La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa
Location: 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris | Telephone: +33 1 58 36 60 00 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ | Book now
There is no shortage of world-class hotels from which to choose in the great city of Paris, which is why La Reserve’s distinctiveness is all the more remarkable.
Setting Mid-way between Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne, a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées, where the heart of Paris beats.
Style Michel Reybier’s unique urban mansion has all the elegance of a 19th-century private apartment, where ultra-personalized services can be enjoyed in complete simplicity and discretion.
La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa is an Haussmann-style urban mansion built in 1854. The decor enshrines the essence of Parisian chic and a peerless style legacy. Here and there, beautiful marble fireplaces and everywhere the joy of huge indoor spaces, typical of early 19th-century Haussmann apartments. The architectural interiors are reminiscent of the traditional canons of the era and provide an exclusive setting in which the French art of living is experienced in intimacy and simplicity. The 25 suites and 15 rooms area refined reflection of quintessential 19th century Parisian chic. Think: silk hung walls, damascene brocade and taffeta drapes, waffle weave fabrics, herringbone oak parquet, unique pieces of antique furniture.
Le Gabriel restaurant borrows culinary inspiration from all over the world, to offer an exquisite take on the great classics. The 2016 Michelin Guide for France has awarded two stars barely a year after the restaurant opened, an amazing token of recognition for the cuisine of its Executive Chef Jérôme Banctel.
In the spa, Nescens, the Swiss anti-aging science brand offers an exclusive range of treatments for men and women.
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- A 40-room private mansion at the heart of the city of love, with a dedicated butler to each key
- Two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Gabriel
- Private library and smoking parlour exclusively reserved for the hotel guests
- 24-hour pool and fitness
- Hidden patio
- Sip cocktails in the bar
- Pets are always welcome
- La Réserve Paris provides a babysitting service
- A range of Nescens better-aging treatments is availble
Awarded two Michelin stars after just one year in operation, Le Gabriel has made a majestic entrance onto the Parisian gastronomy scene. Within the prestigious Napoleon III style interior design created by Jacques Garcia, Jérôme Banctel offers virtuoso interpretations of a magnificent culinary ‘score’.
In tribute to his native region, the coriander-flavoured Brittany artichoke heart and the Vendée pigeon with cacao and crunchy buckwheat have already become signature dishes at Le Gabriel. Grand classics of French cuisines are revisited with considerable talent, inspired by Jérôme Banctel’s many visits to Japan. Trained by the greatest names in the business, he is considered the spiritual son of Alain Senderens, under whom he worked at the famous Lucas-Carton restaurant. The maestro taught him to adopt a rigorous approach to selecting produce, to respect authentic tastes, as well as the art of enhancing them by meticulously chosen wines. The passionate and demanding Executive Chef of Le Gabriel pursues his quest for perfection with unwavering constancy, building on impeccable technique to exalt the intensity of each flavour.
At the helm of the restaurant, Thomas Fefin was awarded the MOF "Maître d’hôtel du Service et des Arts de la table" distinction in 2019.
La Pagode de Cos
The latest Jérôme Banctel restaurant pays tribute to Cos d’Estournel, Second Grand cru classé Saint-Estèphe belonging to La Réserve owner Michel Reybier. La Pagode de Cos perpetuates this spirit of epicurean creativity. Within the elegant setting of the private mansion at 42, Avenue Gabriel, La Pagode de Cos exalts all the distinctive codes of the French art of living, exemplified in its flowered silk-upholstered armchairs, its finely wrought gilded woodwork and its monumental fireplace.
Jérome Banctel offers fascinating variations on the theme of contemporary seasonal cuisine, constantly evolving yet perpetually inspired by the classics of traditional Bordeaux cuisine.
From refined starters to the spectacular solid silver dessert trolley, a meal here brings a succession of delicious surprises, to be savoured visually before enjoying their delicate flavours.
With its impressive collection of wines, the bar has enough to satisfy the most discerning connoisseur. Guests also have the option of tasting their favourite vintages in the library. And all the greatest classics in the art of cocktail-making feature on the menu. The barman can even improvise a recipe to order from a list of ingredients. Regulars can thus enjoy their exclusive personalized cocktail whenever they visit.
For visitors from all over the world, Paris is a party… For guests of La Réserve Paris, Paris must be as dazzling as their most beautiful dreams. Thanks to the endless resources of the concierge and the passionate commitment of the teams, they will have an opportunity to discover Parisian life from all angles, even the rarest and most confidential. Enjoy a privileged, private side of Paris, get behind-the-scenes access to the historical landmarks and cultural hubs of the city’s vibrant life. The service offered by La Réserve finds new expressions here, with brand-new experiences to offer others or simply spoil oneself with a range of unexpected surprises that make every stay unforgettable.
- Take off to discover the high points of 19th-century Paris in a 2CV, or enjoy a picturesque stroll, with a stop at the Musée d’Orsay that is so representative of this era.
- Guided by an activity leader, the adventure of the best treasure hunt ever begins just outside the hotel. Following the clues, the route leads kids from Place de la Concorde to Jardin des Tuileries and ends at the foot of the Louvre pyramid where the treasure awaits young explorers.
- Gain access to urban mansions generally inaccessible to the public and experience the splendours of yesteryear, accompanied by a guide ready to tell a thousand fascinating stories.
- Take a 70-year leap back in time and relive the Liberation of Paris after the occupation through a tour of the city in General de Gaulle’s car.
- Stop and marvel at the windows on the Place Vendôme and discover all the secrets of the greatest jewellers: their history, their prestigious clients and priceless anecdotes.
- Enter the personal world of Yves Saint Laurent during a private visit to the artist’s studio. To ensure a better immersion into the atmosphere.
- Create your own custom-made fragrance with the help of a great 'nose' of the Parisian perfume industry, based on individual favourite scents – and leave with your unique and exclusive fragrance.
- Climb aboard a motoscafo, the traditional Venetian boat, for a romantic excursion on the Seine with a picnic lovingly concocted by the chef.
Set around the 16-metre indoor pool are just three treatment rooms and a fitness area with a sports coach, creating a peaceful atmosphere where one is finally relieved of pressure and can succumb to a complete disconnect from the daily grind. Men are not forgotten, with a range of services indispensable to modern-day gentlemen.
La Réserve Paris spa offers Nescens, Swiss anti-aging science cosmeceutical products.
Born of the medical expertise of the Center for the Prevention of Aging at the Clinique de Genolier (Switzerland) and created by Professor Jacques Proust, a pioneer in the realm of aging biology and anti-aging medicine, the Nescens-Swiss anti-aging science brand offers in exclusivity at La Réserve Paris sophisticated treatments for men and women, better-aging massages and cosmeceutical anti-aging products.
Completely personalised body and face treatments may be tailored to every individual need and desire.
The swimming pool, hammam and the fitness centre are open 24-hours a day and reserved exclusively for the guests over 16 years old of La Réserve Paris - Hotel, Spa and Apartments.
- #1 HOTEL IN THE WORLD in 2017 by Condé Nast Traveller
- Travel & Leisure: World’s Best Awards 2019
- #1 Hotel in Paris
- #2 City Hotel in Europe
- #55 Hotel in the World
- U.S News & World Report: - 8 February 2019
- Best Hotel Europe 2019 #1
- Best Hotel France 2019 #1
- Best Hotel Paris 2019 #1
- #1 HOTEL IN PARIS in 2019 by Condé Nast Traveller
La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa is ideally located in the heart of Paris.
Both airport are 45 minutes away. Gare de Lyon is 40 minutes, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est are 25 minutes, and Gare Montparnasse is 20 minutes away.
Arrange with the hotel concierge to have a private limousine meet you at the airport or train station.
Rooms are spacious and the atmosphere can be adapted at will thanks to an interactive tablet that controls the TV, the temperature and the lighting. The bathrooms in Carrara and Turquin blue marble are equally spacious and mostly bathed in natural light.
Here, 19th-century Parisian chic is expressed in a refined manner throughout this 40-square-metre room with a view of the leafy patio. Herringbone parquet, damascene brocade fabrics and pastel hues combine to create a soft atmosphere that can be altered depending on the mood using the interactive tablet provided. The bathroom, made entirely of Carrara marble and bathed in natural light, has a bath, an Italian shower and a double basin.
All the refinement of Belle Epoque Paris is skillfully revealed in this 45-square-metre room with a view of the leafy patio. Pastel or stronger shades, herringbone parquet and shimmering damascene brocade fabrics all combine to create a luminous atmosphere that can be altered at will in the evening using the interactive tablet. The spacious bathroom made entirely of Carrara marble has a double basin and a bathtub as well as an Italian shower.
Junior Suite Terrace
Like the hotel’s other Junior Suites, it features personalised decor and antique furniture, plus a generous 50-square-metre floor area. But this suite has more than that: the treasure that makes it really unique is its private terrace, with a view of the French patio just below. The ultimate privilege in the middle of Paris! A secret place overflowing with greenery, hidden from prying eyes thanks to carefully grown hedges. It’s the perfect place to have breakfast in summer or enjoy the pleasure of a glass of champagne for two, comfortably settled in the armchairs overlooking the classic architecture of a magnificent Parisian inner courtyard.
Prestige Junior Suite
Each Junior Suite has its own charm and personality. Some overlook the Rue du Cirque, radiant in the early morning light; others have their own outside balcony, for the simple pleasure of watching Paris go by. All exude a certain je ne sais quoi, which seems to be the hallmark of Parisian living. Black-and-white family photos of the owner’s family welcome you alongside contemporary art, antique bronze sculptures sourced from all over France. In this atmosphere, life in Paris appears so sweet that it’s sometimes hard to leave! Prestige Junior Suites are 50 square metres. The bathroom, entirely made of Carrara marble, has a bath, Italian shower and double basin.
The natural light flooding this suite magnifies its huge spaces, thanks to the high ceilings typical of Haussmann-style urban mansions. The velvet sofas, the silky touch of the damascene brocade hangings and the plush carpeting are an invitation to enjoy gentle living at a slower pace. Scattered here and there are gilded bronze sculptures and antique curios, as well as art books to be leafed through after exploring the resources of the private bar brimming with French vineyard treasures. The 60-square-metre Deluxe Suite comprises a lounge area and a bedroom with dressing room. The Carrara marble bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, an Italian-style shower and twin vanity sinks.
Eiffel Junior Suite
What a view from the fifth floor! The Elysée gardens stretch out below, facing you is the glass roof of the Grand Palais, and a little higher still is the Eiffel Tower. If you manage to drag your gaze away from the view, you can nestle into one of the velvet sofas to admire the details of the ornate interior design. From the herringbone-pattern wooden flooring to the damascene brocade hangings, the best of French expertise is on show in this 52-square-metre suite. Scattered here and there, precious pieces of period furniture rub shoulders with colorful abstract paintings. The Carrara marble bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, an Italian-style shower and twin vanity sinks.
All Prestige Suites offer views of the Grand Palais peeking through the greenery. The balcony, with its sculpted balustrade, is a perfect place to revel in the panoramic views at any time of day. In fine weather, savour an unforgettable breakfast perched on this observatory. The spacious feature the best of French decorative arts, with Napoleonic-style furniture, cozy velvet-covered settees and objets d’art sourced from the finest Parisian antique dealers. These 70- to 85-square-metre suites comprise a separate lounge area with a dining table, a private area, a spacious bedroom and a large dressing room.
All Eiffel Suites look out onto the Avenue Gabriel and across to the Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais. The pretty balcony with its sculpted balustrade is a perfect place to revel in the panoramic views at any time of day. The spacious interiors showcase the best of French decorative arts, with gilt-accented Napoleonic-style furniture, cozy velvet-covered settees, objets d’art sourced from the finest Parisian antique dealers… The 80-square-metre Eiffel suites comprise a separate lounge area with a dining table, a private area, a spacious bedroom and a large dressing room.
Duc de Morny Suite
A cozy fireside experience of Paris… Happy moments to be enjoyed serenely here, nestled on the taupe velvet sofa while admiring the marble fireplace, a unique privilege. Fireside afternoon tea is more delicious than ever, and the chef’s pastries are a real treat. Beechwood furniture, velvet-clad lampshades, rare pieces sourced from the finest Parisian antique dealers, contemporary works of art bearing prestigious names: the decor tells a story in each detail. A hidden door leading from the bedroom to the entrance even permits an incognito exit. Designed as a 115-square-metre apartment, this suite provides a lounge area with a dining table and a bedroom with a large dressing room.
From the upper floors, enjoy a stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais glass roof and the spires of Notre-Dame in the distance. The floor below houses a library filled with leather-bound tomes and a Louis XV desk. Handpicked antiques, a private bar, a wine cellar stocked with Grand Cru wines, a herringbone-patterned wooden flooring, precious fabrics, a spacious dressing room… The atmosphere of this 120- or 140-square-metre suite is truly magical and can be adjusted as the fancy takes you by means of the interactive tablet. The Carrara marble bathroom has a bathtub, an Italian-style shower as well as twin vanity sinks. The Presidential Suite may be arranged to communicate with the Eiffel Suite.
This suite’s decor celebrates the Empire style through pieces adorned with black lacquer, gold filigree work and precious inlays, along with damascene silk brocaded hangings graced with medallion motifs. Look across the Seine for more hints of imperial Paris, with the gold dome of the Invalides housing the tomb of Napoleon. The private balcony also allows guests to admire at leisure the Eiffel Tower, the glass roof of the Grand Palais and the steeple of Notre-Dame. Handpicked antiques, a private bar, a wine cellar stocked with Grand Cru wines, a herringbone-patterned wooden flooring, precious fabrics, a spacious dressing room… The atmosphere of this 118-square-metre suite can be adjusted by means of the interactive tablet. The Imperial Suite may be arranged to communicate with the Premier Junior Suite.