When in Paris: stay at Hôtel Bourg Tibourg – a charming and discreet medieval-oriental wonderland
Are we spending one of Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights or are we rather on the Tangier set of Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, featuring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, Only Lovers Left Alive? No, we’re in the stunningly chic Hôtel Bourg Tibourg in Paris!
Located in the heart of the Marais district, the ultra-charming and stylish Hôtel Bourg Tibourg transports you into a poetic universe. Featuring 30 rooms designed by Jacques Garcia, the hotel was initially opened in 1989 by Madame Costes, and completely redecorated by the famous designer (Le Costes, Ladurée, Le Fouquet’s, Danieli in Venice etc.) in 2001. “It’s a small space. I thought it would be interesting to show that small can become grand.” Said Jacques Garcia.
Jacques Garcia was chosen because he had lived for over twenty years in this area, the Marais, thus praising the history, aesthetics, ambiance, spirit of the place. Garcia was inspired by the facade of the 19th century-façade building as well as the beautiful cave, dating from the 17th century and where guests can enjoy a lovely breakfast.
Pay attention to the details: the gorgeous Violet le Duc chandelier hanging on the ceiling of the 17th century private salon, the treasured D’Aubusson tapestry, the André-Charles Boulle dresser! Only in Paris!
More than a hotel, this hidden gem offers an intimate experience. Let’s not forget that it’s a four-star hotel, described as “a secret address with a human touch” and praised by the Parisian arts, fashion and music community. Edgy clients can experience the neo-gothic, elegant décor. A book of Guy Bourdin’s photographs and a charming little courtyard displaying one of the most beautiful fountains welcome you.
Bourg Tibourg is a home away from home. The standards and service are very high, yet accessible and personalized to guests. The soul of the hotel is the history, the décor, and the staff.
The gargoyled-decorated folding screen, the fresh flowers floating in the foutain or displayed everywhere make for the perfect stay. Likewise, the rooms are intimate, rib-styled nooks, inhabited by precious furniture found at the finest parisian antique stores, and decorated with medalion-shaped fabrics. Each one features: a bathroom equipped with a large bathtub, mosaics and black granite on the floor. Charm, luxury, and discretion, wisely combined.
Enjoy a snack in the courtyard of the hotel and should you want to explore the area there’s plenty of options: walk around the Marais to discover its cafés, shops and squares, go to the newly-renovated Picasso museum, walk pass the Place des Vosges through Ile Saint Louis and have an ice cream at Berthillon. Close the day with a drink on a rooftop near the river.