Indulge. It’s worth it. Yes, I’m referring to the Paris boutique hotel – Le Pavillon de la Reine. This luxury 5-star hotel sits back from the arcades on the Place de Voges in the heart of the Marais district. Dating from the 17th century, the hotel feels more like an elegant mansion, one you might expect to find in the French countryside. A classic courtyard reveals the stately hotel whose façade is cascading with lush green ivy. It’s quiet, secluded, and tucked away from the busyness of Paris. So, go on, indulge, it’s totally worth it. 

An Exclusive Location in Paris

arcade with stone

Le Pavillon de la Reine is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Paris – Place de Vosges. Nestled in the side streets of the charming Marais neighbourhood in the 3rd arrondissement, the Place de Vosges is the oldest square in Paris. This elegant 17th-century square is ringed on all sides by arched walkways and red brick buildings. Perfect symmetry with only two exceptions: the King’s Pavilion and the Queen’s Pavilion – now occupied by the Pavillon de la Reine hotel. 

inner courtyard

Le Pavillon de la Reine

statue in courtyard

Walk through the private interior courtyard, past the hidden garden, and you won’t hear a sound. It’s a secret oasis in Paris, one you’ll have all to yourself. Step inside this boutique hotel and oh, la, la. That’s right- it’s that good. The interiors by Didier Benderli of Kérylos Interiors expertly mix Old World touches like fine antiques and artwork, gilded mirrors, marble fireplace, and exposed wood beams with contemporary-styled furnishings. The end result is perfection and yes, indulgence. 

sculpture in courtyard

Hotel Amenities

This luxury boutique hotel offers 56 rooms each featuring a different style and décor. In-room amenities are everything you might expect- flat-screen TV, iPod docks, air conditioning, Nespresso machine, and tea kettle. Other hotel amenities include: 

  • Car park with valet service
  • Shuttle service
  • Spa de la Reine includes treatment rooms for massage, facials, and body treatments
  • Gym 
  • Free iPads and Wi-Fi during your stay
  • Bike rentals at no extra cost 

Breakfast, and much more

Start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast. Choose from a range of pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, cheeses, and smoked salmon – plus scrambled eggs, crepes, sausages, and bacon. 

The library, lounge, and exterior courtyard are a buzz of energy at happy hour where drinks and snacking menu from its restaurant are served to both hotel guests and those made through reservations. 

My Room at Pavillon de la Reine

I always love the anticipation of swiping your room card and getting that first glimpse of your hotel room. First impression – wow! A sweet scent of a fresh fragrance of floral aroma hangs in the air like a classic French perfume. The walls and ceiling are covered in a soft toile fabric almost like cashmere to the touch. I’m immediately drawn to the window with a view of the inner courtyard below. The room is lush, lavish, luxurious, and indulgent – and I love it! 

courtyard with trees

My room, on the 4th floor, was on the top floor of Le Pavillon de la Reine (or in North America the 5th floor). It was a two-story suite. On the main level were the entrance hall, bathroom, and living space with a sofa, chair, and desk. The modern bathroom offers French-made Codage products, bathroom, and slippers. It was those small touches that eased my jet lag.

The upper floor is a large space with two dormer windows and a large king-sized bed with premium bedding. Large built-in storage is hidden behind a panelled wall that has enough space to tuck away your suitcase and all of your belongings. The upper bedroom is a quiet oasis and afforded me a peaceful night’s sleep.  

Place des Vosges

Paris locations don’t get more picturesque or charming than this. Commissioned in 1604 by King Henry IV, Place de Vosges is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. The distinctive red-brick and cream limestone mansions once owned by nobles and royals make a quadrangle. Tall elegant fountains sit in each of the four corners and rows of neatly trimmed, linden trees border the perimeter of the arches and arcades. It’s secluded and sophisticated, yet relaxed.

Top Things to Do nearby to Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges is a coveted spot in the city for romantic strolls and exclusive boutiques, art galleries, and dining. Parisians, especially on weekends, go to Place des Vosges to enjoy a relaxing day. Strolling the square steeped in history, reading on a park bench, or maybe even having a lazy picnic sprawled out on the lawn. 

Here are the top things to do near Le Pavillon de la Reine hotel.

  • Tour the home of Place des Vosges’ most famous resident, Victor Hugo, the author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • Find a secret garden called Jardin Saint-Catherine Grand Veneur to admire its peaceful and beautiful surroundings 
  • Visit Hotel Sully, the residence of a former minister to Henry IV features a pretty garden
  • Go antique shopping in Le Village Saint-Paul an area known for boutique shops and galleries
Paris buildings

Best Nearby Restaurants

Le Pavillon de la Reine features its own Restaurant Anne, a Michelin-starred dining experience.  Indulge in a delicious menu offering and book your reservation here

Beyond Restaurant Anne, there are many top restaurants mere steps from Le Pavillon de la Reine. Here are some recommended ones to try:

  • Carette – one of the best cafés in Paris
  • Ma Bourgogne – sit under the arcade terrace and enjoy classic French cuisine  
  • L’Ambroisie – fine dining in an elegant setting makes this a great choice for that special dinner
  • L’Olivier du Marais – sit under the arcade terrace of Place des Vosges and enjoy a meal at a reasonable price
  • Café Hugo – the perfect spot for a weekend brunch
  • Serpent A Plume – a great spot to enjoy happy hour or a lively evening out in a hip setting 

Proximity to Popular Paris Landmarks

Le Pavillon de la Reine hotel is central to the best landmarks in Paris making this the ideal hotel:

  • Le Marais neighbourhood – 10-minute walk 
  • Seine river – 10-minute walk
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral – 20-minute walk
  • Louvre museum – 25-minute walk 
  • Latin quarter – 25-minute walk
  • Saint-Germain neighbourhood 35-minute walk 

Nearby metro stations include Saint-Paul (line 1), Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8), Chemin Vert (line 8).

As a holidaymaker…

I loved my stay at Pavillon de la Reine. It’s one of those stays that will leave a long-lasting impression. They make sure your experience is unforgettable. Every fine detail in this boutique hotel is carefully selected with that in mind. It’s perfect for travellers looking for a quiet but central location in Paris who appreciate the finer things in life. Indulge yourself – it’s worth it!

Thank you to Le Pavillon de la Reine hotel for gifting me with a stay. As always, the opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend something if I absolutely love it. This hotel is exceptional and highly recommend it. 

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48 Comments

  1. Pavillon de la Reine is definitely a dream hotel to be in when in Paris. I cannot get over the architecture and interior of the hotel. Your room certainly looked like you are in a palace. I liked the hotel amenities they provide. Bike at no rental is so cool to get around with. Interesting to know they have a Michelin star restaurant also in their property.

  2. I’m not sure what would have to happen before I’d be able to stay in a beautiful place like this in Paris, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’ve visited Paris twice and found affordable apartments each time. Nothing as lavish as this but I still had a wonderful time in Paris. Can you visit just to see the Pavilion de la Reine?

  3. Really nice hotel! It will take me a loong time to be able to stay here. Your room looks fantastic and all the amenities were absolutely high-end stuffs. But what I aso like you didn’t get to hear the noises from outside once you were inside the vicinity.

  4. What a gorgeous hotel! I love boutique hotels. In some destinations, splurging on a nice hotel makes your experience all that more special.

  5. This is definitely my kind of hotel. Beautifully styled with lots of unique touches.I love that it has a garden area to relax in after of day of sightseeing in Paris, not often found in city hotels.

  6. The entryway is already lovely; how about some more on the inside – I’m completely enthralled! It’s good that the hotel has practically all amenities, including a Nespresso machine so I can brew my favorite coffee. If I were to visit Paris, I would surely stay in the Pavillon de la Reine. Thank you for recommending some good restaurants as well!

  7. Such a beautiful hotel. Love how it is within walking distance to some of the popular places to see. Would love to visit Paris again soon and when I do, I will stay at this lovely location.

  8. What a lovely place to stay! I would love to check out the hidden garden. It sounds like such a peaceful place to unwind after a day in the city. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love the anticipation before entering a hotel room too and your description of yours sounds dreamy, and the pictures of the room- wow! Also love the free bike rental, that would be so handy around the world!

    1. I really should treat myself to the luxuries of a place like this Pavillion. And you’re right…where else but at the top-rated neighborhood of Place de Voges. I’ve been to Paris twice and the second was a step up-one bedroom suite- from the first-a studio.

  10. I love boutique hotels – and Paris! A great pairing. Le Pavillon de la Reine is beautiful and charming. Looks like a special place to stay the next time I visit.

    1. Pavillon de la Reine is part of the Small Luxury Hotels as well, which I always find offer such great options for boutique hotels. Yes, definitely for your next stay in Paris.

  11. This looks like a very private luxury experience and I’m so happy that I came across your article. Very interesting read and a great place. Saved it for my next trip to Paris!

  12. Wow, what a hotel room. That looks amazing, so much space. And I do really like having a little living area so you can relax without feeling like you have to be in bed.
    The courtyard is fabulous, but I think I must like that you can get a bike there. Great way to be able to explore the city

      1. This luxury Paris boutique hôtel is majestic with it’s rich interiors and sprawling courtyards.Le Pavillon de la Reine offers the elegance of medieval ambience with scrumptious French delicacies in the prestigious Places des Vosges.

  13. What an amazing hotel! You were so lucky to stay in such a gorgeous room. I love the decor, it’s so French! You can see that this is a five stars hotel, everything seems to be impecable. I love the surroundings as well, they looks so peaceful.

  14. Wow! That is quite the place to stay! I love how you described even the walls as being luxurious. Definitely seems worth the indulgence while on vacation!

  15. The Marais is my favorite neighbourhood in Paris and I absolutely love browsing through the art galleries and small shops there. But I never thought about staying in the area. Your post made me wonder why. The Pavillon de la Reine really looks spectacular. I might have to save for a while though.

  16. Yes, this would definitely be somewhere to splurge extra cash on. Paris hotels aren’t cheap and I checked out the prices of this one as your post got my interest – yep definitely a splurge that would probably be above my budget but no doubt worth every penny.
    The setting looks incredible and I could think of no better location than the Place des Vosges if you want to be in the centre of Paris, near the main sights.
    I love all the topiary in the courtyard and those creeping vines on the walls must be resplendently green in Summer.

  17. I’m a sucker for chic boutique hotels and agree with you, indulge it’s worth it. Accommodation is something that I will always splurge on if the place is cool and really an experience. You’re really selling Paris to me, please stop it Renee it’ll break my bank 😀

    1. Definitely a gorgeous property and with the indulge! I like that you included restaurants in this article too, and distance from key locations.

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