More than 3,500 objects from the Ritz Paris hotel are due to go under the hammer next month (17-21 April) in a series of sales organised by the Artcurial auction house in Paris. Luminaries including Coco Chanel stayed at the hotel on the Place Vendôme, which opened in 1898. A bed board and lacquered bedside tables from the Coco Chanel suite are available (est €2,000-€3,000), but those on a tighter budget may fancy bidding for that much-loved hotel staple, the mini-bar (est €300-€500). Prior to the auction (12-16 April), an exhibition of objects from the top-notch hotel will be held in the rooms of the hotel Marcel Dassault, the Parisian headquarters of Artcurial on the Champs-Elysées. Interior designer Vincent Darré will present the "timeless spirit of the Ritz Paris" in the sumptuous pre-sale show.