Relais-Hotel Vieux Paris

Location Paris

Postcode 75006

Telephone +33 (01) 44 32 15 90

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Why we love it...

Traditional charm

The Place

A building dating from 1480, the Relais-Hôtel le Vieux Paris was a famous Beat Generation dive where American writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg and William Burroughs searched for ‘life and love in Paris’ as one contemporary has written in the visitors book when he paid a return visit. Nowadays the hotel is the obsession of Mme Odillard, helped by her son and daughter-in-law and the friendly chap on the reception desk, and precious little remains to remind one of those days. There are a few pieces of Beat Generation memorabilia, but they are rather out of place in the otherwise bland lobby.
A cosy little sitting room with leather sofa and armchairs and a neat breakfast room with exposed stone walls and prettily laid tables makeup the rest of the hotel’s public spaces.
Upstairs, the bedrooms have character and romantic charm, with oldbeams and fabric on the walls, some boldly patterned with classical motifs.
Three of the suites are split-level, overlooking the Paris rooftops. While we like the Vieux-Paris, and appreciate that it’s classed as a four-star hotel, and therefore priced accordingly, we remain surprised that it commands such high prices.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€€
Rooms 19; 12 double and twin, 7 suites, all with bath or shower; suites have Jacuzzis; all rooms have phone, modem point, TV, air-conditioning, minibar, hairdrier
Food breakfast
Facilities sitting room, breakfast room
Children accepted
Disabled not suitable
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Odillard family
Call +33 (01) 44 32 15 90
Fax +33 (01) 43 26 00 15
Email contact@vieuxparis.com
Website www.vieuxparis.com

Good To Know

Address 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, Paris 75006
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The Location

Find this place: just off place Saint-Andre-des-Arts, on the borders of Saint-Germain and Latin Quarter Parking place Saint-Michel, Ile de la Cite Metro Saint-Michel

What's nearby: boulevard Saint-Germain; Notre-Dame; Latin Quarter.