Hotel rooms – Prince de Conde
Comfort and Art at the Prince de Conde
The interior decoration of the Hotel Prince de Conde is in sync with its historical setting. This area was and still is the area where many of the noble French families lived; writers, artists, intellectuals and philosophers would come and spend hours in cafés revolutionizing the world of Arts and literature. These cafés are part of cultural heritage nowadays; the magic and thrill still exists at The Deux Magots, The Brasserie Lipp, The Café de Flore and they still attract famous artists, fashion designers, philosophers and actors. This feeling of international artistic creativity that surrounds the area may also be found within our hotel walls with our collection of original artwork.
In each of the hotel bedrooms are engravings by the artist Marco Del Re – an artist who recently created a series of frescoes in the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The engravings in the hotel were acquired from the Maeght Gallery, a renowned gallery that opened in the 1940’s and in which some of the world’s most famous artists’ work (such as Braque, Matisse, Miro, and Chagall…) was showed early one. This combination of traditional style and modern art by Marco Del Re is a tribute to the history of art, and as a result, each of our rooms have a unique and original feel to it.
Finally, in each room you will find a quote by the artists Georges Braque or Joan Miro reflecting on the surrounding atmosphere of the hotel and Saint Germain des Prés.
“The Prince de Condé is a charming boutique hotel in a building that goes back to the 16th century. There are only two rooms on each floor, one wall is of bare stone, the other with colorful cloth wallpaper. The furnishing is minimalist, but comfortable. As in many small European hotels the bed and writing table take up much of the room. The bathroom was modern and actually quite good-sized. Since it was very cold in Paris when we were there, we particularly appreciated the heated towel racks. The small staff (a receptionist-cum-concierge) and the chambermaids were extremely friendly and accommodating. There was a very ample breakfast in the well-lit and very comfortably appointed cave which was sumptuously carpeted and furnished with couches, easy chairs, and artworks that contrasted beautifully with its stone columns and arches. There is also a lovely sitting area on the ground floor with a self-service bar on the honor system. The rue de Seine is a quiet street with art galleries and excellent cafés, bistros, and restaurants close at hand. My wife, who had been a student at the Sorbonne, was in her element, and we visited some of the favorite nearby haunts of students, faculty, artists and intellectuals such as la Palette, le Petit Zinc, les Deux Magots, and many more. Indeed, one of the many qualities of this hotel is its location in easy walking distance to many historic sites — the boulevards St. Germain and St. Michel, the Museum of Cluny, the Louvre, Ile St. Louis, and so much more. And all of this for a very reasonable price.”