The Saint-Germain district is a very chic and trendy place, a high point of intellectual life in Paris.
It is at this heart of Paris, full of life, that the sun from the Hotel Louis 2**** shines. One façade on St Sulpice 300 meters far away of the church, and the other on the rue de Condé. The hotel is named after Louis II de Condé, cousin of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Distinguished Soldier, Aesthetics and Philosoph, the great Conde was a friend of Molière, Boileau, La Fontaine, Bossuet.
The atmosphere of those days still permeates the houses of the fifteenth century St Germain des Pres. The musketeers of Louis XIV celebrated by Alexandre Dumas lived nearby: Athos in Ferou Street, Aramis in Servandoni Street, Porthos in Vieux Colombier street.
In this neighborhood of publishers, booksellers, Sylvia Beach opened Shakespeare and Company bookstore at 12 rue de l'Odeon, Adrienne Monier to 7. William Faulkner, Henry Miller and Ernest Hemingway loved hanging out in these parts of the street Ferou, the Luxembourg Gardens, before sitting in the bars of Montparnasse. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived 58 rue de Vaugirard.
In the 40's, Picasso and Cocteau lunched Place de l'Odeon. And a few years later, jazz led you in the cellars where they dance on the music of Boris Vian and the songs of Juliette Greco.
The famous cafes, Le Flore, Les Deux Magots, the Procope (the oldest cafe in Paris) hosted Romanticism, Impressionism, Existentialism, Surrealism... The district of St Germain des Prés, the cradle of intellectual and artistic history of Paris and France, has kept all his personality. It blows a free spirit with an indescribable fragrance village.
How to get to our hotel
METRO: Odéon (lines 4 and 10)
RER: Saint Michel-Notre Dame, Luxembourg (lines B and C)
BUS: Saint-Germain-Odéon (lines 58, 63, 70, 86, 87 and 96)
THE AIRPORTS AND STATIONS:
• From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport :
Take RER line B, direction Robinson-St Rémy lès-Chevreuse, and get off at St Michel-Notre Dame. Take Metro Line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge, and get off at Odéon (1 station).
Take the Roissybus (Terminal 1) to Opéra. Then take Metro Line 7, direction Mairie d'Issy; get off at Châtelet station, then take Metro Line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge, and get off at Odéon
• From Orly Airport :
Take the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau (1 hour), then Metro Line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt. Get off at Odéon (7 stations)
THE MAINLINE STATIONS :
• From Gare du Nord or Gare de l'Est :
Take Metro Line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge, and get off at Odéon
• From Gare d'Austerlitz :
Take Metro Line 10, direction Boulogne-Pont de St Cloud, and get off at Odéon
• From the gare Montparnasse :
Take Metro Line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt, and get off at Odéon
• From the Gare de Lyon :
Walk to the Gare d'Austerlitz, then take Metro line 10, direction Boulogne-Pont de St Cloud, and get off at Odéon
• From the Gare St Lazare :
Take metro line 14, direction Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, and change at Châtelet onto line 4, direction Porte d'Orléans, and get off at Odéon
Take the 'Périphérique' and exit at Porte d'Orléans. See www.mappy.com.
Hotel Louis 2
2 rue Saint Sulpice - 75006 PARIS
Tel. 33 (0) 1 46 33 13 80
Parking Ecole de Médecine – 21 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine (150m)
Parking Saint Sulpice : Place Saint Sulpice (200m)
Parking Marché Saint Germain : 1 rue Lobineau (200m)