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.


7 comments:

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 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! :)
V

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 said...

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

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