"Wilde and Hemingway on rue des Beaux-Arts" L'Hotel Tip by Jefie
L'Hotel, Paris: 1 reviews and 4 photos
L'Hotel, located at no. 13 rue des Beaux-Arts, is one of the city's most famous hotels - throughout the years, its guests list has included the likes of Salvador Dali, Princess Grace, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and popular Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. But perhaps one of his most famous guests was the playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who took up residence at L'Hotel (then known as Hotel d'Alsace) after being released from prison and spent the last years of his life thoroughly enjoying the charms of Paris. He died of meningitis on November 30, 1900, in his room at L'Hotel.
When we showed up at L'Hotel to snatch a few pictures, the staff was super friendly and invited us to take our time and look around, even suggesting we stop for a drink at the bar. Despite the fact that it is a very posh and popular hotel, they really made us feel comfortable.
Also, right across the street from L'Hotel is the Hotel d'Angleterre, where Ernest Hemingway spent his very first night in Paris, in December 1921 (he stayed in room no. 14).
Address: Nos. 13 and 44 rue des Beaux-Arts
Directions: Metro Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Phone: 01 44 41 99 00
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