Le Grand Mazarin


Start date 2021 - 2023
Duration 2 years
Numbers of artworks Common spaces and guest rooms
Artistic approach Offbeat, vintage, craftsmanship


Just a stone's throw from the Hôtel de Ville, in the eclectic 4th arrondissement, close to the Seine, on the corner of rue de la Verrerie and rue des Archives, Le Grand Mazarin invites you to set down your suitcases in Paris. In this mythical old Paris, wandering the streets is an endless promise of charming surprises and unusual discoveries.  Inspired and elegant, the interior design is the work of internationally renowned Swedish interior designer Martin Brudnizki. Dating back to the 14th century, the Grand Mazarin revisits French classicism with a breath of refined modernity. Greeted by a smiling team whose purple suits looking like costumes coming from a Wes Anderson film, visitors are then led to the bedrooms, where the décor plays with contrasts to create a grandiose universe that is both whimsical and warm. In the basement, there is a beautiful swimming pool that is surprisingly luminous, thanks to a vaulted ceiling decorated with a fresco by Jacques Merle on the theme of the myth of Narcissus, somewhere between an evocation of Cocteau and the carefree spirit of Saint-Exupéry. The artistic curation of this hotel has been guided by a romantic and floral spirit. The selection of works mixes contemporary and antique, bucolic landscapes and abstract coloured forms. The atmosphere of an old-fashioned literary salon was one of the main sources of inspiration for the design. "We wanted the hotel to give the impression of having always been part of the Marais landscape. We were therefore inspired by the great houses of the aristocratic era, where leading figures in literature, art and music would gather in sumptuous residences to indulge in the pleasures of letters and fine conversation. Our concept for Le Grand Mazarin was to revive this atmosphere and adapt it to contemporary times, where guests feel right at home," emphasises Martin Brudnizki.


Photos : Vincent Leroux