Having had a most enchanting time at The Cranley, I felt confident the prominent Hotel Duc de Saint Simon Paris in the lavish 7th arrondissement would not let me down. To be fair, it’s not as though I chose a place that off the radar. Lauren Bacall made this her home away from home over much larger, more conventional establishments. And while this might not come as a huge shock…if it’s good enough for Lauren Bacall, it’s good enough for me.
With only 34 rooms, our room, located a few flights up a spiral staircase was luxurious in every sense of the word. Decorated in classic French blue, everything was covered in fabric…even the walls! Our windows opened to give a full view of the outdoor courtyard below.
Tucked away on a quiet street off Rue de St. Germain, we soon realized that the location of this hidden gem was perhaps even more of a bonus than all it’s charm and romance. We could easily walk to museums, the famous Les Deux Magots café and my favorite, Laduree, the most exquisite tea salon and pastry shop in all of Paris.
Hotel Duc de St. Simon. 14 Rue de Saint-Simon. Paris. +33. 18.104.22.168.20