NUMBER OF ROOMS: 32 rooms
ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open year round
THE STORY: The longtime dream of Thierry Gillier – founder of the clothing brand Zadig & Voltaire – the sublime Château Voltaire has finally shown its golden teeth to the world! A waking dream just a stone’s throw from the Opéra Garnier, housed inside three 17th- and 18th-century buildings, it was all brought to life by artistic director Franck Durand, who, in conjunction with the Festen architectural duo and the best craftspeople, created a sensitive and subtle interpretation of luxury in its simplest form: dark marble, hidden staircases, art deco light fixtures…. Spread out over five floors, thirty-three soberly bourgeois bedrooms provide sensual pleasures and a sense of calm via incredible bedding, all decorated with handmade trimmings, fringed velvet and manor-style woodwork. And what’s more, there’s an old-fashioned brasserie (white tablecloths, tiled walls, copper pots and pans) so you can dine with a silver spoon in your mouth, plus a white stone spa so you can caress absolute luxury with your fingertips. But such refinement does come at a price: there are no double rooms available for less than €700 a night…
TOILETRIES: Artisanally made soap with the initials “CV” engraved into them.
BREAKFAST: Your choice of either the “parisien” option for €19 (coffee or tea, fresh fruit juice, baguette, viennoiseries, honey and homemade jam), the “château Voltaire” option for €34 (brioche, avocado-pomegranate toast, chia pudding, muesli, and fresh fruit in addition to everything on the “parisien” option), or you can order à la carte, like eggs bénédectine… with added caviar if you want!
LITTLE LUXURY: Staying in suite n°32, which is actually an apartment that runs through the length of the building, with a dining room that opens out onto a massive plant-lined terrace with access to a winter garden!