The Good Life France Magazine




The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...


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Issue No. 19

Delicious sunshine cocktails and scrumptious recipes, brilliant features and tons of information and gorgeous photos to inspire your visits. The secret life of castles in Burgundy, the Abbey of Senanque in Provence, Sainte-Denis, Lourdes, Calvados in Normandy, Paris, Grenoble and more...

Understated Luxury: The

Understated Luxury: The Coco Chanel Suite, the Ritz Paris If money is no object, the Coco Chanel Suite in the Paris Ritz is a deliciously luxurious stay. Barb Harmon visits the suite – but doesn’t stay overnight… The Coco Chanel Suite Coco Chanel once declared: "The Ritz is my home." Although she had a luxurious apartment above her shop across the street, still there at 31 rue Cambon, she moved to the Ritz in 1937 making suite No. 302 her own. It remained her home until her death in 1971. In her honour the room was renamed The Coco Chanel Suite and made available for booking, to the delight of Chanel fans worldwide. In 2012, the hotel closed for an extensive four-year renovation. While 80 percent of the hotel's original items were refurbished, some pieces were put in storage or auctioned. Although none of Chanel’s personal items were included, some furnishings from her suite were, and they set record prices. revamped Coco Chanel Suite The Channel suite has been moved down a floor (suite 202) to provide a better view of Place Vendôme and its famous column. It’s a stunning scene, one that inspired the octagonal cap on Chanel’s first perfume, Chanel No. 5. Karl Lagerfeld, the enigmatic designer and creative director of Chanel, collaborated with the Ritz’s design team to recreate Chanel's world, from fabrics to furniture and the whole look of the space.