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WE ALL LOVE THE HIDDEN PARISIAN GARDENS. EACH DOOR IS A SURPRISE. IS ALSO A SPECIAL SURPRISE WHEN YOU ARE ON THE LEFT BANK IN A QUIET BUT SO BEAUTIFUL PLACE CALLED RELAIS CHRISTINE. IN A NARROW STREET YOU WILL FIND THE HOTEL, A MAJESTIC GARDEN AND AN INCREDIBLE SPA
WORDS BY PAULO MEIXEDO
Who needs a car when you can walk through the left bank streets of Paris on the first days of Autumn? Paris still warm, colours still bright and sun goes down really slowly. Each street is a discovery, each door is a surprise. This time we came to discover the recently renewed RELAIS CHRISTINE. Opened since 1979 and conveniently located just off the Seine, in the very quiet Rue Christine surrounded by art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, exhibitions, concerts, restaurants and the best stores. In a narrow but very well-kept street, you will find this beautiful hotel with 48 rooms and suites. The reception is made by a majestic little garden antecipating the magic interiors. The smiles of the staff are the first to receive us as well as a pleasant aroma that hovered in the air. Our eyes were immediately full of patterns and textures all very well coordinated, of extreme comfort and an appeal to rest. 48 rooms and suites were waiting to be discovered and allowing us to enjoy the best that luxury and comfort have to offer. From fireplaces to the most comfortable velvet sofas, from peacock patterns on the walls that make us dream, to the many art and fashion books scattered throughout the four corners of this hotel. This place is very quiet but full of life. Not to mention the comfort of the rooms, where every detail was thought with the utmost care. Gilded faucets and marble details delight the most discerning of guests giving you a “king” or “queen” night.
The pattern peacock was love at first sight so we decided to take the breakfast in a majestic tones of blue room with of an idyllic scenery. And what a breakfast. From the freshest fruits to the most delicious delicacies of pastries and the unique friendly staff.
There are few places that we want to stay forever or just for a little longer. There is always something new to discover. Every corner is a suprise. Each surprise takes us to another and this time we were taken to the GUERLAIN spa. All you could ask for: a Jacuzzi, sauna, exercise room, as well as two spacious private rooms. All treatments provided by the one and only maison GUERLAIN. Away from the bustling streets of Paris and the hectic traffic, this hotel on the left bank is a very well kept secret.
A precious gem we want to share. An idyllic space, relaxed, luxurious, of extreme good taste and professionalism, where sleeping is an experience of tranquility. Relais Christine, a hidden gem in Paris.