Paris for the Literati

pavillon des lettres

You have to be a bit of a literature geek (guilty) to fully appreciate this one. Pavillon des Lettres opens Nov. 1 in Paris’ 8th arrondisement. A highlight: The iPad in every room, preloaded with excellent reading material and classical music.

   Each room in the new boutique property (which is the sister to the distinctive Pavillon de la Reine) is named after a famous author, from A (Andersen) to Z (Zola). The writings of each author are inscribed on the wall behind the bed, and his or her books will be on the nightstand. (Plan to stay a while in the Tolstoy room …) And every room will have its own iPad with international bestsellers and playlists of mostly jazz and classical music.

   Just the kind of thing to inspire you to explore the allées of Paris, perhaps even channel your inner Baudelaire at the city’s Bohemian cafes. Quirky, yes, but this much is certain: Nothing like this exists.

   From €300.


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