I recently spent a literary weekend break in Paris exploring the haunts and hangouts of Paris’ glittering literati. From cafes and cemeteries to bookstores and Bouquinistes I utterly indulged my inner bookworm. This alone made it a weekend to remember but our library themed suite made it the Man Booker prize winner of brilliant weekends! Now you can win a night at Paris Boutik La Librairie too. Read on for details…
The base for our Paris weekend break was a luxury suite in converted bookstore in Le Marais. Paris Boutik La Librairie is one of the quirkiest boutique hotels in Le Marais and the perfect book inspired bolt hole.
Paris Boutik La Librairie
La Librarie is a unique combination of luxury boutique apartment and a real Marais bookshop. From the outside it’s a bookshop with the original shop front window displaying all sorts of books. Step inside and you’ll find a stylish apartment with every kind of home comfort.
Time Magazine described La Librairie as one of the most Instagramable suites in Paris. I wouldn’t disagree…
Old wooden ceiling beams, a comfy sofa (which doubles as a second bed) and a huge squashy king-sized bed give the suite a cosy feel. High quality bedding and plush furnishings make it a Parisian home from home.
Bookshelves line the walls and are packed with every type of book from paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction and biographies to massive tomes. There’s enough reading material to last a literary lifetime and plenty of reading lights to help illuminate the 2 a.m. page turners. The seating area has cool comic book art on the walls and the dining table and chairs are perfect for lingering over morning coffee and croissants. A flat screen TV and Bose sound system will entertain and there’s free Wi-fi.
The Kitchen and Bathroom
A fully equipped kitchen corner with glasses, crockery and cutlery, is home to a sink, fridge/mini-bar stocked with a selection of drinks, microwave, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. Tea, coffee and herbal teas are supplied. We were also treated to a VIP welcome with Champagne and chilled champagne flutes.
Imagine cosying up in La Librarie surrounded by a lexicon of words, glass of bubbles in hand and getting lost in the pages of a good book. The suite is totally sound insulated so you’ll not be disturbed in this haven of peacefulness. In fact, you probably wouldn’t want to ever leave this literary land of loveliness.
Le Marais is one of my favourite areas of Paris to wander around. La Librarie is in a quiet road less than two minutes-walk from some gorgeous cafes, Boulangeries and restaurants. Paris’ oldest covered food market Marché des Enfants Rouges, which we discovered on our Secret Paris Food Tour, is also very close.
The little lanes of Le Marais are nearby with Place des Vosges, the Picasso Museum, Jewish Quarter and the area’s concept shops and boutiques ripe for exploration. You could do what we did and spend time exploring the city’s written heritage on our literary weekend break in Paris.
About Paris Boutik
David Lécuiller, formerly of L’Oréal, devised the idea to bring new, stylish life to Paris boutiques that had closed down. I love the idea that the original purpose of the boutique has been retained to give a unique and quirky place to stay. La Librairie was designed and decorated by Paris CKA, qualified hotel designers and it shows. Everything has been carefully thought out with superb attention to detail and a touch of luxury.
Paris Boutik has two concept one-room hotels. You already know about La Librairie but for foodie types there’s a renovated duplex grocery shop L’Epicerie laid out over two floors in Paris’ cool Bastille neighbourhood.
Win a night at Suite La Librairie
How would you like to sleep amid 4500 books and manuscripts? I’ve partnered with Paris Boutik to offer one lucky reader a night in La Librairie with a VIP champagne welcome.
How to Enter
To enter all you have to do is these three things:
- Follow both Paris Boutik and The Travelbunny on Instagram.
- Like the competition post (below) on The Travelbunny grid
- Comment on why you’d like to stay at Librairie and tag or mention the person you’d take with on your bookish break
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* C O M P E T I T I O N C L O S E D * Want to win a night in this gorgeously bookish boutique suite in Le Marais, Paris with @parisboutikhotel and champagne VIP welcome…? Oui? Check the link in my bio for details on how to enter… More in my stories today. Bonne chance mes Amis. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
If you’re not on Instagram just comment below on why you’d like to stay at La Librairie and who you’d take with you.
The prize is a one night stay at the Suite La Librairie with a VIP welcome bottle of champagne included. The winner will have until December 2019 to use the prize. Dates are subject to availability. Travel is not included.
Entries close at midnight on Saturday 3rd November which also happens to be Book Lovers Day!
A winner will be randomly chosen from the entrants who have met all the participation requirements and announced on Sunday 4th November.
Bonne chance mes amis…
La Librairie : 12 rue Caffarelli, Paris 3. Metros near to La Librairie are Temple and Filles du Calvaire