Welcome to one of Paris’s most fabulous hotels, the Meurice, where we’ll spend the evening in the hotel’s bar, the 228. It offers a traditional ambiance, even a bit old-school with its leather armchairs and ceiling fresco. We’re immersed in an atmosphere that’s 100% cozy!
It’s about 10 p.m. and 22° (70° F) in one of the world’s most beautiful cities: that’s right, we’re in Paris, and I’m heading out to one of the capital’s most superb luxury hotels. I calmly make my way through the arcades along the rue de Rivoli until I reach the façade of the Hotel du Meurice! I’m pleasantly greeted before I make my way to Bar 228 to enjoy a cocktail!
An Exceptional Environment
The atmosphere is lovely: the great big leather armchairs and small mahogany tables in this magnificent room invite us to settle in comfortably and start sipping on drinks. As for the walls, they’re covered with large frescoes, and we feel like we’re in a very British ambiance.
The room is quite snug and even features a pianist playing jazzy melodies, to our great delight. While the interior design was completely redone by Philippe Starck in late 2007, the bar retains its warmth and is faithful to its origins.
And Divine Cocktails!
The menu is impressive: there are cocktails made with champagne, wine, and other spirits. The bar places a real emphasis on originality, with highly varied creations. It takes me nearly ten minutes to make up my mind with so many tantalizing options! We finally select a cocktail with pink champagne, raspberry juice, blackberry juice, lemon, and mint, and a second drink with pink champagne, bourbon, and peach juice. All of this comes with two chocolate truffles by Alain Ducasse, and it’s a pure delight! The flavor combinations are incredible, and tasting the drinks with the chocolates makes the moment all the more enjoyable.
– More information on their website
– 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Tel : 01.44.58.10.10
-30 € for a cocktail, 20€ for a glass of wine and 13€ for a fruit juice.
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About Florence Consul
Editor of Experiences Luxe since 2015, I love discovering new exclusive and authentic experiences all over the world. I left my home country (France) 6 years ago to become a global citizen, traveling 365 days out of the year. I am a foodie person and I make a point of tasting local specialities.