Hotel Les Pléiades
LOCATION: Barbizon, France
STATUS: Finished
YEAR: 2010

This is a very special boutique hotel, legendary amongst the art world, as Barbizon is known as “the village of the painters” for its charming architecture and surroundings. Following this bucolic narrative, the interior design concept is developed around a relaxed and discreet luxury which maximizes the characteristics of the property and the nearby forest landscape. 

Original wood beams have been restored and shine as a natural addition to the bedrooms. A similar effect is achieved by maximizing  the shapes of the attic, which create a personal, distinct and intimate space. Most rooms have balconies or terraces which enjoy the views of the town’s rooftops and the Fontainebleau forest.

The common spaces connect with the surrounding nature by employing wood as a reference material. Floors, walls and columns celebrate this material in all its splendor in the restaurant and the lobby, which also displays a collection of art works linking Les Pléiades with the painters from the 19th century who frequented the village looking for inspiration. Like them, the guests of this boutique hotel will feel the creative charm of this unique place, enjoy their stay in the cozy, elegant and bright rooms, relax in the hammam, or indulge themselves with the gastronomic offer of a first class restaurant in an ambience of elegant rusticity. 

 

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