Immerse yourself in the spirit of Dalí at the Parisian hotel he loved, with tickets to the Dalí exhibition at the Pompidou Centre followed by delectable cocktails ensconced at the glorious hotel bar. A must visit for Dalí devotees during the exhibition in Paris which is open November 25 until March 25, 2013. A major exhibition of the greatest surrealist artist, this collection will share known and many unknown works of the prolific sculptor, painter and artist.
Dali was one of the Le Meurice Hotel’s most outrageous guests, he spent at least one month per year at the Hotel and on occasion extend his stay for up to six months. His behavior could also be surrealistic: once he demanded that a herd of sheep be brought to his room, and upon their arrival, Dalí took out his pistol and shot at them. Luckily, the gun was filled with blank bullets. Another time, he requested a horse. Yet another time, he asked the staff to capture flies for him in the Tuileries Garden, paying them five francs per fly. Dalí was a regular at the Hotel Le Meurice.
The five star hotel is offering a five star special, a three-night offer (from €2,820 for two) includes not only breakfast, lunch at Le Dali restaurant and two cocktails – Gala and Dali – at Bar 228, the location for Dali’s meeting with the Count of Barcelona.
One outrageous guest inspired another, Philippe Starck’s surreal lobby and the Le Dali lobby restaurant, which contains a monumental canvas ceiling painted by Ara, the daughter of Philippe. The ceiling canvas includes many references to Dali, set the stage for an enchanting evening, surreal and luxurious, a hallmark of the Le Meurice lobby restaurant. Elegant walls of mirrors, gold, black and ochre, and dim lighting create an enchanting ambience of seduction and high style.