When planning my last trip to Paris, I did a lot of research. There are so many hotels in Paris and the search can be overwhelming. You have to pick left bank or right bank and location is important depending on where you want to spend your time. As I scroll through Instagram there are a few hotels I see on repeat but I wanted to explore something new. Sharing something new in Paris is important to me because let's face it Paris can be oversaturated at times.
Leave the research to me and let me tell you Le Narcisse Blanc was an absolute pleasure to explore. Located on the left bank on one of the prettiest streets you will find the hotel located between my favorite Pont Alexandre III and the Eiffel Tower.
Le Narcisse Blanc is inspired by a muse Cléo de Mérode from the 1930's who represented the timeless beauty of Paris. You can find her portrait around the hotel (like up above) and her elegant touch in all aspects of the design.
I arrived a little early before check in so it allowed me to explore the lobby a bit and they were kind enough to offer me coffee or tea. These cookies were to die for and I am hoping they will share the recipe with me ;)
The color palate of the hotel is a perfect blend of pink, white marble, creme, and accents of gold. Let's be honest it is my dream color palate! I had no problem waiting for my room to be ready.
The hotel is considered a Luxury Boutique Hotel and has just 37 rooms/suites. Each of the rooms is unique in their design but still have the same look and overall feel of the hotel. Above the you will find hand painted gold narcissus that changes with the light. In the morning I opened the window and the light hit the flower in the most magical way. These are the details that set Le Narcisse Blanc apart from other hotels.
My room was spacious for Paris standards and was decorated with the most beautiful pink velvet curtains in front of the two floor to ceiling windows. I had two balconies to enjoy the fresh air and views Paris rooftops. In some of the rooms you can even see the Eiffel Tower.
One thing that I found unique about the balconies that I loved was there was room to stand and enjoy the view but there were plants that were placed on the balcony. I really felt this made it feel more like a home compared to just a place to stay. It was one of the many personal touches found in this hotel.
It was pouring down rain when I got to my room so I watched the rain fall from the balcony while enjoying a cup of tea. The room comes with its own Nespresso maker and a whole box of assorted tea. As this was when my cold had hit me hardest it was such a great amenity to have in the room.
My stay was on a Friday night so I took the time away from meetings and meals with friends and took a quiet night in. I was invited to dine at the hotel's restaurant Cléo which seats only 20 guests at a time. This was such a fun experience for me and I will be sharing more in an upcoming post. The dining room as the same beautiful touches as the rest of the hotel.
When packing for Paris I had planned for colder weather which included sweaters, a coat, and boots. I did not plan for the Spa at Le Narcisse Blanc. It was stunning and such a quiet little oasis in the city. I will be planning my next visit in the Spring and will make sure to pack a swimsuit to enjoy all the amenities at the hotel.
Every corner of this hotel is simply stunning. They really took the time to put so much thought and detail behind each and every room.
While the secret is finally out on this beautiful hotel located on the Left Bank you can discover Le Narcisse Blanc for yourself. The holiday time is the perfect time to enjoy Paris!