Dreamed up by founder and creative director Laurent Taïeb, Hotel Madame Rêve has taken the 19th-century Louvre post office building and transformed it into a chic urban escape with bags of personality. Taking design cues from the 1970s (think dark panelled wood accented with flashes of brown, orange and yellow) and mixing them up with classic Parisian style, it creates something entirely its own. Of the room’s 82 rooms and suites, 53 face out towards the city, with private balconies offering spectacular vistas over landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. With huge slanted windows illuminating the polished parquet floors and handmade fabrics, there can be few better vantage points over the City of Lights. The remaining rooms come with views over the hotels’ peaceful central courtyard, ideal for those visitors who prefer to leave the streets behind when they settle in for the night.
Madame Rêve’s dining options reflect the hotel’s balance of traditional and exotic. Madame Rêve Café serves a selection of Mediterranean dishes in a soaring, chandelier-strung dining room aglow with polished brass. Impeccable presentation puts a fresh spin on classics like calamari and prawn fritto misto or tagliatelle with veal ragu. A few floors up, you’ll find La Plume, which fuses French and Japanese cuisine in a stunning space decorated in bold swirls of colour with even more of those fantastic city views. The cocktail menu is well-worth exploring too. At Madame Rêve’s summit is the self-explanatory ROOF. Decked in verdant vegetation, this high-rise urban garden is fast becoming one of the jewels of the Parisian social scene, offering light bites and drinks in one of the city’s most spectacular settings.
Those seeking to be in the heart of the action
Things to do at the property:
Take in the views from the rooftop urban garden
Breakfast with views of the Saint-Eustache cathedral
Enjoy a deep tissue or essential oils massage in the spa
Admire the glittering lights of Paris over dinner at La Plûme
Things to do nearby:
Stroll to the Louvre before the crowds arrive
Discover the bohemian shops and restaurants of Le Marais
Take a private boat cruise along the Seine
Learn how to craft croissants in a patisserie masterclass
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.