Tansy Kaschak

Hotel Les Deux Gares

  • Where:
  • Why:An always justified Paris fix
  • When:When the Arc was wrapped
  • Who:Tansy and Tchai

"Eye candy but make it classy, comfortable, and unexpected"

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Hotel Les Deux Gares First trip to Paris with this boy. So much to do in such little time, so our location at Les Deux Gares was quite strategic

First trip to Paris with this boy. So much to do in such little time, so our location at Les Deux Gares was quite strategic

Hotel Les Deux Gares Between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est, the area has definitely an up-and-coming feeling and it is getting better by the day

Between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est, the area has definitely an up-and-coming feeling and it is getting better by the day

Hotel Les Deux Gares Hotel Les Deux Gares is the first hotel to be worked on by the rising star interior designer Luke Edward Hall who custom made even the iron gate

Hotel Les Deux Gares is the first hotel to be worked on by the rising star interior designer Luke Edward Hall who custom made even the iron gate

Hotel Les Deux Gares Left vacant for many years, the five-storey building inspired Luke Edward Hall to choose an

Left vacant for many years, the five-storey building inspired Luke Edward Hall to choose an "anti-modern" style that is fun and reminds of a Paris of the past

Hotel Les Deux Gares Waiting for Luke Edward Hall to arrive, assumin he could be my new best friend

Waiting for Luke Edward Hall to arrive, assumin he could be my new best friend

Hotel Les Deux Gares “The building housed a number of tiny rooms with adjoining walls and flowery wallpaper marked by the passage of previous travelers,” recounts Adrien Gloaguen, founder of the Touriste group who own Hotel Les Deux Gares and a few other colorful gems in Paris

“The building housed a number of tiny rooms with adjoining walls and flowery wallpaper marked by the passage of previous travelers,” recounts Adrien Gloaguen, founder of the Touriste group who own Hotel Les Deux Gares and a few other colorful gems in Paris

Hotel Les Deux Gares In every corner, a quirky mash-up of eras and a wellspring of artistic and intellectual references

In every corner, a quirky mash-up of eras and a wellspring of artistic and intellectual references

Hotel Les Deux Gares True Parisian style, the rooms are snug — but so, so nicely designed

True Parisian style, the rooms are snug — but so, so nicely designed

Hotel Les Deux Gares Each room has geometric carpeting and a candy-striped headboard that we like very much

Each room has geometric carpeting and a candy-striped headboard that we like very much

Hotel Les Deux Gares If your gym were on mushrooms

If your gym were on mushrooms

Hotel Les Deux Gares Across the street, Café Les Deux Gares and its kitchen by chef Jonathan Schweizer, who previsouly worked at Sauvage, the Institut Paul Bocuse, L’Agapé and Substance

Across the street, Café Les Deux Gares and its kitchen by chef Jonathan Schweizer, who previsouly worked at Sauvage, the Institut Paul Bocuse, L’Agapé and Substance

Hotel Les Deux Gares Could not have found a more stylish and delicious place to have lunch with this fine jet set duo — Lily and Steve Tam, two of my favorite adventurers

Could not have found a more stylish and delicious place to have lunch with this fine jet set duo — Lily and Steve Tam, two of my favorite adventurers

Hotel Les Deux Gares A mandatory visit of the recently opened Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, incredibly designed by maestro Tadao Ando

A mandatory visit of the recently opened Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, incredibly designed by maestro Tadao Ando

Hotel Les Deux Gares And... Oh my heart... The Wrapped Arc The Triomph by the late Christo and Jeanne Claude . I felt so lucky to have witnessed this ephemeral wonder

And... Oh my heart... The Wrapped Arc The Triomph by the late Christo and Jeanne Claude . I felt so lucky to have witnessed this ephemeral wonder

Hotel Les Deux Gares So much Paris in one little frame

So much Paris in one little frame

Hotel Les Deux Gares Impromptu visit by our amigo José Luiz who was on his way to catch the train to London — another good reason to be so close to the station

Impromptu visit by our amigo José Luiz who was on his way to catch the train to London — another good reason to be so close to the station

Highs & Lows

  • The décor. Eye candy, but make it classy. It is so fun to be there and the design is not done for design's sake only, the spaces are functional and comfortable.

  • The food (and the vibe) at Café Les Deux Gares across the street. Really delicious.

  • While the areas right around Paris' train stations are not the ones painted in our dreams, this neighborhood is improving a lot and being so close to Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est is super convenient to get in and out of town — either from other cities like London or from the CDG airport.

  • The hotel staff and the Touriste team (company who owns LDG and a few other gems in Paris) were a joy!

  • I get the French thing of not eating much and keeping it classy with un petit croissant et café, mais I’d really love to go back and find some healthy, gluten free options for breakfast.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Intimate Lifestyle Hotel

  • Vibe

    Vivid and quirky but also private

  • Location

    On a narrow street smack between Paris biggest train stations

  • Rooms

    40

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Super attentive and easy to communicate with

  • Future Forward

    COVID rules had the hotel carrying plastic water bottles but they are back to glass, refillable ones which is fantastique!

  • Music

    Lovely mix of old school but cool French tunes and Bossa Nova

  • Year Opened

    2020

  • Designed By

    Luke Edward Hall

  • Health & Wellness

    A small but mighty gym and a sauna

  • Food

    Café Les Deux Gares right across the street is most likely my new favorite restaurant in Paris — fresh, delicious French cuisine with a twist. Breakfast is served in the colorful lobby which is super nice but the options could be more interesting (and healthy).

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Lots of cool cats hanging at Café Les Deux Gares having une (o plus) verre de vin

  • Minibar & Retail

    Nope

  • Accessibility

    The hotel has a small elevator but is not accessible for those on a wheel chair

  • Pet Friendly

    Oui

  • Children

    Oui

  • Price

    Great value, especially considering the usual rates in Paris...

  • Tel.

    +33 1 85 73 11 83

  • Website

    Visit website

Hotel Les Deux Gares

Hotel Les Deux Gares

Hôtel Les Deux Gares, rue des Deux-Gares, Paris, France

Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection

Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection

Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Rue de Viarmes, Paris, France

Café Les Deux Gares

Café Les Deux Gares

Café les Deux Gares, rue des Deux-Gares, Paris, France

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