17 bvd Poissonnière - Paris II
While the Grands Boulevards were still a verdant promenade and the French Revolution (1789) was in full swing, this hotel particulier was erected. Three centuries later, Hotel des Grands Boulevards is born. Its rooms are play with the "splendor" of the time: a canopy bed,
glass cupboards and red marble close to Louis XVI’s heart - while allying to a more peasant aesthetic : old linens, coated walls, worn wood furniture, bronze sconces with timeworn patina...
The hotel, between a courtyard and street, is accessible once you cross the porch of the building. It’s a hidden cove, a little secret. It is home to a large restaurant orchestrated by Giovanni Passerini, and a small cocktail bar dear to the Experimental Group.
Also the building is set back from the street, as was done at the time, which gives us many terraces and courtyards to meet: outdoor bar, yoga classes, vegetation, grills ... indoor and outdoor spaces mix !
Client : Experimental Group
Chef : Giovanni Passerini
Interior architecture + Design : Dorothee Meilichzon
Illustration + logo : Apolline Risser
Photos : Karel Balas & Paul Bowyer