Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Wednesday Doorway: l'hôtel Pullman

The hotel is located near the palace on the site of the former artillery riding school under Napoléon the 3rd. See the reflected gate here in one of VDP's earliest posts.
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L'hôtel se situe tout près du château et a été construit sur le site des anciens manèges d'artillerie de Napoléon III. Plus d'infos dans un des tout premiers billets de VDP.

27 comments:

andrew1860 said...

Wow this place looks very modern compared to the rest of Versailles

Halcyon said...

Modern, but I like it!!!

Thérèse said...

En fait Mr Pullman et Napoléon III se sont même peut-être croisés dans leur vie!

Kaori said...

Like how the warm light from the inside is so welcoming! :-)

Bob Crowe said...

It looks much more elegant than the place my family stayed in on the one occasion we stopped in Versailles. It was the Mercure. The rooms were adequate but busload after busload of noisy tour groups unloaded beneath out windows when we were trying to sleep. I also remember that there was a shopping center across the streets that had one of those Hippopotamus restaurants, which the kids thought was just fine.

Randy said...

Looks like a fancy place.

Woody said...

Very modern and elegant. I think I'd like to stay there, it's very inviting.

James said...

Nice looking place and I love the reflection from 2009.

T. Becque said...

I like the pop of red from inside. Modern inside a "traditional" building is a stunning contrast.

Olivier said...

il en jette, on a envie de rentrer eau garde à vous

Leif Hagen said...

There's a warm, welcoming glow coming from inside...

Small City Scenes said...

I love this doorway and to think it is a hotel at the site of a former riding school. Very cool!!!!!

I am glad you are back and now I am back too. MB

Dina said...

Oh la la, elegant.

Diane said...

That looks swish and very swanky. xxxx

ALAIN said...

Idéal pour un 5 à 7.

VP said...

I'll keep this in mind for my next stay in Versailles!

Malyss said...

J'aime la chaleur qui se degage de l'interieur, si attirante quand on voit la pluie dehors..

EG Wow said...

The red lights are drawing me in.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful entrance, very elegant!
Léia

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Such a wonderful addition to Versailles. Now, they just need to fill the lobby with YOUR photos! You are bringing Versailles to the world. As a matter of fact, maybe they should give you a commission for each guest who says, "I learned about you through Versailles Daily Photo." I'm onboard!

Louis la Vache said...

C'est trés cher, n'est-ce pas?!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Pullman Hotels look much nicer than Pullman cars (the railroad sleeper berths on old trains in the USA).

Jacob said...

Looks quite elegant and what a grand entrance!

I'd never heard of the Pullman Hotel chain until after we came back from Paris...we had stayed in the Hilton Paris (near the ET) and I learned that it has now been bought by the Pullman chain...

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I like your use of color here, Ciel. It is something to learn from you - how you compose with color.

Sharon

JM said...

Love the warm bright colours inside. Great contrast. Happy 2011, Ciel.

Bergson said...

une porte qui va bientôt fonctionner

ça me fait bailler

Becky said...

Here in my part of the world, Pullman is a little college town a few hours north of the valley, and home to Washington State University. Right across the border in Moscow (pronounced moss-cow, not moss-coh like the Russian city) is the University of Idaho.