© Touriste / Photography: Benoit Linero

The 10th arrondissement of the French capital is already home to a slew of fashionable independent boutiques and eateries, and as of late, a funky, and masterfully colour-dipped hotel has joined the ranks. As the latest venue of Parisian entrepreneur Adrien Gloaguen, founder of the Touriste group of hospitality establishments, Hotel les Deux Gares fully embodies the quirky pizzazz of this part of Paris. Preceding the hotel opening, Café les Deux Gares, the property’s very own eatery, has been pulling crowds from across town. Chef Jonathan Schweizer‘s tasty bistro dishes such as Iberian pork with carrots, and  tuna with quartered apricots and onions, all paired with hand-picked organic wines. Mind you, it’s an all-day venue, so breakfast and lunch is served here as well. And now, the full concept has been revealed, breathing new life into all five floors of this late 19th-century building in between Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, two of the city’s main railway terminals. Gloaguen tapped London-based creative multitasker Luke Edward Hall to create fitting settings for the property, pairing a multitude of colours with a playful and eclectic style. The intentional mismatches straddle different eras, but they’re overtly tongue-in-cheek, drawing you into a visual adventure in each of the 40 guestrooms. The design and curation of Hall is both elaborate and audacious, and includes walls in pale blue, 1970s-inspired light fixtures, geometrical rugs, classic tulip tables, and last but not least, bathrooms clad in bright yellow tiles. From the lobby and café to the guestrooms, and back by way of a matching fitness room with WaterRower machines and a sauna, the premises ooze a modern Bohemian lifestyle fit for any aesthetically inclined traveller.

Hotel Les Deux Gares
2 rue des Deux Gares
75010 Paris
Telephone: +33 1 85731183

© Touriste / Photography: Benoit Linero