15 October 2009

The Two Most Perfect Things - Salle Belle Epoque

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Before the show, we dine. This is the beautiful Salle Belle Epoque in the Hôtel Hermitage.

Originally a more modest establishment than the Casino or the Hôtel de Paris, in 1900 the Hôtel Hermitage was transformed into a luxurious residence for visitors. This Belle Epoque dining-room was the work of Gabriel Ferrier, winner of the Rome Prize and gold medalist at the Universal Exhibition of 1889. The frescoes recall paintings by Fragonard and Boucher.


maria said...

Gorgeous room!

What an elegant setting!

I'm so glad you are taking photographs - did anyone mind?

Halcyon said...

Beautiful. I'm sure you enjoyed it!

Hilda said...

What a magnificent room! "Opulent" is the only word I can think of to describe it.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Aaaaah now that's Monte Carlo !

Virginia said...

Yes, Nathalie's right. That's what I think Monte Carlo should be! I think I am too "covered up" for this affair judging from those two lovely ladies! :)

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous place. I'd have so much fun just being in this room, I wouldn't care what I was eating.

Rob Siemann said...

Gorgeous is the word. It's like travelling back in time... Great!

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