Le Pigalle is unlike your average hotel. Sharing the Pigalle district in Paris with infamous cabarets, sex shops, and young and in-love locals, Le Pigalle is a decadent destination for travellers who want to get away from ingeniune experiences designed for tourists. This is the real Paris, or at least part of it.
Situated on Rue Frochot, the hotel stands tall with potted plants and vines pouring over the window sills. True to the mood of the neighborhood, the sign carrying the hotel’s name--as well as the words “bar,” “hotel,” and “restaurant”--are lit in white neon. This place is different, indeed, but in all the right ways. The concepts of artistic creation, lust, and romance that so many envision when they imagine Paris are present here. Somehow, valuable aspects of the past have stayed in tact at this hotel while they’ve withered away elsewhere in the city.
There’s something refreshing about different, and Le Pigalle thrives on this simple fact. As one makes their way through Europe going from destination to destination, they learn to know what to expect. Le Pigalle, however, shatters these expectations, whether it be through its design, multiculture, location, or its connection to the community. This hotel prides itself on being a permeable, fluid space, rather than a microcosmic bubble separated from the outside world. The hotel does this by turning to local individuals and businesses to create a unique guest experience: photographs and illustrations from local artists stud the walls, the music in the bar and lobby has been curated by local DJs, fresh baked goods are sourced from a nearby bakery, and special access to shopkeepers and neighborhood characters allow guests to hear wild stories of this red-light district’s many exploits.
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AMENITIES AND SERVICES
Restaurant and bar/lounge
24-hour front desk
Free newspapers in the lobby