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The Ritz hotel in Paris

"Le Ritz à Paris"
French B2 writing exercise

Learn about one of the most iconic hotels in Paris.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "luxurious", "a hotelier", "in partnership with", "classical furniture", "a gem", "world-renowned", "to become enamoured with [something]", "so much so (=to the extent that)", "a fashion icon", "to splash out (money)", "fairytale-like".

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The Ritz hotel, which is located on the Place Vendôme in Paris, is one of the most luxurious hotels in France. It was founded in 1898 by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz in partnership with the famous French chef Auguste Escoffier. With its high ceilings and its classical French furniture, this Parisian gem is the quintessential incarnation of French elegance. Many world-renowned artists have stayed at the Ritz over the years. For example, did you know that the American writer Ernest Hemingway had become enamoured with the hotel, and its bar in particular, so much so that the Ritz bar is now named after him? Or that the French fashion icon Coco Chanel lived there for thirty-four years? And you, would you be ready to splash out [US: splurge] for a night in this fairytale-like hotel?