Paris’s infatuation with artists and craftsman has long drawn travelers from around the world to its city center. Watercolor scenes being painted by the Seine, writers drafting poetry in cafes… it’s a dream many romantics long to experience themselves. That being said, I’ve never seen in a hotel with such kinship to its artistic history until my stay at Courtyard Paris Marriott Gare De Lyon.
The Courtyard Marriott Gare De Lyon just opened in October and has truly made a mark in the Paris hotel scene! I loved how its fresh, modern, minimal style stands out amongst the traditionally Parisian-styled lodgings of the city. Like a breath of fresh air, the hotel hopes to inspire the future of Paris’s lodgings with its intentional details – like USB ports perfect for international travelers and an incredible foodie culture happening within its kitchen (more on this later in the post)!
Inspired by the surrounding area’s craftsmanship-focused neighborhood, you’ll find the hotel flanked by local handmade shops and lots of lovely little details inside that nod to the passion of makers and dreamers of Paris. Additionally, you’ll find nearby sights Rue Crémieux, the cutest rue of pastel colored homes, and Coulée verte René-Dumont. But if you’re hoping to really see all of the city of light, the hotel is just walking distance from the Gare De Lyon station… making it a convenient resting place for travelers really hitting the town.
The Courtyard Paris Gare De Lyon also boasts 360 degree views of the city, showcasing the iconic buildings of Paris. From the Eiffel Tower, to the Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur and la Defense, you can see it all from many of the guest rooms! Not many hotels can claim this to their name. It was magical to see the city sparkle late at night from my home away from home.
But truly what I believe sets The Courtyard Gare De Lyon apart is its commitment to its culinary art. Mélissa Ravel, the chef to the hotel, cooks with local, seasonal ingredients and is truly a genius! Her dishes were packed with delicate flavors and authentic nods to tradition with a twist. It was so inspiring to see how Mélissa combines textures, spices and classically French dishes with such care. Do not miss a meal here! Mélissa truly is an artist in the kitchen.
When in Paris, The Courtyard Marriott Gare De Lyon is the perfect home for travelers who admire the detailed and industrious charm of the Gare De Lyon neighborhood.
Stay sponsored by Courtyard Marriott.