Suite Dreams Series – #5 – The Saint-Exupéry Suite, Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse

The fifth edition of Suite Dreams brings us a beautiful suite, steeped in historic and motion picture grandeur.

In 1930s France, The Grand Balcon Hotel was a hot bed for young men brimming with adventure and entrepreneurial talent. One such man was the  aviator and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Saint-Exupéry the famed author of The Little Prince and the pioneer of the French Aéropostale service and to whom the suite is dedicated.

Although very little remained of the 1930’s décor, the suite has been painstakingly restored to offer the classic opulence that we have come to expect from the era, with modern touches along the way.

The Grand Balcon Hotel has also hit the Silver Screens with a staring role in Henri Decoin’s classic film Au grand balcon which told the story of these fearless young pilots who delivered the mail.

Rates start at Euro403 per night (*GBP323).

* Euro1 = GBP0.80

The Grand Balcon Hotel is situated in Toulouse, part of the CRT Midi-Pyrénées which is a client of Magellan PR. Follow them on Twitter @tourismemidipy.

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1 Response to Suite Dreams Series – #5 – The Saint-Exupéry Suite, Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse

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