The cellars, some of the largest in the world, are not only part of the hotel’s heritage, where around 600,000 bottles are ‘resting’, but also a place to share knowledge about wine.
Underneath the flower gardens, lies a paradise that remains hidden from the sun: the cellars of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, some of the largest in the world. Inaugurated in 1874 by Marie Blanc, the cellars were originally a place where vintage
wines were bottled. During World War II part of the basement was sealed up and 20,000 bottles – including the most precious ones – were hidden away. Once peace was restored, the cellars’ re-opening was entrusted to a prestigious client, Sir Winston Churchill, and an old rum, dating from 1811, was opened to mark the occasion. Today, the cellars are not only part of the company’s heritage, where around 600,000 bottles are ‘resting’, but also a place to share knowledge about wine.
When it comes to food, the Louis XV-Alain Ducasse expresses a unique culinary repertoire. The menu by chef Dominique Lory and Alain Ducasse stands out for its modernity and youth. On the 8th
floor, Le Grill offers exceptional panoramic views of the Mediterranean. On fine days, the ceiling opens up entirely to the sun or to the stars of the French Riviera. The cuisine highlights the grilled delights that have made the restaurant’s reputation. Another restaurant, L’Hirondelle, and a jazz bar, Le Bar Americain, complete the hotel’s food and beverage line-up, although the Salle Empire and terrace restaurant is due to reopen in 2019.
As one of The Leading Hotels of the World
, the Hôtel Paris Monte-Carlo is about to re-emerge in all its finery and solemnity. Architects Richard Martinet and Gabriel Viora are in charge of carrying on and exalting its spirit, while anchoring it firmly in the 21st
century, so that the legend can continue.