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Dorothée Meilichzon : Les Grands Boulevards

After the success of the Grand Pigalle (9e arrondissement), the Experimental Group again relies on the talent of the French designer Dorothée Meilichzon for the design of Grands Boulevards (2e arrondissement), a hotel with a typically Parisian identity, located between luxury and spontaneity. Back on a timeless establishment.

Real boulevards of the capital, the main boulevards feed on the emblematic neighborhoods around. From the sewing workshops of the Bourse to the entrepreneurs of the Sentier, through the theaters of the rue Montmartre and the nightlife of Strasbourg Saint-Denis, passersby find in this corner of the 2e district a refuge, a break in the excitement of Paris that we love to hate. It is in this strategic location, in constant balance between tranquility and tumult, that the Experimental Group installs its new hostel, in a building of the 18e century, immaculate setting in the middle of the Haussmannian works.

Inspired by the Grand Siècle aspect of the book, the designer Dorothée Meilichzon - to whom the design of the second Parisian establishment of the group was entrusted - imagines a romantic cocoon, halfway between aristocratic boudoir and landmark of suburbs.

The entrance is via a long screened corridor, leading to the Grand Restaurant whose map was developed by the chef Giovanni Passerini. Organized around a luminous patio, the bar, called The Shell, and the dining room offer noble materials such as red velvet and brass, while offering two different atmospheres. If the atmosphere is felted around the metal counter, referring to a speakeasy The 1920 dining area is inspired by the neighborhood apartments where the mismatched furniture rests on an elegant chevron floor.

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A mix of genres that does not fade once the four-story gravis. Concealing fifty rooms and two large terraces, the levels distribute perspectives through an indoor / outdoor game imagined by the designer that incorporates terracotta, vegetation and trellis in the common areas, in tribute to the Petit Trianon Marie-Antoinette and to its pastoral character, far from the gilding of Versailles.
Of varied typologies, the penates are the perfect compromise between royal apparat and rustic discretion. Red marble, four-poster beds and satin sheets make up wooden stools, dried flowers and linen curtains in various powder tones, edited by Nobilis.
An affordable luxury that will be endowed, in the spring, with a rooftop dominating the roofs of Paris.

What to say goodbye subway, work, dodo daily for a weekend.

To learn more, visit the site of Dorothée Meilichzon

Photograph: Karel Balas

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