The Charles V Hotel, on rue Saint-Paul in the 4th arrondissement, is located in the Marais district, the historic heart of Paris, always and more than ever in tune with the times and animated by a young and dynamic soul.
From the golden age of the Marais in the 14th century to the present day, the Marais has never ceased to be a place of intrigue and mystery, a place of covetousness, a place of architectural creations, a holiday resort for the nobility, a place of creativity for craftsmen and artists.
Just a stone's throw from the Charles V, the Hôtel de Sens is one of the rare remains of medieval civil dwellings in Paris, and one of the most beautiful private mansions in the city. It was the archbishop of Sens, Tristan de Salazar, who had this residence built between 1475 and 1519. The famous Queen Margot lived here.
Next door, the students of the Lycée Charlemagne (a former Jesuit convent) play football at the foot of a long wall which is the largest preserved fragment of the 12th century walls built by Philippe Auguste.
Just behind it, the Village Saint-Paul has its shops in the former gardens of Charles V, who resided in the Hôtel Saint-Pol, unfortunately destroyed in the 16th century.
In Rue Saint-Antoine, the façade of the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church, a splendid baroque church built in the 17th century for Louis XIII, can be admired.
Crossing the Rue de Rivoli close to our hotel, the Place des Vosges is just a stone's throw away. The former royal square is a perfect example of the French classical style and a unique example of 17th century architecture. Strolling along the arches, you will discover gourmet stops and terraces for a break or a meal, as well as numerous art galleries.