On the Rue de Verneuil, nestled at the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the Left Bank, the Hôtel Verneuil has metamorphosed into a highly prized Parisian paradise.
The hotel was entirely redesigned and renovated to create a vibrant home within the city. In the City of Light, the redesigned Hôtel Verneuil embodies the Parisian Zeitgeist.
It personifies the characteristic lively, active, cultural and joyous Parisian life.
The Hôtel Verneuil is located opposite Serge Gainsbourg's iconic house and was formerly the residence of acclaimed author James Baldwin, whose novel "If Beale Street Could Talk" was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 2019. The hotel has welcomed numerous artists and authors, and draws inspiration from these symbols of freedom, creativity, music and a chic bohemian lifestyle.
The 26-room "Maison" Verneuil provides a unique space that artfully combines historic and contemporary Parisian features, from exceptional views across the rooftops of Paris to tasteful room décor, from a spacious lounge to the stunning vaulted stone cellar. The new Verneuil plays with the history and original architecture of this historic Parisian mansion; the new layout is simultaneously respectful of the building's heritage and wholeheartedly contemporary.
It combines design with contemporary art to achieve a truly Parisian "art de vivre".
As with all extraordinary stories, the Hôtel Verneuil is the result of a human encounter: for the metamorphosis, Nicolas Nonon, the hotel owner, worked closely with Isabelle Stanislas, an internationally renowned French architect and designer with a truly unique style.
The Hôtel Verneuil is enmeshed with art: the art of those who once lived here, the art that abounds in the neighbourhood and its internationally renowned galleries. Passionate about contemporary art, Nicolas Nonon created the Verneuil collection.
The collection's first major work is artist Claude Lévêque's "Regarde les rire" (neon blue, white, red - 2015). He is represented by the Kamel Mennour gallery.The second major work is that of photographer and cinematographer Alexandre de Mortemart (Paris 2018). He is represented in France by the Agathe Gaillard gallery.
These works will be exhibited in the hotel lounge, and other works will subsequently be added to the collection.
For the rooms and lounge, Isabelle Stanislas selected photos by artists with a connection to the history of the hotel, of the neighbourhood and of its artists.
Only a few step away from the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and close to many restaurants and little shops, you will be ideally located to enjoy the cultural wealth of Paris and its most fashionable area.
You might even be lucky enough to meet one of the many writers, actors or top fashion designers who live in rue de Verneuil. You may come across fans of Serge Gainsbourg, whose house stands in front of the hotel.