Travel & Gourmet

The Saint-James Terrace, the most privileged secret setting in Paris

The Saint-James, a castle hotel nestled in the heart of Paris in the 16th arrondissement, reveals its charms far from the tumult of Parisian life. Terrace, swimming pool and bucolic garden, a winning trio for a timeless stay.
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An architectural gem

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The neoclassical building imprinted with a modern spirit has 5000m2 of gardens designed by the landscape architect Xavier de Chirac. Rose bushes, hydrangeas, and Japanese maples surround the mansion, even under the furnished pergola.
Laura Gonzalez's exotic decor invites you to a summer getaway. "We sought to transcribe the eras that embody the Parisian style, from the 19th century with chinoiseries and mouldings to neoclassical and art deco. This mixture that we find in the decoration really symbolizes the Parisian private mansion," explains the designer.
The frescoes by Pierre Mesguich, the plaster bas-reliefs by François Mascarello, the chandeliers by Patrice Dangel and the carpets designed by the Ateliers Pinton preserve the soul of a castle and the spirit of the private mansion.

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French delight

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La Terrasse, a must-see restaurant for the arrival of fine weather, offers a moving spectacle out of sight, where lighting and food punctuate the evening. Chef Julien Dumas, who has taken over the management of the club's kitchens, carefully cultivates vegetable flavours and seafood. 
The 7-hectare organic vegetable garden in Seine-et-Marne, supervised by the chef, ensures quality supplies for eco-responsible cuisine. Wicker seats, colourful tables, and summer decor plunge into a solar universe between luxury and tradition. The chef, Julien Dumas, shares his know-how with Sophie Bonnefond, the pastry chef. The latter plays with colours and textures to offer creative and architectural desserts.

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Prestige services

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Recently renovated and completely reimagined, the Spa Guerlain covers 400m2, separated between the wellness and fitness areas. Majestic and architectural, the 15-meter swimming pool reveals a luxurious architecture, with vaulted spaces, Greco-Roman details, and the Burgundy stone staircase. Hammam, sauna, and whirlpool complete the room.

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