The writer Balzac already took pleasure in having some of his novel characters evolve there. More than a century later, the magic and fascination of the picturesque Sentier district is still palpable. The figures of literature have been replaced by those of modern life, which is very real and in tune with the times.
Until a few years ago, Sentier owed its reputation and attractiveness to the quality of the textiles produced there. Now that globalization has set in, many establishments have deserted the area. However, the district is far from having said its last word. Shops are still very present and now rub shoulders with the limitless ambitions of digital start-ups. The Sentier is a unique neighborhood, capable of constantly renewing itself without making a clean sweep of its rich past. Its most cherished emblem is the rue du Sentier, of course, the very street that gave its name to the entire neighborhood. However, no other street would represent so well the life that takes over the district as the rue Montorgueil. Very popular with Parisians and tourists alike, this street is full of restaurants, cafés and stores. It can boast of being one of the few pedestrian streets in Paris! Not far from the heavy atmosphere of the Grands Boulevards, Le Sentier still offers an appreciable haven of peace in the crazy French capital. This is what makes it so pleasant for a tourist stay.
The Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers is a 4 star hotel with an Italian restaurant in the heart of the Marais. In summer, you can enjoy a dish rich in Mediterranean flavors or a cocktail on the roof terrace. And if the weather is not good, there is always the fitness room, the wellness area or the yoga workshops to comfort you. In the heart of the 3rd arrondissement of the capital, the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers spreads out along a square dotted with trees. Nature is an essential component of the hotel's face. It does not only constitute the environment and the decoration of the establishment. It is its very essence, as the eco-responsible charter adopted by the hotel proves. The Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers is the perfect base from which to explore the various districts of the capital. Starting with the Marais and Sentier, which are in the immediate vicinity of your room. Your room will surely overlook a large, peaceful and relaxing courtyard. Very bright, it faces the six floors of the hotel. Each room is a real invitation to escape. The journey begins here, even before venturing into the charming streets of the capital. Using modern materials and playing with space, the rooms offer a cozy cocoon in the middle of one of the most vibrant and inspiring cities in Europe, if not the world. The establishment is not only for families and groups of friends looking for the perfect place to stay in Paris. It also offers many possibilities for the organization of events. Catering services and privatization of spaces are available upon request.