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At This Lodge, You Can Order Books Via Room Service

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libraryCourtesy Vanessa Jacquiot/Pavillon des Lettres

One in every of Paris’s many engaging qualities is its reference to literature. Many well-known French authors drew their inspiration from the town, together with Victor Hugo, the creator of Les Misérables (which turned a tremendous musical that you must undoubtedly know by now). A number of nice American authors, together with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, labored in Paris within the Nineteen Twenties (a decade immortalized in Midnight in Paris, one in every of our favourite time-journey films). So when you journey to Paris, you’re sure to be swept up within the metropolis’s literary magic–particularly when you keep at a sure lodge.

facadeCourtesy Vanessa Jacquiot/Pavillon des Lettres

This lodge is the Pavillon des Lettres. Its identify means “home (or lodge) of letters.” Along with its wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower, it’s acquired some particular options which are sufficient to make any guide lover swoon.

eiffel towerCourtesy Vanessa Jacquiot/Pavillon des Lettres

At Pavillon des Lettres, you’ll be able to order books via room service. Clients fill out a survey with their literary preferences, and lodge staff hand-ship books to their rooms based mostly on the survey. The lodge’s library accommodates “every part from novels to comedian books,” so that you’re positive to seek out one thing that fits your fancy. And that’s not the one approach the lodge celebrates Paris’s love of literature.

The Pavillon solely has 26 rooms, one for every letter of the alphabet (not together with these six misplaced letters of our alphabet, in fact). Every room is known as after a well-known author whose identify begins with that letter. A is Andersen, as in fairy-story maestro Hans Christian Andersen. H is Hugo, for the aforementioned Victor. S is for the Bard himself, Shakespeare. (Do you know that Shakespeare’s longest phrase accommodates extra letters than the alphabet?) Every room has a ebook by the author it’s named after on the desk, and the room’s partitions are adorned with quotes from its literary mascot. Sure, the phrases on the partitions are in French—however don’t let that cease you. Lodge visitors may also request miniature French classes with French academics. C’est magnifique!

words on wallCourtesy Vanessa Jacquiot/Pavillon des Lettres

Take a look at the Pavillon des Lettres’ web site to start out planning your go to. And when you’re in Europe, ensure that to make a pit cease (or ought to we are saying lit cease?) at this Welsh village that has extra books than individuals. Plus, check out some extra distinctive resorts you’ll need to add to your journey bucket record.

[Sources: Journey & Leisure, pavillondeslettres.com]

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