The Provinces Opéra Hotel in Paris: a perfect blend of history and modernity
The building that exists today began life as Henri IV’s hunting lodge, then became a convent and a hospital before being converted into a hotel in 1850. Today’s Provinces Opéra Hotel masterfully blends the traces of this glorious past with a contemporary look. It’s ideally situated for forays into Paris, centrally located, and surrounded by opportunities for entertainment and shopping, with its theatres and famous old department stores, not to mention the Grands Boulevards.
The former ‘Les Provinces’ hotel marks the spot where once stood King Henri Vi’s Hunting Lodge. Its interior was divided up by columns whose traces can still be seen near the bar. Other vestiges such as the flagstones in the Henri IV room testify to the presence of a courtyard.
Later, Henri IV donated the building to the convent of the ‘Filles de Dieu’ and the building was converted to its new purpose. Each cell was connected to the basement via a staircase, and underground passageways led to Paris, whose city walls were just a few steps away.
After the revolution, the convent became a National Property.
After the building was converted into a hotel in 1850, it was subject to constant modernisation, but the traces of the past were carefully preserved. Photos of the ‘Grand Hôtel du Pavillon’ as the hotel used to be known, are on display in the restaurant.
The architecture of the hotel’s various lounges has retained the early 20th-century look. Meanwhile, the bar built in 1925 is classified in the supplementary list of Historic Monuments. Its décor was designed and drawn by Robert Joël and completed under his direction:
- Wordwork: Mr Streitmater (Paris)
- Mosaics: La Compagnie française de Mosaïque de Maubeuge (Paris)
- Stained glass: Mr Lefèvre (Paris)
- Staff: Mr Michaud (Boulogne)
- Wrought iron: Mr Coulon (Paris)
- Furniture: Mr Brunewick (Paris)
- Velvet: Maison de la Veuve Duchesne et Binet (Paris)
- Sculpture: Mr Léonet (Montrouge)
Today’s hotel is a modern and comfortable establishment
The fashionable 10th arrondissement of Paris has become a thriving district of the capital and is a perfect base for your stay in Paris.
Whether on a business trip, alone, with friends or family, the Provinces Opéra Hotel’s 112 rooms are all decorated with a modern, designer look. Every room has a private bathroom with bath, toilet and hairdryer.
- Single rooms with a 120 cm bed offer a cool and contemporary base for your stay in Paris
- Standard rooms offer optimal comfort with a double or twin beds.
- The hotel is not specially equipped for disabled or reduced mobility access
- Pets are not allowed
- To ensure our guests enjoy a relaxing visit to Paris, all the hotel’s rooms are fitted with double glazing and air-conditioning.
Stay in Paris in an Art Déco ambiance
The Art Deco movement, which emerged in the 1920s in Paris, was full of charm and elegance.
Our Provinces Opéra Hotel in Paris is a genuine testament to that era and unique architectural style. Choose our hotel for your stay in Paris or simply enjoy a drink in our bar with its distinctive Art Deco ambiance.
Art Deco – a style that flourished in Paris
Art Deco initially flourished in the great European capitals – Brussels, Lisbon and particularly in Paris, before coming to international prominence. It all began in the Roaring Twenties – a period in which economic depression had taken hold. Art Deco offered an artistic response to Art Nouveau, and set great store by streamlined and geometric forms, which in turn influenced both architecture and design.
Its eclecticism and the diversity of materials used have ensured the longevity of this major design style.
During your stay in Paris, visit places like Palais de Chaillot, the Palais de Tokyo and the Porte Dorée… as well as our hotel in the Opéra district to soak up the atmosphere of Art Deco – a style which has stood the test of time and remains vibrant to this day.
The Provinces Opéra Hotel in Paris, an architectural testament to Art Deco
If you like Art Deco, you’ll love this charming hotel in Paris, ideally located in the Opéra district in the heart of a bustling, authentic Paris. During your stay in the capital, the Provinces Opéra Hotel will whisk you back to a bygone era – including a chance to admire, appreciate and relive the Art Deco ambiance over a drink at the hotel bar, built in 1925.
So if you love architecture, carefully preserved and picturesque places, the Provinces Opéra Hotel is the place for you! You’re guaranteed a unique ambiance and the warmest of welcomes.