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Ritz Hotel – The original building was constructed in the early part of the 18th century as a private dwelling. It was then converted to a luxury hotel by César Ritz, and it opened on June 1, 1898. The fine cuisine that made the Ritz famous was due to famous chef, Auguste Escoffier, joining César Ritz as a partner. He revamped traditional French cooking methods, and the Ritz became renowned for world class dining. Quickly the hotel became frequented by the wealthy and famous including - Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marcel Proust, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, and couturier Coco Chanel, who lived in the Ritz for over thirty years. The Ritz has also appeared in film and print. The hotel was featured in the 1966 movie How to Steal a Million, starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. Fictional character, Robert Langdon, stayed at the hotel in the novel, The Da Vinci Code. The hotel has 173 rooms and executive suites looking over the Place Vendôme and the famous Ritz Garden. Guests can dine in the L'Espadon restaurant followed by drinks in Bar Vendome, Bar Hemingway, and Bar Cambon. Within easy walking distance of the hotel are the Place Vendôme jewelry and fashion houses, The Louvre, and Opera Garnier. The Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elyseses, and The Eiffel Tower are only 15 minutes walk away from the Ritz main door.


Ritz Paris Hotel luxury Hotel de Luxe - 15 Place Vendome Paris

Ritz Hotel Paris – a luxury hotel in the prestigious Vendôme Place with prestigious rooms and suites, a gastronomic restaurant the Espadon, three bars, and the famous Ritz Escoffier Cooking.

Coco Chanel - wikipedia

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971 was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion.

French Cooking - wikipedia

French cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity. French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking, and is renowned for both its classical ("haute cuisine") and provincial styles. Many of the world's greatest chefs, such as Taillevent, La Varenne, Carême, Escoffier, and Bocuse, are or were masters of French cuisine.

Auguste Escoffier Ritz Paris - wikipedia

Georges Auguste Escoffier (28 October 1846 – 12 February 1935) was a French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking methods. He is a near-legendary figure among chefs and gourmets, and was one of the most important leaders in the development of modern French cuisine.


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