Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Lutetia is 100 years old


In Paris, most of the luxury hotels are located on the right bank. On the left bank, the most famous one is called the Lutetia and it was the first Art Deco hotel in Paris (the facade is absolutely stunning). It was inaugurated in December 1910 so quite logically they are currently celebrating its 100th anniversary (check the web site if you want to know more about its history). And BTW, if you want to stay there for 3 nights between December 1st and December 31st, you will get a 100 € voucher!

27 comments:

  1. How very pretty, this art deco building, Eric. Lovely. I wish I could stay there :)

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  2. I've passed Lutetia many times, but never saw it with this magnificent lights!

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  3. Many times when reading about Paris in the Thirties or even after WW2 the Lutetia is mentioned. I have never stayed there, but I love the Deco period and I never knew this was the first Art Deco Hotel in Paris!! Merci Eric!!

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  4. Too cool! Really like the angle of your photo.

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  5. Looks marvelous, both the hotel and your photo. Maybe if I win the lottery I can stay there...

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  6. Well you always show me new places Eric. What a great shot of this lux hotel
    V

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  7. Nice take on the Lute Eric. I always love the story of how they used it during the war wiht their spies and secret codes.

    I'm guessing that many buildings and establishments will be celebrating 100 years (2 x 50) OR ANOTHER BIRTHDAY in Paris this year AND NEXT YEAR due to the time-frame many were constructed. I hear that JANUARY was a popular month with no less than 21 other creations coming into the world then.

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  8. My husband and I have stayed at the Lutetia the second to last time we were in Paris for the weekend. It was one of the best long weekends in my life! The close proximity to Le Bon Marche and St Germain du Pres makes it a fabulous hotel to stay at!

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  9. Hmmm...spies and secret colors, and are there any hints what the secret message is? Hmmm...January 21....

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  10. The lights look very festive.

    I believe Jeff has cracked the code!

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  11. It's nice to see buildings that aren't hiding their lights under a bushel... lovely shot, Eric!

    Michael, Dan Brown has nothing on you. ;) LOL, Cali!

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  12. I remember reading Lutetia by Pierre Assouline, which my mother had in her library, some years ago while I was in France. It was a very fun read! I've never seen this building before, and will check it out next time I am in Paris.

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  13. Your blog is such a bright spot; thanks for doing what you do!

    S

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  14. I love the Lutetia, I even sayed there when I was a child (I was conceived in Paris too, by the way).

    You have inspired so many to follow in your footsteps with this fabulous City Daily Photo Blog initiative... including me!!

    I have just started a new daily photo blog, would you like to come visit?
    Roma Every Day

    Comments and critique are always welcome!

    Ciao
    Eleonora

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  15. Soooo beautiful Eric! I agree with Shannon! and I must go visit Roma Every Day now! Grazie, merci e ciao. Valorie

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  16. Beautiful photo, beautiful building, beautiful history. But what? No snow photo of Paris? I was looking forward to seeing what your daily photo of Paris under a white blanket would be.....

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  17. "...And BTW, if you want to stay there for 3 nights between December 1st and December 31st, you will get a 100 € voucher.."

    Ok, I do want to stay there...so can I get my 100 eu now? Haha...

    I wish we could go back for Christmas...



    Sean

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  18. The airline hotel we stayed at was overbooked for 2 weeks so they put us up at the Lutetia....I couldn't believe my luck, I got to stay there 3 times.
    Thanks for the memories.....

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  19. @Monica "I've passed Lutetia many times, but never saw it with this magnificent lights!" Well it's only for the occasion (the anniversary).

    @Michael. Huh? I really wonder what hints you've dropped here?!

    @Cewek "The close proximity to Le Bon Marche and St Germain du Pres makes it a fabulous hotel to stay at!" Well, the daily life of the left bank people...

    @Jeff ;-)

    @Shannon "Your blog is such a bright spot; thanks for doing what you do!" ;)) Merci to you.

    @Eleonora "I have just started a new daily photo blog, would you like to come visit?" Would I like to visit? Of course, who wouldn't visit Roma - and your blog;) I just validated your application on the portal BTW.

    @Alexandra "I was looking forward to seeing what your daily photo of Paris under a white blanket would be....." Be patient... But not too demanding as I did not succeed too much with my snow photos today...

    @Eurostyle "Ok, I do want to stay there...so can I get my 100 eu now? Haha..." LOOOOOL Touché!

    @PHX. You bet!

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  20. A beautiful photo! My husband and I honeymooned at the Lutetia almost 13 years ago. I would love to go back one day~it was the most elegant hotel I've ever stayed in.

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  21. I love your blog so muh! I used to live in Paris for some years and now just come over several times per year for business, still this feeling of doing nothing and walking Paris streets is over me. Your pictures just give me a touch as I'm walking doing nothing through the streets of the most lovely city on Earth!

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