A cozy refuge in the heart of La Réserve Paris, the Duc de Morny Library is a place for meeting and sharing that is well known to regulars and insiders. A private space exclusively dedicated to guests of the Palace hotel in the morning, the Library is open to all from noon for lunch. A unique opportunity to savor the specialties of the contemporary La Pagode de Cos restaurant, for a romantic tête-à-tête or a private business lunch. Unless you succumb to the temptation of a delicious tea curled up on the sofa, leafing through a book or imagining the world of tomorrow with friends.
Aesthetes, lovers of authenticity and Parisians passing through the area meet here in an informal, sophisticated atmosphere for a coffee, a meal, a cocktail or a glass of champagne. Between warm woodwork, an open fire, velvet and drapes bathing in the soft light from the adjoining patio, the Duc de Morny Library is experienced as an intimate, delightfully hedonistic privilege.
Everything is designed to make every moment extra special. The walls are lined with a collection of more than 3,000 books, personally selected by Michel Reybier and interior designer Jacques Garcia. Connoisseurs will identify certain rare first editions at a glance. The large bay windows open directly onto the patio for lunch in the mild Parisian summer air. An honesty bar, the Cabinet de Curiosités, nestled in an alcove, offers a fine selection of wines and spirits, amidst the exotic and eclectic souvenirs of Louis-Gaspard d’Estournel. The founder of Domaine de Cos d’Estournel in the Bordeaux region, another of Michel Reybier’s properties, traveled extensively to India in the 18th century to promote his wine, emblematic of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. Its treasures are found alongside others, just as delectable. Finally, the Duc de Morny Library gives access through a secret door to the Smoking Room and its Pinel & Pinel trunk with more than 400 carefully selected cigars. A true experience in its own right, the Duc de Morny Library is a veritable awakening of the senses… and one’s own particular desires.