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First look inside new Paris hotel JO&JOE

PUBLISHED: 10:48 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:59 03 May 2019

The outdoor space at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Thierry Sauvage

The outdoor space at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Thierry Sauvage

ABACApress/Thierry Sauvage

Since launching in Hossegor in south-west France, JO&JOE has arrived in Paris and is on its way to London too

Shaking up the hotel scene in Paris with colourful street art and affordable rooms, JO&JOE is the latest venture to open in the French capital.

Its Open Houses, a sociable mix of hotel and hostel, are open to travellers and Parisians alike serving simple, fresh food, offering a creative space to meet and somewhere to stay in private or shared rooms.

JO&JOE has opened in Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApressJO&JOE has opened in Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress

JO&JOE, a new brand from AccorHotels, has just launched its new Open House in Paris-Gentilly and has developed the interiors with UK-based architecture and design studio PENSON. Street art is everywhere, thanks to the work of nine French and international artists and it also has a large garden and outdoor space for relaxing, which also hosts yoga lessons.

The different types of accommodation on offer include 'Together' – shared, dormitory-like areas where several people can sleep. They can be made private for four people or more and cost from €25 per bed.

A double room at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Francesco LucianiA double room at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Francesco Luciani

'Yours' are private, hotel-style guestrooms for two or three people which cost from €70 a night for two people and 'Cabins' offer a mix between the two, a private individual space but with access to a communal bathroom costing from €30 a night.

The restaurant serves a varied menu of homemade, local dishes throughout the day including quiches, burgers, salads and oven-roasted camembert from €7. It operates a cashless payment system with customers paying by mobile and there is also a beer wall where you can pour your own pint using a prepayment card.

The beer wall at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Thierry SauvageThe beer wall at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Thierry Sauvage

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JO&JOE Paris-Gentilly is located in Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, a short distance from the Cité Internationale Universitaire in the south of Paris, 20 minutes from Orly Airport and the Arc de Triomphe.

Corridor at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Thierry SauvageCorridor at JO&JOE Paris Gentilly (c) ABACApress/Thierry Sauvage

Its original Open House is based in Landes, south-west France, a five-minute walk from the sea, and it also has plans to open more sites by 2020 in London's Shoreditch, Glasgow, Budapest, Rio de Janeiro and in Paris-Nation.

www.joandjoe.com

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