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Welcome to the new official site of our hotel

Welcome to the new official site of our hotel

Welcome to the new official site of our hotel


The Hotel Jacques de Molay welcomes you to its new website and blog. Here we will be happy to keep you informed regarding all the news and exclusive offers of our establishment. We also intend to use this forum to regularly bring you up to date on all our favourite Paris places and events, along with any other items we think will interest you.


Located here in the heart of the Marais district, we are close to a number of excellent museums and other venues which present exhibitions and events throughout the year. Should you wish to explore further afield and visit more of the capital’s treasures, then the Metro is not far away, ready to whisk you swiftly to wherever you wish to be.

But first, let’s take a look around our neighbourhood…


Places of interest close to the Hotel Jacques de Molay


Reopened late last year after a lengthy renovation, the Picasso Museum is better than ever. Just a seven minute walk from our hotel, this superb museum holds the world’s largest collection of works by the Spanish painter, sculptor and co-founder of the Cubist Movement. There are 5,000 pieces by the artist, along with 200,000 personal archive items and Picasso’s own collection of paintings by the likes of Matisse and Rousseau. 

The Cognac-Jay Museum houses an exceptional collection of decorative items and fine art, with a particular emphasis on 18th century France. Assembled by Théodore-Ernest Cognacq (1839–1928) and his wife Marie-Louise Jay (1838–1925) between 1900 and 1925, the collection is displayed on four floors of delightful Louis XV and Louis XVI style rooms. This museum is only a ten minute walk from our hotel, as are the following locations.

The Pompidou Centre is noted for its High-Tech style of architecture designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano; a truly amazing sight. Within you can find a number of facilities, including the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the home of the world’s second largest collection of modern and contemporary art. The displays from this vast archive are regularly rotated so that there is always something fresh to see.

The Museum des Arts et Métiers, founded in 1794, is one of the oldest technical and industrial museums in the world, and houses a fabulous collectionof 80,000 objects and 15,000 drawings. Here you can see an original version of the Foucault Pendulum that was used to demonstrate the Earth’s rotation, and the sculptor Auguste Bartholdi’s original model of the Statue of Liberty.


Finally, here’s a place you may not have heard of, as it’s relatively new, but is well worth a visit. The GaîtéLyriqueis a digital arts and modern music centre on the site of a former theatre. Here you will find three performance venues, a video gaming area, exhibition spaces, a boutique, a resource centre and a fascinating look at the role of technology in artistic expression.



Musée national Picasso-Paris
Hôtel Salé, 5 Rue de Thorigny - Paris 3e
Metro : Saint-Paul, line 1 - Saint-Sébastien Froissart et Chemin Vert, line 8


Musée Cognacq-Jay, 8, rue Elzevir, Paris 3e
Tel. : 0033 (0)1 40 27 07 21
Metro : Saint-Paul, line 1 - Chemin-Vert, line 8


Le Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris 4e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 44 78 12 33
Metro : Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet–Les Halles (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14)
RER: Châtelet–Les Halles (lines A, B and D)


La Gaîté lyrique, 3bis Rue Papin, Paris 3e
Tél. 0033 (0)1 53 01 52 00
Metro : Réaumur-Sébastopol, lines 3, 4 - Arts et Métiers, lines 3, 11