Welcome to Hotel Thoumieux

Shortly after passing the Eiffel Tower, you’ll turn onto the tiny Parisian streets that seem lifted from a storybook. Seconds later the Thoumieux neon sign comes into view. Though the signage is less in keeping with the hotels’ overall impeccable style, it is indisputably Parisian. Being greeted by the very chipper and informative concierge was a delightful contrast to the dreary weather and he gave a summary of the history of the bistro and hotel whilst carrying the bags to the room

If you believe the saying ‘the Devil’s in the detail’ then you’ll most likely find Hotel Thoumieux devilishly good. From the brass instrument chandeliers to the M/M Paris custom brass door handles and matching key fobs in the curly shape of their logo, each and every thing you will find throughout the exclusive hotel is hand picked by interior mastermind India Mahdavi. Thoumieux is typically Parisian in many ways, and with only fifteen rooms the colours and materials provide a thread of continuity for the elegant yet funky feel. Varying from marble to velvet, the decor at the chic boutique is perfect for the most tactile. With additions like taps from Devon & Devon, Christofle silver bathroom accessories, Aesop toiletries and Illy coffee in all the rooms, the small touches of luxury make you feel pampered. The striking look is mirrored throughout the brasserie and in a softer, lighter version in the patisserie too. This continuity of style gives the hotel a very strong identity, creating synergy between the different spaces.

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As you climb the stairs, the decadent textures and patterns delight rather than overwhelm, and the beds with bright yellow cushions and needlework leopard throws whilst most irregular, just work perfectly. There are four standards of room; Classic, Superior, Deluxe and Prestige, each with a little more space than the last. Those with baths host enormous freestanding ceramic tubs stepping out onto luxurious marble and those with showers have walls that are tiled to look cushioned. Whichever standard you choose has little details to spark joy.

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The bistro below the hotel is open to the public and guests, serving lunch and dinner every day (and brunch on Sundays) you’ll find french delicacies from foie gras to nicoise as well as the unexpected XXL burger. More spectacularly, is the gourmet restaurant, headed by renowned chef Sylvestre Wahid. Wahid was mentored by Alain Ducasse, before becoming Head of the Oustau de Baumanière and winning the restaurant two Michelin Stars. He favours french service and with only twenty covers the atmosphere is intimate. Dishes by Wahid are not just about taste but expression and passion too. If you’d like an even more intimate experience you could opt for the high table, at the heart of the kitchen of the gourmet restaurant and for only two people, which allows direct contact between the Chef and his guests. For a secluded affair, private dining is available in a nook of the restaurant away from prying eyes and available for 2-8 people.

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Filled with delights such as Mille-Feuille and croissants that are perfectly flakey, you won’t need to venture far for a taste of real french patisserie. It is truly artistic and chock full of irresistible sweet treats. If you happen to come to the end of your stay and want a little more of Hotel Thoumieux, their fudge comes in little gift pouches available to take home so that you can ensure the very unique taste of the Hotel and Patisserie Thoumieux lasts a little longer.

Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams is a creative adventure lover, who doesn’t like to stay still too long. With experience of luxury yachting she travelled extensively on two continents and hasn’t stopped since! Her passport stamps range from far-flung Caribbean islands to European cities and everything in between. She takes joy from being able to help others experience luxury through the words and pictures she weaves together, and the rest of the time can be found adventuring with her little sausage dog.
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