Hotel Left Bank - Paris
Hôtel d'Aubusson in the heart of the Latin Quarter
The Hôtel d'Aubusson welcomes you to the 6th arrondissement, the Left Bank in Paris. In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hôtel d’Aubusson is a short walk from many exceptional tourist sites: the Louvre and Orsay Museums, Île de la Cité and Notre-Dame, the Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Gardens, the Odéon Theatre, etc.
The Hôtel d’Aubusson reflects the very special atmosphere of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. An intellectual and cultural centre of Paris, the neighbourhood enjoys an international reputation as a result of its authentic and intimate character. A genuine townhouse, the origins of which date back to the 17th century, our establishment has preserved its olden day charms: Versailles parquet, open beams, monumental fireplace in Burgundy stone, Aubusson tapestries which inspired the hotel's name. Let yourself be charmed by this unequalled universe.
Also, take advantage of the hotel's interior patio, a winter garden, where you are able to take breakfast, enjoy a drink or, simply, get away from it all, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of Parisian life.Download our Brochure
Rooms and Junior Suites
A confidential address in Paris, the Hôtel d'Aubusson offers 49 personalised rooms and Junior Suites. The duplex rooms are ideal for a family stay thanks to the large living space they offer. Their layout also makes them perfect Business rooms: a large office on the ground floor and a discreet bedroom upstairs offering the opportunity to organise work sessions, meetings, etc.
In a cosy atmosphere reflecting a certain idea of the French way of life, benefit from the modern facilities, such as a large flat-screen television, a free Wi-Fi connection, an iPod docking station, and more.Book your stay
Seminars and receptions
Organise study days, meetings, seminars and receptions at the Hôtel d'Aubusson. Elegant, well-equipped and modular, our meeting rooms are able to cater for up to 100 people seated and 180 people for a "cocktail reception" type event. Entrust us with your project to ensure that it is a great success.Organise your conference
Our team reserves you a warm and personalised service. The reception welcomes you 24 hours a day and our concierges will be happy to advise you throughout your stay in Paris. They will share their addresses with you and offer a large selection of services to ensure that your stay at the Hôtel d'Aubusson is as pleasant as possible.
Café Laurent, a centre of literary and artistic life in Paris
After it was opened in 1690 by Mr François Laurent, the Café Laurent became a hotspot of literary and artistic life in Paris, where Fontenelle, Houdar de La Motte, Rousseau, Voltaire, and many more, used to rub shoulders. Indeed, scholars, the philosophers and writers of the "Encyclopédie", enjoyed meeting up around a new drink: "Eau de Café". Montesquieu referred to it in these terms: "At the Café Laurent, coffee gives great spirit to those who drink it."
It was also possible to sample tea from India, lemonade, chocolate chips and citrus fruit. The "Incorruptible" Robespierre particularly enjoyed this new fruit, which was said to lighten the complexion.
In 1946, the establishment became the Café Tabou, the meeting place for some of the most famous intellectuals of the post-war years. More than any other place, it is a symbol of the history of Saint-Germain-des-Prés at that time. Despite being a simple neighbourhood bistrot, in 1945, it was awarded the authorisation to remain open all night long. This was justified by the presence of the Messageries de Presse in the neighbouring building, which had people working 24 hours a day.
From 1946 onwards, Sartre, Camus, Simone de Beauvoir and Queneau were used to meeting there in the evenings in the company of writers, intellectuals and other night owls. The following year, the café was extended into the basements where, today, our seminar room can be found.
It was in this cellar that young people from the neighbourhood met, accompanied by the sounds of the Claude Abadie's jazz band, the trumpet player of which was none other than a certain Boris Vian. Those who regularly visited the venue include Anne-Marie Cazalis, Juliette Gréco, who started her singing career here, and, above all, Boris Vian, whose personality gradually became even more famous than his musical prowess.
Famous for some as one of the main venues for intellectual life in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, subject to public scorn by the conservative press which could only see it as a den of vice, the Tabou quickly became a victim of its success. Too many people went there and, in 1948, the club's small group of founders moved to another venue: the Club Saint-Germain-des-Prés on Rue Saint-Benoît. Despite this massive and symbolic defection, the Tabou continued to be a very popular venue and one of the temples of jazz in Paris. As for singers, they took refuge at La Rose Rouge, which was opened nearby by Niko Papatakis. Later, this venue played host to other celebrities, such as Martine Carol or Marcel Mouloudji. Brigitte Bardot used to dance there all night long.
For more than 40 years, the Tabou was the centre of night-life in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Today, the Café Laurent chose to return to its original name whilst also perpetuating the venue's musical tradition. In the afternoon, it is time for tea and private relaxing moments, whereas, in the evening, the café becomes a piano bar and jazz invades the venue. Discover the programme for our evenings.
Services and facilities
The Hôtel d'Aubusson in a few lines:
- Boutique Hotel in Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris 6th)
- 49 rooms and Junior Suites
- Café Laurent
- Piano Bar
- Seminar and reception rooms (100-180 people)
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24/7 Room Service
- Breakfast (7 am - 11.30 am)
- 24-hour concierge service
The concierge service is at your disposal throughout your stay. Call upon our concierge service to book your hotel-airport transfer by private car with driver, or to plan any last-minute details in your room when you arrive, such as a bottle of Champagne or wine, etc.Photo Gallery
News & events
The Hôtel d'Aubusson invites you to visit its brand-new website. Discover the atmosphere of our Boutique Hotel and benefit from the best rate by booking online.
The hotel also offers a mobile application. Download it to store all the information from our establishment on your smartphone or tablet.
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