Maison Souquet

  • 10 rue de Bruxelles, Paris, France
  • 9th Arr. (Opéra Garnier/Pigalle)
  • 20 Rooms

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Maison Souquet

  • 10 rue de Bruxelles, Paris, France
  • 9th Arr. (Opéra Garnier/Pigalle)
  • 20 Rooms

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Paris being Paris, there’s not exactly a dire shortage of sexy hotels. But Maison Souquet, an authentic “pleasure house” in the Pigalle that’s been turned into a five-star hotel by designer Jacques Garcia, makes quite a few of them look like cold showers by comparison. Here, just across from the Moulin Rouge, he’s created a fantasy that’s opulent, mysterious, and just slightly unreal — the perfect setting for a temporary departure from the world of the mundane.

You might ask what, exactly, a “pleasure house” is. In the 19th century this is where you found your courtesans, your aesthetes, your gratification-seekers of all stripes. And today it’s where you’ll find the 21st-century equivalents, in bedrooms named for those very same 19th-century courtesans. Pigalle’s days as a red-light district are behind it, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find yourself tucked-in at eight in the evening, with a warm glass of milk by the bedside — unless that’s your thing. Maison Souquet trades in a sort of luxury that’s still properly decadent, rather than just expensively dull, and thus it’s more likely to play host to thrill-seeking couples than the expense-account set. (Not that the expense-account set hasn’t been known to get into a bit of trouble now and then.)

The rooms and suites are dark and romantic, plush and polished, and the public spaces follow suit. The Bar is patterned after a reading room, complete with fireplace and row upon row of books. It’s a profoundly relaxing place, but it has competition in the form of the spa, which is reserved for private use — no awkward waiting-room shuffle, just a key that unlocks the Maison Souquet’s most fantastic space.

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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Yoga
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Location

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