The city's police commissioner issued a statement on Twitter thanking officers for their quick reactions, which led to the arrest of three men.
But thieves struck again in March 2016, when an estimated six million euros worth of jewels were stolen from luxury fashion brand Chopard by robbers who threatened employees with a gun and grenade.
Three suspects have been arrested and two others are on the run.
"The attackers then used axes to smash open reinforced glass cases containing jewelley, while filling bags", according to a source at the famous hotel.
A tourist told Mirror Online bartenders at the Hemingway bar yelled at people to "get down" as the masked men smashed their way into the hotel.
"He had an axe in his hand". Witnesses reported hearing gunfire yesterday evening.
The Ritz-Carlton is located in the 1st arrondissement and overlooks the Place Vendôme.
The 18th century private mansion was opened as a hotel in 1889 by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz, whose obsession with style and luxury led to the creation of a new English word, "ritzy".
Princess Diana famously dined at the hotel with Dodi al Fayed before they both died in a tragic vehicle accident in the Pont de l'Alma underpass.
Mohammed al Fayed bought the hotel in 1979 and carried out major renovations to bring it back to its original popularity.