemporary works such as the sculpture "Adam and Eve" by Georges Jeanclos or the bronze "Hibou" by Roseline Granet.
Breakfast is an opportunity for us to give you a taste of the French savoir-vivre that we stand for. Every morning, you will find a selection of the best French products on the hot and cold buffet: fresh fruit juices, Alain Milliat jams, viennoiseries, a platter of mature cheeses and charcuterie, organic products, gluten-free breads, fromage blanc, seeds or muesli, all served in fine decorated china.
A continental breakfast can also be served in your room.
Every day from 7:30 to 11:30. Orders can be placed by the minute or the day before using the form provided in the room.
Sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city, the bar of the Hôtel des Saints Pères is a confidential and hushed cocoon.
In fine weather, you can sit on the patio, which you would never know existed from the street.
This secret place is a meeting place for writers and collaborators of the publishing houses next door to the hotel. Welcome to a very " Saint-Germain " atmosphere.
The bar is open from 1pm to 8pm every day.
Paris is a construction in perpetual motion. The beautiful, whether immediately visible or well hidden, can be found almost everywhere.
Parisians often lack the time to enjoy the wonders of their city; it is the visitors to Paris who enjoy it best, especially when they have experiences that match their tastes, interests and desires at the time.
The perfect Conciergerie for everyone at all times does not exist in Paris; however, if we could help you to have one or more experiences that suit your mood and surroundings at the time, that will match what you are looking for or hoping for in a particular moment, we would be very happy.
The Dassaï X Robuchon collaboration
Chef Joel Robuchon always believed French and Japanese cuisine were the most subtle and that their complementarity set them apart from other cuisines, providing all the ingredients were carefully selected and prepared.
An opportunity to enjoy the expertise of the family resturant, now run by the Chef's children Sophie, Éric and Louis Robuchon, who share our values and sense of French excellence.
Lunch and dinner Monday to Friday. Order must be placed 24 hours in advance, before 4pm.
The dishes of the restaurant Café Louise
We propose to bring to you the cuisine of Louise, a French restaurant that we like to recommend to our guests.
Daily lunch and dinner. Contact the reception to order.
The Esprit de France Pass
In Paris, Esprit de France hotels have remarkable locations on both the right and left banks. During your stay, each of our hotels will be happy to welcome you and offer you the following services:
- Free coffee
- Phone charger
- Luggage storage
- Free WiFi
- Lounge area
- Umbrella loan
- Computer and printer
- Purchase of Paris Museum Pass
- Map of Paris
Covid-19 hygiene and safety protocol
In order to guarantee guest and staff safety, we set up extra measures, in-line with the latest hygiene and cleaning recommendations.