The Place des Vosges in Paris was originally conceived by King Henri IV as a royal square, its elegant arcades and symmetrical brick houses inaugurated in 1612 to celebrate the engagement of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. As befits such a regal retreat, today the Place des Vosges is a fashionable hang-out in the Marais district. It’s here where Evok Hotels, fresh from opening Sinner nearby in the third arrondissement, has just debuted its latest property. Cour des Vosges occupies a hôtel particulier, or nobleman’s mansion, that’s a classified historic site situated at 19 Place des Vosges.
There are just 12 rooms and suites, designed by Lecoadic-Scotto as Parisian apartments mixing 1970s glam with heritage details (like 17th-century timber beams, painted wood ceilings and terra cotta floor tiles). Decor touches include four-poster beds, candelabra lamps and tapestries. The rooms are being marketed not just as hotel overnights, but also as ideal for extended stays, like your own Parisian pied-à-terre. Indeed some of the rooms have kitchenettes for in-room cooking and dining. All have views over the beautiful leafy square.