The majestic residence began its life as a home to the Thiers Foundation created in 1892 on the site of Paris’ first balloon landing field. For over a century it supported brilliant young students by attributing scholarships and comfortable living conditions. In the 1980s, the building became home to the Saint James Club of Paris, in the great tradition of London gentlemen’s clubs, remaining a symbol of French cultural and intellectual life. Run as a hotel and club since 1991, it joined Relais & Châteaux in 2011.
Sumptuous yet oh-so romantic. The time-honoured Grand Hôtel codes have been scrupulously respected in this neoclassic building that embodies the iconic hôtel particulier. The Saint James, imagined as a gracious and luminous private residence, invites guests on an amazing journey through time, it exudes a modern and timeless Parisian chic but also the soul of a real home.
A warm, intimate spirit also embodied by the king and generous service, impeccable at all times. Sharing what is good and beautiful is a core value of Relais & Châteaux that takes on full significance here.
LA VITA È BELLA
Fully reimagined, the Spa Guerlain now stretches over 400 square meters with three handsome treatment rooms including one double, the wellbeing area and the fitness. The spa offers the exceptional treatments of GUERLAIN. The team of beauty coaches combines their expertise with the leading products of the famous French brand to offer experiences beyond the norm.
The Gastronomic Restaurant Bellefeuille
Offering aristocratic grandeur and a fresh romantic feel, Bellefeuille embraces nature in its decor and in its menu. A winter-garden ambiance blurs the indoor-outdoor line: delicately drawn panoramas, moldings, woodwork, black and beige tiling, a period fireplace beneath an ancient mirror that reflects the greenery of the outdoor garden, Auduze pottery vases planted with kentia, a bird or two flitting by … A lively place for a lunch with friends or a romantic dinner, where guests hail from far-off lands or live down the street.
In summertime, the Chef Julien Dumas offers an alternative summer menu, realized in front of the guests on the brasero. The Terrace is set under the majestic, Versailles-green gazebo, designed like the extension of a French garden.
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