Chef Bernard Pacaud’s three-starred cuisine is worthy of the parallel with the food of the Gods – at L’Ambroisie you can enjoy exceptional cuisine in a convivial setting… The signature dish? The pie, divine!
Restaurant : L’Ambroisie
Address : 9 Place Des Vosges, 75004 PARIS
For any information or reservation request, please contact the teams by phone at +33 (0)1 42 78 51 45.
The history of the art of scenting is clarified here along with the great history – mixing poetry and scientific revolutions, in a precise work written by the learned and literary pen of Elisabeth de Feydeau.
Author : Élisabeth de Feydeau
Publisher : Larousse
Date of Publication : October 2021
Description :Where does perfume come from, how was it invented, what are its main ingredients? How did it pass from a sacred use to a profane one? Why was Louis XIV called “the sweetest flowering king”? Who were the first great perfumers? What role does the fashion industry play in the history of perfume? What is the job of the “nose”? What are the stories behind mythical perfumes like N°5, Eau Sauvage, Angel, CK One, Le Mâle?
All the answers are in this book, which also features several portrait galleries: master glassmakers, the first perfumers, modern perfume designers, etc. Magnificently illustrated, thanks to a rich iconography and unpublished facsimiles of archival documents and the most beautiful perfume brands, The Great History of Perfume transports you into a precious and bewitching universe.
Even though the history of this building is very interesting, what makes this book so special is that it deals with its interior and furniture… On top of a detailed tour of the main rooms, texts complete the essential information shared on this revered Empire style — decorative paintings, Empire furniture, fabrics and garniture, among other things.
Authors: Jörg Eberling, Ulrich Leben, Francis Hammond
Publishing House: Flammarion
Publication Date: October 2016
This book is the first major monograph devoted to the Hôtel de Beauharnais, today the residence of the German ambassador in Paris, a masterpiece of the Empire style and, for two centuries, a major element of Franco-German history. Built in 1713 by the architect Germain Boffrand, it was in 1803 that Prince Eugène de Beauharnais acquired it and, with the help of his mother, Empress Joséphine, undertook sumptuous works that placed the hotel at the forefront of art history and were at the origin of its reputation. After the fall of the Empire, it became the Parisian pied-à-terre of the Prussian king, then the German embassy, before becoming the residence of the German ambassador to Paris in 1968. Most of the interiors from Prince Eugene’s time have been preserved and this book, thanks to an exceptional photographic campaign, bears witness to the incredible beauty of this exceptional place. As a result of extensive research and restoration work that lasted more than ten years, it traces the history of this building and the destiny of those who lived in it with great documentary wealth.
In Italy, art and life are entwined. This visual journey offers glimpses of rural landscapes, high culture, and divine food, all spied through the doorways and windows of the country’s most stunning hotels. Gorgeous photographs of hideaways and homesteads from Venice to Sicily offer fabulous accommodation suggestions for your next dolce vita getaway. Angelika Taschen takes us to hidden gems across the country, profiling each getaway through extensive photography and key information.