He watches everyone hurrying around as if life is a race against the clock. But Monsieur Saintonge likes to take his time. Except when it comes to temptations: then he hurries to give in before the desire passes.
Hôtel monsieur SaintOnge 16, rue de saintonge 75003 PARIS
A boutique hotel and delicatessen in the heart of the Marais
People come to the Marais to experience the Paris of yesteryear and that of today simultaneously. This is why all of the city’s major designers are located near Monsieur Saintonge: an establishment with 22 bedrooms, each featuring different atmospheres, and all intimate. Its gourmet food section offers a wealth of delicious treats from all over France. After all, the capital always offers the very best.
A mishmash of raw and finished materials, of stone and linen, make Monsieur Saintonge somewhere just as Parisian as it is Provençal.
Paris’ Marais district exists as a timeless bubble within the city. Hotel Monsieur Saintonge has retained this unique feel, from the uniform stone floors to the exposed beams and, of course, the vibrant colours of the flowers on each balcony.
A wilted flower signifies the end of something. But dried flowers are said to be immortal.
Hotel Monsieur Saintonge is named after the street on which the building is located in Paris’ Marais. But it’s also the name of a French region looking out into the Atlantic. Synonymous with excellent cuisine, the Cognac region inspired Monsieur Saintonge to include a combination of irresistible flavours in its grocery section. It opens its delicatessen to whoever wishes to sample its fare, whether in the patio or the hotel lobby.
Fatty albacore tuna in olive oil. Calisson sweets from Aix-en-Provence. Orezza, sparkling water from Corsica. And Pierrot Gourmand traditional lollipops. An impressive menu.
The collection of Hotels Monsieur
“We live through our paradoxes and die from our prejudices", explained Monsieur, to justify his diverse tastes. He has only one face but many facets. Rather like the Monsieur Hotels: a single character but several identities, each expressed in a unique establishment. Monsieur Saintonge is based in the Marais district. But Monsieur Helder opted for the Opéra area. For his part, Monsieur Cadet chose the Grands Boulevards. This is why Monsieur loves Paris so much: in a city which changes so much from district to district, nothing obliges you to always remain the same.