The 5 star literary hotel of the left bank...
Hôtel Pont Royal is the legendary place where Americans tasted Parisian intellectual life with relish, starting in the twenties.
Between the two World Wars, the Pont Royal bar became one of the leading Paris cocktail bars. Mix alcohol? What a strange idea, or, rather, what a lovely idea! The mean-spirited were offended when F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda held court here and attracted all the other "Americans in Paris," who introduced delighted Parisians to this new way of drinking.
A favorite bar of authors like Hemingway, Miller and Fitzgerald, but also of painters like Miró, Chagall and Buffet, it was the place where one crossed paths with the Paris of artistic creation.
The Pont Royal is an integral part of a legendary neighborhood that continues to perpetuate a first-class literary and artistic tradition.