Between the large neoclassical church that sits on the square, rue Royale and its multicolored umbrellas, delicatessens, restaurants – including the famous Maxim's – and the surrounding luxury boutiques, there is plenty to do in the Madeleine district! Whether you are just passing through for a weekend or more, both the curious and the epicureans will find what they are looking for.
Where to stay
The Castile Hotel
Ideally located in the rue Cambon, adjoining the famous shop Chanel, the Castille hotel invites its guests to the Parisian dolce vita. This uniquely charming 5-star hotel contains 108 bedrooms - including 26 large suites – decorated in different styles depending on the wing in which they are located. Concerning I'Opera wing, its first 3 floors offer a contemporary and warm atmosphere. In the last two, we find lines more purified and an exceptional view over the rooftops of the very chic 1st arrondissement…
As for the wing Rivoli, it is a tribute to the style of Coco Chanel, with an atmosphere of 1930s Paris and a contrasting palette of black, white and beige tones. Photographs of Robert Doisneau also brighten up the walls.
Beyond its comfortable and luxurious rooms, the Castille also has its own gourmet restaurant: The Assaggio. This offers an experience refined and vanguard of Italian cuisine.
In the kitchen, the Chief Vasil makes it a point of honor to use fresh and seasonal products. We then discover dishes with Mediterranean flavors, combined with French finesse. On the plates, it gives: Piedmontese vitello tonnato – chef's signature dish – agnolotti di Lidia, veal tongue, Piedmontese bagnetto or spaghetti carbonara. Everything is absolutely divine, not to mention the setting, just sumptuous! Indeed, until the end of the summer, the hotel opens its florentine patio, with its Roman fountain and surprising frescoes. An ultra-intimate space, away from prying eyes…
In addition, his strategic positioning, in the center of Paris, will allow you to easily reach the Louvre Museum, Place Vendôme or the famous Champs-Elysees avenue, walk.
Hotel Castille, 33-37 Rue Cambon 75001 Paris. 01 44 58 44 58
What to visit
With its facades adorned with famous statues and its octostyle portico, theChurch of the Madeleine obviously represents an absolute must-see. Not far from there, you can admire the historic Obelisk of Luxor and Jacques Hittorff's Fountain, enthroned on the magnificent Place de la Concorde. The Place Vendôme and its many jewelers are just waiting to dazzle you!
For several weeks, theNavy Hotel reopened its doors to the public after 6 years of renovation. Take the opportunity to take a tour of this iconic place in the french heritage. This majestic setting de 8000m² restores the image of French maritime history by inviting its visitors on a wonderful journey through the ages. Accompanied by headphones offering spatialized 3D sound, they discover full immersion, sumptuous fully refurnished apartments, ceremonial lounges, a glass roof whose shape is reminiscent of a diamond, not to mention the breathtaking view of the Place de la Concorde... Within this building designed by the first architect of King Louis XV, the modern scenography highlights the issues concerning the sea. It also returns to its history since the Hôtel de la Marine was originally designed as the Crown storage unit.
Where to walk
Stroll in the Tuileries gardens to the Louvre Museum, go shopping in the rue Royale then the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, go up Boulevard des Capucines to the Opera Garnier and the department store district or stroll along the most beautiful avenue in the world... There is no doubt that you are in one of the most central but also the most beautiful districts of the capital!