Saint James Club
The glorious Napoleon 3rd mansion that houses the Club was built in 1892 on the grounds of Paris’ first air-balloon launching field. It was conceived as a home to the Thiers Foundation which (between 1893 and 1980) welcomed 450 brilliant scholars – among them Georges Huisman, Michel Foucault, Pierre Nora and Maurice Duverger. While entirely redesigned to house the club, the building proudly retains traces of its industrious origins – especially in the bar, where the former library has been preserved. Since 1991, the building has been partially open to guests who wished to stay overnight – a decision that has enabled the Club to offer services equivalent to those of the best luxury hotels. Whether you wish to meet with friends, invite clients or network with fellow Club members, the Saint James Club offers a perfect space for every requirement.