It is the most chic and glamorous event of this fall after five years of work under the direction of architect Peter Marino . The Cheval Blanc Paris , the first 5-star Parisian by Bernard Arnault , opens its doors on the Quai du Louvre this Thursday, September 7 in the old building of the Samaritaine classified as a historical monument which dominates the Pont-Neuf.
Chefs, architects, pastry chefs, craftsmen, decorators: the most advanced know-how and craftsmanship have been put at the service of building a contemporary address as vibrant as it is astounding. Or the promise that, truly, Paris is more than ever… a party. Demonstration.
Rooms overlooking the Seine
The tone is set in the entrance. Large sofas, intimate atmosphere, works of art by the owner on the walls - starting with Samsum , the monumental blue canvas by Georges Mathieu (1978) - passing the Porte du Cheval Blanc: everything suggests that you are in a house private, if not the discretion of a butler who provides royal service.
In total: 70 keys with rooms all with bay windows like a projection on the Seine. No hotel has ever offered its guests such a Parisian experience ...
And for the most exclusive customers : the possibility of renting one of the 7 bedrooms with terrace or even the 1000 m² duplex penthouse on the 7th and 8th floors with swimming pool, garden and cinema…
A spectacular rooftop with the best view of Paris
The other core asset of this unique address is obviously its garden suspended in the sky of the old listed buildings of La Samaritaine . Much more than a monumental rooftop , a place of life in the middle of a vegetated garden and a terrace above the Seine, where two restaurants coexist.
First, Le Tout-Paris , a fashionable brasserie in the tradition of these vibrant addresses that live from morning to night. Clearly, THE table to be seen and to see, from the energy of the breakfast to the rascal or romantic evenings. A la carte, classics that stick to the neighborhood: sophisticated salads for twigs, Pont-Neuf piece of meat and fries, gratiné from Les Halles or Paris-Brest.
A real Italian sensation: the opening in Paris of Enrico Buonocore's legendary fish restaurant in Milan, La Langosteria . Foodies are already excited at the idea of tasting their blue lobster pasta or sitting down in front of their open-air seafood bar.
Arnaud Donckele and Maxime Frederic, two great gastronomic signatures
To orchestrate the kitchens of the house: there is of course the star Arnaud Donckele , a three-star chef straight from the Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez that the finest faces were impatiently awaiting. Its Plénitude gastronomic setting is of course the most coveted author's table of this fall.
No 5 stars worthy of the name without a freak sweet chef. In this case, Maxime Frédéric (ex-George V), a gifted charismatic personality, who cultivates humility and excellence in the foodosphere and returns to his first love: bakery. The meeting of these two chefs gave rise to love at first sight. As evidenced by the Limbar , which will undoubtedly be the new favorite meeting place for Parisians.
Much more than a haute couture pastry shop, a magical place that lives from morning to night, between the coffee shop , the chic tea room and the evening cocktail bar where Maxime Frédéric offers bakery cuisine, starting with a béchamel croissant worked with Arnaud's collaboration in a devilishly glamorous staging, from pastries to the cup through specialty coffees, marvelous potions from mixologist Florian Thireau or a real Parisian snack.
The Dior Spa
The beautystas are already stamping their feet: the opening of the first Dior Cheval Blanc Spa with a New Look suite, an extraordinary poetic swimming pool under the artisan mosaics of Michael Mayer , not to mention the Rossano Ferretti hairdressing salon, make it the ultimate wellness address. chicest of the season. A massage or treatment is the ultimate “ tasteful ” gift to offer.
Also discover: the opening of La Samaritaine .