Ernest Hemmingway once said, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you.”
Paris is one of the most remarkable places described as enchanting, lively, creative, and literary. The 6th arrondissement best embodies Paris’ most famous traits. This particular arrondissement not only is in a central location, but it is also a hub for French culture and famous monuments such as the Eglise Saint Germain des Prés, the oldest church in the city, founded by King Childebert in year 542. Another incredible landmark is the Jardin du Luxembourg, an elegant garden filled with lush flowerbeds and picturesque views designed by the Henry IV’s widow. Although this is a popular arrondissement for tourists, the locals have preserved the historic aura. It was once home to many mid-20th-century intellectuals, writers, painters, and designers. Existentialist thinkers like Jean-Paul and Voltaire were commonly found at Café Procope, the cities’ oldest café. The must see museum, Muśe d’Orsay, showcases renowned artists such as Monet, Cézanne, and Renoir.
Located in the 6th arrondissement is the newly renovated Hôtel Le Littré . This boutique hotel is situated in a particularly convenient area on the left bank. Just minutes away from four subway stations and surrounded by cultural attractions, there are gardens, art galleries, restaurants, and cafés nearby.
Family owned since 1924, Hôtel Le Littré is known for its friendly staff and relaxing, quaint ambiance. The rooms feature picturesque views overlooking the Eiffel Tower, and also come equipped with all the necessary amenities to endorse a luxurious stay.
After it’s reopening this spring, the hotel unveiled an updated lobby, new bar, superb veranda, and sauna. The lobby features soft grey colors and other new cool color tones, which bring a touch of modernity to the boutique hotel, and with its new veranda, guests can relax and enjoy the scenic view. After a long day walking the streets and exploring the city, the sauna is the perfect place to unwind and relieve aching muscles.
The 90 spacious rooms and suites are all decorated differently with a stylish and refined décor to provide a unique and comforting experience for each customer. All hotel rooms have secure and complimentary internet access, a flat screen TV with international channels, and a mini-bar. The bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, and magnifying makeup/shaving mirrors, to maintain all the comforts of home. Hôtel Le Littré not only radiates elegance, but also preserves the historic culture of the city.
Just as Hemingway and many other influential thinkers found creativity and freedoms in Paris unparalleled to those of their daily lives in America, so too can any traveler. Rich in art and culture this city is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
Stay in Paris and Paris will stay with you.