Boutique hotel ‘La Fantaisie’ to open in the heart of Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris

A spectacular garden refuge in the beautiful City of Lights

by Adam & Megan

Debuting in late Spring 2023, La Fantaisie will open its doors in the bustling Faubourg-Montmartre neighbourhood of Paris, in the heart of the city’s 9th arrondissement, introducing a stunning new garden refuge in the iconic City of Lights.

Tapping into the local rhythm and opening out onto Rue Cadet, the hotel will not just be a destination for international travellers, but a meeting place for in-the-know locals and connoisseurs of the area.

Historically, the market street draws its name from 16th century gardeners, brothers Jacques and Jean, who owned the Clos Cadet and supplied the court with fruit and vegetables. Today, with its charming secret garden, La Fantaisie builds on this heritage to offer a new tranquil haven where nature takes full reign.

La Fantaisie will be under the culinary direction of world renowned chef Dominique Crenn, the first – and only – female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars in the States, who now returns home to the French capital from San Francisco.

Centred wholly around local and sustainable products, the cuisine at La Fantaisie will adopt a zero plastic and zero waste philosophy. Reviving the link between food and nature, the menu at the hotel’s flagship restaurant Golden Poppy will offer enticing dishes such as turbot ceviche with spiced parsnip milk and leche de tigre.

Inspired by an antique garden greenhouse, Golden Poppy’s glass roof will connect the restaurant to the natural world outside, creating a relaxed atmosphere synonymous with Crenn’s restaurant in San Francisco.

Designed by renowned Swedish designer, Martin Brudnizki, the interiors of the hotel’s 63 rooms and 10 suites have been designed to provide a total disconnection from the hustle and bustle of the urban environment outside.

Drawing on nature as the chief inspiration, the colour palette – consisting of soft greens, warm yellows, and coral touches – evokes the natural world, creating a soothing and comfortable environment for all that enter.

Thanks to the use of richly upholstered seats, lavish headboards and ornate walls and ceilings covered with floral wallpaper, guests are transported into a dreamlike world. Canopies, parasols, and outdoor furniture further project the warmth of the natural, verdant surrounds, beckoning visitors for a relaxing break under the Parisian skies.

Dedicated to total relaxation and wellbeing, and a switch-off from urban life, La Fantaisie’s spa will adopt a holistic approach inspired by ancient healing rituals and the curative power of underground springs.

In the heart of this quiet secret sanctuary, multiple design features invite nature to flourish, including armchairs upholstered in soft green fabric and mosaics depicting sprouting plants.

Selected as the hotel’s exclusive spa partner, French brand Holidermie advocates a unique, naturally vegan approach and a commitment to effective, simple, and radiant beauty. Holidermie is committed to beautifying skin from the inside out, while contributing to both the physical and mental wellbeing of all guests.

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