Slouch on the comfortable velvet sofas at Grand Pigalle hotel's classy wine bar and admire the copper chandeliers, slate-coloured walls and subdued lighting. Music is straight from a Tarantino soundtrack and three quarters of the wine list is Italian, from Piedmont, Tuscany and Sicily. Munch on a superb selection of antipasti such as 24-month old Parmesan, buffalo mozzarella and homemade oregano foccaccia. Consider it a prolonged Italian holiday.
If you’re looking for a slice of class with your glass, sometimes Paris’s shabby-chic wine bars just won’t cut it. When you’re feeling flash, there’s nothing better than slinking into a Parisian hotel bar, ordering a stunner of a drink and revelling in the exotic nut selection and flawless service.
Admittedly, they don’t come cheap, but it’s the perfect way to feel like a movie star without shelling out for a room. So here’s a selection of the best cool and classic hotels bars in Paris – from the trendy clandestine mezcal den to the Ernest Hemingway shrine to the stunning rooftop lookout – pick your poison and prepare for some seriously good people watching.
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