Since their creation in the early 1980s, the Esprit de France hotels have shown our attachment to the heritage and the art underlying our identity.
The art collection at the Hôtel d’Orsay aims to give each client the chance to see a unique and original work. The hotel now has over 40 authentic paintings in the rooms and in the public areas. You will have the privilege of sleeping in a room with a work of art. Once you have closed the door of your room, you can admire the details of the fine turban in the Portrait of a Man, contemplate the harmonious pearls decorating the tresses of Venus and Cupid or the freshness of The Young Girl with a Birdcage.
We regularly acquire new works to enrich our art collection from periods in harmony with the collections in the Musée d’Orsay: from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of the First World War (but there are a few exceptions!).
Some paintings were made by artists exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay, such as Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Paul-César Helleu or Charles Chaplin. The preference goes to portraits, but you will also find some genre scenes, such as the Young father with his son holding a hoop before the thermal baths of Caracalla.
This antique art collection also makes room for pieces of contemporary art, which Esprit de France is keen to support. At the Hôtel d’Orsay, for example, there is a diptych by Jean-Pierre Bertrand, the only abstract piece in the collection, which you can see in the breakfast room, and the very recent Mademoiselle d’Orsay, a bronze sculpture by Roseline Granet specially created by the artist for the hotel and the interior garden at the end of the 1990s.