Who still goes to all the trouble of getting dressed up in a suit and patent leather shoes just to go shopping? Monsieur Cadet whistles to himself as he admires the blue sky above the rooftops of Paris. He doesn’t seem to notice that people are turning their heads to watch him as he goes by.
An house synonymous with Parisian style
Monsieur Cadet greets the greengrocer on the one side, his neighbour the butcher, a fishmonger across the way, and the barber he visits regularly. 29 bedrooms – including 2 suites in the loft – overlook this cobbled street in Paris, which is just as lively at night as it is during the day. Monsieur Cadet lives in the Grands Boulevards district, where all the Parisians come to meet up. Honoré de Balzac once said that they are “what the Grand Canal is to Venice”.
Woven wickerwork chairs and bistro tables are laid out on the terrace. In the summer, the hotel sets up its stand selling homemade ice cream. As night falls, the cocktail bar opens and welcomes guests in a plush, cosy atmosphere. The Spa and the Steam Bath remain open from morning to evening.
A delightful Art Deco experience, a flashback to the Roaring Twenties, the ultimate romantic era when everyone lived life as an adventure. As do all members of Monsieur Cadet’s family. And in his house, everyone has their own floor, decorated to suit their tastes.
But all the family agree on one thing: the attention to detail and to the quality of the materials used. They love interior schemes that have something to say, which tell a story.
Welcome to a speakeasy in 1922. Padded royal blue seats are placed invitingly under a mirror produced from seedy glass. On the walls, the black-and-white designs recall the winds of freedom which swept through artistic creativity. For its part, the bookshelf proposes a selection of old books covering the history of Paris - or rather histories of Paris, a city which has known so much turmoil.
In the half-light of this chiaroscuro atmosphere, you can no longer see people’s faces clearly, just the bright colours of their deluxe cocktails.
Le Tigre Yoga Club, something of a reference in Paris when it comes to wellness, is also part of Monsieur Cadet’s family. It’s no surprise to find them in this building on the Grands Boulevards. In addition to the roomy steam bath, Le Tigre also proposes a programme of tailored massages and yoga classes.
Le Tigre proposes individual yoga classes, exclusively in the Bauhaus suite.
The collection of Hotels Monsieur
“We live through our paradoxes and die from our prejudices", explained Monsieur, to justify his diverse tastes. He has only one face but many facets. Rather like the Monsieur Hotels: a single character but several identities, each expressed in a unique establishment. Monsieur Saintonge is based in the Marais district. But Monsieur Helder opted for the Opéra area. For his part, Monsieur Cadet chose the Grands Boulevards. This is why Monsieur loves Paris so much: in a city which changes so much from district to district, nothing obliges you to always remain the same.