Hotel Academie – Saint Germain

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Ah Paris! The city of love! When thinking about dream places for a honeymoon, it’s likely this beautiful city will be in your Top 10. And if you’re planning a grand European adventure, France can provide the romance (and the cheese!) for the perfect holiday.

To make this process much easier for you, I have the perfect place for you to stay!

With its address placing it firmly in the quintessential Parisian neighbourhood of Saint Germain-des-Pres, Hotel Academie allows easy access to everything you’ll want to see, as well as being on the door stop to winding paths and cobblestone alleys in which to get lost and discover the magic of Paris.

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The hotel lobby is beautifully finished with natural stone walls and beams, and the plum highlights and heavy drapery add an elegant feel. The rooms are styled  in the same way with stunning French provincial chairs, heavy framed portraits and luxurious bedding.Even though the elements are ornate and traditional in style, there is a gorgeous lightness to the interior which feels instantly cosy and calming.

The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious in white marble, and are stocked well with lovely little toiletries. There is no other way to say it then to suggest the rooms are perfectly French, and absolutely beautiful because of it!

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 Rue des Saints-Peres

The hotel itself supplies a lovely buffet breakfast and other items during the day, but being so close to many bakeries, cafes and restaurants makes it very difficult to stay in. One needs only to step out of the hotel to see chocolate shops and florists, and then wander a little further to uncover treasure troves of delicious delights. Les Deux Magots is a very famous restaurant in the area, being frequented by Ernest Hemmingway, Oscar Wilde and others, as well as Cafe De Flore which had Picasso and Sartre as regular patrons. However it won’t take long to wander off the beaten path and make discoveries of your own; discoveries that may delight you more than a well-known tourist spot.

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Rue des Saints-Peres

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Saint Germain is known for its book stores, antique shops and small art galleries, and it won’t take long once you leave this hotel to discover a world so Parisian you’ll want to tie a scarf jauntily around your neck and read an old novel on the banks of the Seine.

All of the major galleries and museums are within one kilometre of the hotel, and for the attractions of Paris that are further afield there is an easily accessible Metro station just two streets away. There are numerous outdoor attractions that could hold your attention for days if not weeks, including some of the most beautifully designed gardens you will ever stroll through, hopefully with a baguette in hand!

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There is nothing better than having a home away from home when travelling, and the Hotel Academie provides a beautiful base camp whilst you discover the tree-lined avenues of this stunning French city. Be sure to listen to some jazz, buy some macarons (if you make it to Champs-Elysees you could even pop into Laduree!) and walk until your legs feel they’re about to fall off. Don’t worry though – you’ve got a beautiful room waiting for you!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: A beautiful hotel in one of the most beautiful parts of Paris; a fabulous base from which to explore the romance of the City of Love!

About Nicola Goring – I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).

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