Hotel Bleu de Grenelle

Paris Photo at the ephemeral Grand Palais

Categories : Discover Paris, published on : 10/10/21

The Paris Photo Fair

The ephemeral Grand Palais will host the Paris Photo fair for 4 days. This 24th edition of the international fair dedicated to photography is an opportunity to meet the greatest artists, and discover and admire global trends.

A true tribute to creation, Paris Photo brings together more than 200 exhibitors each year. Gallerists, artists and publishers from around the world come to exhibit their work to the general public.

This year again, the fair will be organized in several sectors. Among the different spaces, some have already been revealed to us:

A space will host 150 galleries from all over the world, to exhibit historical and contemporary works revealing the diversity of photography. Emerging talents and big names in photography will rub shoulders there;

  • The Curiosa sector will present 15 projects by emerging artists, selected by Shoair Mavlian, the director of Photoworks;
  • The EllexParis Photo sector promotes the visibility of women artists, and will honor the place of women in the history of photography.
  • Photo lovers will then be able to discover the different spaces, but also take part in exhibitions, or discussions led by the artists themselves.

The ephemeral Grand Palais

Each year, Paris Photo is organized in the Grand Palais. But this year, the renovation works of this high place of culture in Paris required some adjustments. Paris Photo will therefore take place at the ephemeral Grand Palais. This temporary exhibition hall took place on the Champ-de-Mars, facing the majestic Eiffel Tower, and opened its doors on June 12, 2021. It should remain there until 2024, the scheduled date for the reopening of the Grand Palace.

This 10,000 m² ephemeral structure, designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and built by GL events, was then intended to host major cultural events. Thus, some important dates have already taken place, such as the International Forum Bois Construction in July 2021. The ephemeral Grand Palais, also called "Arena Champ-de-Mars", will also host the judo and wrestling events of the Games. 2024 Summer Olympics.

Our hotel close to the ephemeral Grand Palais

Photography enthusiasts will be delighted to be able to stay near the ephemeral Grand Palais, and thus take full advantage of the Paris Photo event. The Hotel Bleu de Grenelle welcomes you in a comfortable and modern setting, a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower.

Your hotel in the heart of Paris

Ideally located straddling the 7th and 15th arrondissements of Paris, the Hotel Bleu de Grenelle immerses you in the atmosphere of Parisian life. You will be able to access very quickly the most beautiful sites of the capital, and in particular the Eiffel Tower. Well served by public transport, the 4-star hotel is just a few meters from the La Motte Picquet metro station, a practical solution for visiting Paris with peace of mind.

The rooms and services of the Hotel Bleu de Grenelle

For calm and restful nights, as well as an unforgettable stay, the hotel offers 3 types of rooms, for 2 or 3 people. The executive Eiffel Tower double room, with a view of the Eiffel Tower, is the ideal place to spend a romantic weekend, or simply to enjoy the beauty of Paris. Each spacious room offers all the equipment you need for your comfort, from the private bathroom to the top-of-the-range bedding, not to mention the large flat-screen TV, or even unlimited Wi-Fi.

To complete your stay in our hotel, several à la carte services are offered: buffet breakfast, coworking space, and soon, the opening of the bar.

Planning to visit Paris Photo at the pop-up Grand Palais next November? Book your room now at the 4-star Bleu de Grenelle hotel to take full advantage of the event.

More about our boutique hotel in Paris / FAQ

  • Rooms are available from 3pm

  • When is check-out time?

    Rooms must be liberated at 12pm at the latest

  • Is there a parking in the hotel?

    The hotel does not have a private parking, but there parkings are available around the hotel and underneath the metro line situated across from the hotel. 

    The closest and best value-for-money parking is:

    Interparking Cambronne - 26 villa Croix Nivert - 75015 Paris (5 min by foot)


  • What are the sizes of the rooms?

    Room sizes vary according to capacity. Single rooms are approximately 13 m2, double rooms 14 to 17 m2 and triple rooms 21 m2. The apartment with its two rooms and small kitchen 32 m2.

  • Does the hotel have connecting rooms?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle offers adjacent rooms, using of two private double rooms with a common entrance. They are perfect for family stays!

  • Does the hotel offer babysitting services?

    Our front office team will be delighted to recommend top-quality babysitting services.

  • Is there a restaurant in our Parisian boutique hotel?

    The hotel does not have its own restaurant (besides the breakfast service), but our team will be happy to recommend some of the best addresses in Paris according to your taste and desire.

  • Is the hotel open to people without a room reservation?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle is opened to everyone! If you don’t have a reservation, you still are welcome any time during the day to enjoy the co-working area and the bar.

  • Is there an elevator in the hotel?

    There are two elevators in the hotel. However, they are not suitable for wheelchairs.

  • Does the hotel have a free WIFI internet connection?

    The wi-fi is available for free in the rooms and the common areas of the hotel

  • May we ask for a baby cot?

    We will be happy to put a baby bed in your room on a simple advance request.

  • Does the hotel have a temperature control system?

    All our rooms are equipped with heating and air-conditioning depending on the season (heating when outside temperatures are below 17 Celsius degrees and air-conditioning when temperatures are above 17 Celsius degrees)

  • Is the hotel accessible to PRMs (Persons of Reduced Mobility)?

    Our boutique hotel in Paris offers access to PRMs on the first floor and in two rooms especially equipped for their needs.

  • Can an additional bed be installed in a room?

    Besides baby beds, the hotel does not install additional adults beds, but suggests booking one of the triple rooms that will offer optimal comfort to all occupants.

  • How to modify/ cancel a reservation?

    If conditions to modify or cancel are still current, you simply need to address your request by phone + 33 1 45 75 26 54 or by email:

  • Is it possible to obtain a detailed bill with TVA (value-added tax) included?

    A bill with TVA will be printed at check-out and/or sent by email on simple request.

  • Does the hotel allow domestic animals?

    Le Bleu de Grenelle, Parisian boutique hotel, has some rooms adapted for customers with traditional domestic animals (we do not have vivariums or delphinariums).

    An additional 10 euros per night is required to have the room specially cleaned. Thank you for mentioning that you are traveling with your pet at the time of reservation to confirm the availability of these rooms.

  • Is breakfast included in the price of the room?

    According to the selected offer, rooms are sold with or without breakfast. Refer back to the description of your offer. 
    Please note that even if breakfast is not booked at the time of reservation, it can be added at the last minute.

  • What is the city tax "taxe de séjour"?

    The « taxe de séjour » is a French tax that may be asked of vacationers by towns in touristic areas. This tax aims at helping municipal councils finance projects related to touristic frequency and to the protection of natural spaces used by tourists.

    In reality, the « taxe de séjour » is paid by the clients to the hotel, in relation to the number of nights spent and the category of the rented room. The total sum of the collected taxes is then returned to the municipality at the end of a period called, period of perception.   

  • Does the hotel offer ironing services?

    Steamers are available at the reception on simple request.

  • Does the hotel offer laundry services?

    The hotel offers an external laundry service with a classic formula (drop off before noon and pick up the next day) and an express formula (drop off before noon and pick up after 8pm on the day)

  • What is a boutique-hotel?

    A boutique-hotel in its current definition represents a type of hotel, small to medium in size, with an environment (personnel, concept, decoration) of its own and customized. It offers marked differences from the standard great hotel chains.