Since its creation in the early 1980s, Esprit de France has aimed to showcase heritage and art in its hotels. Our 4-star hotel, linked through its history to the artistic and cultural spirit of the quarter, is no exception to the rule.
To bring out the Art Deco spirit of the building, the Aiglon Hotel has been working with the mosaic artist Mathilde Jonquière for the past 10 years. In her studio, she produced the wonderful fresco on the façade and the 42 unique mosaics in the hotel’s bathrooms.
Her style, filled with poetry, is in constant renewal. For a long time, Mathilde Jonquière played on floral themes, before exploring geometry, contrasts and the effects of light. Among other works, she has made the mosaics for La Grande Epicerie de Paris.
Lastly, the Aiglon Hotel treasures its four original drawings by the British illustrator Ronald Searle, donated by the artist himself. The drawings are on display in the lounge and in Suite 45, where, for 30 years, Searle regularly stayed with his wife, Monica Koenig. A close friend of Sempé, Ronald Searle was the first cartoon artist to be hired by a newspaper, and published work in The New Yorker and Le Monde, among others.