The concept of the Hôtels Littéraires
Four-star hotels devoted to our favourite writers
The Hôtels Littéraires were created by the collector and booklover Jacques Letertre in tribute to his favourite writers, to share his enthusiasm with all visitors and offer them an opportunity to immerse themselves in the worlds of the greatest authors. Every detail of these four-star establishments is carefully thought out to offer a different artistic and cultural approach, so everyone can find a customised approach to (re)discovering the work and personality of these writers.
In Unesco’s 2030 Calendar, the dimension of culture is included as a keystone of sustainable development, with the idea of making it accessible to as many people as possible. To meet current societal challenges, and to contribute to general interest, our company has decided to put its resources at the service of this project.
The Société des Hôtels Littéraires has therefore set itself the mission of making French literature accessible to a wider audience by making a hotel stay a literary and artistic journey of an author’s works.
To disseminate the works of famous French writers to its visitors. and to make them aware of new artistic worlds, our hotel offer includes creative cultural content, thereby contributing to the development of sustainable tourism.
With the leadership of Alban Letertre, Managing Director, the Hôtels Littéraires became pioneers of the ecological transition in the tourism industry. We joined the Coq vert community, part of the BPI, a very close partner. We are proud to be a Scout member in order to help other companies willing to participate in this fundamental evolution of the hotel industry.
All our hotels have received the international Green Key label, the first international and sustainable label which proposes to act for sustainable tourism.
In everyday life, it means
• Offering Sustainable products
• Working on energy savings
• Buying from local producers
• Limiting food waste
• Using Eco labeled Products
Le Swann is the first hotel in Paris to be entirely devoted to Marcel Proust and his iconic work, In Search of Lost Time. This four-star hotel, situated in the historically Proustian district of the Plaine Monceau, enables visitors to immerse themselves in the world of France's most famous writer.
The aim of this Hôtel Littéraire is to enable guests to discover or rediscover the life and work of Proust in Paris in a warm and welcoming setting. The unique decoration, a collections area, multilingual libraries featuring rare editions and personalised rooms create an original atmosphere with refined Parisian charm.
This unique signature style can also be found in the other Hôtels Littéraires in Paris, Rouen, Clermont-Ferrand and Biarritz, each devoted to the writers Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Aymé, Arthur Rimbaud, Alexandre Vialatte and Jules Verne.