Last August, we stayed at the beautiful Le Narcisse Blanc, a five-star luxury hotel and spa located in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Paris, the prestigious 7th arrondissement. Situated between the Pont Alexandre III and Eiffel Tower, in a proximity to the monumental Hôtel national des Invalides and Musée Rodin, Le Narcisse Blanc is surrounded with everything that makes Paris one of the most beautiful cities in the world and surely the most romantic one.
Conceived in a collaboration between designer duo Laurent & Laurence and interior decorators Thierry Martin and Thibaut Fron, the interior design of Le Narcisse Blanc channels a refreshing sense of Parisian elegance. We were charmed by its refined aesthetic with luxurious materials and finishes. The creative quartet found its inspiration in the colorful life of Cléo de Mérode, Parisian ballerina of the Belle Époque period and a woman that enchanted such luminaries as Alfredo Müller and Lautrec, that did a portrait of her. She also caught the attention of painter Gustav Klimt, who was impressed by her beauty, as well as the King of Belgium Léopold II and even Marcel Proust. Cléo de Mérode became legendary for her glamorous style and trademark haircut that was copied by many Parisian socialites. She was nicknamed “Pretty Little Narcisse” by her friend, composer Reynaldo Hahn. Photos that represent modern interpretation of Cléo de Mérode adorn the walls of Le Narcisse Blanc as she welcomes you into her Haussmann-styled home.
Le Narcisse Blanc comprises 37 rooms, including seven suites. All rooms are luxurious and elegant, and on a top of that completely soundproofed. The materials used are of the best possible quality, like velvet, tweed, and silk in soft tones of champagne, beige and gold color, that make already spacious rooms appear even larger. The interior styles applied ranged from Art Deco to Art Nouveau, enhanced with some necessary contemporary details that are masterfully combined into one harmonical design. We truly enjoyed our Executive room, a true luxurious haven with its generous 32 square meters and calm and subtle atmosphere, just like the rest of the hotel. This room is as mellow and elegant as it can be.
The touches of pale pink in the Cleo suite, a little bit feminine, give sophistication to the space in an unexpected way. This color is so warm and tender that it simply envelops you in its presence.
Rooftop of Paris suite
The Aurore suite bedroom, view of the Eiffel Tower
The hotel’s restaurant Cléo offers intimate and cozy atmosphere, so perfect for the romantic dinners. Harmonious and stylish combination of calming crèmes and defining black marble set the tone for sophisticated glamour. Canadian Zachary Gavillet is in charge for the menus, offering a contemporary and creative cuisine made from carefully selected and mostly organic ingredients. It is worth mentioning that both the restaurant and room service menus change with the seasons, allowing the hotel’s guests and Parisians alike to discover many different culinary masterpieces of the talented Canadian chef.
Private dining room for up to ten guests
Le Narcisse Blanc comprises one of the best spa facilities among Parisian boutique hotels. For beauty and relaxation there are Carita treatment rooms, hammam, Finnish sauna and always welcomed warm Jacuzzi bath. For recreation, the hotel is equipped with a fitness room and an absolutely marvelous swimming pool, which is not a common feat among boutique hotels.
Spa area with swimming pool
Whichever direction you choose from Le Narcisse Blanc, Parisian delights are waiting for you. If you make just a few steps towards the Rue Saint-Dominique , the Eifel Tower will greet you with all its majesty and grandeur. If you go to the right, you will reach avenue Quai d’Orsay with the promenade next to the river Seine, and just behind the hotel you will discover Esplanade des Invalides. Cross one of the nearby bridges and you will be treated with astonishing sights that only can be found on the Parisian Rive Droit, such as Grand and Petit Palais, Place de la Concorde and the city’s always crowded and ever-pulsating main artery, Avenue Champs-Élysées.
Whether you are on a business trip or on a vacation, Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel & Spa is ready to accommodate your every whim and to win you over and over again with its modern sophistication.
Address: 19 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg,
75007 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 40 60 44 32
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