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“If Paris is the city of love, let Rich Vein Travel be your cupid”

It is said that if Cupid shoots his arrow of love and hits you, you will fall helplessly and madly in love with the next person you meet. Whilst we don’t profess to be expert matchmakers, we can undoubtedly help you fall in love with the city of Paris and everything that it has to offer. From the cobbled streets of Montmartre to the panoramic views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, our travel experts can create the perfect itinerary for a romantic weekend away or honeymoon. If Paris is the city of love, let Rich Vein Travel be your cupid.

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Hôtel Maison Souquet

Travel back in time to the Belle Époque at Hôtel Maison Souquet. This exclusive Parisian townhouse exudes romance, luxury, and decadence; perfect for a romantic weekend away. The hotel’s brief spell as a fin-de-siècle brothel frequented by socialites and intellectuals in the early 1900s has undoubtedly been honoured as the lavish and licentious spirit of the era has been brought to life. Recreating the mystery, elegance, and sensuality of the period, internationally renowned architect and designer Jacques Garcia masterfully created an inimitable symphony of art, paintings, and furnishings. As you walk into this luxurious hotel, admire the grand central staircase and study, decorated in Empire and nineteenth-century Orientalist style. Run your fingers along the intricate panelling, Cordova leather furnishings and feast your eyes on the original artwork.
Such worldly influences are present throughout Maison Souquet as Garcia combines styles from the east with the plush decadence of the Napoleon era. As you ascend to your room, take in the choice of fabrics, the 19th-century oil paintings of women in various stages of undress and the gentle rose, tobacco and jasmine perfume that engages your sense of smell. With only 14 rooms and 6 junior suites, Maison Souquet is truly a boutique hotel. The fact that each room is named after a courtesan only adds to the naughty spirit of the hotel. Despite Maison Souqet’s small number of rooms, expect five-star amenities with a twist such as a private swimming pool under lock and key. For romance and privacy, Maison Souquet ticks all of the boxes.

  • Located in the ever-evolving South Pigalle (SoPi) area with stylish bars and restaurants
  • Set in an exclusive Parisian townhouse decorated in a Belle Époque theme
  • Private indoor swimming pool and spa
  • Stunning design by internationally renowned Jacques Garcia
  • Perfect for couples

 

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General Information
Facilities
Perfect For
Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 14:00
Private Pool and Hammam
Couples
Breakfast
Check-out Time: 12:00
Concierge Service
Honeymoons
Located in South Pigalle
Airport Shuttle
Anniversaries

Sample Paris Holiday Itinerary

Prior to departure, you will receive a bespoke itinerary created by a Rich Vein Travel expert filled with advice and recommendations. Read an extract of one of our itineraries for Paris below.

Day 1

Epitomising the character and vibrancy of South Pigalle, this boutique hotel’s brief moment as a Maison close gives it a slightly naughty spirit. Before breakfast, be sure to collect the private key for the Salle d’Eau; a gorgeous dimly lit 10-metre swimming pool and steaming Hammam. After an enjoyable swim, make your way to breakfast where you can choose from a variety of delectable pastries, smoked salmon, cold meats and refreshments.

Take a short stroll to Blanche Metro station and make your way towards the Jardins du Trocadero where a pre-purchased ticket will allow you to skip the queues and head to the very top of the Eiffel Tower. Once there, you can admire the views with a flute of champagne in hand to commemorate the occasion. Use the elevator to return to the base and take a relaxed stroll along the River Seine, stopping at the museums and landmarks along the way which take your fancy. After indulging your eyes and mind on art and culture prepare your tastebuds for an incredible culinary experience. Located two minutes away from the Louvre is La Dame Du Pic. This restaurant is renowned for its exceptional French inspired tasting menu. The fine blend of flavours, precise creations and ability to mix unexpected ingredients are the hallmark of this outstanding restaurant.

After lunch, stop for a coffee at a bijou café. Choose a seat outside to appreciate the warmth and fully take in the surroundings. Then unwind and relax at the hotel, before dinner and drinks in the bustling local area.

Day 2

For day two, after breakfast head east to Notre-Dame Cathedral. This masterpiece of Gothic architecture is the most visited monument in France. Admire the stained glass and rose windows, and if you’re feeling adventurous climb the towers to enjoy a panoramic view of Paris. After exploring the cathedral, visit the Shakespeare & Company bookshop across the road. This small bookshop on Paris’s Left Bank may be the most famous bookstore in the world! Throughout history, many of the most revered figures in contemporary literature such as Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald have stayed in one of the many hidden bedrooms at the shop and written for hours on end.

In the afternoon we highly recommend spending some time exploring Le Marais. Le Marais was well kept by its once-thriving Jewish population, and its recent incarnation as an LGBTQ hotspot keeps it trim and tailored. Often referred to as “Old Paris,” Le Marais exudes old-world charm and modern-day cool simultaneously. Follow the cobblestone streets through Marais’ art galleries, Ivy-covered boulangeries and trendy boutiques.

Stop for a savoury snack at Briezh cafe, one of the best creperies in Paris. And if you have a sweet tooth head to Popellini for sumptuous choux buns that taste every bit as good as they look. After losing yourself in Le Marais, make your way back to Monmarte. But this time, climb the stairs or take the cable car to the Sacre-Coeur. As the darkness descends around you, the Sacre-Couer will become illuminated with light and emit a warm yellow glow. A photo here will definitely be Instagram worthy! Luckily, the hotel is near-by so after freshening up allow your mind to turn to dinner. How does a French bistro with fresh escargot, silky red wine and beef bourguignon sound? Visit Chez Toinette, a short walk away from the hotel and transport yourself to the France of old.

Day 3

Take the metro to the Palace of Versailles. Built around Louis XIII’s former hunting lodge, the central point is the Galerie des Glaces. This huge hall is lined with more than 350 mirrors, which in the 17th century were as precious as diamonds. History continued to be made here long after it was looted during the Revolution, as the Treaty of Versailles was signed here room in 1919. Take in the atmosphere and ambience, as you take in the history and opulence. In the afternoon head back to the centre and have a picnic along the banks of the Seine as you watch the world go by. Then as the sun starts to set make your way to the hotel.

In the evening take the Metro to Alma-Maceau station for dinner. Walk across the bridge and step inside Les Ombres. This modern restaurant was designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. The theme of shadow and sunlight is omnipresent on the tables, the tableware and even on the floor. The inventive cuisine is inspired by dishes from all over the world and there is a generous wine cellar. But above all else, Les Ombres is renowned for its incredible views of the Eiffel Tower. The Tower seems to lean over the restaurant from within. So you’ll be able to dine under the Eiffel Tower as it twinkles and glistens against the night sky.

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