“I would like to warmly congratulate Arnaud Donckele who achieved the feat of winning these 3 stars during his first year of opening the Plénitude restaurant within Cheval Blanc Paris. Arnaud Donckele perfectly embodies the values ​​that make the success of our Group year after year: perpetual creative audacity and constant search for excellence. I join all the Cheval Blanc teams in thanking the MICHELIN Guide for this recognition after having already crowned the Haute Gastronomy offered by Chef Donckele at the restaurant LaVague d’Or – Cheval Blanc St-Tropez”, declares Bernard Arnault, President of the LVMH group.

With its 26 seats facing the Seine, on the first floor of Cheval Blanc Paris, the gastronomic restaurant Plénitude is an intimate place. Arnaud wears a Chef’s apron as a saucier-perfumer to create his sauces, the backbone of his Parisian cuisine. He works like a master perfumer, considering every note in these elixir-like sauces, which normally play supporting roles, but here at Plénitude they take center stage. Arnaud Donckele has spent more than three years developing the restaurant’s cuisine, creating a technique with endless possibilities. Its approach is built on the connection with its producers and with its teams who realize the potential of its vision. This vision represents his overriding desire to take his customers on an emotional journey of discovery, opening the doors to poetic cuisine made with heart and honesty. Arnaud Donckele considers the offerings of Plenitude as sincere and joyful dishes. He shows his mastery without ever showing himself.

“We are very proud of this distinction awarded to us by the MICHELIN Guide and we express our gratitude to him. These stars recognize Arnaud’s years of hard work and high standards. He is a genius alchemist who takes us on a journey full of emotion and poetry. He transforms each of his creations into something exceptional and never stops reinventing himself to continue to surprise us every day and take us on a journey around a dish that is always unique,” ​​says Olivier Lefebvre, CEO of Cheval Blanc Hotels.

“I thank the MICHELIN Guide for this honor. It recognizes the sensitivity that I try to convey through my cooking. It’s my way of expressing myself, of arousing emotions, of touching the hearts of my guests. I would also like to thank my teams and all those who surround me with kindness and trust, and more particularly Messrs. Bernard Arnault and Olivier Lefebvre. They are essential to me and support me constantly,” says Arnaud Donckele.

The Cheval Blanc and Arnaud Donckele Hotels also thank the MICHELIN Guide for this distinction which rewards the Chef’s creativity and poetry. Insatiably curious, Arnaud Donckele considers every detail of his cuisine and the culinary experience. He elicits emotions, he uses his craftsmanship to create intriguing stories, and he likes to start conversations. These three stars align with the excellence of LaVague d’Or at Cheval Blanc St-Tropez, which has been awarded 3 MICHELIN stars since 2013 and is also under the leadership of Chef Donckele. With this new distinction, it is now our three restaurants in Cheval Blanc Courchevel, St-Tropez and Paris that are crowned with these three stars from the MICHELIN Guide.


In 2021, the Cheval Blanc collection unveils its City House in the heart of Paris, in the historic Samaritaine Les 72 Clés building, divided into 26 rooms and 46 suites, as well as the living, dining and well-being areas, were designed by architects Edouard François and Peter Marino and are dedicated to the French art of living, with a bold and contemporary spirit Chef Arnaud Donckele orchestrates the gastronomic restaurant Plénitude, while pastry chef Maxime Frédéric creates a pastry shop in Limbar On the 7th floor, Le Tout Paris, a contemporary Parisian brasserie, and Langosteria, an Italian restaurant, complete the culinary offer and open onto a generous tree-lined terrace with the most beautiful views of Paris A swimming pool with mosaic waves and the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc invite you to a sensory experience in the universe of the Maison Dior Designed by sailor Maud Fontenoy The Carrousel children’s club exalts the family spirit. Cheval Blanc Paris is more than a new address, it’s a destination.

White Horse Paris | 8 quai du Louvre |75001 Paris – France tel. +33 1 44 13 27 63 | www.chevalblanc.com


Developed by LVMH Hotel Management, Cheval Blanc is a brand of exceptional Houses. The first, Cheval Blanc Courchevel, opened in 2006 in the heart of the French Alps, followed by Cheval Blanc Randheli which opened in the Maldives in the fall of 2013. The brand continued its development with the opening of Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle from France to the French West Indies in October 2014, then acquired the Résidence de la Pinède in 2016, which joined the collection under the name of Cheval Blanc St Tropez in May 2019. Cheval Blanc Paris takes place in the emblematic building of the Samaritaine in September 2021. Future projects are underway such as in Beverly Hills and the Seychelles. LVMH Hotel Management also operates White 1921 Courchevel and White 1921 Saint-Tropez.

LVMH hotel management | 12 Cours Albert 1er | 75008 Paris tel. +33 1 44 13 27 63 | www.chevalblanc.com