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La Fantaisie: A Captivating Garden Refuge in the Heart of Paris

Paris, the city of lights, is about to unveil a remarkable new gem in its vibrant landscape. La Fantaisie, a boutique hotel designed by Martin Brudnizki, is set to open its doors on June 15, 2023, in the bustling Faubourg-Montmartre neighborhood, nestled in the heart of the city's 9th arrondissement. This enchanting hotel promises a unique experience, featuring a captivating courtyard garden and the culinary genius of triple Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn.


Continue reading to dive into the mesmerizing world of La Fantaisie, discover the harmony between nature, design, and wellness and view exclusive photos ahead of the grand debut.

A chic Parisian bar in the daytime.
La Fantaisie's reimagined Bar Sur Le Toit rooftop bar has a fantastical maximalist design, complete with flower wallpaper on the ceiling and floral glass lighting fixtures.
Situated on rue Cadet, La Fantaisie is the dream of a garden brought to life. Inspired by local history, the boutique hotel reimagines the story of master gardeners Jean & Jacques Cadet who transformed the local streets into abundant market gardens. As one of the only five-star hotels with a full garden and dreamy rooftop bar in the heart of Paris, it offers a uniquely charming experience in already enchanting city.

A Homecoming for Dominique Crenn

Dominique Crenn, a visionary French chef returns to Paris.
Dominique Crenn, a visionary French chef returns to Paris.

Renowned for her culinary artistry, Dominique Crenn, a visionary French chef, is making her long-awaited return to Paris. Driven by her passion to create a deeply personal project, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, a place to express her heritage as well as an ode to “poetic culinaria,” in January 2011. Atelier Crenn achieved its first Michelin Star within a year, in October of 2011. In the following year, Crenn made history again when Atelier Crenn received its second Michelin Star, becoming the first female chef in the US to receive this honor. In November 2018, Crenn beat her own record and became the first female chef in the US to receive three Michelin Stars. In 2021, Crenn was the recipient of the World's 50 Best Icon Award.


At La Fantaisie, Crenn's zero-waste signature restaurant, Golden Poppy, will redefine the dining experience, focusing on local and sustainable products. Inspired by an antique garden greenhouse, the restaurant's glass roof seamlessly connects patrons to the natural world outside, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere reminiscent of Crenn's renowned establishment in San Francisco.

An enchanting Parisian boutique hotel restaurant in the daytime.
Reviving the link between food and nature, the menu at the hotel’s flagship restaurant, Golden Poppy will offer enticing dishes such as turbot ceviche with spiced parsnip milk and leche de tigre.

Martin Brudnizki's Parisian Debut

Adding to the allure of La Fantaisie is the imaginative touch of Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki. Known for his exuberant and playful designs, Brudnizki has crafted a sanctuary within the hotel's 63 rooms and 10 suites. Drawing inspiration from nature, the interiors envelop guests in a calming ambiance. Soft greens, warm yellows, and touches of coral evoke the natural world, while rich upholstery, ornate walls, and

A man sitting comfortably on a couch, with art and small design elements around him.
Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki, crafted a sanctuary within the hotel's 73 accommodations.

ceilings adorned with floral wallpaper transport visitors to a dreamlike realm. Outdoor canopies, parasols, and furniture beckon guests to relax and unwind beneath the Parisian skies.

A bedroom still of a charming Parisian boutique hotel.
Room design details, by designer Martin Brudnizki.

Holistic Wellness at La Fantaisie's Spa

La Fantaisie embraces a holistic approach to wellness with its spa, a sanctuary dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation. Inspired by ancient healing rituals and the curative power of underground springs, the spa invites nature to flourish. Adorned with armchairs upholstered in soft green fabric and mosaics depicting sprouting plants, this serene haven provides an escape from urban life. La Fantaisie has partnered with Holidermie, a French brand known for its naturally vegan approach to skincare and its commitment to enhancing both physical and mental wellbeing. Guests can expect a unique and radiant beauty experience that nurtures from the inside out.


Adorned with armchairs upholstered in soft green fabric and mosaics depicting sprouting plants, this serene haven provides an escape from urban life.
Adorned with armchairs upholstered in soft green fabric and mosaics depicting sprouting plants, this serene haven provides an escape from urban life.

La Fantaisie is poised to become a captivating boutique refuge in the heart of Paris. Combining the artistry of leading industry experts, this hotel promises an alluring escape from the bustling French city. As the doors of La Fantaisie open on June 15, 2023, Parisians and international travelers alike will discover a hidden design oasis where nature reigns supreme, indulging in a symphony of flavors, design, and tranquility.


Take a sneak peek inside La Fantaisie before it opens, below:


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