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Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris (1875) is a former French inn, located in the Colorado Rockies, with an English style interior, built by Chinese laborers. The boldly refashioned and reimagined futures of the hotel’s proprietors and workers illustrate the possibility of second chances through reinvention in the Western United States.

Hotel de Paris Museum™, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado.

Sat & Sun: 10a – 4p

Mon-Fri: CLOSED

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Sat & Sun: 10a – 4p

Mon – Fri: CLOSED

The Hotel de Paris is probably the most unique and complete parcel of early Colorado History in Colorado.

– Colorado Historical Society (1954)

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A Guest List Like None Other.

A rich and storied past included visits from notable guests George and Jay Gould and such celebrated figures as Swedish opera singer Christina Nilsson, and Countess Magri (born Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, wife of Italian Count Primo Magri and widow of the late General Tom Thumb).

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A Guest List Like None Other.

Miners to millionaires were attracted to the refinement, sophistication, and elegance of Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris.  A rich and storied past included visits from railroad magnate Jay Gould, photographer of the American West William Henry Jackson, and such celebrated figures as Swedish opera singer Christina Nilsson and miniature dancing chanteuse Countess Magri (widow of General Tom Thumb).

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“In our crowded societies, what we call pleasures are often pains in disguise. From the duties of life, nobly accepted and courageously filled, sprang our true sentiments and most lasting joys.”

Louis Dupuy, June 5, 1887

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3D Tour

Take an immersive virtual walk through Hotel de Paris Museum™. Technology allowed us to create a virtual carbon copy of Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris. High definition resolution affords a real-life experience with the ability to explore every room, stitched together in a seamless, interactive environment. Powered by Matterport and presented by BRIOscapes..

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Museum Tours

Hotel de Paris Museum™ is the most unique and complete parcel of early Colorado history in the state. Knowledgeable docents share culinary history and reveal why Louis Dupuy (the best cook in the Colorado Territory) was called the Mysterious Frenchman, the Hotel Prince, French Louie, the Oddest Host in America, and the Father of Domestic Science in America.

Tours originate in front of our museum shop and begin at the top of the hour, 10am-3pm. Allow 45 minutes. ADA accessible. Photography allowed.

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Online tickets purchased two days in advance through ModTickets guarantee the tour time that best suits your schedule.

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Group Tours

Interested in a private group tour for 10 or more people? Contact us in advance for details, including reduced rates for adults (18-64 years).

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Bus unloading and loading is in front of the museum.

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Rent This Space

Planning an event for up to 40 people away from the hustle-and-bustle of Denver?  Hotel de Paris Museum™ offers Old West atmosphere, on-site parking, and ADA access.  Our venue is perfect for business meetings, fundraising events, milestone celebrations, and weddings. 

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It is good luck to be married by the boy and duck fountain.

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Souvenirs

Our museum shop is reminiscent of a Parisian flea market and sells Hotel de Paris Museum™  merchandise and Dames Delights, a miscellany of high-quality antique and collectible goods donated by members of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado.  China, linens, crystal, silver, jewelry, artwork, barware, collector spoons and bric-a-brac always in stock.

Proceeds support the operation of Hotel de Paris Museum™ .

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A 25% off sale on antiques and collectibles runs October through mid-December.

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Holiday Tours

See Hotel de Paris Museum™ decked in festive Victorian style decorations. Hourly guided tours.  

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Holiday photos are special in front of our themed Christmas trees.

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Experiential Tours

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Hotel de Paris Museum™ wine tours are immersive experiences presented by an enthusiastic and conversant host who highlights culinary history while you enjoy French and California wines served with charcuterie and fine cheeses.  Gluten free, vegetarian, and soft drink choices also available.  $50/person.                               

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Purchasing tickets at least two days in advance reserves your spot.

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Odd Hostelry: Odd Host Blog

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Head to Odd Hostelry:Odd Host, where executive director Kevin Kuharic shares his in-depth historical research on Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris, as well as informative commentaries regarding the operation of Hotel de Paris Museum™.  Read articles about 19th century hotel-keeping, the hotel’s diners and lodgers, fascinating furnishings, and what it takes to run an historic site in the Colorado Rockies.

Odd Hostelry: Odd Host Blog

Head to Odd Hostelry:Odd Host, where executive director Kevin Kuharic shares his in-depth historical research on Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris, as well as informative commentaries regarding the operation of Hotel de Paris Museum™.  Read articles about 19th century hotel-keeping, the hotel’s diners and lodgers, fascinating furnishings, and what it takes to run an historic site in the Colorado Rockies.

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