Within the beating heart of Paris, you will find one of the Left Bank's best kept secrets: the Relais Christine in Saint-Germain-des-Pres.
The delightful and discreet Relais Christine is a 48-room boutique hotel located in what was once a 17th-century private residence, just steps from the Latin Quarter.
Cozy rooms feel traditional, swathed in velvet and fitted with warm woodwork, canopy beds, and prints. Each well-appointed space differs from the next. Every unique corner is a decadent treat for the eyes. In some, you will find high ceilings and paneled walls. There exists a quirky mismatch of fabrics and patterns, but somehow it all flows beautifully together in the world’s most romantic city. Each of the 48 rooms are outfitted with Carrara marble bathrooms. Breathe in the fresh air and hear the sounds of the nearby city on your private balcony and terrace, or look out to the garden or inner courtyard.
Families will find more space inside the two-level suite, with a living room and bathroom downstairs and bedroom in the upper loft. When you stay at Relais Christine, you will feel as though you are living in your own dreamy Parisian apartment.
Relax in front of the fireplaces on a brocade sofa with a cup of tea and snacks. Chinoiserie wallcovering accents the walls and crystal chandeliers glitter in the soft light. The small spa includes two treatment rooms, a sauna, and a Jacuzzi.
The private flower garden is a small oasis in the city, featuring sun loungers where you can sit and drink a glass of fresh peace juice. Fresh croissants are a welcome treat at breakfast. Although there is no restaurant on-site, you will find a wide variety of delectable choices within walking distance.
A leisurely stroll or bicycle ride from Relais Christine will lead you to Notre Dame, stylish boutiques and galleries, the Musee du Louvre, and the world-renowned Musee d’Orsay featuring Impressionist paintings. When you wander the Latin Quarter’s bookstores, frequented by locals, you will get a sense that you are experiencing a real page out of Paris’ story.