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Hotel Les Deux Gares, a new colorful showcase in the heart of Paris

Located between the Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord train stations (hence its name), the brand-new hotel Les Deux Gares invites you to immerse yourself in a Paris fantasy during a bohemian stopover.

Inaugurated last September, the hotel was born out of a love affair between the talented Adrien Gloaguen, founder of the Tourist Group – Hotels Bienvenue, Beaurepaire and Panache – and Antoine Raccat, a former member of the bar and a newcomer to the hotel business. When these two friends discovered this abandoned bourgeois building in a narrow alley in the 10th arrondissement, they fell under the spell of the place and imagined a hotel inspired by the filmography of the 1960s and 1970s. The young English decorator Luke Edward Hall, the embodiment of a chic and colorful design, was entrusted with the restoration of the place. 

With his maximalist approach, drawing on multiple cultural and artistic references, telescoping styles and eras, the extravagant decorator has designed an astonishing and uncomplicated place, conceived as a meeting place for cosmopolitan artists and collectors. The furniture found at the Saint-Ouen flea market subtly combines with the creations of small family craftsmen, like the vintage taps made in the south of England. In the common areas, a leopard sofa rubs shoulders with striped armchairs and posters by David Hockney and Andy Warhol, on a black and white striped floor. In the forty rooms, striped headboards are set next to purple velvet toad chairs, and every corner is personalized with bright colors that extend to the Art Deco-inspired bathrooms. The fitness room, featuring state-of-the-art wood equipment set on a graphic checkerboard, is decorated with Svenskt Tenn’s signature wallpaper, making it probably the only hotel gym with flowery walls in Paris.


Inspired by various universes, such as those of Jean Cocteau, David Hicks and Olympia Le Tan, Luke Edward Hall joyfully blends styles, flirting with crimes of taste without ever committing any. The result is an ultra-decorative and deadly unsociable hotel, a veritable journey between bohemian Paris and an idealized countryside that continues in the hotel’s restaurant, where the atmosphere of the bistros of yesteryear and the flavors of chef Jonathan Schweizer can be found. The ideal address to test a staycation while waiting for the restaurants to reopen.


Hotel Les Deux Gares

1, rue des Deux-Gares, Paris 10e

Double room from 120€

Café des Deux Gares : open every day from 7:00 a.m. to midnight