Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hotel du Louvre


If you ever came to Paris you probably visited the Louvre and surely came across this hotel nearby. It was originally built in 1855 and, quite logically, has a lot of history. Many famous people stayed there (the impressionist Camille Pissarro, Sigmund Freud...) and Arthur Conan Doyle featured the Hotel du Louvre in many of his stories about Sherlock Holmes.

15 comments:

  1. Merveilleux! The Hôtel du Louvre was a favorite place to stay before I moved to Paris. The Defender Bar is unparalleled in atmosphere, intimacy, and the ability to get any cocktail imaginable. It is still my preferred haunt for a special treat with friends or family.

    And a great photo of la grande dame as well, resplendent in her evening wear.

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  2. This is truly BBW. Beautiful beyond words!

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  3. Nice Shot! Great hotel! I stayed there on my first visit to Paris!

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  4. i hope i left my comment cause i didnt see but anyways. i said i stumbled upon this blog and it's really really wonderful.
    thanks for showing me Paris :)

    xx Cheryl

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  5. I love the contrast of the colors!

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  6. Beautiful photo with plenty of excitement. Another great place to visit in Paris.

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  7. Hey Eric...as luck would have it I posted an historic hotel from Austin today, too. Our own personal theme day! Of course, ours isn't as old!

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  8. As far as I remember there is a street café et un petit square où on peut s'asseoir et boire un bon vin.

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  9. I love this hotel. There is a Pisarro Suite, from which Camille Pissarro painted scenes of the street below. The Ave. l'Opera seems to run right into the front door. I've not stayed there, but it certainly is a lovely lobby. I'll have to try the Defender Bar next time, thanks for the tip Richard.

    And thank you for the nice wish, Pont Girl. I had a little dinner party last night. It's now 2:00 in the afternoon, I've finished cleaning the house, and just checking messages. Hm, Eric's photo makes me think that maybe I need some night life tonight.

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  10. On my Blog, I show to you the “Right Street”, one of the principal streets of Martel. Cavity it is very except right-hand side, it turns in all the directions. Also have in your city, of the streets with a name in contradiction with the street? (Street example of the restaurants without any restaurants).
    Good Day
    My blog photographs on the town of Martel

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  11. Truly beautiful - the colours of Van Gogh have come to Paris.

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  12. Yes, these saturated colors are wonderful. Great evening shot!
    -Kim

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  13. My bad, haven´t noticed the hotel.

    Great shots from Paris, my favourite city of the world.

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  14. Fantastic lighting in the photo - love the colors!

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