An authentic neighborhood hotel in Paris’ ‘Nouvelle Athènes’

If there has ever been an infamous, mythical neighborhood in Paris, it’s Pigalle. From its seedy sex shops to its cabaret shows, from the Moulin Rouge to the world-famous artists that once roamed the streets, Pigalle’s history is unlike any other.

Lacking communal space or a grand monument to this multicultural neighborhood, the founders of Le Pigalle took it upon themselves to create what they call “an authentic neighborhood hotel,” a place shaped by the cultural mix and vibrant spirit of this unique neighborhood just south of Montmartre.

To create an authentic experience, the team first turned to their neighbors – the hotel team is local (some were even born in the neighborhood), the breakfast croissants are baked nearby, and the books and music are selected by local bookstores and resident DJs.

Renovated in the ‘Nouvelle Athènes’ style of the neighborhood, Le Pigalle collaborated with the design studio Festen Architecture to transform the building. The designers referenced the neighborhood’s neoclassical details and colorful facades while injecting simple volumes and modern materials to create playful design combinations throughout.

The local experience extends into the hotel’s more than 40 guest rooms, using vintage and modern furniture and objects that add to the unique character of each room. The guestrooms vary from typical Parisian style pied-a-terre accommodations to shared bunk beds, making the hotel accessible to travelers with many different budgets.

Artwork from local photographers and graphic artists is displayed throughout the guest rooms and common spaces, narrating the unique stories of the people and places that make Pigalle ‘home.’

Shared rooms start at 150 Euro per night, and Standard rooms at 200 Euro per night.

Le Pigalle // 9 rue Frochot // Paris // website