Parisian Hotel Revives the Roaring 20s with Snazzy Art Deco Interiors

Although it formally closed its cast iron gates 40 years ago, Paris’ Bachaumont Hotel has recently made its grand (re)debut after undergoing a glitzy art-deco redesign.The hotel—initially deemed Le Grand Hôtel de Bachaumont—first opened in the 1920s. Ideally located in the heart of Paris, the institution quickly became an avant-garde hub for celebrities, socialites, and—due to its close proximity to Les Halles, a major marketplace—the general public. The historic hotel continued to buzz until the 1970s, when Les Halles moved out of the quartier and took the inn’s clientele with it. The neighborhood quickly became passé, and Le Grand Hôtel de Bachaumont was forced to close.The beautiful building was turned into Clinique Bachaumont, a medical clinic. While most simply saw another picturesque Parisian property past its glory days, Samy Marciano—a local entrepreneur and founder of La Clé Group—saw a golden opportunity. Marciano decided to restore the hotel, describing the project as a way “to give something back to a neighborhood which has given me so much.” He collaborated with Dorothée Meilichzon, a celebrated interior designer and founder of CHZON, to revamp and rejuvenate the legendary lodging.

To evoke the glitz and glamor of the roaring twenties, the duo opted for an art-deco aesthetic throughout the entire hotel. On the main floor, this stylistic approach manifests as a grand hallway—lined by mirrors and grounded by black-and-white marble flooring—as well as both an elegant restaurant with a glass ceiling and a cozy cocktail bar with a classic wooden counter. The time-traveling theme continues into the guests’ rooms, where muted tones of black, grey, and deep blue are accented by pops of gold and the simple, minimalist style of the beds is juxtaposed by the intricate and geometric tiles of the bathroom.  Large windows let in a lot of light, and cast iron balconies allow guests to get a bird’s-eye view of the Parisian streets below.

Whether you’re preparing for a trip to Paris or simply longing for a trip down memory lane, the Bachaumont Hotel is the perfect place to experience the city’s glimmering past.

Paris' Bachuamont Hotel Grand (Re)Debut

Hallway Lined By Glitzy Mirrors

Elegant Restaurant Inside Historic Hotel

Bachaumont Hotel's Elegant Restaurant

Parisian Hotel's Glitzy Art-Deco Design Within Elegant Restaurant

Elegant Restaurant With Glass Ceilings Within Bachaumont Hotel

Restored Hotel With Roaring Twenties Stylistic Approach

Muted Tones Accented With Pops Of Gold

Cozy Cocktail Bar Within Parisian Hotel

Large Windows Allow Plenty Of Natural Light Within Parisian Hotel

Simple and Minimalistic Style Within Guest Bedroom Of Paris HotelParisian Hotel With Time Traveling ThemeIntricate Geometric Tiles Of Hotel Guest Bathrooms In Paris

Stylistic Approach In Revamping Parisian Hotel

Glitzy-Art Deco Design In Restored Parisian Hotel

Simple Stylistic Approach To Rejuvenated Hotel In Paris

Guest Bedroom In Parisian Hotel With Cast Iron Balconies

Cast Iron Balcony In Picturesque Parisian Property

Historical Hotel In Ideal Location In The Heart Of Paris

Grand Hotel Bachaumont

Image credit: Hotel Bachaumont

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All images via Paul Bowyer unless otherwise stated. 

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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