Step back in time and immerse yourself in The Library; a setting that has played host to the creme of society since the 19th century. Les Ambassadeurs’ members and their guests have exclusive access to this intricately engraved space, designed in 1879 under the ownership of Leopold de Rothschild. During this time, the walls were expertly carved with incredible detail by world renowned wood carver, Chevalier Rinaldo Barbetti. Famous for his Florentine style craftsmanship, Barbetti worked tirelessly for 14 years to create a masterpiece that matched the flamboyance of Leopold’s requirements. His engravings effortlessly capture stories, beautifully portrayed through a host of captivating mythical creatures, along with ancient Latin and Greek quotes.
The fact that The Library remains one of the finest examples of Barbetti’s work in the world, is a testament to the elaborate depictions that he so skilfully brought to life. As one of the most historically rich rooms that Les Ambassadeurs has to offer, The Library boasts a truly serene space for members to retire to after a busy day at the tables. Available to relax in day and night, all guests can enjoy the exquisite fine dining and drinks menus that Les Ambassadeurs is so well known for in this truly spellbinding room.