The fabulous history of the Eden Montmartre


Built under Napoleon III and before Baron Haussmann began the transformation of Paris, the Hotel Eden Montmartre, formerly called the Hotel Montmartre, occupied a strategic place for travelers coming to Paris from the French provinces. As was typically true for the time, the hotel was then surrounded by stables for horses. The development of the city over the course of the 20th century converted these stables into sumptuous Haussmann-era buildings.

Today, you’ll note the very beautiful Notre-Dame-de-Clignancourt church (1859-1863), 100 metres in length, next to the Jules Joffrin metro station. It was furnished and endowed with sacred relics by the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III.
Across, you have the Mairie of the 18th district. It is known, among other things, for its superb civil marriage hall and its large open courtyard. Formerly known as the Community of Montmartre, the Mairie merged with Paris on January 1, 1860 to become the 18th district of the city.
Georges Clémenceau was mayor from 1870 to 1871.

Partially destroyed during the time of the “Commune”, the Hotel Eden Montmartre was rebuilt and served as accommodation for the major merchants who brought provisions into the city of Paris to feed the inhabitants. In each room there was a large hearth that the hotel personnel kept stocked with wood. While we have eliminted these magnficent fireplaces, which no longer corresponded to today’s safety standards, we have preserved the molding on the ceilings as a reminder of the hotel’s historical style.

In the past, guests took their meals on the ground floor. In the cellar, the wine was stored (preferably Bordeaux; and of course some Sauternes as well). In the family, the story goes that between the wars, connaisseurs demanded Suduiraut 1905; with its golden colour tinged amber with age and with a citrus aroma It was the vintage of the century.

Given its location, services, and the professionalism of its successive masters, the Hotel de Montmartre became a veritable institution. Guests came from everywhere and it was widely recommended among travelers, well before the advent of Tripadvisor!!

The 21st century brought about more changes for our establishment. It earned stars and took on the name Eden. In 2008, the hotel underwent renovations within its two star category. Today the Hotel Eden Montmartre is again a 3 star property. In 2013, we took on major renovation work and updates. In addition, far from taking the standard approach and looking like all the rest, we have worked on the style and comfort of our guest rooms to bring back an air of the Paris of yesteryear. We have chosen colours and materials that successfully wed both contemporary style and historic charm. It’s just another way for us to help you enjoy even more of the delights of Paris…

Don’t forget that with its theatres, quaint museums, cabarets, grape harvests, unique and incredible spots, the Montmartre area has remained one of the capital’s most authentic areas and it has become the most visited district of the city. Don’t pass through without coming to see us!!


The area

The Hotel Eden Montmartre is located at the foot of the historic quarter of Montmartre.
On foot, it takes approximately:
2 minutes to reach the pedestrian market on Rue Duhesme, Rue du Poteau. (139 metres)
3 minutes to get to Place Jules Joffrin and the Notre-Dame-de-Clignancourt Church. (175 metres)
13 minutes to reach the Sacré Coeur Basilica, Place du Tertre, the Montmartre Museum, Espace Dali, and the Montmartre Vineyards. (1Km)
17 minutes to get to the Abbesses Quarter and the Halle Saint Pierre.
25 minutes to get to the Café d’Amélie Poulain, Maison de Dalida.
25 minutes to reach Pigalle, the Moulin Rouges, the Museum of Erotica, and the Saint-Ouen flea market.

Recommended neighbourhood restaurants
Excellent quality/price ratio:


- Le Champs des Olivier; 88 Rue Ordener 75018 - Telephone: 01 46 06 46 14
- Traitoria Pizzeria; 115 Rue Ordener 75018 - Telephone: 01 46 06 01 72
- Au Fin Bec; 69 Rue Damrémont 75018 - Telephone: 01 46 06 45 36
- La Cocotte; 93 Rue Duhesme 75018 - Telephone: 01 42 54 58 56
- La Mascotte: 52 Rue des Abbesses 75018 - Telephone: 01 46 06 28 15


Take a metro or bus to reach::

15 minutes: Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est,
20 minutes: Gare Saint Lazare, the Major Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette Department Stores.
25 minutes: Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Gardens.
30 minutes: Musée Grévin, the Opera Garnier, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint Germain des Près, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Gare de Lyon.
35 minutes: Latin Quarter, the Sorbonne, the Pantheon, the Odéon, the Invalides Dome, the Exhibition Centre of Porte de Versailles.
40 minutes: the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower, Gare Montparnasse, Montparnasse Tower, Stade de France
45 minutes: Roissy Charles De Gaules Airport, the Exhibition Centre of Villepinte.
50 minutes: Parc des Princes, Rolland Garros tennis centre and the Race track at Auteuil.
1 heure: Orly Airport, Versailles Palace, Disneyland Paris, Parc Astérix, Vallée Village.


Our latest tips:

- For wonderful cuisine in a totally serene setting high above the city, ry the Noura Restaurant, on the terrace of the Institute of the Arab World, featuring à la carte dining with a very beautiful view of Paris.

- The famous macaroons at Chez Ladurée. 18, rue Royale 75008, and 75 avenue des Champs Elysées.

- Place des Vosges, an authentic quarter of Paris, for a tour of the Victor Hugo house. Guaranteed thrills!!

- The daily public honour ceremony put on by the military to maintain the flame dedicated to the unknown soldier; around 6pm to 7pm under the Arc de Triomphe.