By Tilar J. Mazzeo
Set opposed to the backdrop of the Nazi profession of worldwide struggle II, The Hôtel on position Vendôme is the fascinating background of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking story of glamour, opulence, and famous person; harmful liaisons, espionage, and resistance—from Tilar J. Manzeo, the New York instances bestselling writer of The Widow Clicquot and The mystery of Chanel No. 5
When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the mythical Hôtel Ritz at the position Vendôme—an icon of Paris frequented through movie stars and star writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys, and princes—was the one luxurious resort of its sort allowed within the occupied urban by way of order of Adolf Hitler.
Tilar J. Mazzeo strains the historical past of this cultural landmark from its starting in fin de siècle Paris. At its heart, The inn on position Vendôme is a rare chronicle of existence on the Ritz in the course of wartime, while the Hôtel used to be at the same time headquarters to the highest-ranking German officials, reminiscent of Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring, and residential to unique buyers, together with Coco Chanel. Mazzeo takes us into the grand palace’s suites, bars, eating rooms, and wine cellars, revealing a hotbed of illicit affairs and lethal intrigue, in addition to beautiful acts of defiance and treachery.
Rich intimately, illustrated with black-and-white pictures, The inn on position Vendôme is a outstanding examine this notable crucible the place the way forward for post-war France—and all of post-war Europe—was transformed.