A renovated department store and shopping area 100 meters from the Relais du Louvre

A lot of changes have taken place very recently in our neighborhood:

  • After two years of work, the Châtelet theater, located a 6-minute walk from our hotel, reopened in 2019, with a completely renovated auditorium.
  • It's a brand new museum that is becoming a reality this year, housing the collections of the Pinault Foundation in the former Stock Exchange, located a 7-minute walk from the Relais du Louvre (read our article).
  • The reopening of the Théâtre de la Ville is announced for 2022.

But above all, the very recent reopening of our neighbor La Samaritaine after sixteen years of work is an event. The renovation is spectacular. We made the visit and filmed for you.

Founded in 1870 and built by architects Frantz Jourdain (Art Nouveau) and Henri Sauvage (Art Deco), this department store was not able to stand up against the breakthrough of superstores in the 1970s and gradually fell into disuse. Closed for safety reasons in 2005, it was taken over by the LVMH group, which designed an ambitious project.

The group of three buildings is divided into a 20,000m² department store, offices, public housing, and a 5-star, 72-room hotel under the Cheval Blanc brand. In the department store, we find fashion products, accessories, jewelry products, skincare and beauty products, gourmet selections, wines and spirits, a wide choice of high-end French and international brands but also luxury crafts and several restaurants.

The exceptional restoration of listed monuments

The restoration of the buildings consisted of a very in-depth restoration in order to reclaim the original architecture: The mosaics and frescoes of Jourdain, the restoration of the windows, the restoration of the atrium's original glass and the creation of 3 interior courtyards to flood the interior of buildings with light, the restoration of the pinnacles, the hopper railings, the makeover or replacement of the staff… A colossal job to restore these buildings classified as historical monuments.

19, rue des Prêtres-Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois
75001 Paris

+33 (0)1 40 41 96 42


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Welcome to Paris

The 18th century building housing the Relais du Louvre has not always been a Hotel.

During the French Revolution, it was the head office of the Journal des Débats, the most widely circulated newspaper in 1812. Its publication was discontinued in 1944.

The ground floor was until 1850 home to the Café Momus frequented by Chateaubriand, Sainte-Beuve, Nadar, Gustave Courbet, Charles Baudelaire and others.

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Rooms and Family Suites

Although the Relais du Louvre is only 200 meters away from the Louvre, it is located in a quiet street with no facing buildings. The hotel’s 21 rooms therefore offer privacy and comfort with a location in the heart of historic comfort.

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Sophie Aulnette and her team are at your service to help you and guide you before, during and after your stay. They will be pleased to answer all your inquiries, questions and requests as quickly as possible to make your stay at the Relais du Louvre a memory to savor.

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