Maison Objet September 2016 Guide: Paris in a Nutshell – 3 Top recommendations on where to go, eat and drink.
Nissim de Camondo Museum
This museum is located in a private mansion built between 1910 and 1914. This is an amazing attraction not only because of its collection of high quality French decorative arts, that includes furniture, objets d’arts, paintings, tapestries from the 18th century to early years of the 20th century, but also because of its architecture, designed by René Sergent and modelled from Versailles Petit Trianon palace.
The house’s furnishings include needlepoint chairs and work by artisans of the Garde Meubl Royal such as Jean-François Oeben, Jean Henri Riesener, and Georges Jacob. The walls are accented with tapestries, and paintings including portraits by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, landscapes by Guardi and Hubert Robert. Table setting are of particular interest, especially the Orloff silver dinner service commissioned by Catherine II of Russia from silversmith Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers in 1770, and the Buffon porcelain services made at Sèvres in the 1780s with a bird theme.
This restaurant emerged as a result of the meeting between Julie & Olivier Demarle and the interior designers Gilles & Boissiers, who, after New York and London, put their minds to their first establishment in Paris bringing together elegance, glamour and a genuine Hollywood style.
This design restaurant offers an intimate piano bar, as well as its magnificent outdoor area with views overlooking the Arc de Triomphe in the 8th district, or you can also enjoy a seat in the impressive winter garden to dream.
Le Bar Hemingway
During the 1944 liberation of Paris, as Allied Forces and Nazis duked it out on the streets, Hemingway and a merry band of followers made history by popping by to “liberate” the Ritz with an order of martinis. In honor of his brave deeds – and decades of loyal patronage, this tiny clubby bar was rechristened in his name and carefully restored to the way it was when he first discovered it: richly paneled walls, elegant leather armchairs, and cocktails that knock your socks off.
Although it’s eminently classy – to the point where “correct attire” is mandated, there’s a deliciously cozy, intimate feel here – the perfect spot to sip a martini while you ponder the plot of your prize-winning novel.
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