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When César Ritz founded his palatial hotel in 1898, his vision was to offer “all the refinements that a prince could wish for his own home.” His wish came true. During its lifetime, many of the crowned heads of Europe have enjoyed the Ritz’s elegant luxury – hence the word “ritzy”.
This is the next in a series looking at some of the sumptuous palaces and mansions for which the City of Light is rightly famed. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (French National Library) is actually a complex of buildings in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement (district). It occupies the so-called Quadrilatère Richelieu (Richelieu rectangle), bordered by the […]
La Poste du Louvre, the post office on the rue du Louvre, is to be redeveloped to include a luxury hotel. Not only is the post office the largest in France, but it also stays open almost 24 hours every day – useful for those who have waited until the last minute to file their […]
The rooftops of Paris have often been the inspiration for artists, writers, and film makers. Now, the City of Paris has voted to put forward its roofscape as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
This is the first in a series looking at some of the sumptuous palaces and mansions for which the City of Light is rightly famed. Located opposite the Louvre in Paris’s central 1st arrondissement (district), the Palais Royal has a long and colorful history. It has been home to royalty and aristocracy, once contained a […]
This is the seventh in our series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris. An extraordinary new building, the Fondation Louis-Vuitton pour la Création (Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation), is scheduled to open in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne on October 27th.
The long-awaited reopening of the Picasso Museum is scheduled to take place on October 25th 2014, the 133rd anniversary of the Spanish-born artist’s birth. The re-launch was originally planned for June 2014. We reported on it back in April as part of our series on major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris.
The Arche de la Défense is a distinctive sight on the Paris skyline and one of the emblems of the city. This enormous glass and marble cube is 25 years old this year and is about to undergo a major face-lift.
The world’s biggest sovereign investment fund, Norges Bank Investment Management, has bought Le Madeleine building in Paris for €425.6 million ($570 million) from a fund managed by Blackrock Inc.
The Concorde Opéra Paris hotel is undergoing a significant restoration program, prior to re-branding as the Hilton Paris Opéra in September 2014. The hotel remains open during the renovation work, which is scheduled for full completion in early 2015.