Paris is as famed for its bars as it is for its food, romance and lights, and the city has a host of fabulous places in which to drink. One of the finest places to explore liquid sensations is without a doubt the Herbarium, the bar of thz 4 star Hotel National Arts et Metiers. This stunning chic venue with its Haussmann facade and tasteful environmentally-friendly décor is perfectly situated in Paris on the Rue Saint Martin in the historic and popular 3rd arrondissement in the Montorgueil district, near the must-see Marais, Réaumur, Sébastopol, Beaubour and Les Halles areas.
The centrepiece of the hotel’s drinking offer is without a doubt the Herbarium. Tastefully decorated to the highest environmental standards with the finest and best materials, the Herbarium oozes welcoming style from the second the thirsty patron walks in through the door. Its quality spirits and signature cocktail list is the equal of any bar in Paris France, and a welcome sight both to guests and to the thirsty worker looking to unwind at the end of a hard day at the coal face.
Renowned master mixologist Oscar Quagliarini is at the very top of his game, and he has created a range of signature cocktails that sit perfectly well with the old favourites that are also on offer. Like a composer arranging notes in perfect order, each cocktail is a feast for the eyes, nose and most importantly taste.
For a truly memorable experience, why not take to the rooftop terrace that offers one of the best views of any bar in Paris France. Cocktail in hand, take in a view that includes landmarks such as Sacré-Coeur or the Pompidou Centre as you have never seen such iconic buildings before.
Having drunk in the best bar in Paris France, being tempted to stay at the Hotel National des Arts et Metiers is a given. The attention to detail in the bar is matched by the 66 rooms created using the finest raw materials and furniture. The rooms, facing either a wooded square or around a bright courtyard will easily match the most demanding expectations. Architect Raphael Novot has effortlessly blended the best of tradition with the demands of the 21st century. Choose between a room with or without a balcony, the 26 sq m studio or the amazing 100 sq m Penthouse with its own kitchenette, dining room and lounge area and breathtaking views. Or eat in the spectacular Italian-themed Ristorante National, where top restaurateurs Julien Cohen, Jean-Pierre Lopez and Thomas Delafon have brought an unforgettable taste of Italy to Paris.