It is hard to imagine a city that could make a plausible claim on Paris’s title as the style capital of the world. From the Place de Vosges’ construction in the 1600s to the French New Waves of the ‘60s, the city has a long history of showing the rest of the world what urban life looks at its best. Its famed “palace hotels” have contributed to that legacy, as exemplified by Le Bristol Paris. The hotel provides a lesson in the elements of French style—always flawless and yet often surprising.
At first glance, the Bar at Le Bristol may look like a staid English gentlemen’s club, but as the evening progresses it becomes clear that it’s anything but. Original video installations are played behind the bar which serves original cocktails and an exceptional selection of eau-de-vies. Epicure holds three stars from Michelin, thanks to Eric Frechon’s daringly creative dishes, like sweetbreads braised with tobacco leaves and lamb in a nori crust. From the magnolia- and rose-scented gardens to the French and English fabrics decorating the rooms, Hôtel Le Bristol delights all the senses.
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