La Belle Époque is alive and kicking within the walls of the Hermitage

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Rock star romance


Monte Carlo’s Hôtel Hermitage offers its guest the full celebrity treatment


If you’re looking to treat yourself to an extra special weekend break, then there’s only one place on the planet that you should head too. Monte Carlo, the ultra lavish administrative area of the equally opulent Principality of Monaco, is home to arguably some of the planet’s top hotels. Clustered around most of the famous Monaco F1 circuit, you will find the like of the Hotel de Paris, the Fairmont and of course, the ultra elegant Hôtel Hermitage.


Designed and built during France’s Belle Époque (Beautiful Era), the Hôtel Hermitage, with its fairytale aura, resplendent trimmings and dashing décor is about as far away from real life as you can get.


Walking into the main foyer is like stepping back in time to more carefree days – a cliché we know, but thoroughly deserved in this instance. La Belle Époque was a time of peace, prosperity and optimism, culminating in some of France’s finest works of art, literature and architecture, with Hôtel Hermitage standing as a masterpiece in stone, marble, wood and glass. [To be continued...]