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The Crillon, a discreet haven on Place de la Concorde

October 12, 2011

Temporarily hidden behind a scaffolding, the Hotel Crillon is easy to miss despite standing on one of the most crowded places in Paris: Place de la Concorde. The hotel is currently undergoing a massive revamping in order to preserve its sumptuous 18th century architecture. The Hotel Crillon, built in 1758, is located near the American Embassy and Consulate, a coincidental reference to the fact that the Treaty by which France recognized the independence of the USA was signed there in 1778. It became a palace at the turn of the 20th century and soon welcomed famous  patrons such as Churchill and more recently Jennifer Lopez and Madonna.

The 150 rooms, among which 40 suites, are huge and decorated with exquisite charm in the oldest form of French tradition. All of them have marble bathrooms. The Hotel Crillon is a great place for a gastronomic stop: one-Michelin-star restaurant “les Ambassadeurs” is a once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to sumptuous frescos and divine cuisine. Chef Christopher Hache, received his first Michelin star this year.” L’Obé” is a more modern dining venue serving an inventive cuisine and wine by the glass. Finally, three places are worth a detour if you want to have a drink in a relaxing environment: le “Patio” on sunny days, the “Winter Garden” and “the bar”. The hotel now belongs to the Saudi Arabian Royal Family. No doubt it will make the list of “French Palaces” once its renovation is finally over!

Hotel Crillon – 22, place de la Concorde 75008

2 Comments leave one →
  1. ceri permalink
    October 16, 2011 10:48 pm

    Great tips …thank you so much …was in Paris this weekend and your tips were perfect and delightful ….Angelina’s …Chaumet…Crillon …… I need more time in Paris and will certainly continue to consukt your site : )) Merci beaucoup !

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