Personnes prenant un verre au bar Joséphine - Hôtel Lutetia

Bar Joséphine - Hôtel Lutetia

Lutetia needs no introduction. The legendary hotel recently reopened after four years of renovation work. So what are you waiting for? Rediscover its historic bar, imbued with the unmistakable spirit of the Left Bank…

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This is more than a hotel: The Lutetia is a historic monument drawing inspiration from Parisian mythology. Its name is a reference to the Roman settlement founded on the site of modern-day Paris 2000 years ago. Opened in 1910 a stone’s throw from Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this opulent Art Nouveau building, an ode to the Belle Époque, naturally became a meeting place for the Paris intellectual set, where Picasso, Cocteau, Matisse, Joyce, Beckett, Sartre, Camus, Saint-Exupéry, Gainsbourg and others mixed…

The prestigious setting of Bar Joséphine (formerly the Salon Borghèse) captures that spirit perfectly, with its Art Déco interior now restored to its former glory. The recent works even updated a rustic fresco on the vaulted ceiling by painter Adrien Karbowsky, a task that took some 17,000 hours! Take your place at the incredibly long bar and savour a classic cocktail or a glass of Lutetia’s very own champagne (by Taittinger) while enjoying a spot of jazz in the most enchanting of settings… The Left Bank spirit is alive and well!

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45 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris 6ème

    Days and opening hours

    All year round between 5 pm and 2 am.


    • Free


    Spoken languages

    • French
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    45 boulevard Raspail
    75006 Paris 6ème

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