“I have come to liberate the Ritz.” – Ernest Hemingway
This week, we’ll continue our series “We’ll Always Have Paris” focusing on the history of tourism in France. I don’t know about you, but after all this history, I could use a drink! Luckily, I know just the place. This week, we sneak behind the bar to learn about the antics, escapades and espionage of the Ritz Paris bar. Salut!
Episode 25: “We’ll Always Have Paris: The Ritz Paris Bar”
“This Legendary Bartender Served Hemingway and Aided the Resistance Against the Nazis” – Alexis Ferenczi, VICE
“The Ritz and the Mirrors of Social History” – Mary Blume, The International Herald Tribune
“Bar Icon: Frank Meier” – Difford’s Guide
“A Legend As Big As The Ritz” – A.E. Hotchner, Vanity Fair <— If you read only one article about the Hotel Ritz bar, make it this one. I couldn’t fit all of the crazy adventures into the episode!