This 5 star luxury hotel in Paris only opened recently. Surfing the trend of Paris hotels with pool, it offers a relaxing escape in the middle of a busy and exciting neighbourhood. I had my eyes on it for a while and was very happy that a spontaneous weekend in Paris enabled us to try it and for me to write my Maison Breguet review.
Maison Breguet is located near Bastille, which has much to offer in terms of cafés, restaurants, bars and new concept stores. It’s also an easy walk to le Marais with all its shops and cafes. I list a few shops we enjoyed around there at the bottom of this post.
Maison Breguet review in short
What we liked
What could be improved
Feeling nearly like home at Maison Breguet
The name “Maison” in French means Home and you definitely get a sense that they want you to feel confortable.
First of all, the room was bigger than what you usually get in Paris. We had a Junior suite on the 4th floor. It was a very nice bright room with a good flow, a very big bathroom separated from the bedroom by clear crittal style doors, and and outdoor balcony cum terrace . The wide bed had a confortable headboard and good bedside lighting. Having the balcony was definitely adding a sense of space.
Similarly, the French internal doors continuing as velux towards the ceiling brought light from the roof and made the space feels bigger.
I understood more why I loved the decor so much when i read that Maison Bréguet is the first property in France to be decorated by the English design studio, Sagrada. All furniture is bespoke by designer Juan Alvarez. There is also a specific attention to details such as fabrics (by Pierre Frey) and wall panelling in some of the rooms. Not to forget the Aubusson tapestry around the kitchen counter in the restaurant.
The restaurant at Hotel Maison Breguet
Talking about the restaurant, food was really delicious: I do recommend that you try it once during your stay. All produce were of top quality and the tatakami of Bonite and the poached sea bass with vegetables were delicious. Mademoiselle loved her breaded chicken and very thin chips and a gorgeous hot chocolate fondant with a hidden alcoholic cherry inside ( we of course ate that cherry, not her)!
The restaurant and bar have a very charming atmosphere. We were lucky to have amazing weather with 26 degrees in the middle of October, which meant we could took full advantage of their courtyard. With a green wall and clever lighting you could be fooled to think at night that you were in the middle of a garden in the South of France!
If you don’t stay for diner, do have a cocktail at the bar. There are some surprising but very enjoyable inventions.
Finally, I liked their room service: just 3 dishes and deserts but absolutely spot on.
Of course one of the unique selling point of Maison Breguet is the pool.
Housed in the basement, it is an oasis of calm: warm, long, with cool music enticing you to just sit on the chairs and relax. You could also try the sauna and steam room, which again, were a good size. I had a peek at the changing rooms which had nice wide showers.
The lap pool is funky with colours changing as you swim. You can certainly do a few lengths if you are alone in it. It’s also deep enough for the kids to jump in, which Mademoiselle did!
You don’t have to book a slot and we were lucky that nobody came while we were there. After a long day walking and exploring the city, you will certainly enjoy this relaxing moment.
What to do around Hotel Maison Breguet
Below is a list of shops that are really close by. Of course the whole area of Bastille and Le Marais has many more but that’s a good start.
- La Maison Plisson: as Mr Big said while admiring the food in that shop “you really love food in France”. Lots of great produce to whet your appetite.
- Jimmy Fairly: a funky glasses shop which give back some of their profits to a charitable foundation for kids who can’t buy glasses in some countries. I bought myself some nice sunglasses. What do you think?
- Au monde sauvage: cult home shop with lots of fabrics and decor pieces that are al colourful and surfing on the ethnic trend.
- Merci: now that the original concept store, Colette, has closed, you can safely go to this one for a mix of carefully selected stationary, clothes, home decor and furniture, etc..
- Bonton: great (although not really cheap) place for kids’clothes or kids’bedrooms.
So all in all, a very relaxing stay at Maison Breguet, I really recommend it.
Maison Breguet, Paris
- 54 bedrooms
- From £395
- Some rooms can have the sofabed turned into an extra bed for the child
- Cots available
- Indoor pool
- Hot steam, sauna
- Restaurant and cocktail bar