The Relais Christine is an oasis of calm in the centre of Paris. Steeped in history, it contains a paved courtyard reached by a covered passageway and, behind the house, a 150-sqm garden accessible only to the privileged few. Vestiges of the Saint Denis College of the Grands-Augustins Abbey can be seen on the lower floor, now dedicated to well-being. The relaxation lounge features a magnificent circular column at the apex of its vaulted stone ceiling. An imposing fireplace, a well and small adjoining cells lead one to believe these are the former kitchens of the Grands-Augustins Abbey.