The wine cellars of the Hotel de Paris Monaco

The Wine Cellars of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo


Discover a world of elegance and refinement

Few people know it, but Monaco's most famous palace hides an unsuspected secret in its basement. Welcome to a world of elegance and refinement, where wine is king and history flows like a good vintage. The Cellars of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, located under the green gardens, are much more than just a place to store bottles. It is a true sanctuary of wine, a magical destination that we invite you to discover.

The History of the Wine Cellars of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

The Wine Cellars of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo are more than just a wine storage space; they represent a fascinating chapter in the history of Monaco and viticulture. The initiative for their construction dates back to 1864, designed by François Blanc, a visionary who envisioned a complex of several establishments connected around the Hôtel de Paris. The titanic work involved about 300 different trades. Inaugurated in 1874 by Marie Blanc, following the death of her husband, these cellars were designed to receive the barrels directly from the vineyards and to bottle them on site, thus creating an ideal storage space for these precious nectars.

During the Second World War, these cellars played a crucial role in protecting the hotel's most precious wines. The employees cleverly built a wall of bottles, hiding behind it approximately 20,000 bottles and the hotel's silverware, thus escaping seizure by the occupants. After the war, Winston Churchill himself celebrated the reopening of the cellars with an 1811-year-old rum, a few bottles of which still remain today. The Caves have also been the scene of memorable celebrations, such as the 20th wedding anniversary of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace.

From the 1960s onwards, wineries stopped bottling to focus entirely on storing wines. They are home to prestigious references such as Château Margaux 1929, Château d'Yquem 1890, Petrus 1945, and continue to prepare for the future with exceptional vintages of recent vintages such as 2001, 2005 or 2009. Today, these impressive cellars, with more than 450,000 bottles and supplying 42 restaurants in peak season, are managed by a team of seven dedicated employees throughout the year.

Privatization, Tours & Events

The privatization of the Caves of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo offers a unique experience for wine lovers and those looking to create unforgettable events. The cellars, which cover an area of 1500 m² and house 350,000 bottles, represent five major segments of the wine world: Champagne, Provence, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhône Valley. This mythical place lends itself perfectly to the organization of private events, such as dinners or tasting tours, guided by a master sommelier. Diners can discover the incredible history of this place and taste some great wines during a memorable and exclusive evening.

In addition to providing an elegant and unusual setting for private parties, the cellars have been the setting for historic moments, such as the 20th wedding anniversary of HSH Prince Rainier and HSH Princess Grace in 1976. With the possibility of accommodating up to 36 people for a dinner accompanied by tastings, the cellars offer a journey through the most famous terroirs and grape varieties, including appellations such as Lafite Rothschild, Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Yquem, Romanée-Conti, Dom Pérignon and Cristal Roederer. The wines preserved, among the rarest in the world, include priceless vintages dating back to the 19th century, testifying to the historical and oenological richness of these places.

These elements give the Wine Cellars of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo a special status in the world of luxury winemaking and hospitality. They represent a hidden treasure beneath the bustling surface of Monte Carlo, a place where history, passion for wine, and elegance come together to offer an unforgettable experience to those lucky enough to discover and explore them.

Living in the vicinity of the Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo

The Wine Cellars of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo are not only a hidden treasure offering a unique oenological experience; they also embody the essence of luxury and sophistication that define Monaco's Carré d'Or. This iconic area, renowned for its cultural richness and opulence, is home to some of the most luxurious real estate in the world, reflecting the exclusivity and elegance of its surroundings.

Our real estate agency, strategically located in this illustrious area, within the Le Princes de Galles building, is proud to offer an exceptional range of properties located in the most prestigious residences in Monaco. Whether for purchase or rental, we offer high-end apartments in places such as One Monte Carlo, with its spectacular views and modern architecture, Park Palace, known for its timeless elegance, Monte Carlo Star, a residence synonymous with luxury and exclusivity, Les Floralies, offering a peaceful and green setting, Le Métropole Residence, with its superior quality services.

We also highlight our unique selection of off-market apartments, particularly in the highly coveted Mirabeau building, known for its stunning views and prime location. These properties offer a rare opportunity to live in a prime environment, close to cultural and historical places like the Hotel de Paris Wine Cellars, a jewel of Monaco that attracts connoisseurs from all over the world.

By choosing an apartment in the Carré d'Or, our clients not only secure a prestigious place to live, but also privileged access to a world of luxury, history and culture, symbolized by emblematic places such as the Wine Cellars of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Our agency is committed to providing exceptional service to meet the most demanding needs of our clients, guaranteeing an incomparable living experience in one of Monaco's most desirable neighborhoods.

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