Boutique brand Chevalier Paris unveils fourth hotel in French capital

The newest property from family-run French brand Chevalier Paris will open on April 1. 

Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain is located in the heart of central neighbourhood Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the seventh arrondissement of the city’s Left Bank.

The hotel is spread across three buildings which date back to 1642 and were originally built for Sieur Jean Tambonneau, the president of the Chambre des Comptes (Court of Accounts).

The property has undergone a complete refurbishment and now features 47 rooms and suites, a spa, a cocktail bar and a restaurant, Les Parisiens, led by chef Thibault Sombardier, who previously worked at the Michaelin-starred restaurant Antoine and won second place on the 2014 series of Top Chef.

Menus are said to be inspired by the flavours of Sombardier’s childhood growing up between Burgundy and Beaujolais and showcase locally sourced, seasonal produce.

Meanwhile, the James Joyce Bar is inspired by Irish novelist James Joyce, who is said to have finished his seminal novel Ulysses while staying on the site of the new hotel in the early 20th century. The bar features a collection of signature cocktails inspired by his works and their related characters.

In the Spa des Prés, guests will find a meditation room, hammam, plunge pool with water jets, fitness room and two massage cabins offering a range of treatments developed in partnership with French beauty brand CODAGE Paris.

All facilities are said to offer a “refined and contemporary take” on the quintessential Parisian experience, with interiors featuring solid oak herringbone flooring and traditional-style windows.

The restaurant is home to leather and velvet benches, quartzite tables and large mirrors, while in the bar, there’s sofas and armchairs in midnight blue and powder pink velvet and a bold bronze carpet. The Library acts as a passage to the various communal areas, with wood-panelled walls, thick rugs and shelves lined with copies of Gallimard foreign literature.

In rooms, televisions are concealed by decorative mirrors and en-suite bathrooms, which are tucked behind sliding wooden doors, feature terrazzo flooring, marble wall panels, wood and brass fittings and geometric art deco detailing. 

Guests of the property can explore the Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the oldest abbey in Paris dating back to 1543, as well as the Jardin du Luxembourg; the Musée d’Orsay, or cross the Seine via Pont des Arts to enjoy a visit to the Louvre.

The Chevalier family has been prominent in the Paris hotel and restaurant scene for more than 40 years. The portfolio includes hotels Le Pavillon de la Reine, Pavillon des Lettres and Le Petit Moulin, as well as Restaurant Anne, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2020. 

Rooms at Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain start from €350 per night. 

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