The photo was more than likely not
shot at l'Hotel (13 Rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris) as Jim was clean shaven by all accounts (both photographic and written) during their short 1-2 week stay there in early May of '71 -- Jim initially shaved his beard off shortly after arriving in Paris mid-March '71.
If it was shot at l'Hotel it must have been on another earlier occasion.. (could be June '70?)
But if we are to assume that this was indeed taken during a temporary and known
stay at a hotel
at the Hotel George V (which is the most probable and more than likely only
hotel in which Jim appeared bearded during his '71 Paris stay) or l'Hotel... we must then assume that the photo was probably taken the 1st-2nd week of July 1970 at l'Hôtel de Médicis (214 Rue Saint Jacques, 75005, Paris).
The only problem here is that the room in the photo seems
to be a "corner" room judging by the reflection in the mirror showing another window a bit further back on Jim's left-hand side.
Another interesting observation I made while looking a bit closer at this photo is that you can actually see the photographers reflection in that mirrored armoir, resting her(?) elbows on a table while taking the photo.
Edited by universalmind69, 02 February 2012 - 09:14 PM.