Guided tour of Rochechouart, the new hotel decorated by Festen in Paris

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Guided tour of Rochechouart, the new hotel decorated by Festen in Paris







Ludovic Balay



Facing the Sacré-Coeur, this former Art Deco townhouse now houses a beautiful hotel with the Bear. Inspired by the Paris of the 20s and 30s, it is Firm, lead by Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay, who imagines the decor. The opportunity to learn a little more with this creative tandem. Meet.

Hotel Le Rochechouart in Paris



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How was the Hotel Rochechouart born?

Firm: “We met Louis and Anouk Solanet two years ago in the brasserie of the Rochechouart hotel. We immediately fell in love with this place steeped in history. More than a visual project, it is a general atmosphere that imposed itself on us, and that we wanted to transpose into the place. ”



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What was the inspiration?

“The main inspiration was the building. The story of the turn of the century that he has seen unfold. We wanted to restore this grand hotel to its period beauty by restoring its moldings, floors and volumes, and infusing it with a touch of contemporary spirit. ”



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How to describe the atmosphere of the Hotel Rochechouart?

“This is a great traveler hotel. He jumps back in time without pulling towards the pastiche. It is cozy, timeless and festive. ”

What are its materials and colors?

“Waxed wood, wood burl, plaster and deep, almost faded colors (ocher yellow, bronze green, faded white, terracota). Black too, very present in Art Deco. And also straw! Decor painted by Pauline Leyravaud (false marble, and false alabaster) and staff moldings… ”



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In BO?

“Eclectic, The Doors, Otis Rush or Philipp Glass.”

Your favorite room?

“The dark green / bronze rooms, very intimate, like a small setting in the city.”



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Three spots to recommend in the neighborhood?

“Buy flowers at Debeaulieu, have lunch at the Rochechouart restaurant of course or at Pantruche and simply get lost in the alleys of Montmartre.”

Your next projects?

“Several hotels in Europe (Portofino, Mallorca and Paris) and Mexico.”



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