Castille Paris

p-coco-jsWhen StyleNest heard that luxury five-star hotel Castille Paris was offering a new weekend away in the capital entitled “Italian Chic & Parisian Haute Couture: Coco Package” we couldn’t resist another trip to the French capital.

And so just after Paris Fashion Week we headed over for our own weekend of fashion and luxury and to find out more about the iconic Coco Chanel.

Perfectly located at 33-37 Rue Cambon in the heart of the 1st arrondissement, the five-star Castille Paris is found just next to Maison Chanel, making it the perfect starting point for exploring Chanel’s life.

Also placed just a short walk away from some of Chanel’s favourite places in Paris, including the beautiful Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Garden, and not far from the Louvre Museum, Place de la Concorde and the famous shops of the Rue St Honore, Castille was also ideally located for exploring the city.

Lovingly restored to its eighteenth century glory, Castille has a grandness to it but with a small, boutique feel. Staff were friendly, remembered us during our stay, and were more than happy to answer and accommodate any requests that we might have. And with the hotel’s resident cat fast asleep on one of the lobby chairs when we arrived, how could we not feel at home.

Castille’s beautifully decorated rooms and suites also meant we could live in luxury for the weekend, a little like Chanel herself, and we were impressed at the size of our two-floor duplex. As tempting as it was to stay in our room and relax we headed downstairs for our Coco Package tour to meet our guide in the hotel’s bar. After been served a selection of delicious teas, coffees, and petits fours, we settled down to hear more about Coco Chanel.

Our guide expertly talked us through the fascinating and romantic tales of Chanel’s life using her style, creations, relationships, and most loved places to tell us more about the iconic designer and her legacy. We then followed Chanel’s footsteps through the official store on rue Cambon, before heading onto Place Vendôme and even through the doors of the Ritz, Chanel’s former home.

Amazed at how much there is to know about the designer, and how much we had learnt in just two hours, the tour proved to be one of the most enjoyable ways we had explored the city. A must-see for anyone interested in fashion, the tour also added an extra touch of glamour to our weekend, and our already wonderful stay at the Castille.

Need to know:

Rates: Castille offers 108 rooms across two separate wings, each with its own luxurious style.

The Opera wing is for those who prefer a more modern, contemporary design, whilst the Rivoli wing takes inspiration from 1930s France.

A variety of room, suites, and duplexes are available, as well as the Dolce Vita apartment for those really looking to indulge. Prices vary depending on room, with offers also available on the hotel’s website.

The Coco Package

The Coco Package for two starts from £575 per night and includes:

  • One night in a Deluxe Room or Suite inspired by the famous black and white color palette of Chanel.
  • Mademoiselle Coco’s inspired macaroons and biscuits on arrival.
  • Buffet breakfast served in the L’Assaggio restaurant or courtyard for two guests.
  • A private two-hour tour on Coco Chanel’s extraordinary with stories of her incredible life and tracing her steps through Chanel’s official store rue Cambon and into nearby Place Vendôme.

Facilities: All rooms include complimentary WIFI, bath products from Italian design house Etro, tea and coffee making facilities and all other hotel room essentials.

24-hour room service is also available for all guests.

The restaurant L’Assaggio offers a Mediterranean menu with seasonal products inspired by different Italian regions and a Florentine courtyard for al fresco dining during the summer.

Guests can also enjoy wine, cokctails and lighter dishes in the L’Assaggio bar.

The hotel’s Salon de Thé also offers a quiet spot to take tea and coffee.

Breakfast is served downstairs or can be taken in the room for a decadent breakfast in bed.

Check-in Time: 2pm

Check-out Time: 12 noon

How to get there: Castille is located right in the heart of Paris in the the 1st arrondissement, making it easily accessible by all forms of transport.

The closest metro station is Concorde, with taxis also available from Paris Orly or Charles de Gaulle airports, or from the Gare du Nord station if arriving by Eurostar.

Castille, 33-37 Rue Cambon, 75001, Paris

For bookings and enquires about the Coco Package please email reservations@castille.com

www.castille.com

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