Monsieur Aristide, a hotel with vintage furnishings and a colonial atmosphere

Gives Mr. Aristide time has stopped. This is the feeling you get upon entering the boutique hotel, the latest Monsieur brand that has four other destinations, also in Paris.

The fil rouge of the project is the musical past that made Montmartre the bohemian heart of the city: starting from the name, a tribute to Aristide Bruant, musician also portrayed by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in one of his famous paintings, up to epoch jukebox – fully functional – with one hundred vinyls inside in plain sight in the hall, with musical instruments placed here and there available to customers.

«I love places and objects, I think they have stories to tell us, especially when they are imperfect, poetic or have a special beauty. They invite us to dream ”, explains the author of the spaces, the interior designer Marion collard, used to totally immerse herself in the history of the environments she designs by combining past and present in a never banal mix and match. For Monsieur Aristide, for example, he focused on salvaged objects and furnishings combined with unique pieces she designed and made by local artisans. The result is a very personal, welcoming and intimate atmosphere, where it is sweet to relax and stay.

Materials and colors

Everything is created and nothing is destroyed by Monsieur Aristid, including the vital energy that is felt flowing between the walls. It also contributes to creating that timeless dimension that warms every space in the hotel the eco-sustainable approach wanted by Collard. In fact, great attention was paid to the circular economy with the reuse of furniture purchased from flea markets, furniture in recycled wood, renovation rubble recovered to cover the terrace floor and a container to collect rainwater.

Housed in a 19th century building, nestled between art galleries and bistros, the hotel has 25 rooms – including 4 suites – a restaurant and an internal garden. The rooms are all different, with attention to furnishing details as well as in the color palette, which follows the orientation of natural light: on the first two floors the tones are those of sand, to switch to beige on the third floor, at brick red to the fourth and the reflexes of whisky at the last.

On the walls, musical scores, photos and sketches of Montmartre recall the musical past of Aristide Bruant. The seven standard rooms are told through natural materials such as wood, stone and rattan. Old transistor radios and rotary telephones give a retro atmosphere. On the second floor, two rooms also have a terrace of 20 square meters. While the suites around the internal garden can be used as the only accommodation for a family or a group of friends.

Photo Benoît Linero

Aristide Cafe

For those wishing to savor the atmosphere of the Belle Époque also at the table, the Aristide Cafe, a neo-bistro with a design that winks at the heyday of Montmartre, is also accessible to those who are not guests of the hotel. Always open from breakfast to Sunday brunch, the bar is majestic with its mahogany and travertine counter, softened by the floral fabrics of the benches and the bamboo shell of the armchairs. The menu is simple and offers a Mediterranean formula with high quality ingredients.

Among the dishes we find intense flavors of Southern Italy, such as the homemade dishes served with nduja alla puttanesca, or delicious dishes such as tagliata with smoked beetroot purée and caramelized onions. Same philosophy for the cocktails, which surprise for the originality of the combinations and the unusual notes, from saffron to oregano to verbena.

In the background of the Aristide Café, large windows that open onto the terrace and the internal garden, an oasis of tranquility in the center of Paris.

dove: 3 Rue Aristide Bruant, 75018, Paris
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