The street in which the hotel is located was formerly the site of the west wing of the Abbey Saint Germain.In the late 14th century, Pope Alexander III entered the monastery using a door situated in what is now the hotel lobby. Two angels engraved in the stonework of the hotel’s facade are the only remaining signs of this doorway.
In the 18th century, the building housed the Imprimerie Nationale state printing works, responsible for printing Parliament’s official documentation.
It is therefore only fitting that the hotel Bel Ami, a hotel whose frontage bears witness to the industrial revolution and its conversion from a former printing works, owes its name to the title of one of the best known works of French literature from the 19th century – ‘Bel Ami’ by Guy de Maupassant.
The Hotel Bel Ami is a mere stone’s throw from the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a few minutes’ walk from ‘Café de Flore’ and the restaurant ‘Les deux Magots’, once frequented by Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras and their existentialist circle.
While the last few years have seen major luxury fashion houses take up residence beside designer boutiques on the left bank, the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés continues to attract artists and intellectuals.
Relax in stylish comfort in one of the Hotel Bel Ami’s Executive rooms. All renovated in April 2016 by the architect Pascal Allaman, the executives rooms offer a Parisian atmosphere with items of furniture, specially designed as the desk and the oak bedside table with a orange lacquered glass top. The spirit of the rooms is a very graphic concept referring to calligraphy and the former printing building, now home to the Bel Ami.
Very comfortable bedding (high bed base, thick mattress, mattress topper) comes as standard, together with natural duvets and a selection of pillows. All rooms are very quiet and distinguished by a city view or a courtyard view, they are as well equipped with a Nespresso machine and coffee pods. Certain rooms have communicating doors with the Deluxe room (ideal for families) and have a view on the church of the famous St-Germain-des-Pres place.
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