The Parc Saint Séverin Hotel boasts a select position in the Latin Quarter, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. It is in Rue de la Parcheminerie, a quiet pedestrian street, but only a few yards from the busy thoroughfares of the district.
This unobtrusive street takes its name from parchment merchants who worked here in the 14th century, when the trade was a prosperous one. The schools and students of the Latin Quarter came here to buy their parchment, making this a very busy street. Later Diderot’s first home in Paris in this street, which he mentions in his Mémoires “I had a small room at the corner of Rue de la Parcheminerie…”.
Just a few minutes’ walk away, you can stroll past the booksellers on the quays of the Seine, discover Sorbonne University and the Saint-Michel Fountain and then the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral on the other bank.
But beyond the historic situation of the site, it is the view over the rooftops of Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral, the church and cloister of Saint Séverin, the Panthéon and even the Eiffel Tower that give the Parc Saint Séverin Hotel its inimitable charm, at the heart of the 5th arrondissement, the romantic heart of Paris.