A Parisian bolthole returns – in the centre of the city of lights on the ever-stunning Champs-Élysées, Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet's has been made over, with sumptuous guest rooms, a truly world-class spa and an array of tantalising dining and eating options. Here we highlight your replenishment possibilities.
This traditional brasserie has been a mainstay since 1899. Its new era is ushered in by a linkup with renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire, so expect refined Gallic classics with a unique touch of creativity, served up amid the apt backdrop of the restaurant’s listed décor, from dipping Art Deco chandeliers to black and white photographs – by Harcourt studios – of the world’s movie star legends.
Le Joy – restaurant
This Jacques Garcia-designed eatery offers laidback fare with a cordial ambience, and leads to a peaceful and lush inner garden – a perfect sanctuary in which to grab a quiet moment, only steps from the vibrant Champs-Élysées. Head there for Sunday brunch or Tea Time, and lounge in the comfy sofas under the soft lighting of the bookcases.
Surrounded by nods to aviators of times past who frequented this drinking den, L’Escadrille is the place to sample forward-thinking cocktails, such as the Havana, Cointreau, passion fruit, pineapple and mango Exotic Squadron, while the DJ controls and enhances the atmosphere through his considered music selections.
Le Marta Paris
Another essential retreat, where you can unwind on plush purple velvety chairs in a speakeasy-styled space lit with understated colour. Feast on shared nibbles and help them down with top-end cocktails.
Le Joy – bar
Your head barman, the Meilleur Ouvrier de France-gilded Stéphane Ginouvès, weaves his magic to create magical mixes. Standout tipples include the signature Douceur Royale, a heady blend of Champagne, peach jelly and raspberry purée; wash this deliciousness down with Le Joy’s sharing snacks, and in the summer catch some sunrays in the inner garden.
Make your choice and be dazzled by these diverse establishments within the splendid Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris.