Hotel de l’Abbaye
Paris-St Germain and the Latin Quarter
May 11, 2018
This handsome, elegant and refined Left Bank hotel, located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a mere 5-minute walk from Musée du Luxembourg, boasts one of the prettiest gardens you ever did see. Inside the hotel it’s pretty cool too, full of antiques and beautiful fabrics and furniture, but it’s the verdant courtyard garden that people come here for, a hidden oasis in this city of light, the perfect place to sit and sip a glass of something crisp and chilled on a summer night. It feels like a secret space, something only the lucky few know about. You’ll want it to stay that way. Bright red cushions on the patio furniture are echoed in the flora and fauna on display. The place is particularly charming come evening, a glinting, flickering hide-away in which one can slip to drink an aperitif or a flute of champagne (it’s that kind of place).