Hotel Relais Saint Sulpice - Charming 4 Star Hotel - Paris VI
This hotel was built in the 18th century and was the private home of Mr. Francisque-Gay, a man of great moral standing and courage. He was a publisher and during the Second World War his publishing house was at the very center of the resistance against the Nazis. Mr. Francisque-Gay was a close acquaintance of General de Gaulle, a politician and an Ambassador to Canada. His house is now a hotel with 26 bedrooms on three floors with an elevator.
This hotel is in the heart of medieval Paris within the enclave of the city walls built by King Philippe II of France, known as Philippe-Auguste, and a contemporary and rival of Richard the Lion Heart (12th and 13th century). The hotel is next to the church of Saint-Sulpice. As you enter the hotel you feel as though you have been invited into a private home. You can admire the many precious objects that the owners have acquired during their travels at home and abroad.
As you cross the threshold of the hotel Relais Saint Sulpice you will discover:
- Collections of curios, artifacts and objects from Africa.
- A 18th century ceramic wood burning stove that originates from Lorraine in Eastern France and was converted to electricity by Mr. Spatara, a master craftsman from Alsace
- A harmonious mixture of objects and furniture from the Empire and Art Nouveau periods (including the reprinting of Viennese fabric by Joseph Hoffmann)
- Lithographs by De Rougemont, and published by Gallery Maeght, and engravings by Roberts from an earlier period.
- Landscapes of “Japanese Gardens” hand printed by Zuber – the wallpaper and fabrics manufacturer established in 1797 and whose collection of traditional sculpted woodblocks have been classified as ‘an historical monument’. One can also find such scenic wallpaper by Zuber in the Ambassador’s Room in the White House in Washington DC.
- And there is more…
At reception, there is a black lacquered desk that dates from the 1930’s. On a more practical side, the reception is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the staff are always ready to help you. As well as the bedrooms, the hotel has a meeting room that is an ideal place to organize meetings, seminars or reunions in the very heart of the 6th district in Paris. Our hotel is not only in the center of historical Paris, it is also surrounded by publishing houses, art galleries and fashion stores. It is part of the Saint Germain experience!