A permanent photography exhibition
We encourage guests to
feel at home and visit the various corridors of the hotel. Many interesting and
astonishing sights await them…There is also a link
between words and images in the hotel corridors: the carpet is woven with the
word of a story selected by us.
Tourism by Jason Whittaker
When you enter the breakfast room, don’t think your eyes are playing tricks on you. Your vision is fine: the photos just show how Jason Whittaker sees the monuments of Paris… with his glasses off! Will you recognise them all?
1st floor: A homage to the Sorbonne
We’ve chosen a unique selection of photos and engravings that feature the Sorbonne, especially the role of women at the university, and the building’s origins.
2nd floor: Homage to explorers
Images that predate photography, and reportage/documentary photography. There are also more rare engravings, plus some images of modern-day explorers and a few mythical names from history, such as Ulysses.
3rd floor: Bruno Nuttens
Photographer Bruno Nuttens participated in the HPRG photo project in 2006. Here, he displays work inspired by “Océan” by Victor Hugo, which was published after his death.
4th floor: Proust and the Remembrance of Things Past
Fifteen of the
photographers who have previously participated in the PHPA photo project have gone
through the photos in their collections and chosen one as homage to Proust and
his research. Photographers include Yuri Toroptsov and Jean Stéphane Cantero, who
have both won the SFR young talents prize in the past.
5th floor: Family photographs
This is the top floor of the hotel, and the walls are filled with family photos: parent, children, grandparent, happy scenes of family life or unexpected situations, as well as numerous anonymous photos found in flea markets… The manager and staff of the Hôtel Design Sorbonne also contributed some photos of their own families, and even the carpet was woven exclusively for the hotel with an original short story about a family.