Your stay at the Hôtel Littéraire Le Swann
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Your stay at the Hôtel Littéraire Le Swann
Breakfast
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Breakfast
The Jacques Guérin Room
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The Jacques Guérin Room
Swann's Bar
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Swann's Bar
The international Marcel Proust library
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The international Marcel Proust library
Exhibition Area
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Exhibition Area
Cultural Tours
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Cultural Tours

A 4-star service in Paris
A blend of comfort and culture

For your comfort and safety, the staff of the Hôtel Littéraire Le Swann are available to welcome you 24 hours a day.  The automatic doors are locked at night;  the entrances and exits are managed by a member of staff at the reception.

Check-in:  2 pm – Check-out:  12 noon

Express check-out (free service):  To make your departure easier, the hotel offers an express check-out service, available on request when you arrive.

Early check-in* (supplementary service):  Would you like your room to be available earlier on the day of your arrival?  Set off with peace of mind and book an early check-in on line.

Leave later* (supplementary service):  Are you leaving later?  Enjoy your room for longer with the late check-out option. 

*Options subject to availability

Best Western Plus Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert - Le petit déjeuner

From 7 am to 10.30 am:  gourmet buffet served in the Jacques Guérin room.

Your breakfast buffet is 12€ instead of 16€ when you book on the official website (available as an extra when booking).

Relax for a moment and enjoy some gourmet delights on the ground floor of the hotel, under a magnificent Art-Deco glass roof. 

Whether you choose the express, buffet or in-room option, this is a perfect way to take some time out and start your day with Proust's Parisian madeleine and Céleste Albaret's coffee.

Other breakfast options are available:
5 am – 7 am:  The Pre-Buffet - breakfast to take away
7 am – 11 am:  In-room tray
7 am – 11 am:  Snacks
 

Best Western Plus Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert - Le petit déjeuner

Outside breakfast times (between 7 am and 10.30 am), the Jacques Guérin room offers a quiet space to work or relax under its light-filled Art-Deco glass roof.  The atmosphere is peaceful, thanks to the charming Proustian decoration, framed bindings of In Search of Lost Time by Jean de Gonet and its airy chandelier. 

More information on the co-working page

With its graceful Belle Époque decoration, the lounge bar of the Hôtel Littéraire Le Swann is ideal for a relaxing break.  In a friendly atmosphere with a focus on gourmet food, take tea with a delicious madeleine near the library or let yourself be guided by the inspiration of the day. 

A timeless moment in a typical Parisian atmosphere, whose appeal lies in its quiet elegance.

The writer's works are available in paperback editions for all visitors and in many languages - English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Greek, Estonian, Turkish, Maltese, Catalan, Georgian, etc.

All you have to do is choose your favourite book by Proust (Swann's Way?  In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower?  Time Regained?) or one of the countless works on various aspects of his life and work by iconic authors.

There are many different reading areas in the hotel - unless you prefer the quiet of your room.
 

At the Hôtels Littéraires, there are displays of books, documents and collectors' items in specially designed showcases, which are accessible to all visitors.  At Le Swann, Haute Couture items from the Belle Époque era by the great couturier Jacques Doucet are displayed alongside Proustian first editions.  These works, whose interest lies in their rarity and their unique bindings, are regularly loaned for exhibitions on the theme of the world of Marcel Proust.

Manuscripts complete the collection, taken from correspondence by Proust and those close to him and from the drafts of his pages, the famous "placards" (corrected drafts).  The many period photographs enable visitors to immerse themselves in the Parisian world of yesteryear, centred on the iconic figures of Céleste Albaret and Laure Hayman.   

 

Historical map of Marcel Proust's Paris

This historical map of the period was created especially for Le Swann by graphic designer Ursula Held and literary consultant Hélène Montjean.  It suggests various walks in Paris in the footsteps of Marcel Proust.  With the bilingual paperback version, it is easy to explore the Plaine Monceau district, which is so full of Proustian memories.

Discover the addresses of the most exclusive aristocratic and bourgeois salons in the iconic Faubourg Saint-Germain, straight out of the pages of Marcel Proust, the places of his childhood and his successive homes.
 

As you stand in front of the wall map to read the descriptions of Proustian places of interest in the capital, a sound shower broadcasts extracts from In Search of Lost Time, read by leading actors for Éditions Thélème, right above your head.

Guided tour of the hotel

Request a tour of the hotel's cultural areas to find out about its history and all aspects of the decoration, as well as the collections and libraries in this establishment, which is entirely devoted to Marcel Proust and his work -  a superb literary tribute to one of our greatest writers.

Best Western Plus Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert - Services

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
24-hour room service
24-hour luggage storage
Business area 
Laundry service (extra charge)
Two lifts
Accessible for guests with disabilities 
Small pets are welcome for an extra charge of €10 per night and will be given a VID (very important dog) welcome in the room

Best Western Plus Hôtel Littéraire Gustave Flaubert - Services
+33(0)1 45 22 80 80 reservation@hotel-leswann.com
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