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Hôtel Le Littré, a landmark hotel in the 6th district

  • 01/06/2023
  • About the hotel

The Hotel Le Littré is ideally located in the heart of the 6th district, ideal for couples, families or business meetings. A stay in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Le Littré has a reputation throughout the capital. A charming independent hotel in the 6th district Situated between Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Hôtel Le Littré is the ideal base in this lively district. A perfect blend of discretion and refinement, our 4-star hotel in the 6th district lends a touch of excellence to your Parisian stay. Montparnasse, the strategic business district Our hotel is easy to reach from the Montparnasse train station in Paris’s 6th arrondissement, in just ten minutes. Take advantage of your stay in Paris to admire the spectacular panorama of the city from the Montparnasse tower observatory. The Montparnasse district is renowned for its typically Parisian brasseries, profusion of boutiques and cultural scene. Take advantage of the station’s proximity to make the most of your stay anywhere in France or even Spain. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the iconic district of Parisian chic A meeting place for the most eminent painters and writers of the 19th century, Saint-Germain-des-Prés quickly established itself as an artistic and cultural landmark. This chic district welcomes you among renowned jazz clubs and luxury brands. From our hotel in the 6th arrondissement, you can explore this mecca of Parisian culture, from the Luxembourg Gardens to the Pont des Arts. Here you can discover :the fantastic collectibles of the Carré Rive Gauche ; the discreet and incredibly romantic charm of Place Fürstenberg, just behind the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.What to visit near Le Littré hotel? The 6th arrondissement is home to a host of precious treasures. Set off to discover them, from our 4-star hotel which is a meeting point between the 6th and 15th arrondissements of Paris A stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens Every spring, the Musée du Luxembourg unveils a new exhibition. While you’re waiting for it to open, or after your visit, take a stroll through the basins and Orangerie of the superb Luxembourg Gardens. The Mademoiselle Angelina tea room welcomes you all year round for a break as chic as it is gourmet: a true ode to French art de vivre. Just a few blocks from our 4-star hotel, discover the jewel of the 6th district, the church of Saint-Sulpice, a 17th-century architectural masterpiece. Enjoy a concert by the “most beautiful organ in the world” (dixit Albert Schweitzer). Nearby treasures of the 6th district You can also easily reach the emblematic sites on the outskirts of the 5th and 14th districts of Paris.The Paris Catacombs, the world’s largest ossuary, form an incredible underground labyrinth. Just a stone’s throw from your hotel in the 6th arrondissement, discover Le Bon Marché, for an unforgettable shopping experience. A vibrant tribute to the Middle Ages, the Musée de Cluny is a must-see for medieval history buffs of all ages. From here, explore the famous Latin Quarter : one of Paris’s oldest and liveliest neighborhoods. Book a stay at the Hotel Le Littré, Paris 6 and you’ll be in the beating heart of the Left Bank of the Seine.

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July 14th in Paris, at Littré

  • 24/05/2023
  • Eiffel Tower view

On the occasion of the French national holiday, the fireworks are the highlight of a day full of emotions. By staying at the hotel Le Littré, you will have a front row seat to the July 14, 2023 celebration in Paris. See the fireworks from the hotel Le Littré in Paris In Paris, July 14th is a day of celebration, so treat yourself to a privileged show from your terrace in our hotel. Every year, the fireworks are fired from the Iron Lady, whose elegance serves as the backdrop for a fantastic show. The streets of the capital are transformed into a festive and jovial atmosphere. Grand parades and an electrifying atmosphere bring back the spirit of the Revolution and the tribute to the French nation. If you wish to celebrate the 14th of July in Paris, book one of our rooms with Eiffel Tower : Superior Eiffel Tower, Executive Eiffel Tower or Suite Eiffel Tower view to spend a magical evening in Paris and bring our amenities for this unforgettable evening.What to do in Paris on July 14th? Make the most of the 2023 fireworks in Paris by staying at Le Littré. Here are our favorite places and activities and our tips for organizing this special day from your hotel Le Littré. The military parade: When you arrive, put your bags down at Le Littré before heading to the Champs Elysées. You will be there in less than thirty minutes by Metro. You will have the chance to admire the military procession going up the mythical avenue, with its uniformed soldiers, its horses and its air parade. A ball at the barracks: On National Day, traditional balls are celebrated in the barracks of the capital. The final bouquet of fireworks at the Eiffel Tower announces to visitors and Parisians, the time of departure to the traditional firemen’s balls set up in the different districts of the capital. Some places not to be missed: Caserne Rousseau, Caserne Sévigné and CAS* La Monnaie. A cruise on the Seine: A cruise on the Seine is the ideal escapade to soak up the atmosphere of the National Holiday. Embark on the Parisian boats and admire the show along the water, where the lights of the July 14 fireworks are reflected. On this special day, take part in the Parisian festivities by taking advantage of the assets and proximity of the hotel Le Littré.   Book now one of our rooms with Eiffel Tower view to enjoy the wonderful show of July 14th!

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Staying at the Littré for your trade shows in Paris

  • 28/04/2023
  • Events

Ideally located near Montparnasse, the hotel Le Littré welcomes you during your visit to the major trade shows in Paris. You can easily reach your exhibition venue: Porte de Versailles, Villepinte or Le Bourget. Why choose the hotel Le Littré? Instead of booking a hotel on site, come and enjoy the charm of the hotel Le Littré. We invite you to enjoy the Parisian life between two visits to the show of your choice in Paris. -Discover the warm hospitality of our luxury hotel, for a stay with modern elegance. -Reach your Paris trade show sites easily, by cab or metro, depending on your preference. -In the heart of the 6th arrondissement, admire the view of the illuminated rooftops of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower. Stroll through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district or enjoy the proximity of the Louvre, the Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower. Which trade fair to visit in Paris from the hotel Le Littré? Paris is a prime location for major trade shows: Rétromobile, Maison & Objet, Première Vision… Whether you are a professional or an enthusiast, we will be happy to welcome you at the hotel Le Littré. Your hotel a few steps from the Porte de Versailles Paris Expo is about 15 minutes away, by cab or public transport. If you choose to take the metro, get off at Boulevard du Montparnasse and then take line 12, in the direction of Mairie d’Issy. This line goes directly to the Porte de Versailles. Find the major Parisian trade shows held throughout the year at Paris Expo. The Foire de Paris, 1st – 12 May, 2024: discover numerous events in various sectors, from arts and crafts to housing, well-being, leisure and gastronomy. The Rétromobile show, January 31 – February 4, 2024: let yourself be surprised by the automotive treasures presented by passionate exhibitors. The Pharmagora trade show, 09-10, March 2023: the must-attend event for health professionals, with conferences, round tables and an e-health village. The Mondial de l’Auto, 14-24 October, 2024: a cutting-edge showcase, this is one of the world’s largest automobile exhibitions. You will find world premieres and concept cars. Reach Villepinte in less than an hour From the hotel Le Littré, a cab will take you to Villepinte in just 50 minutes. By public transport, you can reach the Paris-Nord exhibition center in less than an hour. At the end of rue du Littré, take bus 89 towards Porte de France. Get off at Luxembourg and take the RER B towards Charles de Gaulle airport, stopping at the Parc des Expositions. The round trip is easily done on the day or half day to visit several Parisian fairs. Maison & Objet, September 7-11, 2023 and January 18-22, 2024: explore the Parisian flagship of interior design, among architects, artisans and galleries. Première Vision, 6-8 February, 2024: immerse yourself in the world of creative and eco-friendly fashion by discovering the nine worlds of the show. Visit the Paris Air Show If you are passionate about aeronautics, the Paris Air Show is for you. From the Paris Montparnasse metro station, take line 12 towards Mairie d’Aubervilliers. Get off at Porte de la Chapelle and take bus 350 towards Roissypole. This bus will take you directly to the Le Bourget Exhibition Center. With a travel time of about 50 minutes by cab or public transport, it is an ideal option for a day or half-day on site. Le Littré transforms your Parisian trade shows into real pleasure escapades. Trust us to make your stay a success when you visit the Paris salons.

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Hotel Le Littré, a romantic hotel in Paris

  • 28/04/2023
  • Romantic stay

Nestled in the City of Love, Paris, between the Montparnasse district and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, our four-star hotel strives to create a tailor-made romantic experience during your stay. Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, your honeymoon, heartfelt wishes for your wedding anniversary, or simply a romantic getaway, our hotel in the heart of Paris serves as a perfect setting for couples seeking exceptional and romantic stays. Explore in this article what we have specially prepared for you, as well as our top recommendations for a memorable stay.Immerse yourself in the luxury of a four-star hotel and enjoy its personalized services.Erected in 1924 in the heart of Paris, the ultimate romantic city, Hotel Le Littré is characterized by timeless refinement inherited from the French art of living. A distinctly Parisian atmosphere permeates the life of the hotel, making it the perfect moment to surprise your partner by booking a room in our 4-star establishment.Our hotel is fully committed to creating a romantic atmosphere in your room. After making your reservation on our website, explore our carefully crafted exclusive packages to enhance your room with sophistication and romance. Whether it’s for a honeymoon, a marriage proposal, or an anniversary, you can also book other delicate touches, such as a bottle of French red wine, a box of chocolates, or a bouquet of flowers, to add a special touch to your stay with your loved one.An exceptional selection of wines and spirits is also at your disposal, including premium red and white wines, as well as fresh champagne from the houses of Ruinart or Duchêne. These exquisite choices can be enjoyed in complete privacy to enhance your experience.Our sauna, integrated into our wellness space, envelops you in warmth for instant total relaxation. Simply request our concierge service to privatize this space. Our team also offers massage and spa services directly in your room: whether you opt for a Shiatsu, Californian, or Balinese massage, your wellness interlude for two will be perfect.What might a romantic stay at Hotel Le Littré look like?Wondering how your romantic getaway with us unfolds? You’re already in the right place. Once your room is booked with us, we highly recommend checking our website to reserve a package specially designed for special occasions such as honeymoons, wedding anniversaries, and proposals. Our packages often include romantic decor with balloons, a bouquet, and rose petals. Champagne and a heart-shaped cake placed in your room will transform your stay into an unforgettable moment.After a restful night’s sleep, don’t leave your little haven. We suggest calling our concierge to order a continental breakfast, which will be delivered directly to your room. If you’re fortunate enough to stay in our rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower, this moment will be even more magical, thanks to the romantic atmosphere of Paris, the capital of France. The continental breakfast we offer includes mini croissants and chocolate croissants, a baguette with assorted jams, as well as refreshing beverages such as orange juice and milk. Eggs and madeleines can also be requested.When the urge to explore Paris strikes, we suggest exploring the charming Kitsuné boutique, located near the vast Tuileries Garden. At Kitsuné, meaning “fox” in Japanese, you’ll discover a selection of perfectly tailored trousers and cardigans for men and women, featuring subtle shades in Scottish thread. Also, visit the grand and majestic Opéra Garnier, known for its magnificent French architecture and elegant performances. Or, if you prefer a leisurely stroll hand in hand, wander through the streets of the Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood.After completing a fulfilling day of discoveries in Paris, we recommend booking our spa. Peaceful and secluded, our spa is the perfect place to unwind after an intense day.As night falls, tranquility settles in the neighborhood. We advise you to relax in your room and perhaps enjoy a good glass of wine or a flute of champagne to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. Feel free to explore our list of extras and their respective prices on our website.Our suites and rooms with a view of the Eiffel TowerWithin our hotel, the rooms feature an elegant and classic decor, adorned with varied color palettes. Louis XV-style armchairs, medallion chairs, and marble bathrooms add a touch of prestige to your romantic getaway. Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or your honeymoon, our chic and romantic suites in Paris offer you a magical experience for an unforgettable escape for two.The most spectacular aspect is our rooms with views of the rooftops of Paris and the majestic Eiffel Tower. The terraces of our rooms invite you to immerse yourself in a moment of escape, allowing you to marvel at the splendor of the capital throughout your stay. Decorated with our packages, your room will be a true romantic haven.Indulge in a wellness escape for two in the heart of ParisLocated near the Metro, it will be very easy for you to explore Paris from Hotel Le Littré. Here are some ideas for couple-friendly visits in the heart of Paris that you might enjoy:Admire the panoramic view from the Montparnasse Tower Observatory.Stroll through the chic neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.Have a candlelit dinner with a Seine River cruise.Visit the Eiffel Tower and perhaps dine at Madame Brasserie to enjoy a splendid view!Take a 2CV tour in the heart of Paris to discover Haussmannian architecture.Walk in the sublime Luxembourg Gardens, located a 10-minute walk from the hotel.Dance at the Caveau de la Huguette for a moment of musical intimacy. Later in the evening, treat yourselves to a stroll in the surroundings to admire the majestic silhouette of Notre-Dame.Walk hand in hand along the Seine River to the Alexandre III BridgeExplore the reviews from our customers after their honeymoon in our hotelMany of our customers have already chosen our hotel to celebrate their honeymoon, wedding anniversary, or Valentine’s Day, creating unforgettable romantic memories. Discover their reviews!“We enjoyed our honeymoon with exceptional hospitality. Thank you for the red wine and macarons that pleasantly enhanced this special occasion. The hotel’s location is ideal, offering easy access to essential points on foot or by metro. Additionally, the breakfast was particularly delicious and satisfying.” Mr. & Mrs. Lapeyre“We came to Hotel Le Littré for our wedding anniversary and booked a package to make our stay wonderful. It was just magical! The room was beautifully decorated, and we loved the little touches like the 2 French pastries. We will be back.” Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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Brazil at the Littré

  • 26/04/2023
  • Uncategorized

Le Littré’s new Brazilian “ambassadors”, Adriana Reis and Paulo Panayotis, joined us in Paris for a tourist escapade before flying to London. These journalists, who came to meet the director of the Littré hotel, are the founders of the Brazilian journalistic tourism portal O que Vi Pelo Mundo, which means “what I have seen around the world”. Adriana Reis, journalist, editor and co-creator of the portal, studied in Bordeaux in 1994. She previously worked as an international correspondent for TV Record and as a reporter, producer, editor and international coordinator. Paulo Panayotis, of Greek origin, was born in Brazil and is the founder of Oquevipelomundo. As a journalist, reporter and international coordinator, he uses his experience to offer an educated Brazilian public eager to travel, advice and journalistic content on different hotels, restaurants, museums and more generally the cultural aspect of a country. In search of valuable tips, good addresses and recommendations, Adriana and Paulo were very frequently solicited by travel enthusiasts. They decided to put their precious addresses gathered from all over the world at the disposal of the Brazilian population with high purchasing power. Their passion for travel and their previous enriching professional experiences led them to develop a profession. What Brazilians like about the Parisian Hotel Le Littré Large, spacious and bright rooms are synonymous with comfort for Brazilians. Culturally, they have a disposition to dress up for any occasion, which is why they arrive in Paris with bulky luggage. The rooms equipped with a dressing room at the Littré hotel are perfect for this type of clientele. The location, between Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse, is ideal. The Left Bank is indeed the favorite bank of the Brazilians. Often little spoken by Brazilians, English is not a mandatory language in Brazil. To learn a second or even a third language, you must have a scholarship, reserved only for the most gifted, which will give them access to the French and British alliances. Thus, a concierge service with the ability to speak Portuguese is extremely valuable. At the Hotel Le Littré, Brazilian tourists are the heart of our international clientele, with whom we have built relationships. Our multilingual concierge service is attentive to their needs. Interacting with our concierges is essential; Brazilians appreciate and value proximity. The interview of Brazilian journalists in the heart of a Parisian hotel After an interview about the history of the hotel, its return to the forefront after the COVID-19 crisis, and the changes to be faced in the hotel sector, it’s the globetrotter journalists’ turn to answer our questions.How would you define Brazilians and what can you tell us about Brazil?In Brazil, there are major differences within the country in terms of climate, culture and ethnicity. In summer, the North of Brazil can reach almost 35° while the South is close to 0°. From an ethnic point of view, Brazilians living in the North are indigenous while those in the South, close to Argentina and Uruguay, are Italians, Europeans in general. We are witnessing a cosmopolitan Brazilian population. The Brazilian Eldorado is undoubtedly Paris, the city of love and romance, which never ceases to make many tourists dream every year, who even book their stay on credit to admire the sublime Iron Lady from the rooms of the Hotel Littré. Indeed, the majority of Brazilians have a low standard of living, not allowing them to travel, so travel is considered a luxury. Very warm, it is a people who like to welcome others and to make discover its culture and the tourist places. Physical contact is omnipresent, gestures of affection are the custom when meeting people. There is a strong closeness, which spreads easily.What do you appreciate in Paris?The Littré hotel of course and its excellent quality-price ratio. We particularly appreciated the variety of the breakfast! We appreciate everything. Paris is a beautiful city, always on the move, with lots of new things to discover. For us, all flights are to Paris.Tell us a professional anecdote?When we were correspondents in London, we went on vacation to Greece, to Santorini. That’s where we heard about Lady Diana’s death on TV. We gathered our things and left as quickly as possible to cover this dramatic event. We had the opportunity to access privileged places and meet privileged people, such as the Queen of England, Princess Diana, President Nelson Mandela. We know respectively 40 and 70 countries around the world.What do you like best about your job?“Freedom,” Paulo tells us. “It’s the ability to do what I want every day, to explore and meet people. For me, eye-to-eye contact is and remains irreplaceable. As a journalist, it is very important to meet people face to face in order to form an opinion, and analyze their verbal and non-verbal communication. It allows us to see who we can trust”. “We are constantly on a quest for knowledge, a journalist never stops learning. I enjoy the diversity of places, stories and encounters. What I want to know about Le Littré is what lies behind its walls. If the walls have ears then I listen carefully to the stories the institution holds.”What does travel bring to you on a personal level?There is a phrase that says that “Traveling is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer”. Our friends in Brazil who do not travel tell us that we are very rich culturally. Indeed, our job allows us to have access to a great diversity of cultures, people, we learn a lot from others, we evolve. “If you want to be happy, travel with two bags: one to give and one to receive.” GoetheWhat are your upcoming projects?Starting tomorrow, we continue our tourist program in London, before returning to Paris to go back to Brazil. Being at home is also good after a long trip. We will resume our project in Burgundy which was started before the Covid, which could not be realized. We would like to set up a project with the Littré for the period of the Olympic Games. Today, the hotel industry is more than ever confronted with economic issues. The challenge for Le Littré, for other hotels in the capital and in the world, is to keep the human aspect at the heart of its concerns. Indeed, “What makes the difference between two 5-star hotels is not the quality of the infrastructure in the rooms and common areas, but the people behind the infrastructure. It’s the human element that makes this customer service so personalized and warm, just like the Brazilian culture.” Paulo Panayotis.

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Le Littré hotel, a real hotel for families in Paris

  • 22/02/2023
  • Family stay

Le Littré hotel, one of the last family and independent hotels in ParisWhat do all tourists dream of? To visit the Eiffel Tower and feel at home on the other side of the world. This dream becomes reality with the hotel Le Littré, a hotel definitely turned towards families in Paris. Indeed, the hotel has kept a family soul since its creation in 1924. Unlike a hotel chain run by investors, Le Littré has been in the hands of the same family for three generations. A true family history that is reflected in the philosophy of the hotel, to the delight of our guests: the family spirit is at the heart of our hotel.The Littré is thus a unique hotel by its history, its soul and its decoration. The rooms are far from being the same, a varied and warm palette of colors awaits you: something to surprise you. Reflecting the decoration, the customer experience is the priority of the House: personalized and always in search of excellence. These are the essential foundations that make Le Littré the family hotel in Paris, by essence. See life in pink with the hotel Le Littré.A hotel for families in Paris thanks to our family rooms ideal for children and adultsOur independent hotel located in a small street near the Montparnasse train station houses 90 rooms of distinct sizes to meet the needs of every traveler. Among the hotel’s 6 room categories, we have family rooms for 4 people in Paris, which can easily accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The hotel Le Littré is indeed committed to welcoming large families during their stay. To do so, some of these rooms are connected to suites, rooms similar to large Parisian apartments with parquet floors. The combination of these 2 categories of rooms is the ideal solution to welcome the whole family and allow them to be side by side during their stay.With a double bed and a sofa bed for the children, the Deluxe Family Rooms allow parents to keep an eye on their children. These perfectly bright and spacious rooms are a real living space that offers maximum comfort, in a space ranging from 30 to 35 m². With these rooms communicating with the children’s room, you are all together in comfortable spaces, allowing everyone to rest in peace but also to share moments of common life.As you can see, the Littré is the family hotel in Paris par excellence. However, if you wish to enjoy the city of Paris as a couple or with adults during an evening at the theater or in one of the restaurants in the neighborhood while your children are sleeping, call on our babysitting service from our concierge. Your children will be safe and sound for a new day.The right facilities and services for family staysThe family spirit of Le Littré hotel is reflected in our welcome, our activities, our spirit and our facilities and services.Did your children forget their favorite teddy bear? Don’t panic, our team dedicated to the well-being and comfort of children will not fail to replace their travel companion with teddy bears lovingly crafted by our governance team. Amenities are not just for adults! Coloring books with carefully selected crayons can be left in the room for the duration of the stay. Perfect to help your children pass the time in a calm and concentrated way, especially when you are getting ready for your evening. Take advantage of the bath products, with a composition adapted to children, which combine comfort and reassurance thanks to their playful packaging: your children will no longer be reluctant to take a bath!No more staying at home with small children, travel in complete freedom, because we have baby beds available. In fact, in the family rooms or other rooms, baby cots can be made available on request. Comfortable from the moment you arrive, to your room and the free breakfast, our family hotel is fully equipped. You will find high chairs so that your children can enjoy the first meal of the day with the whole family. Thanks to our wide choice of all-you-can-eat buffet, your children will not lack vitamins thanks to fruits and fruit juices, dairy products for calcium and vitamin D, and cereals and pastries rich in minerals and carbohydrates.To please is the value of the hotel Le Littré as well as the will to feel like in a second home, if your birthday or the birthday of your child takes place during your stay we do our best to offer you a personalized welcome. For children, small gifts such as toys can be offered.Finally, if your child’s birthday is approaching, our hotel offers you the opportunity to organize this happy event in our spacious, bright family dining room. Located not far from the hotel’s entrance, it is easily accessible to the guests but remains preserved, in a quiet place thanks to the stairs that lead directly to the heart of the room, all in a friendly atmosphere. A family spirit spreads through the candles blown out at Le Littré HotelEaster vacations in a family hotel in Paris  Easter is the ultimate family celebration. If you have planned to come to Paris with your children, this is the perfect time to introduce them to the City of Light in a fun and entertaining way. A pony ride in the heart of the Jardin du Luxembourg, only a 10-minute walk from the hotel, an egg hunt in the capital rewarded with delicious chocolates, a tasting of the creations of Parisian chocolatiers, marveling and rediscovering your childhood soul in front of the Lion King show or a day at Disneyland…multiple activities are accessible from our family hotel in Paris. You will find a list of our monthly recommendations of activities, restaurants, shows and places to visit with your family for the month of April directly at the reception of our hotel or by subscribing to our Newsletter.

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The bar hotel Littré Paris, a quiet and intimate bar

  • 17/01/2023
  • About the hotel

Did you know that it is possible to have a drink or a cocktail in the Littré hotel bar, whether you are a client of the hotel, just passing through the area or a resident of the Montparnasse or Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood.A hotel bar where you can sip cocktailsOpen from 3:30 p.m. to midnight, the bar at the Le Littré Paris hotel has areas nearby where you can relax and sip a cocktail after a day of work or sightseeing in the capital. Perfect after a day of shopping in the nearby streets, or to extend your evening after a play.A place for cosmopolitan encounters, exchange with the hotel staff or a moment of relaxation with yourself, our hotel bar welcomes you in its calm, warm and entertaining atmosphere.Under the Veranda, in summer and winter, relax in our armchairs and sofas. Our hotel bar in Paris is the perfect place to relax and change the atmosphere of your drink.The menu of our hotel bar in Paris, a menu adapted to your desiresA warm and comforting drink during an autumn in Paris, a fruit juice to refresh you from the summer heat, or a spirit for your end of evening: the menu is the image of your desires! Come to the bar hotel Littré, in all seasons, you will receive an attentive welcome.You will find a wide range of choices of aperitifs, cocktails and vintage wines, available by the bottle or by the glass. To be enjoyed at the hotel bar or on the terrace of the rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower, a glass of our famous champagnes from renowned French houses, ideal for an excellent evening.The expertise of the hotel bar Le Littré: a barman who listens to you and advises youOur barman, listening to your desires, adapts to your preferences and offers you the best products. Attentive listening is brought to you at the hotel bar Le Littré, a quality service and a mastered mixology. Our barman David, as a real passionate, presents you his colored, sweet or fruity works of art. From the blue lagoon to the cosmopolitan through the caipirinha, a colorful show is offered to you at the calm and relaxing hotel bar of the Littré Paris.And if you order the barman’s favorite cocktail, he will serve you a cosmopolitan! To make it, David reveals his recipe.For this cocktail, you will need :Half a limeIce cubesVodka (5 cl)Cointreau (2.5 cl)Cranberry juiceAn orange wedge for decorationTo make this cocktail, squeeze the juice from the lime. Then, with your shaker, pour the ice cubes first, then the vodka, the cointreau, the cranberry juice, the lemon juice and the lemon. Stir well and pour into a cocktail glass. For decoration, add an orange wedge. Your cosmopolitan is ready to be enjoyed!What is your secret for a successful cosmopolitan?My secret for the cosmopolitan is to put the lemon that I have squeezed beforehand in the shaker and to shake it. For a cocktail that I have never made before, for example, you should always taste it before serving it to the customer. A bartender has to be honest, if the cocktail is not good, you have to recognize it and not serve it to the customer.A bartender is like a chef, he makes sure that what he proposes is good before serving it to the customerDavid’s interview, at the bar of the Littré hotelDavid, our bartender, gives you his advice on the bartending profession. A former social worker who lived in Canada before moving to Paris, he has turned to a profession of action and passion. His desire to learn allowed him to add to his bow the realization of cocktails and drinks of all kinds. His desire to create human contact during your tasting is a real exchange and sharing of ideas.Q1 : What do you prefer in your job?The human contact, the exchanges with the customers.Q2 : What are the qualities needed to become a good bartender?For me, the qualities necessary to be a good bartender are relational qualities, essential to create human contact, sensitivity, a sense of humor, creativity, honesty and a good presentation.Sensitivity is important in order to understand the customer’s needs, you have to be sensitive to his tastes in order to offer him the most suitable choice if he is undecided.Sometimes, a customer orders a cocktail that I don’t know, I ask him the ingredients, if he remembers the taste of this cocktail, if it is rather sweet, fruity or bitter. I have to use my imagination and be creative in order to recreate the cocktail he tasted. The customer even tells me that my cocktail is even better than the one he tasted before!Relational qualities are essential in this job. Friendliness, a smile and a sense of humor are essential.It is a relationship of exchange with the client: I use my personal experience to create a link with my life experience in Paris. I use the interpersonal skills I acquired during my former job in the social sector to listen and give the best advice.People say that a bartender should not talk about sensitive subjects such as politics or religion, but I think this is wrong. A bartender can talk about anything if he knows how to do it! You just have to find a balance, listen without judging each other’s opinions and engage in a constructive discussion.Finally, a bartender must have a perfect presentation, especially when working in a 4 star hotel.Q3 : What advice would you give to a young person starting out in the profession?I think that age doesn’t matter when you are starting out, it’s the passion for the job that counts and the relational skills. You have to like having contact with customers.I would give them the advice to challenge themselves and evolve. There are different types of establishments where you can work, you can go from a small neighborhood bar to a starred hotel bar. You can evolve in the profession and become a head bartender, manage your own team, which makes your skills evolve. Then you can take on the challenge of moving on to more and more prestigious hotels. Young people are lucky to have the energy, it’s a physical job all the same.