Strong and infinitely grateful for the success of Maison Souquet, voted “the most romantic hotel in the world”, the Maisons Particulières Collection unveils its new address: Maison Proust.
Maison Proust restores the splendor of the Parisian salons of the Belle Époque, as close as possible to Marcel Proust’s masterpiece: In Search of Lost Time.
“La Maison Proust perfectly embodies the French spirit. »
During the Belle Epoque, queens and kings, princesses and princes, the aristocracy of the Faubourg Saint-Germain and all the celebrities from the world of art and politics frequented cozy salons, lively cafés, theaters and the Opéra Garnier, which bear witness to the effervescence and brilliance of this prosperous period when Paris reigned as aesthetic and cultural master.
Princess Mathilde, Colette, Countess Greffulhe, Robert de Montesquiou, Sarah Bernhardt, Anna de Noailles, Jean Cocteau, Léontine de Caillavet, Geneviève Straus, Countess Potocka and many other renowned personalities surrounding Marcel Proust and having inspired the characters of La Recherche await you in the privacy of an exceptional setting, made up of period paintings, antique furniture, works of art and exclusive hangings, gathered here to offer you a dizzying, authentic and sincere immersion, in this golden age of the Belle Epoque.
La Recherche, the novel of a lifetime
A true genius and literary myth, Marcel Proust (1871-1922) remains one of the most famous writers in the world, thanks to a monumental work: In Search of Lost Time.
Consisting of seven volumes published between 1913 and 1927, this monument of literature is to this day the most commented work of our time. Essays, articles, publications, symposiums: amateur and professional Proustians examine, analyze, search, endlessly comment on this “cathedral of words” around memory and oblivion, love and death, beauty, time that passes, that gets lost and finds itself again. Themes which, in this universal work, question us endlessly, move us and call out to us about our intimate emotions.
“Here, the past is never far away, art is everywhere.”
The Marais is a historic district famous for its many private mansions built in the 17th century: residences of the nobility and the Parisian upper middle class of the time, which built many buildings that are still splendid today. Some have been transformed into museums or cultural institutions: Picasso Museum, Carnavalet Museum, Hôtel de Sully or Hôtel de Guénégaud.
Over time, the Marais has become the most dynamic and trendiest district of the capital. It is particularly famous for its Marché des Enfants Rouges created in 1615, its cutting-edge fashion boutiques, its second-hand and antique shops, and its art galleries. High place of contemporary Parisian life, the Marais also aligns along its cobbled streets, countless gourmet places offering very diverse dishes. Different communities have successively settled there, living in perfect harmony and adding a permanent party to this inspiring district.
It is in the heart of this vibrant Marais, at 26 rue de Picardie planted with majestic plane trees with soothing shades, that the Maison Proust stands.