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Saint James Paris Is Where Classic French Architecture Meets Greenery

On a trip to Paris, the majestic Saint James is the ideal gateway for a classic Parisian stay.

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Just a short walk away one can explore the wonders of the city, from the Trocadero Gardens to the Eiffel Tower. Formerly a private mansion, at Saint James guests are immersed in greenery and private gardens, making it an idyllic escape after a day among crowds.

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Architect Laura Gonzalez and land-scape architect Xavier de Chirac looked for nature to reign over Saint James, and they delivered just that. Upon entering, the reception desk sits under an impressive six-meter tree of life, bringing the outdoors in. “I wanted to recreate the atmosphere of classic gardens and immerse visitors in an abundance of scents, color, and soothing plant life,” says De Chirac. Saint James has 56 comfortable rooms, suites, and apartments, including two ground-floor suites with a terrace. The rooms radiate a special charm. “We have brought the building’s neoclassic architecture to the fore while adding a
gentle, feminine touch. The idea is to make Saint James a timeless Parisian classic that truly reflects French art de vivre,” says
Gonzalez. The lavish furnishings and the attention to detail like earthy, warm-toned print wallpaper reflect the hotel’s purpose
of creating a soft and relaxing atmosphere for those wishing to escape the lively city.

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The rooms include Bluetooth speakers, complimentary water, coffee, and tea, and mini bars stocked with drinks and snacks to ensure that the stay is more than comfortable, while also enjoying stunning natural light from the garden views. For those who aspire to experience the epitome of French cuisine, look no further than Bellefeuille restaurant, which serves a traditional all-day French menu consisting of vegetables that are grown in the hotel’s organic garden south of Paris. Led by head chef Gregory
Garimbay and pasty chef Jeanne Lecourt, the restaurant illuminates an ambience ft for a lunch with fiends or even a romantic date. Surrounded by leather books and deep armchairs, The Library Bar serves lunch and snacks for a casual dining experience.
Saint James features a variety of amenities and facilities designed to enhance the guest experience. The hotel’s Guerlain Spa is one of only two in the cit outside of the Guerlain Institute, offering a range of rejuvenating and indulging treatments, a hammam,
a sauna, a jacuzzi, and a 15m pool that enjoys natural light from a glass ceiling overhead. Guests are also invited to use its fitness center supplied with state-of-the-art equipment and explore the hotel’s beautifully landscaped gardens to relax and unwind.

From €720 per night.

Originally published in the April 2024 issue of Vogue Arabia

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