A Palace is a world in itself. Brackets and case, he was. Whether one is privileged traveler time to stay, businessman, or simply epicurean, time for a drink or afternoon tea. A place rarely book immediately, you need to know tame his soul and enjoy the scenery, the unique details that contribute to its refinement.
Just like Fa-Raon and Kléopâtre, the two cats who are fortunate to be guests at the year, Le Bristol Paris has more than one facet to unveil. If this is a historic place that has survived the centuries to its metamorphosis hotel in the Roaring Twenties ... there was the occupation and rebirth. With the change of owners and was bought by the Oetker family, a new chapter has started to make an exceptional address ...
So many moments, parties, celebrations, marked by both the illustrious unknown passage of regulars that the most famous people of the entire planet, as evidenced by the Bristol Gold which is among his finest those signatures Ava Gardner, Woody Allen, Charlie Chaplin, Picasso, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone ...
While Bristol Paris in 2015 celebrated its 90th anniversary, the book "A PALACE PARISIEN" has just been published. One way to extend the dream and go back in time through the pages, the pen of the journalist and writer André Bercoff with signed photographs Roméo Balancourt. It is the daily of Bristol Paris is traced, punctuated with anecdotes and memories. A book to offer all lovers of the art of French living whose Parisian palace embodies the quintessence.
Express interview with the author André Bercoff:
At what time would you have wanted to live in the aftermath of the Palace?
Unquestionably one of the Roaring Twenties, jazz, Cocteau, Dada and the Surrealists for this special "revival" of the post World War ... Fields Élysées and Bristol were the recipient of this period, with institutions like the Boeuf sur the roof.
During a first visit to Bristol, where does it linger?
It is obviously necessary to discover its wonderful garden, a remnant of the ancient palace of the Count de Castellane built in the eighteenthth. And inside, the other is the splendor Castellane lounge.
You who have been around the world of mythical palaces, what are the criteria of a palace?
Besides its history, there are two criteria: its location - at the heart of the city -. It is significant to recall the specificity of Bristol is to be the most protected place in Paris as located close to the Elysée Palace and Place Beauvau where the Interior Ministry is located . A true place guarded! The scond criterion is welcoming with concern for discretion and attention that makes each customer feels treated like a VIP.
What is the origin of the name "Bristol"?
It's Hippolyte Jammet who named in 1925 by reference to the 4th Earl of Bristol who embodied was a great traveler and embodied a certain elegance. So with no English town.
What is the most amazing story in the life of the palace?
The most exciting story, so maybe the story of pianist in Polanski's film is that of Leo Lerman, this Jewish architect who was a friend of Hippolyte Jammet, owner of Bristol. Whether it's years of occupation, Lerman asked Jammet protect. The latter asked him to shelter at the hotel. So for three years until the liberation, Lerman lived, housed and fed in a room of the Bristol whose number had been removed to make believe that it was a simple closet. In return, and also to look after, he redesigned the hotel's decoration. At midnight, like Cinderella hunted, he was going in empty rooms and redrawn. We owe him the beautiful wrought iron gate of the elevator.
"A PALACE PARIS, Le Bristol Paris"
21 x 29 cm - 192 pages 49 euros
Published January 14, 2016
For sale at the online store: http://www.lebristolparis.com/fr/boutique/