Following several delays, the Grand Mazarin Hotel opening in Paris is finally slated to open.
It’s one of the most anticipated hotels of the year.
We take a look around this exceptional new 5-star Parisian property.
Set to open this September
Le Grand Mazarin is the new hotel from Maisons Pariente, a family-operated group.
It’s their first hotel in Paris, building on the success of their other exclusive properties such as Coucou in Méribel, and Lou Pinet in Saint-Tropez.
Announced in 2020 and originally slated to open in 2021, it was later pushed to 2022, then spring 2023, then delayed once again.
Finally, the hotel is set to open its doors on September 18, 2023.
A little history of Le Marais
Adored by Parisians and travelers from all over the world, Le Marais was originally an aristocratic corner of Paris. Many of its beautiful period buildings were once private mansions.
This is the location of the Grand Mazarin Hotel, in the 4th arrondissement (district).
A walk around the charming cobblestone streets of the Marais rewards you with hidden courtyards and gardens, a multitude of mansions from the 17th century, museums, quirky boutiques, and artisanal cafés. It’s hard not to feel the phantoms of old France here, the famous figures of literature, art, and music.
This part of the city, which has a village feel, was built on marais (marshland) – hence its name.
You’ll find the Picasso Museum here, a treasure trove of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, photographs, and poetry. The Marais is home to many museums - the Carnavalet which is the museum of the city of Paris, the Jewish art and history museum, the Cognac-Jay that used to be a private home, and more.
In terms of residential real estate, the Marais continues as a hugely desirable central area. Average selling prices in the 3rd district, based on recent figures provided by the Paris Chamber of Notaries, exceed 13k€/m². Average properties in the southern Marais’ 4th district have been selling closer to 14k€/m².
Grand Mazarin Hotel opening in Paris very soon
So what can visitors expect when the hotel opens this Fall?
Close to the Seine and the Town Hall on the corner of rue des Archives and rue de la Verrerie, it’s spread across three historical buildings dating back to the 14th century.
This means the hotel is a mix of the ancient and modern. Think of those aristocratic houses in the Marais, and the literary salons of yesteryear.
But the Grand Mazarin adds some highly original touches, things that visitors are unlikely to find at any of our city’s other hotels.
The large indoor swimming pool is certain to make a splash – it’s something quite rare for central Paris!