Top 5 “Hôtel particulier”-s in France

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville ©

After you read the title, you probably asked the question: “What is a Hôtel particulier?”. Well, here is the answer: a “Hôtel particulier” is a huge townhouse which was usually built for a noble man. These houses were built in a row, sharing party walls. Today, the “Hôtel particulier”-s of France are extremely beautiful architectural jewels and visitor attractions. Such buildings are spread all over France, including Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Avignon, Rouen, Nancy, Rennes and so on. In the following article I will present you the top 5 “Hôtel particulier”-s in France. These are the following: Hôtel de Crillon, Hôtel de Ville, Hôtel de Soubise, Hôtel d’Assézat and Hôtel de Blossac.

Hôtel de Crillon

The amazing Hôtel de Crillon is considered one of the oldest luxury hotels in Paris. It can be found at the foot of the worldwide famous avenue, the Champs-Élysées. It serves as a luxurious 5-star hotel which includes more than 100 guest rooms, over 40 suites, 3 fantastic restaurants and a bar. In addition, there is a gym and an outdoor terrace in the hotel. The fascinating building is also a major landmark of the city.

Hotel de Crillon, on the left

Hotel de Crillon, on the left ©

Hôtel de Ville

Situated in Paris, the magnificent Hôtel de Ville houses today the administration of the city. This spectacular building plays an important role, being the seat of the Mayor of Paris, housing the local administration and serving as a venue for different receptions. In the 16th century King Francis I ordered the construction of a spectacular town hall. The building was completely finished in 1628. It was reconstructed and restored several times over the centuries. Today it is a magnificent building and visitor attraction of Paris.

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville ©

Hôtel de Soubise

The third Hôtel particulier of Paris is the Hôtel de Soubise. This amazing building was constructed for the Prince and Princess de Soubise. The exterior of the building and its interior are both very attractive. Since 1808 the Hôtel de Soubise has become the property of the State. Today it houses the Museum of French History and a part of the French National Archives.

Hotel de Soubise

Hotel de Soubise ©

Hôtel d’Assézat

The construction of the magnificent Hôtel d’Assézat began in 1555. The Renaissance building is situated in Toulouse. Today it is the property of the city and it is home to the main art gallery of the city, the Bemberg Foundation. This art gallery is a major visitor attraction of Toulouse.

Hôtel de Blossac

This Hôtel particulier can be found in the historic city centre of Rennes. The Hôtel de Blossac was constructed in 1728. It is owned by the state and it was designated as a national monument in 1947.


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