Let’s discover our hotel near Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Like 20 million tourists every year, you are looking for a decent hotel near Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris because you intend to visit the forecourt of France’s most visited monument. And you’re right, this jewel of the French Capital is not to be missed under any circumstances, and by staying at the Hôtel des Marronniers, you’ll have made an excellent choice 😉

History of the Notre Dame Cathedral monument

In the heart of the Ile de la Cité near the Ile Saint-Louis, Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral dominates the city center and the banks of the Seine river. On either side, bridges link its majesty to the rest of the city and carry visitors up to its towers. Built between 1163 and 1345, it blends the characteristics of early and radiant Gothic art. 127 m long and 48 m wide, it welcomes pilgrims and heritage enthusiasts who come to admire the rose windows, relics, great organ, chandeliers and superb nave.

Two centuries of construction, but many more centuries of history. Notre-Dame Cathedral has witnessed events, tragedies and developments. In 1625, on the forecourt, a fountain was built on the instructions of Louis XIV to bring water to the inhabitants of the island. This same square, which in the 12th century was covered with houses (traces of which can be seen on the ground), was largely demolished by Baron Haussmann around 1860. A little earlier, in 1804, it was in the heart of this beautiful square that Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of the French.

Work following the fire in 2019

On 15 April 2019, a fire destroyed part of the cathedral (nave, roof, part of the vaults) and the spire collapsed. The damage was considerable and renovation work is still underway. Since the fire, it has no longer been possible to visit the actual cathedral

However, the Crypte archéologique de l’Île de la Cité, located beneath the forecourt of Notre-Dame, is still accessible. There are archaeological remains, of course, but also models, activities for young and old, and an exhibition : Notre-Dame Cathedral from Victor Hugo to Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc. This exhibition tells us more about the major restoration work carried out on the cathedral in the 19th century.

After the visit, you will have a choice among plenty of restaurants and you can walk to the Île Saint-Louis and the famous rue Saint-Louis en l’Île in the 4th arrondissement.

The Hotel des Marronniers : you hotel near Notre Dame Cathedral

If you are planning to visit Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Hotel des Marronniers is the ideal base for your Parisian getaway.

A few minutes walk only from Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Hotel des Marronniers is near Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, just a few minutes’ walk away. In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près, it boasts a pretty little garden and quiet rooms with courtyard or garden views. Its authentic, typically Parisian charm will welcome your thoughts after your visit to the Cathedral.

Choosing Saint-Germain-des-Prés means choosing authentic Paris, close to the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis. Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the place to be for the arts, literature and jazz, past and present. The past is reflected at every turn, while the present is just as vibrant. Nice restaurants, mythical cafés, shopping district, this fabulous location will seduce you !


Take a walk along the banks of the Seine, under the Pont des Arts, and watch the famous cathedral grow step by step. The closer you get to the water, the heavier and more imposing it becomes. Impressing pigeons and passers-by, it welcomes you on the other bank and presents its splendid sculptures from the forecourt.

If you’re staying in central Paris, you can walk to the Louvre Museum, Luxembourg Gardens, Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement)à or Pompidou Center in just a few minutes.

Staying at the Hotel des Marronniers

Hôtel des Marronniers will be delighted to welcome you not far from the Cathedral, un the quiet street of rue Jacob, for a weekend or longer stay in central Paris.

The nearest metro station is Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4), but the Odéon metro station (lines 4 and 10) is just a 5-minute walk away. The hotel is also within easy reach of the main train stations, such as Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse. And you will easily get to the Charles De Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport with the RER B (Saint-Michel Notre Same station). There are public transport as buses all around !

In addition to the secret garden, the hotel offers cosy and comfortable air-conditioned rooms, on the courtyard or garden side only. For 1, 2, 3 or even 4 people, all ou boutique hotel rooms are equipped with :

  • fast wifi with free connection ;
  • private bathroom with bath or shower, Clarins care products and hairdryer;
  • smart tv ;
  • individual air conditioning in the warmer months;
  • courtesy tray with tea and coffee;
  • desk ;
  • black-out curtains;
  • in-room safe;
  • quality bedding ;
  • French style.

There are only non-smoking rooms in our 3-star hotel and we propose Deluxe rooms with more spacious bedrooms. 

Every morning, a delicious breakfast is served on the veranda, in the garden weather permitting, or in your room. Our small vaulted lounge in the basement of the hotel can also be used for breakfast.

And our tea room is open to everyone, every day until 11pm.

What do our customers say about us?

  • wonderful location / central location : 10-minute walk to the main touristic attractions ;
  • establishment with character ;
  • very friendly hotel staff and excellent service ;
  • calm and comfortable ;
  • incredible garden terrace ;
  • fantastic stay with an extraordinary welcome.

For business travelers, you will appreciate the geographical location and our lovely street, the good quality of sleep with our quiet location, our helpful staff and our cosy bedrooms.

Book your our 3-star boutique hotel near Notre-Dame Cathedral in the 6th district now and enjoy an excellent stay, traditional style, courtyard garden, at affordable average price.

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