Discover the history of the neighborhood


The Beginnings

One of the oldest streets of Paris, the Rue de Buci is famous for its liviliness and charming market. Its paved streets give it a village-like feel. Its origins date back to the 13th century. At this time, it was spelled various ways, including Buci and Bussi. A name it owed to its owner, Simon de Buci, the first President of the Parlement of Paris in 1341. De Buci bought the street in 1350 in order to benefit from its goods tax.

For many years, it was one of the most important streets of the left bank. Along with the Rue Saint-André-des-Arts, the Rue du Four, the Rue de Sèvres and the Rue Lecourbe, it was part of a route that, around the year 1000, lead south-west from Petit Chatelet, across the Clos de Laas and the Clos Gibart, with an abrupt junction to the south for bypassing the Abbey. 

A neighbourhood rich in history 


Saint-Germain-des-Près, the literary heart of Paris: here, tourists passionate about books and art rub shoulders with students mad about philosophy and the cinema. A romantic neighbourhood, known throughout the world, which made a name for itself at the beginning of the 20th century when it became the favoured haunt of artists and philosophers. But it was not until the mid-1950s that the area truly experienced its golden age...

... Prized by Artists

 Café Flore and the Deux Magots are the haunts of philosophers, poets, artists and writers. Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Boris Vian, Jacques Prévert and Serge Gainsbourg, to name a few, chose the neighbourhood as their preferred district. Today Saint-Germain-des-Près has preserved the authentic charm of its old 17th century buildings. A meeting place for scholars, the district is also known for its many romantic Parisian hotels, its luxury designer boutiques, its delicious restaurants and small, intimate backstreets, which are ideal for a romantic walk.

And what about the Hotel de Buci?

The Hotel de Buci is still to reveal all of its secrets. There is still some mystery regarding its history. Since 2006, this romantic hotel in Paris has belonged to the French hotel group Hôtels Maurice Hurand. At its head, a trio that embodies a new approach to hospitality. Romain Binet, currently the Director of the Terrass" Hotel, and his sisters, Emilie Arabyan, Director of Purchasing and Investment, and Marion Laroche, Director of Administration and Finance.

Fully renovated in 2011, the Hotel de Buci defined its style and came into its own as an intimate address in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près. A small romantic hotel in Paris, its quietly refined setting is guided by a desire for sophistication and elegance.


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