Hôtel Da Vinci

Paris / France / 2017

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The hotel is the home of a closely guarded secret. In 1911, after one Vincenzo Perugia
successfully committed the theft of the century by stealing the Mona Lisa from inside the Louvre
Museum, it was in one of the hotel’s rooms that he hid his valuable prize for several days…
The masterpiece was only found two years later in Italy, when the thief attempted to sell it on
to an antiques dealer in Florence. He received a light sentence on account of his motives: he
merely wanted to restore the “national treasure” to its homeland, Italy, as he considered that it
had been “stolen by Bonaparte”. The Gioconda would later be exhibited throughout Italy
before finally being returned to Paris, on 4th January 1914.
And so, to commemorate the centenary of the painting’s return to France, the hotel, renamed
for the occasion, reopened its doors after a complete renovation, to create a cosy, mellow
atmosphere in the lap of luxury. The hotel’s very own, unique “Da Vinci Code” works its magic
spell, steeped in historical opulence and the graceful elegance of Italian and French
appointments and melanges.


Adress:
25 rue des Saint Pères
75006 Paris
www.hoteldavinciparis.com

Architect:
Vincent Bastie

Interior designers:
Luana Bellusci
Sandrine Gouin Cabinet Vincent Bastie

Photos:
Christophe Bielsa

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    The hotel is the home of a closely guarded secret. In 1911, after one Vincenzo Perugiasuccessfully committed the theft of the century by stealing the Mona Lisa from inside the LouvreMuseum, it was in one of the hotel’s rooms that he hid his valuable prize for several days…The masterpiece was only found two years later in Italy, when the thief attempted to sell it onto an antiques dealer in Florence. He received a light sentence on account of his motives: hemerely wanted to restore...

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