Day 3-Monday Oct 10th
Property inspection of Victoria Palace. The hotel was built in 1913. They have a lot of Jr. Suites- 28 to be exact ! See day 2 for pics.
Checked out and into Hotel Le Bristol. http://www.lebristolparis.com/
From the minute we walked into this door, we felt like royalty. The staff at the reception was so friendly, the guest services manager wonderful and kind, and since we arrived early, for our 3 pm check in, they escorted us to the bar, we relaxed there, till our room was ready 30 min later. I felt that I was being greeted by family rather than the staff at a hotel, it was that warm their welcome!
The room, was a suite, #994/995, an apartment, with an outdoor terrace. It was spectacular with views of the garden below, it felt just like home. Though the hotel is a Palace hotel, the rooms were not over the top, they were actually very tastefully done , bathrooms were totally renovated and state of the art with tubs and shower, 2 separate toilets.
All the rooms in the hotel were very refined, very understand luxury, but beautiful. The concierge at this hotel was top-notch, helping me secure reservations for my much awaited meal at Frenchie and Agape Substance ( more on that later).
“Midnight in Paris” was also filmed here, I got to see that room too.
They have a 3 star Michelin restaurant, “Le restaurant Gastronomique” which is moving to be facing the garden, and their 2nd restaurant 114 Le Faubourg, serves some delicious food in a bright, eye-popping setting. the flowers along the wall are very 3D and seem to be coming out at you.
We had a drink at the bar, it was lovely.
The pool at the Bristol is on the top floor of the hotel . Amazing view of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
Dinner was at Au Passage, but a chef that used to work at Spring and Au Verre.
1 bis, passage saint-sebastien, 75011 Paris, Tél. : 01 43 55 07 52.
It was so fantastic! it was just hubby and me, but I think it would be a great casual dinner spot with friends, as it so relaxed and you can then taste everything on the menu! Small plates, modern , tapas style.
We tried the pork rillette, the squid, the brussel sprouts with bacon, the burrata (which was the only thing that was average) , a white fish carpaccio and an amazing ganache with strawberries. Some pics below.
The table over from us was trying the pork served for 4 and it looked just amazing!! Highly recommend it for lunch or a large group of friends. Looks like a run down place, don’t judge it!
Another great relaxing evening, after a super busy day.