Marais House, the most romantic hotel in Paris ?

Monday, 17 October 2011

A few streets north of the Pompidou Center in one of the oldest streets of the Marais/Arts et Metiers section of Paris is the XVIth century five story townhouse built on XVth century refurbished cellars. Situated a few numbers from the oldest house in Paris, the auberge Nicolas Flamel built in 1407 by the Chemist that inspired J.K Rowling's Harry Potter.

The 4,700 sq. ft. townhouse was entirely refurbished in 2000.
Marais House, a 5 bedrooms luxurious B&B, belongs to  Yann Hentschke, a publisher who had been living in New York, for many years. 
After leaving the big apple, he lived for a while with his young son in a small fifteenth-century château in the Touraine. 
Idillic, but Paris suited his educational needs and  business interests much better. They knew, they  wanted an old house, so the Marais was the obvious choice. 
And when they found this sixteenth-century house, they felt they had found the counterpart to their country chateau in the center of Paris.

" Often we even forget we’re in Paris, because the house feels so much like the little château we had in the Touraine—with the obvious advantage of having a great city at our doorstep.”

A dream come true !!!


  1. It’s the beginning of my adventure in the heart of Paris and of a stay here. I like wonder to here.

  2. Bonne Chance with your parisian aventure ! :) This city has so much to offer ! Don´t get pulled off by the parisian attitude, it is a show !! ;)


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