Mythical Hotel de Paris

The Hotel de Paris, a Belle Époque style palace in the heart of Monaco, in the Monte-Carlo district, belongs to the Société des bains de mer de Monaco group. It was founded and inaugurated in 1864 by Prince Charles III of Monaco, based on the plans of the French architect Godinot de la Bretonnerie.

After four years of renovation the hotel opened its doors in early 2019.

To sleep there, it will cost between 35000 and 45,000 euros per night.

The "Prince Rainier III" suite, named after the father of the current Monegasque sovereign, Prince Albert II, is 600 m2.

At this price, travellers will be able to enjoy a plunging view over the Casino square, a 135 square metre terrace with a heated infinity pool, all in a setting of some 600 m2, a real villa on the roof.

The opening of the largest suite in the Hotel de Paris marks the end of gigantic works, which will have lasted 5 years and cost 270 million euros, according to the Société des bains de Mer (SBM).

The hotel now has 209 rooms and suites. This is less than before, but they have gained in space, with a minimum surface area of 36 m2.

The works coincide with the transformation of the Casino square, where the former Sporting d'Hiver was demolished to make way for a group of upscale shops, offices and apartments, the "One Monte Carlo".

 

A bit of History...

In 1987, Rainier III proposed to the chef Alain Ducasse to create a gastronomic restaurant.

In 1990, he was awarded the third star in the Michelin Guide, making the Hotel de Paris the first hotel in Paris to achieve this level of classification.

The renowned palace has one of the most prestigious wine cellars in the world in the basement, 13 metres below the rock.

It was inaugurated in 1874 by Marie Blanc, wife and successor of the founder of the Société des bains de mer, after eighteen months of a colossal building site.

This 1500 m2 underground maze houses 550,000 bottles delicately arranged in 1 kilometre of racks.

The wines are classified in two categories: "to be aged" and "to be drunk". All the wines in wooden cases are ageing.

The Romanée-Conti in Burgundy thus rubs shoulders with the Châteaux of Yquem, Pétrus, Ausone, Cheval Blanc...

 

Cinema, filming locations...

Cinema and television often used the hotel's sets.

The Hotel de Paris is the starting point for the television series "Amicalement vôtre", with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore, where Lord Brett Sinclair and Danny Wilde meet in the bar and fight over an olive.

The other shootings :

2006 : " Hors de prix ", by Pierre Salvadori, with Gad Elmaleh and Audrey Tautou.

2008 : " La Fille de Monaco ", by Anne Fontaine with Fabrice Luchini and Louise Bourgoin.

2010 : " L'Arnacœur ", by Pascal Chaumeil with Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis.

2010 : " Iron man 2 ", by Jon Favreau with Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.

2011: " Bienvenue à Monte-Carlo ", by Thomas Bezucha, with Selena Gomez.

In 2020, in a new short film by Claude Lelouch, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc drives a Ferrari at full speed through the streets of the Principality.

Entitled "Le grand rendez-vous", this filming in the form of a modern remake of the famous 1976 short film "La traversée de Paris" shot in a single take and without authorization.

 

Prince Albert II of Monaco, who had given the necessary authorisations, was present at the filming location.

 

Hotel de Paris

Casino Square,

98000 Monaco

Phone: +377 98 06 30 00

 

https://fr.lhw.com/hotel/Hotel-de-Paris-Monte-Carlo-Monte-Carlo-Monaco


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To go further....

l'Hotel de Paris à Monte-Carlo un siècle d'histoire

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La légende du cinéma à Monaco

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Un beau jour de 1954, une succession de plans, somptueux, du film d'Hitchcock La Main au collet montrait Grâce Kelly, star hollywoodienne de renom, qui découvrait la principauté de Monaco. La vision était prémonitoire. La comédienne, installée dans un coupé bleu chromé, surplombait un paysage de rêve où se montraient, aisément identifiables, le palais (sans drapeau), le casino, le port et l'hôtel de Paris. L'année suivante, la blonde la plus chic du cinéma américain, en visite au festival de Cannes, revenait passer une journée sur le Rocher et y rencontrait Son Altesse Sérénissime Rainier III. Une année plus tard encore, en 1956, miss Grâce Patricia Kelly épousait le prince souverain, et Monaco entrait dans la légende.
Cet ouvrage, recueil d'anecdotes inédites et d'histoires secrètes, raconte comment une principauté méditerranéenne est devenue un studio de cinéma à ciel ouvert mais aussi un lieu important du septième art.
Recensant les séjours de gens du spectacle dans la principauté, les projets cinématographiques avec Aristote Onassis lorsqu'il dirigeait la Société des bains de mer, les rôles proposés à la princesse et qu'elle refusa, La Légende du cinéma à Monaco évoque tous les films mis en boîte sur le Rocher. Et nous promène, avec humour, dans un monde spectaculaire et scintillant qui atteste de l'histoire et de la richesse d'un pays.

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