понедељак, 22. фебруар 2016.

PARIS / HOTEL VERNEUIL


























































Ima neka tajna veza između, onako baš chic hotela i mene u februaru (ovde). Ima i još jedna jača veza između njega, februara i našeg omiljenog grada. 
Paris, je t'aime.
'Bonjour monsieur. La rue Verneuil, Hotel Verneuil, s'il vous plaît!' 
Sve je počelo praktično na granici između 6. i 7. arondismana (mojih omiljenih u Parisu). U mirnoj i elegantnoj ulici, prekoputa kuće gde je nekada živeo čuveni Serge Gainsbourg, u romantičnom i otmenom hotelu Verneuil.

Lokacija
Lokacija je prvo na šta sam zaista 'odlepila'. Zašto? 
Hotel Verneuil se nalazi u ušuškanoj ulici tik uz najpoznatije turističke znamenitosti. Iza prvog ugla izlazi se na romantičnu Senu i velelepni Luvr sa jedne strane i Orsay, sa druge, naše strane.
Izuzetno je dobro pozicioniran i ukoliko ste ljubitelji šetnje, za dvadesetak minuta mogli biste da uživate u gordoj katedrali Notre Dame ili da za nešto jače od pola sata da se divite simbolu Pariza, savršenoj Ajfelovoj kuli. 
Sam kvart tj. arondisman u kojem se nalazi hotel je nešto što je u celoj priči posebno i umetnički. Puno galerija, poslastičarnica, kafei i restorana u kojima su sedeli, ali i dan danas sede prave pariške face su nešto što morate osetiti. Izdvojila bih, naše omiljenje Les Deux Magots, Cafe Bonaparte, Cafe de Flore... 
Ne zaboravimo dizajnerske radnje i jednu drugačiju shopping zonu kojom odiše leva obala Sene- Boulevar Saint-Germain i najstarija robna kuća Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche... Nema ničeg boljeg kad vam je sve nadohvat ruke!

Hotel
Hotel Verneuil predstavlja jedinstven spoj stare francuske elegancije (sama zgrada je sagrađena u 17. veku) i novog dizajna. Mračan i tajanstven, a sa druge strane sofisticiran i topao pruža neverovatan ugođaj.
Sobe su odlično opremljene. Moderne, a opet su zadržale vanvremensku notu. Biću površna, iako živimo u 21. veku, ali WI-FI je sjajaj! Dostupni su vam Ipad i laptopovi ukoliko su vam potrebni. 
Hightlite hotela predstavlja fenomenalan doručak u hotelskom restoranu ili u sobi i svakako je nešto što će vam dati snage za ceo dan. Pain au chocolat i kapućino ne smete preskočiti. Prirodni sokovi i voda su tu za vas kad god ožednite, a selekcija sireva da se zasladite. L'Occitane en Province potpisuje toaletni pribor koji i privatno koristim, tako da možete zamisliti koliko sam srećna bila.
Osoblje hotela je tu da vas razmazi ljubaznošću i učini da se zaista osetite posebno. Da se osetite kao kod kuće!  

Zanimljivosti
Sve ljubitelje francuskog pevača, glumca, tekstopisca, buntovnika i ljubavnika Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourga, posebno će radovati vest da se njegova kuća nalazi prekoputa hotela. 
Da i dalje postoji soba, u prizemlju, u kojoj se skrivao od paparazza i fanova i da će ovog marta 2016, Hotel i njegova porodica, obeležiti 25. godina od smrti takve legende. 


Priznaću vam jedno, reči ne postoje koje bi mogle opisati boravak u Parisu i boravak u hotelu. Možda će zvučati too much, ali mene su kupili! Ukoliko ste me pratili na instagramu @bonjourjr i u narednom postu ću vam otkriti nešto više o samom gradu. I da vratiću se ponovo, jer toplinu i bezbrižnost koju sam osetila ne mogu zaboraviti! 
Hvala, hotel Verneuil na nezaboravnom vremenu! 

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There is a certain secret bond between an exquisitely chic hotel and me on February (click here). There is an even stronger bond between him, February and our most beloved city.
Paris, je t'aime.
'Bonjour monsieur. La rue Verneuil, Hotel Verneuil, s'il vous plaît!'
It all started on the border between 6th and 7h arrondissement (my two favorites in Paris). There we stayed, in a peaceful and elegant street, right across the house where the famed Serge Gainsbourg once lived, in a charming and sophisticated hotel.

Location
The hotel's prime location gives a first real buzz. Why? 
Hotel Verneuil is tucked into a quiet street just close to the Paris's most celebrated historical, cultural and natural attractions. Around the first corner, there are the powerful, romantic river Seine and the Louvre's shimmering beauty. Another iconic museum, Musée d’Orsay, is just a hop across, also facing the majestic river, but on 'our', the hotel's side.
If you are in the mood for a bit of walking (and coming in Paris, I would imagine you are, with your eyes wide open), after around 20 minutes you may enjoy the remarkable facades of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a true Gothic masterpiece. In the opposite direction, also within the walking distance from the hotel, you can pass the picturesque Jardin des tuileries (host of Musée de L'Orangerie), impressive Place de la Concorde with the giant wheel ideal for panorama shots (if weather allows), and right through the vibrant Champs-Elysées, all the way to another landmark, the Arc de Triomphe. The universal symbol of Paris, the beautiful Eiffel Tower, is also reachable, if you are prepared to stretch your legs a bit.
Back to the hotel's direct surrounding, the mere block, that is, the arrondissement where it is located is unique and artistic. There are plenty of galleries, confectioneries, bistros and restaurants that were and still are visited by the Paris famous names – an atmosphere you cannot miss to absorb. My favorites are the ones that create romantic echoes of the past times - Les Deux Magots, Café Bonaparte, Café de Flore…
Finally, let's not forget about the designers' shops and a distinct shopping area situated on the left bank of the Seine – the Saint-Germaine Boulevard and the oldest, chicest department store, Le Bon Marché… Overall, the hotel's location is tough to beat!

Hotel
Hotel Verneuil represents a unique blend of the classic French elegance (the building was constructed in 17th century) and the modern design. A bit dark and mysterious, yet delicate and enticing, it gave us nothing but pure satisfaction. Although not very spacious, the rooms are most pleasing and utmost comfortable, traditionally elegant and very well-equipped. With the risk of sounding slightly superficial, the Wi-Fi signal is great! You can also borrow an iPad or a laptop if you need one. The bathroom was superbly maintained, clean and functional. In my book, extra points go for the offering of L'Occitane en Province bath products, which I also use privately.
The hotel serves a phenomenal breakfast which you can also enjoy in your room and gain power for the rest of the day. Pain au chocolat and a warm cappuccino are a must. There are also fresh juices and natural water if you are thirsty, and a selection of cheese for a sweet finish. 
Last but not the least, the attentive and pleasant staff were the final gem in our next to perfect experience with the Hotel Verneuil. These kind people know to make one feel like at home!

Trivia
The admirers of the singer, actor, text-writer, French favorite 'enfant terrible', the lover of Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg will find especially interesting that his house is right across the hotel. There is still a room, on the hotel's ground floor, where Mr. Gainsbourg used to hide from paparazzi and his most persistent fans. On this March 2016, 25 years after his death, an event will be held to commemorate the departure of this fascinating cultural figure, although a more fitting term might be the joyous celebration of his life.    

If you have been following my Instagram profile recently, you have seen some other photos taken during our stay in Paris. In the following posts, I will write a little about Paris, the city that captured my heart long time ago and to which I keep falling in love ever since. In the end, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Hotel Verneuil for their fantastic contribution to the unforgettable vacation.





















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