Stay: Marais House

Paris, France
10.14.2011 | by: Meghan

The Marais House is as quintessentially Parisian and eclectic as they get. Situated on one of the oldest street in the Marais, the 16th-century, five-story b&b also doubles as a highly coveted location for film productions and photo shoots (including a glamorous spread with Laura Dern in W magazine a few years ago). The owner completely transformed the upscale city chateau, formerly a gold-leaf workshop where artisans crafted traditional lettered facades for storefronts, bringing in the requisite elements–a wrought-iron staircase, Venetian painted doors, and count them, eight 17th century stone fireplaces–to make it feel like it’s been like this forever. If you’re so inclined, you can even rent the whole rambling place–cellars, drawing room, planted terrace with a view of the rooftops and all.


3 Comments on “Stay: Marais House”

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for the recommandation. I booked this hotel in the heart of the Marais and loved it.


  2. We stayed in this hotel to celebrate our 20 years together, and the owner was very helpful. Beautiful place, and make sure to visit all the restaurants surrounding the area.


  3. […] 4. One of my favorite things I’ve come across lately was Cup of Jo’s post directing readers┬áto an article about the secret hotels of Paris. I’m a sucker for anything under the radar, so of course I clicked through and was thrilled to discover the Marais House. Apparently they don’t tell you the address until you’ve made a reservation so it’s super secret (I told you I was a sucker…) and it’s often used as a film location! (image source) […]


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