Paris France News March 12 2012

revoir vieux Ritz,
bonjour nouveau Ritz

Goodbye Old Ritz,
Hello New Ritz

Paris France News, March 12 2012. Today we had tea with Laure France, Director of Ecole Ritz-Escoffier, the world-famous cooking school at the world-famous Ritz Hotel Paris

Bar Vendome, Ritz Paris The Terrace of the Bar Vendome, Ritz Paris, serving some of its last drinks

Laure told us that her son is now two years old, but the big news is that the Ritz Hotel is going to be closed for 27 months starting August 1, 2012!

The Ritz, it seems, needs a facelift to stay current with the standards of today's Palace Hotels of France, such as the Bristol, the Crillon, and the Meurice.

But not to worry, Laure assured us, the Ritz will open better than ever once the work is completed!

We're holding our breath and waiting for November 2014, when the Ritz doors open again.

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