Splendide Royal – a little Parisian gem

Take a short break in December, not necessary for Christmas shopping but for a Seasons Culture program and visit your favourite town to feed your mind and gift your vision with more out of the box treasures. Like great curated exhibitions, new books from the most well-known bookstores or just a visit to your favourite art galleries in town.

The Splendide Royale, a small luxury hotel in Paris belongs to the Roberto Naldi Collection and is part of Relais & Chateaux.

We took the train from Munich to Paris (just a 6-hour ride) and stayed at one of the smallest Relais & Chateaux Hotels, the Splendid Royal, Rue Du Cirque, which feels like living privately in the heart of Paris, next to the Elysée palace and in walking distance to most of the museums, only a few minute walks to the Place de la Concorde.
The Splendide Royal used to be the former Atelier of Monsieur Pierre Cardin. Across the street and around the corner you can find his first designs being exhibited in the shopping windows of his first Boutique.

The Hotel belongs to the Roberto Naldi Collection. The Italian influence shows in their gourmet restaurant, TOSCA and also in the classic interior of the twelve rooms of the Hotel.

The napolitanian chef is famous for his Langue de Veau and chou de Bruxelles or the poached pear with yoghurt ice cream and honey from Provence for desert.

The cuisine of Chef Rafaele Demase, is simple but of highest quality. He works with classic Italian recipes, uses regional products and creates simple dishes with a delicate twist.

The flair and charm of the hotel lies in the small size and prime location. You can reach most venues by food or using their bike service which makes you feel like a Parisian, not wasting your time in traffic and going from A to B in a very sportive way.

Italian bed linen, French tapestry and a classic and elegant interior is what you will find at the Splendid Royal in Paris

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Paris is perfect throughout the year, and I like December and January as there are not too many tourists and the city is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights.