Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Yes we Cannes! (1)

Still the same view as in the shot above, from the window of the Paris hotel I stay in both before and after the bi-annual trips to the television program market and conference events in Cannes.

Quoting from Heather Stimmler-Hall's excellent site on Hotel La Lousiane... This hotel hasn’t made it into any guidebooks that I know of, perhaps because they’ve never needed to advertise. Ever since Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lived there from 1943-1946 (so they could be close to the Deux Magots and CafĂ© Flore), it has been a favorite with artists and writers. It’s not fancy or “charming”, but has cool artworks in the lobby, friendly staff, and larger-than average rooms decorated in brown (that particularly 70s shade of brown), with sparkling white bathrooms and little refrigerators so you can store all your goodies from the open market right outside. There are also three internet stations in the lobby. Just €100 for doubles, elevator included.

More recently in the sixties and seventies La Louisiane was the hotel most favoured by fashion models on short stays in Paris. Now I think that the proximity to all of the wonderful art galleries further down Rue de Seine is seen as a big advantage by many of the hotel's clients.

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