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Stylish Beauty
The Epitome of Fine French Cooking
Learn the Fine Art of French Cooking
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Le Bristol
Stylish Beauty
The Epitome of Fine French Cooking
Learn the Fine Art of French Cooking
Le Bristol
At the nexus of fashion, art, and politics on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol so embodies French l’art du vivre that its pampered Burmese cat, Fa-Raon, sports a collar by Goyard and a sterling name tag by Christofle.

The hotel occupies nearly an entire block and consists of three conjoining 19th-century buildings. The Tradition Wing, a converted mansion, formed the original Bristol that opened in 1925, but many guests prefer quiet rooms in the Residence Wing overlooking the lawn and magnolia trees of a 1,200-square-foot French garden. Throughout the hotel, six years of refurbishment completed in 2014 added even more marble, precious woods, and luxury textiles, heightening the unifying 18th-century French style and without compromising dedication to discreet and competent service. This is the kind of place where staff members greet guests by name and work the month before arrival to secure hard-to-score tickets and restaurant reservations. One hardly needs to go out, as the hotel’s restaurants, winetastings, fashion shows, and weekend live DJs at The Bar at Le Bristol anchor French high society. Epicure, chef Eric Frechon’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant, is continually booked for lunch and dinner by the capital’s movers and shakers. It’s no wonder why: The restaurant is a foodie’s dream, regularly importing black truffles from Périgord, caviar from Sologne, and freshly caught whiting fish from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Frechon is also behind the menu at Café Antonia, known for its breakfast and natural juices, as well as at the 114 Faubourg Brasserie, where classic French dishes are served with a modern twist.
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Stylish Beauty
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. To experience Le Bristol Paris, visit http://bit.ly/1JfCkeG
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The Epitome of Fine French Cooking
Consistently voted one of the top restaurants in the city, Epicure is a seriously splurge-worthy spot that lives up to its three-Michelin-star rating. The setting is the luxurious Le Bristol hotel, which dates back to 1925, and the plush, stately dining room looks out onto the hotel’s flower-filled courtyard garden (an idyllic place for a pre- or post-dinner drink). Expect superlative French cooking with a seasonal approach—nearly everything on the menu is sourced from France, from the famed Bresse chicken (here, poached in a pig’s bladder) to the succulent Loire Valley duck. Every dish is beautifully prepared, artfully plated and of course, service is impeccable—as befits the hefty price tag.
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Learn the Fine Art of French Cooking
Start your trip to France by learning more about one of the country’s most famous cultural contributions, its cuisine. From the morning’s first pain au chocolat to stops for croques monsieur and crepes as you explore, the country’s famous dishes will likely be high points of your day. But to truly gain an appreciation for French cuisine, Shelby can arrange a turn behind the stove at the original workshop of L’Atelier des Chefs, on Rue de Penthièvre in the 8th arrondissement. Courses include everything from French macarons to classic bistro fare. And once sated by your rich meal, a dip in the pool at the nearby Bristol is an ideal way to cap off the afternoon. The design of the indoor pool was inspired by classic yachts, complete with teak decking, and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out across the city with views of the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur basilica.
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