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In the heart of Saint-Germain

The Hotel de la rue de Lille is in the legendary area of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the heart of intellectual life in the 20th century. It is a welcoming and elegant four star boutique hotel which celebrates the artists, poets and singers who were responsible for the area's fame, and the places where they met: les Deux Magots, le Flore, Lipp…

See our neighborhood and our courses

How to come to the hotel

Montalembert public car park, rue Montalembert, 3 minutes away.

Austerlitz Station
Direct line to Musée d'Orsay station (RER C, towards Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

Montparnasse Station
Direct line to Rue du Bac station (line 12, towards Aubervilliers)

Saint-Lazare Station
Direct line to Rue du Bac station (line 12 towards Mairie d'Issy)

Est Station
Direct line to Saint-Germain-des-Prés station (line 4 towards Mairie de Montrouge)

Métro line 12 : rue du Bac 6 minute's walk

Métro line 1 : Tuileries 11 minutes'walk

RER C : Musée d'Orsay 6 minute's walk

Charles De Gaulle airport:
Take the RER B (towards Robinson) as far as Saint Michel station, then RER C (towards Pontoise or Versailles Château). Get off at Musée d’Orsay station.

Orly airport:
Take the RER B (towards Mitry Claye), as far as Saint Michel station, then RER C (towards Pontoise or Versailles Château). Get off at Musée d’Orsay station.

Bourget airport:
use a taxi

Saint-Germain-des-Prés yesterday and today

Located between the 6th and the 7th arrondissement, Saint Germain des Près is like no other area of Paris. The magnificent Haussmanian buildings give it a classical air, while its lively, enduring and iconic places, such as Deux Magots and Café de Flore, which both award prizes for literature, help perpetuate its tradition as the home of intellectuals.

The Deux Magots

The Deux Magots prize was created in 1933, in opposition to the Goncourt prize which was considered to be too academic. Its first winner was Raymond Queneau, who was unknown at the time. Ever since, the Deux Magots' prize in January is the first of the year's literary awards.

Café de Flore

Since 1994, Le Flore, that famous literary café where Guillaume Apollinaire and André Breton liked to meet and which the unusual Sartre-Beauvoir couple made their headquarters, has awarded the Flore prize to a young writer.

After night fall, the clubs and bars of Saint-Germain-des-Près are famous for jazz, which continues until dawn.

During your stay in Paris in our boutique-hotel, why not ask our concierge the best places to go and ask them to book you a table.

From Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it's only a short walk to:
And when the sun starts to come up, wander gently through the squares and gardens or over the terraces of the typically parisian bistros...