From September 1st, your new room is in the Jeu de Paume !

The Hotel du Jeu de Paume offers itself a beauty treatment during summer to make your stay to even more pleasant in Paris. The new decoration of rooms imagined by the owner architect of the hotel sublimates the contemporary comfort and the smart and romantic elegance of the magnificent hotel of the Saint Louis Island.

Discovery  offer
Until August 31st, 2010
Pack Discovery
Double room (including breakfast)

From 260 euros
(Instead of 321 euros)

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Hotel du Jeu de Paume, l’hôtel le plus romantique de Paris

Special offer “Pompidou Center”

The Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou was the brainchild of President Georges Pompidou who wanted to create an original cultural institution in the heart of Paris completely focused on modern and contemporary creation, where the visual arts would rub shoulders with theatre, music, cinema, literature and the spoken word.

Centre Pompidou

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Offer includes:

• Double room or suite
• 2 continental breakfasts
(per day)
• 2 tickets for the museum, exhibitions and the permanent collections

Available : from March 25 to May 31 2010

The museum is open every day (except Tuesday and May 1st) from 10:00 am to 09:00 pm.

Housed in the centre of Paris in a building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, whose architecture symbolises the spirit of the 20th century, the Centre Pompidou first opened its doors to the public in 1977. After renovation work from 1997 to December 1999, it opened to the public again on 1 January 2000, with expanded museum space and enhanced reception areas. Since then it has once again become one of the most visited attractions in France. Some 6 million people pass through the Centre Pompidou’s doors each year, a total of over 190 million visitors in its 30 years of existence.

Discover the charm of a Guest House and calmness of it’s patio garden


While waiting for spring at the Jeu de Paume Hotel


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Celebrate Valentine’s at the Hotel du Jeu de Paume

The Jeu de Paume hotel invites you to a sparkling Valentine’s Day in the heart of Paris.

The Hotel Jeu de Paume on Ile Saint Louis celebrates its 20 year anniversary

The Hotel du Jeu de Paume is a historic hotel because of History and is a romantic hotel because of its nature. The Hotel du Jeu de Paume is a atypical hotel in Paris because it is intimate and quaint at the same time, authentic and modern also.
The hotel is an icon of the Ile Saint Louis and celebrates its 20th anniversary of existence, this year in 2008. It has been 20 years that Elyand and Guy Prache have fallen in love with this former Jeu de Paume, which they have completely renovated.
Keeping the old stones and the beams, the designer has been able to provide the Hotel du Jeu de Paume, a contemporary twist while maintaining the warmth and charm of this majestic building volumes.

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The traditional booksellers on the Seine River, Saint Louis Island

During one of your romantic walk from the Hotel du Jeu de Paume and around the Ile Saint Louis, you might get a glimpse of the booksellers on the docks on the Seine River. You might think – as almost every Parisian – they have always been there, here is their story.

The first bouquinistes – booksellers – emerged on the quai Voltaire, in the early nineteenth century, 1821.
Previously we know that there were merchants of small objects set up on the docks. They were selling, among other things, figurines. In the Seine’s bed, were discovered toy soldiers known as Plombs de Seine.

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With the construction of the Pont-Neuf, the bouquinistes have multiplied.
In 1892, 156 booksellers, who will become 200 in 1900, now have the right to leave their boxes at night, on the parapet.

During the famous floods in1910, the bouquinistes were the first victims.

New measures were adopted in 1930. The size of the boxes is regulated, exclusive book sale is required, the booksellers can not own a shop. Only one nomination per household, but the bouquiniste may be assisted.

Two booksellers loved each other. They lived few years “in sin” because the regulation only allow a single set of boxes per household, the marriage made them loose half of their income.

A romantic hotel, Jeu de Paume Hotel, near the booksellers.

How to be romantic in 10 minutes ?

What could be more romantic than learning how to speak French? Haven’t you heard speaking French is sexy? So you want to be romantic and sexy but French language sounds like Russian to you? No problem, we will help you out by teaching you the basics of the Langue de Molière.

Do you speak English? Sir
Parlez-vous anglais? Monsieur

I don’t undersand Ma’am
Je ne comprends pas Madame

How much is it? Romantic
C’est combien? Romantique (ok that’s an easy one)

The bill Love
L’addition Amour (we said sexy and romantic, right?)

Well that should be a good start. Don’t forget to smile and use your body language; you are going to be so romantic and French. It does help!

A romantic hotel where you can practice your French

One of the Most Famous Love Photo

Robert Doisneau was a very famous French photographer known to excel in capturing Parisian street life, romantism and love.
Among his most recognizable work is Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Who the couple were, was a mystery until in 1993 Denise and Jean-Louis Lavergne took Doisneau to court for taking the picture without their knowledge. This action forced Doisneau to admit that he actually posed the shot in 1950 using the lady and her boyfriend.

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All in all Paris was one of the favorite photographic subjects of Doisneau.
But more than anything, this photo symbolizes spontaneous acts of love and cement, that Paris is the city of romance.

Doisneau took the snapshot of lust, in 1950, as part of a series on young love in Paris, for LIFE magazine.

This photo definitely perpetuates the fact that Paris is the city of love and romantism.

Jeu de Paume, not only a hotel

The Jeu de Paume is not only a hotel but a game also. It was originally a French precursor of lawn tennis played without racquets.
The players hit the ball with their hands, as in volleyball, or certain varieties of pelota. Jeu de paume literally means: game of palm (of the hand). In time, gloves replaced bare hands. Even when bats, and finally racquets, became standard equipment for the game, the name did not change. It became known as “tennis” in English, and later “real tennis” after lawn tennis became more popular than the parent game.

The term is used in France today to denote the game of real tennis or a court in which the ancient or modern game might be played. The indoor version is sometimes called jeu de courte paume or just courte paume (short palm) to distinguish it from the outdoor version, longue paume, played on a longer court.

Some important buildings in France are known by the name jeu de paume. Several works of art also bear this name, including the famous serment du jeu de paume in the Palace of Versailles and an art museum with rotating exhibitions. But we will talk more about it in a next blog entry.