Legend & Renewal

In 2017, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris launches a major renovation and expansion programme.


In 2017, Barrière continues the renovation programme of its establishments, hotels, restaurants, and casinos.

As of January 2017, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris will benefit from part of the Group's investments. Barrière,led by Dominique Desseigne has been renovating and modernizing its most emblematic venues since 2014

According to Dominique Desseigne,


Le Fouquet's will always be a part of the story and heart of Barrière. It is more than just one of the most famous brasseries in France, with terraces that welcome millions of tourists from around the world and throughout France, or just a hotel located on the most beautiful avenue in the world. Le Fouquet's on its own is a landmark that has resisted the ephemeral winds of fashion and remains a leader of French tourism and an essential destination for artists, particularly those in the theatre and movie world. Its temporary closure for several months is, in itself, a major event as it is opening up new perspectives for our establishment in our accommodation and food and beverages offerings and how we decorate and arrange our rooms. That is all I have to say for now and I look forward to greeting all of our guests in early summer” said Dominique Desseigne, CEO of Barrière.


Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris


Everything starts in early January with the renovation and expansion program of the hotel, opened in 2006, that implicates its temporary closure from 2 January to 30 June 2017.


By summer 2017 the hotel will offer its guests fully restored rooms and suites that will continue to reflect the style and decor of Jacques Garcia and a choice of food and beverage outlets that will have been refreshed and enhanced.

The Spa and common areas of the hotel will also receive specific attention.

The closure of the hotel will enable Barrière to commence the works to add an additional 19 rooms and signature suites that will boast beautiful and unique views over the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.


Fouquet’s Paris restaurant


Erik Orsenna, a highly respected French Academician, wrote “At the corner of two avenues, there is a ship of sorts... where so many film and book ideas were born” Fouquet’s Paris restaurant, its function rooms and the Escadrille bar will be closed from 25 February, the day after the traditional César gala dinner towelcome the brightest lights in French and international cinema, until 31 May 2017.


About Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris


A famous name worldwide, a mythical place looking out over two prestigious avenues, including the most well-known avenue considered the most beautiful in the world, the Champs-Elysées.

Heir to the traditions of a family in the hotel industry for over a century, and the only Five star establishment still owned by a French family, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris offers a luxurious experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Spacious rooms, state of the art technology, sumptuous Spa, magnificent garden, welcoming and attentive staff ,…

Le Fouquet's Paris spirits its guests away from everyday life, welcoming them into a contemporary and restful setting just minutes away from the effervescence of the Champs- Elysées


Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris - 46 avenue George V - 75008 Paris


About Barrière


Founded in 1912 by François André, Barrière has grown over the years under the successive stewardships of Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne to become France’s leading casino operator, and a standard-setter in the luxury hotel sector.


Barrière has designed offers that are unrivalled in the field of leisure and entertainment, founded on a commitment to operational excellence, service quality and French art de vivre.The Group today operates 33 Casinos Barrière (including one under construction in Abidjan*) and 18 Hôtels Barrière (a majority are 5-star) and more than 120 restaurants and bars, including the famous Fouquet’s in Paris (with branches in Marrakesh, Cannes, Toulouse and La Baule). It also stages more than 3 000 shows and events every year. With nearly 7000 employees, the Group posted earnings of €1.16 bn for the financial year to 31st October 2016.


Barrière has an excellent reputation in the catering industry and serves more than2 million meals each year in the leisure sector. With 13 spas (in Cannes, Courchevel, Deauville, Dinard,

Enghien-les-Bains, La Baule, Le Touquet, Lille, Marrakech, Paris, Ribeauvillé), one thalassotherapy centre in La Baule, one balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, 3 golf and 2 tennis clubs (with more than 32 clay courts), Barrière is also an established name in the well-being and sport sector. The Group is well known for its chain of resorts in internationally-renowned tourist destinations.