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Happy New Year!

Written by james, the 01 January in category What’s up?, 0 comment

Saint James Paris Wishes


New season, new menu!

Written by james, the 10 October in category At the Saint James' Restaurant, What’s up?, 0 comment

Autumn has arrived, bringing its delicious seasonal flavours! A great opportunity for our Chef Virginie who just launched her a new dinner menu at the Saint James Paris! Here is a few of her creations.

Starter: preserved duck foie gras from the Landes region, light fig jelly, fresh hazelnuts, Parisian brioche
Fish: scallops cooked in their shells with seasonal butter, slow-simmered leeks and Charlotte potato with curry
Meat: roast mallard duck with juniper berries, red cabbage braised in a red wine, crisp leg and thinly-shredded potato, braising juice
Seasonal suggestion: scallop and oyster tartare, borage leave and flower, Astara caviar, lemon cream sauce

… Not to mention her famous cod cooked with young vegetables, Melissa butter sauce, the “signature” dish of Virginie Basselot at the Saint James Paris.

The Pastry Chef Mathias Alet will also delight you with his Sultane figs from “La Maison Baud” poached in a red wine, with a mulberry sauce, crisp condiments and a fresh cream cheese sorbet. Among his other sweet surprises!

Access the dinner menu here.

See you soon at the Saint James Paris!

Reservations recommended at 01 44 05 81 81 or [email protected]
From Mondays to Saturdays from 7:30 p.m.

Plat 44

True to the spirit of “La Fete de la Musique” the Saint James Paris will highlight a new talent!
With her sparkling eyes and smile, our colleague Laetitia Jullian will sing the most beautiful songs of her repertoire.

Originally from Tahiti, after studying at the Conservatory, she now sings French variety as well as soul and jazz music. Laetitia will interpret La Vie en Rose, La Javanaise, Le Tourbillon de la Vie, La Complainte de la Butte… but also some international songs like The Girl from Ipanema, Fly me to the moon, Just the two of us… accompanied by a guitarist. A jazzy and soft voice for a truly acoustic evening, perfect to try the creations of Chef Virginie Basselot at the restaurant and to discover our Rosé-wine bar.

Do not miss this new edition of “La Fete de la Musique” and discover the new talent we are very proud to introduce!

Saturday June 21st 2014, from 8:30 p.m.
Advance bookings are required at +33 1 44 05 81 81 or by mail.



Ephemeral rosé wine bar

Written by james, the 21 May in category What’s up?, 0 comment

At the Saint James Paris this year, the arrival of summer will be celebrated with the opening of an seasonal rosé wine Bar! On the bucolic terrace and surrounded by hot-air-balloon-like arbors, take an enchanting break and see life through rose-colored glasses!

On one hand, the sommelier Micaël Morais has selected 2 wines: a fresh and elegant Côtes de Provence Château d’Esclans, served in a Jeroboam, and an IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, nicely called “La Vigne en rose”, Domaine du Monteillet, with a sweet flavor of red fruits and spices.

On the other hand, Judicaël Noël, our new barman, has imagined two summer cocktails: the “Pink Panthère” with vodka, coconut liqueur, ginger and strawberry, and la “Rose des Vents” with pineapple, cranberry, raspberry and basil, an original one without alcohol.

Our Chef Virginie Basselot, newly awarded with a first Michelin star, has also been inspired by this girly color and has created some fine recipes with noble products, seasonal fruits and vegetables. On the Bar menu, enjoy a King-prawn carpaccio with beetroot sauce and crispy vegetables, a Semi-cooked foie gras with a strawberry chutney and Beaujolais rosé wine, or a Charolais beef tartare with pink berries, mixed salad leaves and home-made French fries. The sugar addicts will also be pampered by our Pastry Chef Mathias Alet who designed an attractive Raspberry macaron, light Timut-pepper cream with a flavor of lemon and grapefruit.

An ephemeral outdoor bar to see life in pink!

Open daily starting June 5th, 2014, from 7 pm.

At the Saint James Paris, we make dreams come true! Our Valentines offer includes one night in a Junior Suite, a bottle of champagne Deutz Amour, and full breakfast (in bed or at the buffet). This offer is valid from February 11th to 15th, 2014, upon availability, at the exceptional rate of 600 Euro per night. Book now !

And for an extra touch, plan a romantic evening on February 14th!

Our Chef Virginie Basselot imagined a Gourmet dinner that you will enjoy in a Brazilian ambiance with singer Cynthia Abraham and pianist Manuel Rocheman. Spend Valentines with us! +33 1 44 05 81 81 or [email protected].

Valentines’ Menu


Duck foie gras from the Landes region, candied hibiscus and lemon marmalade

Scallops in an aromatic broth, tapioca beads flavoured with beetroot

Roast Challans duckling with kampot pepper, onions and mango,
preserved leg in salad

Ossau-Iraty and cherry jelly

Lemon and rose dessert, buttermilk mousse, litchis and grapefruit
A partager en amoureux

Coffee and delicacies

(130 Euro per person without drinks)



Celebrate in beauty the New Year’s Eve at the Saint James Paris and share a privileged moment in the spectacular dining room of the only chateau hotel of the capital !
What is on the program? A gourmet experience in a pop-rock atmosphere!

Our Chef Virginie Basselot will prepare festive dishes with delicacy, and delight all the guests while Zébulon Duke, both a guitarist and a singer, will accompany the clock!
An exceptional evening to start 2014 on a high note!


New Year’s Eve Menu
Parisian style brioche with duck foie gras from the Landes region, porto jelly
Scallops with black truffle, slow-simmered leeks and ratte potatoes
Fillet of venison, pepper sauce, crystallized kumquats, chervil tops and purée
Mont d’Or cheese with black truffle and lamb lettuce
Citrus fruit sorbet with grapefruit and orange
Thin Macaé chocolate roll, hazelnut mousse and spread, chocolate ice cream
Coffee and delicacies

The menu costs 210€ per person (without drinks)
Reservations at 01 44 05 81 81



Fashion: Alaïa for Galliera

Written by james, the 22 November in category What’s up?, Going out, 0 comment

After four years of renovations, the new Musée Galliera re-opens and presents the career of Azzedine Alaïa, the famous “sculptor of fabrics”.

A few steps from the Saint James Paris, the exhibition presents the story of this French-Tunisian creator with 70 of his sculptural creations highlighted in the renovated galleries of the Palace, and made to enhance the curves of women. The designer selected dresses of timeless chic made out of leather, chiffon, lace or jersey, to present his career as a whole in the upscale 16th district. A must see during your stay at Paris’ only chateau-hotel.

Azzedine Alaïa in the Palais Galliera, until January 26th, 2013.

Musée Galliera de la mode
10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays to Sundays. Until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

Azzedine Alaïa au Musée Galliera


Beauty and the Beast at Théâtre Mogador

Written by james, the 07 November in category What’s up?, Going out, 0 comment

After a tremendous success, first in Broadway and then all over the world, the fabulous musical Beauty and the Beast is on the stage of the Théâtre Mogador for a few months!

Inspired by a French novel imagined by Mrs Le Prince de Beaumont, this tale relates the story of a dreamy romantic girl who falls in love with the one she was afraid of. Adapted to the cinema by Jean Cocteau in 1946, it has been taken over by the Disney Studios in 1991 and has become one of their classics seen by everyone.

The fairy of the cartoon is perfectly rendered on stage. The magic of the tale and the famous songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, who have been awarded by 2 Oscars, will delight young and old alike.

A superb 2-hour-and-a-half show fitting perfectly with the spirit of the end-of-year celebrations!

Recommended by our Clefs d’Or Concierge Maxime.

La Belle et la Bête


Flying above Ile de France

Written by james, the 05 September in category What’s up?, 0 comment

Man has always been tempted and passionate about flying. Fascinated by the potential of airships, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin gave his name to the hot-air balloon which took off from Paris besieged, to bring food during the German military invasion in the 1870s.

After four years of study and for the first time in France, the first Zeppelin with tourists inside took off from Pontoise airport on August 4th. This 75-feet-long aircraft, with its large windows and comfortable seats, offers its 12 lucky passengers to admire landscapes of Ile de France region 300 meters above the ground and at the speed of 43.5 miles per hour, in a surprising silence. This experience that Airship-Paris offers is unique as “only three of these aircrafts are currently flying in the world”, according to the direction of sales. The company has imagined four itineraries to satisfy the curiosity of the tourists and the residents of the Ile de France region: the Château de Versailles, the Château de Chantilly, the natural park of Vexin and the “boucles de la Seine”, all departing from Pontoise Airport.

Do not miss this occasion to enjoy the region’s landscapes in an absolutely unique way!

1 flight (30 minutes): 250 € per adult – 200 € per child (2 to 12 years old)

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“Penone Versailles”

Written by james, the 24 July in category What’s up?, 0 comment

For the 400th anniversary of the birth of André Le Nôtre, King Louis XIV’s famous landscaper, the garden of the Château de Versailles has opened its gates to welcome the Italian sculptor Guiseppe Penone. Until October 31st, the artist honours Le Nôtre with astounding works created especially for the occasion which are, together with a selection of his pre-existing sculptures, displayed mainly in the French Garden, along the Allée Royale and in the Star grove.
The tree is one of his central topics. With the use of raw noble materials like wood, marble, rock or water, Penone brings trees back to life beyond their plant condition, sculpting, modifying and reassembling fallen trees to create astonishing forms.
Inside the castle, his amazing odoriferous installation “Respirare l’Ombra” – a wall made of tea-leafs! –  is also a must-see!

Exhibition « Penone Versailles » 2013 at Domaine de Versailles, a recommendation from our concierge Maxime.

From June 11th to October  30th, 2013 from 8:00am to 8:30pm.

Free entry to the gardens, except when “Grandes Eaux Musicales” and “Jardins Musicaux” shows are programmed.
The castle is open Tue-Sun from 9:00am to 6:30pm