Today, we are uncovering no. 19 Rue du Bourg Tibourg in the fashionable Marais district, the Parisian address that we visited this summer. We found Hotel Bourg Tibourg, an unexpected place that presents a mixture of oriental and neo-Gothic style. Its design poetry was marvelously written by the grand master of French interior design, Jacques Garcia, who is celebrated for his restorations at the Louvre and Versailles. We have seen his work before in some of the most lavish establishments in Paris from the Hotel Costes, the Ladurée‘s tearoom on the Champs-Élysées, L’Hotel, Le Royal Monceau and the new Fouquet’s, to the brasserie La Grande Armée and L’Avenue. We also wrote about his opulent and baroque interiors for La Mamounia and Selman hotel in Marrakech.
We were drawn into the Bourg Tibourg universe – an Oriental dream that starts with the low-lit entrance area, where an opulent lounge comes into view. The lavish interiors of the lobby draped in high-end fabrics, curved ornate furniture, and plenty of decorative details on the walls were breathtaking. We found a lovely place to lounge with a drink.
Later we walked through the dark corridor with an extensive garden with the Oriental feel. The sound of the fountain gave us the sense of tranquility, as well as special Costes scent. Its discrete and mysterious aroma spreads throughout the hotel, including the rooms. The overall feel was that this is a place for pleasure, romance, and ultimate relaxation. Here we experienced complete quietness and calm.
Known for timelessness, elegance with a strong link to the past, rich fabrics and dark tones, Garcia combined exoticism, orientalism, and Napoleonic pomp. Discreetly, almost secretly he introduced us to the realm of velvet with rich jewel color tones, luxury, and lightness, creating an intimate and elegant atmosphere. Moldings featuring Gothic pointed arches and spirals brought a sense of drama and refinement around windows, doors, and paravanes. We also noticed neo-Gothic inspired chairs.
Everything was magical in this place, and every room is decorated differently. There are 30 bedrooms, and their style is dramatic, exciting, and all-around fit for a king. We stayed in a double deluxe room with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and it was quiet and lovely. The room was smaller but the double bed was large and very comfortable. Our bathroom had wood paneling, a deep luxurious tub, and black granite flooring. A touch of indulgence is added by the Costes red line bathroom products with a spicy floral aroma of juniper berries, coriander seeds, rosewood, incense, musk, laurel, white pepper, and lavender.
Bathroom double classic room
Seductive interiors- velvet furniture with Napoléon III–inspired chairs, striped carpets, and Garcia’s signature style lamps…
Breakfast was served every morning from 7h 30 till 11h 30. The continental breakfast includes standard offerings of pastry, yogurt, fruit, juices, etc. We wanted to experionce the complete hotel so we went to downstairs breakfast room that looked like medieval cellar. The bar was open from 7h30 till 22h 30, and the concierge was at our disposal 24h every day. Advice – you may request a personal shopper for the most fashionable guide and advice.
The hotel’s medieval cellar
Hotel Bourg-Tibourg is surrounded by the Centre Pompidou, the Picasso Museum, and Carreau du Temple. Many prestigious art galleries have chosen the neighborhood as their residence, as well as libraries, boutiques such as – department store Le BHV Marais, concept store Merci, Zadig & Voltaire, Maje, the Parisian choice – Sandro, Chanel beauty etc. The restaurants and cafes are equally legendary, blending tradition and modernity. Chez Julien restaurant is just a short walk away from the hotel, brimming over the Seine with charm and chic.
Address: 19 Rue du Bourg Tibourg,
75004 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 42 78 47 39
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