So British! The Villa Panthéon knows about the warm and cosy atmosphere of English bars, where the leather of the armchairs matches that of the Chesterfield sofas. Right down to the breakfast room, where they added one of those inviting upholstered sofas where it’s so fine to sit down with the newspaper, a drink close at hand.
The grand-Parisian-hotel feeling reigns here. The Haussmann architectural details, such as the marble colonnades, the scroll staircase, and the series of reception rooms, create a majestic decor with a pleasantly retro feel.
The reception desk housed in a glass cube is a clear indication of the deliberately avant-garde leaning of this establishment hidden down a lane in the 18th arrondissement near the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l’Est. A stay at the Kube is aesthetically and sensorily pleasing and totally original.
The little intellectual universe of Paris was already bubbling in the 17th century, taking over Saint-Germain-des-Près and the Latin Quartier, so named because of the university courses given there in the language of the ancient Romans. Though the language may be dead, the student tradition still lives on!