Les Ambassadeurs (restaurant)
It was situated in the Hôtel de Crillon, facing the Place de la Concorde in the heart of the city. Built in 1758, Les Ambassadeurs operated as a restaurant within the hotel since the mid 19th century.
Decorated in an 18th-century rococo style, Les Ambassadeurs reached its peak of fame as a restaurant and nightclub (known as a café-concert) in the 1870s 80s and 90s, a few hundred meters from the Palais Garnier. Always a center of entertainment for the aristocracy, in the 1870s it was a regular destination of some of the best known figures of art and the demi-monde. Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec portrayed visitors at the night club, and Aristide Bruant performed there.
- George E. Smith, III. James, Degas, and the Modern View. NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Autumn, 1987), pp. 56–72
- 2001 Review of Les Ambassadeurs at the Daily Telegraph
- PAUL GOLDBERGER. GRAND PARISIAN ROOMS ON A LEGENDARY SQUARE. The New York Times, July 7, 1985.
- John Mariani. Virtual Gorment Review, July 10, 2005.
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