True to its Parisian neighborhood’s neon-lit, highly creative past, Le Pigalle has deep local roots with talented residents adding to its unique symphony.
It isn’t often that one gets a glimpse of a golden age these days. In the case of Le Pigalle, a shining new beacon in the Pigalle district, this age speaks of the Paris of Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, and Edith Piaf. This once-seedy, neon-lit neighborhood welcomed the creative, well heeled, and practitioners of the world’s oldest profession in equal measure.
All the rooms have a strong Parisian identity.
They are decorated in the style of the area, known as Nouvelle Athènes for its neoclassical architecture, which inspired artists and poets in the late nineteenth century. And they convey a specific image of Pigalle: historic, modern, decadent, multicultural, musical.
Thanks to the diversity, quality, and originality of the new restaurants, bars, and shops, Le Pigalle is fast becoming a vibrant cultural and gastronomic center hub in Paris. Just north of Pigalle is another vibrant neighborhood, the bohemian Montmartre with its famous Sacré Coeur Basilica, the rustic houses of Place des Abbesses, and artists populating its streets.
Le Pigalle’s location on Rue Frochot in the heart of “Nouvelle Athènes” (new Athens) means that it rubs shoulders with both the neo-classical flourishes of its neighbors and with the colorful facades of Place Pigalle. Using simple volumes and materials, such as marble, granite, and plaster of Paris in the lobby and rooms, has allowed the architects more room for playful combinations of design.