Exploration, taste sensations and emotion...are you ready for a trip through time in southern Burgundy? Welcome to Philippe and Marie-France Cristofoli’s place.
“I love sharing the happiness that living in a beautiful little village brings me with friendly guests. ”
You’ll find The Originals Boutique, Hostellerie des Trois Pigeons, Paray-le-Monial in the historical centre of Paray-Le-Monial, where history and modern-day life converge. In the city of the famous Sacré Coeur, this charming hotel smoothly and stylishly combines classic elements with modern touches. “The hotel has retained its Old France charm”, says Philippe, who was also born in this former coaching inn. Now a true-blue, 3-star establishment, the Cristofoli family hotel is a perfect fit for the artistic and historical town of Paray-le-Monial, tucked away in the heart of the Charolais-Brionnais countryside. A touch of elegance and modernity have done nothing to detract from the historic character of this 3 century-old residence. Travellers, pilgrims and foodies are all greeted here with a personalised welcome: “Our guests here enjoy all the benefits of a hospitality style that is anything but formulaic,” continues Philippe, who is a great believer in authenticity and conviviality.
At The Originals Boutique, Hostellerie des Trois Pigeons, Paray-le-Monial, a certain traditionalism remains. An “Old France” charm, as Philippe likes to call it, or a stylish elegance, which puts the focus on authenticity in each of the 3-star establishment’s 40 rooms. Couples, friends, families, pilgrims and colleagues are all sure to love this space, the comfortable surroundings, and the quality of the hospitality. A little garden complements these features wonderfully, adding a bucolic charm to this urban residence.
- Non smoking room
- Room service
In southern Burgundy, the art of gastronomy is still one that is relished. And the restaurant at The Originals Boutique, Hostellerie des Trois Pigeons, Paray-le-Monial makes the experience all the more appealing. It is here that Philippe creates delicate dishes that are traditional yet inventive, singing with the classic flavours of Burgundy. Amidst elegant surroundings, the flavours of classic Burgundy snail cassolettes with mushrooms, seared contre-filets of Charolais beef with Roquefort sauce, and roasted langoustines with sauce vierge marry perfectly with excellent Burgundy wines.
Hostellerie des Trois Pigeons
The Originals Boutique, Hostellerie des Trois Pigeons, Paray-le-Monial is a must-visit for anyone who wants to discover more about the food of Burgundy. Particularly given that the inventive chef, Philippe, is not only a wizard in the kitchen but also an enthusiastic connoisseur of the region’s delicious traditional cuisine. Eating here is a real experience, in an elegant setting in the heart of Paray-le-Monial, a town where art and history reign supreme.
In the heart of Burgundy, The Originals Boutique, Hostellerie des Trois Pigeons, Paray-le-Monial offers guests an exciting and delicious experience, in a town where art and history reign supreme.
MAGICAL WALKS“It is so wonderful to live in such a charming little town! ” Philippe has always loved Paray-le-Monial: this town of art and history is home to a myriad of architectural wonders. Philippe also recommends that guests take a walk around the town when the Sacré-Cœur Basilica is lit up, and reflected in the Bourbince river.
SPIRITUAL JOURNEYHistory and religion have been intertwined in Paray-le-Monial for over 1000 years. Pilgrims and passing travellers stop to admire the basilica, of course, but the chapels are also a sight to behold. It is a route which encourages both meditation and emotion. It begins in the Monastery of Visitation, or “Chapel of the Apparitions”, a place revered by pilgrims the world over, and continues on to the Colombière chapel, then Romay and Saint Roch.
COUNTRY WALKSPhilippe often recommends a walk along the Canal du Centre to his guests. Picturesque and romantic, it is the perfect place for a spot of relaxation, or even meditation.
What our customers say
"A wonderful time, as always"
I come once a year with my mother and her dog and we love to stay with you. We find the people always helpful and accommodating, the rooms clean and neat. The location is perfect and we love the fact that you lock the car at night. The bar is cozy and the restaurant is always good. We were disappointed that the menu items seems to have gotten smaller. You used to serve a very good salad and now it is not there as well as the dessert cart having less items. Other than that.....it was perfect! We will be back .
"Once more a perfect Stayover"
Cosy bed, spacious room and clompetely quiet. The breakfast was fine, even as Gemans we haven't missed something. Very good coffee!
"A really good place to stay"
I had a very good stay with you and nothing was too much trouble. The meal was extremely good and I was really amazed at all the desserts, AND I could have more than one. If there had been tea or coffee making in the room you would have had 5 stars.