Château des Fleurs is Paris’ sweetest escape.
The boutique hotel is a dream-worthy abode one might conjure while imagining a trip to the City of Lights.
Tucked on a side street off Champs Élysées, Château des Fleurs is a new dwelling for travelers – it opened earlier this year. And Château des Fleurs, which translates from French to “castle of flowers,” lives up to its name from the moment of arrival.
The exterior, which includes a beautiful façade, is characterized by greenery and flowers lining the building’s terraces. In September, during our visit, blossoms of magenta and purple made stepping outside onto our small balcony for a morning stretch irresistible, especially with their sweet scent.
Inside the property at the corner of Rue Vernet and Rue Galilée, guests are greeted by the concierge in an open-concept lobby that includes a bar and dining area, with additional dining seating tucked under an archway.
The decor is lovely. Every opportunity for detail was noted and aptly put into play. In the bar area, the paneled ceiling featured whimsical molding alongside overhead lighting, including detailing that appeared like upside-down blooms or mushrooms over a burnt-red colored tiled stone floor.
A mix of plush, tasseled, and bouclé-centric seating in the dining areas feel chic against a backdrop of paneled walls, shelves of knick-knacks, and an intricate carpet under a mirrored ceiling in the dining space complete with a copper and marble fireplace not far from matching red marble detail on the bar.
Inside the guest rooms, the details continue: wood paneling along the entrance to a king room, red and white bathroom timing with marble accents on the bath, red dotted carpeting, a mirrored side table, Bluetooth speaker, tasseled window seat, a small terrace, a stained glass sconce – the list goes on – and some rooms offer even more luxurious amenities.
The property offers breakfast, including options to order, such as eggs, a pastry basket, and other delights. Breakfast is available in the restaurant and lobby area and in-room, too. Château des Fleurs is also home to Restaurant OMA, a Korean-French fusion restaurant by Chef Ji-Hye Park.
The bar’s cocktails didn’t disappoint, either – and are available from 11 a.m. to midnight. We enjoyed a Saturday afternoon round during our stay and highly recommend the Flower Spritz, which is made with tea infusion, jasmine syrup, and blueberry flowers, which Château des Fleurs advertises as “an ode to the Belle Epoque.”
Nearby dining, entertainment, sightseeing, and shopping opportunities abound with Champs-Élysées just steps away from the hotel, including plenty of great restaurants such as Chez André, Kinugawa, and Le Petit George plus Musée Chanel and plenty of luxury shops including Louis Vuitton. L’Arc de Triomphe is a short walk from the hotel’s doors, and The Trocadéro is walkable, too, if you’re up for a slightly longer venture.
Between the location, the decor, and the creature comforts offered by Château des Fleurs, we know we’ll be back to this stunning property that makes us feel like we’re experiencing la vie en rose.
Location: Paris, France – near the Champs-Elysées and just off the Golden Triangle
The Vibe: Quiet luxury meets Parisian abode
Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel? The decor – the hotel feels whimsical, romantic, and like the perfect escape from daily life. The hotel’s interior design is extremely detailed yet not overdone. It’s utterly charming, with a comforting color palette that envelops guests in what feels like a rose-colored dream.
Food + Drink: Breakfast, room service, Restaurant OMA, a Korean-French fusion restaurant by Chef Ji-Hye Park, all-day hotel bar service.
Any Neighborhood Recs?: Chez André, Le Petit George, Boulangerie Liberté, Publicis Drugstore, Kinugawa.
Amenities: Coffee, tea, and filtered water are complimentary and available in the room. WiFi access, fitness center, plunge pool, and sauna.
What’s Nearby?: Champs Élysées, L’Arc de Triomphe, Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, Musée de la Mode Galliera, etc.
Rooms: 37 rooms
Pricing: Rooms start at €400 per night
Closest Airport: Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly are about the same distance (45 minutes or so)