Waris Ahluwalia

Duc de Saint-Simon

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  • Why:Paris Fashion Week
  • When:February 2013
  • Who:Confidential
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Duc de Saint-Simon The cozy breakfast nook in a medieval dungeon.

The cozy breakfast nook in a medieval dungeon.

Duc de Saint-Simon This little hideaway is located on a quiet <br data-src=

This little hideaway is located on a quiet
street off of Boulevard St Germain Des Pres.

Duc de Saint-Simon Step through big wooden doors to reveal the courtyard of the hotel.

Step through big wooden doors to reveal the courtyard of the hotel.

Duc de Saint-Simon With the Ritz closed for repairs, everyone is split between a few hotels- mainly the Maurice and Crillion. The lobby of the Meurice can be likened to that of a train station- a very grand one of course. The Duc on the other hand offers discretion.

With the Ritz closed for repairs, everyone is split between a few hotels- mainly the Maurice and Crillion. The lobby of the Meurice can be likened to that of a train station- a very grand one of course. The Duc on the other hand offers discretion.

Duc de Saint-Simon The reading room. You can experience the madness <br data-src=

The reading room. You can experience the madness
outside and know you're returning to peace and quiet.

Duc de Saint-Simon The rooms are appointed with antiques. Ask for a room with a terrace- perfect for a morning tea. The bed is comfortable.

The rooms are appointed with antiques. Ask for a room with a terrace- perfect for a morning tea. The bed is comfortable.

Duc de Saint-Simon My ironed sheets, with pink emboidery detail.

My ironed sheets, with pink emboidery detail.

Duc de Saint-Simon After a few magical days in Venice I boarded the night train bound for Paris. It's how I always travel from Italy to France. If I could just take the night train to everywhere.

After a few magical days in Venice I boarded the night train bound for Paris. It's how I always travel from Italy to France. If I could just take the night train to everywhere.

Highs & Lows

  • This is my secret hideaway in Paris. Now it can be yours but don't go telling everyone.

  • It's a stones throw from my favorite antique shops, booksellers and cafe's in the sixth - which is my favorite arrondissement of course.

  • The service is fantastic and very discrete.

  • What's missing is a spa - that would make it perfect.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Duc de Saint-Simon

  • Vibe

    French Antique & Floral

  • Location

    Perfectly located in the 7th

  • Rooms

    29 Rooms, 5 Suites

  • Music

    Quiet

  • Year Opened

    1904

  • Designed By

    Built in the 18th century and maintains many original architectural features and period details

  • Health & Wellness

    No

  • Restaurant

    Continental Breakfast served in the stone-walled room

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Children

    No

  • Price

    300 Euros and up

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Duc de Saint-Simon

Duc de Saint-Simon

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