Paris food is both classic traditional and new experimental, regional French and haute cuisine, Michelin star and streetfood, local and international.

Paris is the undisputed queen of cuisine among the world’s major culinary cities with classic bistros, patisseries, chocolatiers, fine dining and Michelin star restaurants in 5-star hotels by some of the world’s famous chefs, cafés, brasseries, crêperies, salon de thés, boulangeries and a great variety of international eateries.



Best value and nutritious breakfast is at Cojean who offer delicious, fresh and low priced quality food for those who watch their health and waistline. Their breakfast formula includes a big glass of fresh orange juice, coffee or tea, a bread roll and bircher muesli.

Pâtisserie/Salon du Thé Carette is located at the famous Place du Trocadéro. Here you can eat some of the best traditional French salads while enjoying the best view of the Eiffel Tower and the Left Bank of the river Seine.

Café Marly – Lunch or dine in style in the front yard of the Louvre with a view of the Eiffel tower.

© Le Café Marly

Thiou – Thai restaurant Thiou mixes Franco-Thai flavours for a surprising and original result. Guests enjoy both the refined cuisine and pure ambiance of this restaurant, where many are personalities such actors and politicians.

© Thiou

You cant visit Paris without going to Saint-Germain. After shopping and visiting the beautiful art galleries it is a true Parisian experience to take a coffee at Les Deux Magots among fellow city visitors, local intellectuals and celebrities.

Chez André is a traditional brasserie whose classic plates include half a French free-range roast chicken with house French fries and the Beef tartare of lean meat “minced to order and prepared as you like it”.


In Paris, in the heart of the Golden Triangle in a quiet street, lies a hotel that associates the brilliant architecture of the Hausmann era with a contemporary elegant style: La Tremoille*****

© Hôtel de La Trémoille

Hotel Particulier Montmartre**** – Located in Paris’ charming Montmartre district, the Hotel Particulier is a little peaceful haven with its lovely white building surrounded by lush gardens and elegantly fenced off so even guests have to be buzzed in at the gate.


Costes Hotel for dinner and drinks at the bar. This hotel is a must visit if only for its dark luscious interior, swooning scent and lustrous clientele. Try a table on the terrace weather permitting, but first pop into the cozy bar for an aperitif and some famous guests-spotting. Tip: Expect snooty service.

The bar at Plaza Athénée. Recently refurbished this classic bar attracts well-heeled Parisians and foreign visitors alike. With an international feel, you can get very comfortable here in the large leather fauteuils in one of the cities most spectacular hotels. Tip: Expect excellent service.

© Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Ralph’s at Ralph Lauren’s Paris Flagship store on Boulevard Saint-Germain. The bar is tiny but just gorgeous and together with the upmarket rustic charm of the restaurant and country-chic terrace (not to mention the fabulous shopping) this is a lovely place to visit for either an aperitif, lunch or dinner. Tip: Expect super-friendly service.

The best way to see Paris is on foot and for a great Paris by night experience follow the classic trail of Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald and so many more..

© Hôtel Ritz Paris

Begin at la Closerie des Lilas in Montparnasse which is where Emile Zola brought his friend Paul Cézanne, and  Théophile Gautier and the Goncourt brothers were regulars. In the 1920’s La Closerie became one of American ex-pats’ Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Miller’s favourite places and still retains that charming feeling of yesteryear. Tip: Have a drink on the lovely terrace.

From Montparnasse take a 25 minute walk up to Saint-Germain-des Prés, passsing through Le Jardin du Luxembourg, to arrive at 1880’s Brasserie Lipp. This friendly brasserie has seen many famous writers cross its threshold among whom Proust, Camus, Sartre and Hemingway, whose favourite meal of sausage with mustard and French potatoes in olive oil is still served here. Nowadays you can spot Giorgio Armani having lunch here. Tip: try Hemingway’s fave dish for dinner with a beer which has prompted Hemingway once to reminisce in his book A Moveable Feast that “The beer was very cold and wonderful to drink. The pommes a l’huile were firm and marinated and the olive oil delicious. I ground black pepper over the potatoes and moistened the bread in the olive oil. After the first heavy draft of beer I drank and ate very slowly. When the pommes a l’huile were gone I ordered another serving of cervelas. This was a sausage like a heavy, wide frankfurter split in two and covered with a special mustard sauce. I mopped up all the oil and all of the sauce with bread and drank the beer slowly until it began to lose its coldness and finished it and ordered a demi.”and take your time to let it go down as it’s a hefty meal, before taking another walk.

This one will take you a good half hour at least  to your final destination. Your most direct route takes you past the Musée d’Orsay, across the passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor (a footbridge) over the Seine through the Tuileries Gardens to Place Vendôme. The Hemingway Bar at the Ritz was once the meeting place for F. Scott Fitzgerald (who had his favorite seat), Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper who are said to have stayed and talked here for hours until deep into the night. So get yourself a Hemingway Margerita cocktail and do the same.


Steak Tartare

Bursting with flavour, the classic French steak tartare is a meat dish made from raw ground meat usually served with onions, capers, pepper and Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, often served with a raw egg yolk.

The standard recipe for steak tartare: fast, simple and effective! This is how steak tartare is cooked in most French restaurants:


  • 1 chopped steak or 200g ground beef
  • 2 shallots
  • some chopped capers
  • 5 chopped gherkins
  • some chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/2 egg yolk(s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard
  • 5 cl of olive oil
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • a few drops of tabasco
  • salt, pepper 1 pinch


In a bowl, crack the egg and add the mustard. Add salt and pepper and olive oil, whisk into a light mayonnaise consistency. Now add the meat, shallots, gherkins, parsley, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco and mix. Kneed the steak-mix into a thick round shape and garnish (optional) with a raw egg yolk.

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Orient Extrême

Type of Cuisine: International
Orient Extrême is one of Paris’ best Japanese restaurants, situated in the Triangle d’Or just off avenue Montaigne, close to all the designer shops and top hotels, attracting business men, fashionistas and locals to enjoy the delicacies of the house. Orient Extreme’s decor is serene; within a sophisticated setting, alabaster, pistachio seats and flamed oak tables. An ambiance which invites you to relax and savour the excellent dishes by chef Toyofumi Ozuru such as Yellow Tail carpaccio with Yuzu sauce, green chili and coriander or grilled black cod, marinated in caramelised Miso sauce.

21 rue Bayard, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 20 91 58

La Tour d’Argent

Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
La Tour d’Argent (The Silver Tower) is one of Paris’ top gastronomic restaurants. Duck, raised on the restaurant’s own farm, is the specialty on the menu. Diners who order the duck receive a postcard with the bird’s serial number, now well over 1 million. The restaurant’s wine cellar contains more than 450,000 bottles whose value was estimated in 2009 at 25 million euros (£22.5 million). Some 15,000 wines are offered to diners on a 400-page list. The dining room has an excellent view of the river Seine and Notre Dame. This famous restaurant inspired scenes in the movie Ratatouille and is mentioned in Marcel Proust’s book “In Search of Lost Time”.

15 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 54 23 31


Type of Cuisine: International
According to locals and international celebrities, little gourmet bar Ferdi serves the best burgers in Paris. Located near Place Vendome, Ferdi welcomes you for brunch, lunch on the terrace, a meal with friends or a cocktail. Ferdi sports a unique décor, friendly atmosphere, and bistro cuisine.

32 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 60 82 52

Le Matignon

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Renowned designer Jacques Garcia has been responsible for the lavish decoration of this restaurant and the result is nothing but extravagant luxury while maintaining a cosy atmosphere using a blend of contemporary and 17th-century furniture, gilded silk and bold chandeliers. The ambience is lively during the day, while it takes on a more intimate and exuberant feeling in the evening. The menu features contemporary brasserie dishes with signature dishes by top chef Jean-François Piège.

3 Ave Matignon, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 89 64 72

Brasserie Lipp

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
Since its creation in 1880 by Leonard Lipp, Saint-Germain-des Prés’ Brasserie Lipp has received all the big names that have marked French literature (Gide, Malraux, Proust, St Exupéry, Camus, Sartre …) and has become a Paris institution. Saint Germain is an area with its famous history, you can still eat simple good food. Try a hearty meal such as Hemingway’s favourite sausage with mustard and french potatoes and olive oil washed down with beer at Brasserie Lipp.

151 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 48 53 91

Le Petit Pergolèse

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Albert Corre’s luxury bistro Le Petit Pergolèse offers traditonal French gastronomic cuisine in the very non-traditional surrroundings of what resembles a contemporary art gallery with works by among others David Lachapelle. The menu is listed on large blackboards that change according to what is on the markets and in season. Good choices: lobster salad in truffle vinaigrette, a seasoning sold by the bottle at the cash desk and sea bass fillet moistened by the olive oil of its once regular customer, Charles Aznavour.

38 rue Pergolèse, 75116 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 00 23 66

Café de la Paix

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
This famous café on a corner of Place de l’Opéra has existed since 1862 and has been host to a slew of celebrity clients over the decades such as Emile Zola, Guy de Maupassant and the Prince of Wales. The Café de la Paix has a sophisticated ambiance and prestigious location next to the grand Opera Garnier. The menu is relatively expensive, but you can expect impeccable service, an impressive environment and experience a little piece of Parisian history. In 1975, the Café was declared a historic site by the French government.

5 Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 07 36 36

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
Joël Robuchon is regarded as the one of the best chefs of the last century, and two Michelin-starred L’Atelier as one of the best restaurants in the world. The Atelier is composed of two bars, with the guests sitting on stools at the bar, as there are no tables. The cooks and servers are dressed completely in black, and the kitchen is open for all to see. Fresh ingredients, from chorizo to herbs, are laid out for all to touch and see. The dishes are extremely simple, boasting a starkly natural influence, provided in most part by the freshness of the ingredients.

5 Rue de Montalembert 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 22 56 56

VIP Room/La Gioia

Type of Cuisine: Late night
Jean Roch’s VIP Room club is a brand that is very well known and popular throughout France and beyond and frequented by celebrities and the beautiful people. This nightclub is famous for its fashionable interiors with refined furnishing in the baroque style. The VIP Room is also home to restaurant La Gioia which serves Italian cuisine throughout the night, and its menu features Jean Roch’s friend Karl Lagerfeld’s own signature King Crab salad.

188 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 58 36 46 00

Le Dauphin

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Iñaki Aizpitarte, celebrated Basque chef of bistro-nomic temple Le Chateaubriand, continues to reinvent haute cuisine in a relaxed setting with a small and intimate wine/tapas bar located next door to the original restaurant. Sample the bar’s wide selection of natural wines before the arrival of a parade of small bites, each one a delicate blend of the kitchen’s inspired techniques and the finest ingredients: wagyu beef, wild mushrooms, squid ink, smoked mozzarella, buttermilk ice cream,

131 avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris Tel 00 33 1 55 28 78 88

La Tête dans les Olives

Type of Cuisine: International
La Tête dans les Olives (Head in the Olives), run by charismatic owner Cedric Casanova, is a small shop or ‘epicerie’ that specialises in olives and other delicacies, with only the finest and freshest of ingredients from Sicily, to buy and take home or enjoy right there on one of this tiny restaurant’s five seats. Remember to book well in advance though to get to experience the menu which varies with the seasons. A selection of olives, tapenades, cheese, sun dried tomatoes, stuffed mushrooms, and pasta with of course the very best olive oil.

2 rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris Tel 00 33 9 51 31 33 34

Le Chateaubriand

Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
Unique and a great food experience, this haute cuisine bistro is a lively, cool and minimally decorated restaurant run by genius chef Inaki Aizpitarte. A set menu for all customers with amazingly creative dishes, has won him a 15th place among the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’. On the relatively inexpensive 60 euro menu you could find mouthwatering dishes such as red mullet with liver or white sea bream with white asparagus, mascarpone cream and brown butter.

129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 57 45 95

Le Stresa

Type of Cuisine: International
Le Stresa is the Italian restaurant that has been a favourite for the Parisian elite since more than a decade. Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, French and foreign presidents, top models and movie stars, they have all shared tables and seats in this “home” of the famous that is located just behind Plaza Athenee Hotel on Avenue Montaigne. Most of the art that you can see at Stresa is created by the late César, who was a guest at the restaurant almost every day he spent in Paris. On the menu: green asparagus with the house vinaigrette, white truffle pasta, and the sizzling “Filetto alla Cesàr” tender steak Italian style grilled steak.

7 Rue Chambiges, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 23 51 62

La Closerie des Lilas

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
From a simple flowery open-air café, la Closerie des Lilas has become the meeting place for artists from all over the world. In the late 19th century, La Closerie was a post station on the road to Fontainebleau. It became well-known thanks to its location near the Bullier ball, the most famous ball in Paris at the time. La Closerie was the place to be before and after the ball – Emile Zola brought his friend Paul Cézanne, and Théophile Gautier and the Goncourt brothers were regulars. The tone had been set. In the 1920’s La Closerie became one of American ex-pats’ favourite places. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Miller and still retains that charming feeling of yesteryear.

171 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 51 34 50

Café de Flore

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
The Café de Flore on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, has long been celebrated for its intellectual clientele. The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany and mirrors has changed little since World War II. It has hosted most of the French intellectuals during the post-war years. The Flore is still a literary hub, with The Prix de Flore, a literary prize inaugurated by Frédéric Beigbeder in 1994, awarded annually here. The Café de Flore is a must visit, an iconic place with a rich history, in one of the most lively parts of Paris.

172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 48 55 26

La Maison du Caviar

Type of Cuisine: Fine dining, International
La Maison du Caviar is a luxurious yet smart and casual restaurant and serves not only caviar in an original presentation (on paper linen) but also many succulent dishes as smoked salmon diced over capellini, magret of duck with with pink pepercorn sauce, grilled cote de boeuf and open ravioli with tiger prawns, just to name a few. La Maison du Caviar has always attracted the stars and showbiz clientele, whether it was in the 1950s or today. The restaurant which long ago became known as the usual eating place of the cinema producers and celebrities from around the world, maintains its elegant and artistic clientele.

21 Rue Quentin-Bauchart, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 23 53 43

La Maison de la Truffe

Type of Cuisine: Fine dining, International
Since 1932, the philosophy of Maison de la Truffe has been to make each tasting unique and priceless by harmoniously blending tradition with creativity, maintaining privileged relationships with truffle growers to ensure that its clientèle may enjoy the best of the truffle and of truffle based products. Their dishes are nothing short of delicious and samples of the menu can be bought at their boutique.

19 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France Tel 00 33 1 42 65 53 22
14 rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France Tel 00 33 53 57 41 00

Café Marly

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Located under the arcades of the Louvre museum in the Richelieu wing, the Café Marly boasts one of Paris’s most enchanting settings with its Napoleon III dining rooms and a terrace offering stunning views of the Louvre pyramid. The intimate, cosseted setting, with padded banquettes and gilded wooded panels, creates a sumptuous atmosphere which recalls the royal residence this chic and contemporary brasserie once was. This chic venue offers a delightful, bold and innovative menu with elegant dishes and original flavors, perfectly matching the restaurant’s unique, sophisticated setting.

Palais du Louvre, 93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 49 26 06 60


Type of Cuisine: International
Located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, Thai restaurant Thiou is a benchmark for Asian cuisine. Guests enjoy both the refined cuisine and pure ambiance of this restaurant, where many of them are personalities such actors and politicians. The kitchen mixes Franco-Thai flavours for a surprising and original result. The culinairy art of Thiou’s chef is recognised throughout Paris, notably by the Michelin guide who has awarded him a star. Try for example the Spicy tuna tartare with preserved chiggiao beet, or Lacquered challans duckling breast, coconut cream / green pepper sauce, and dried quinoa.

94 boulevard de la Tour Maubourg, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 76 21 78 84


Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
Master chef Alain Passard has owned this restaurant since 1986 and has earned it three Michelin stars since then. His cuisine uses organic produce from his 2.5 hectare biodynamic garden some 200km south-west of Paris and offers many exquisite vegetarian and vegan dishes. But plenty of game, poultry and seafood options feature on his flawlessly executed, inventive menus too.

84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 05 09 06

Le Ralph’s

Type of Cuisine: International
An American in Paris: Situated in the heart of Saint Germain-des-Prés restaurant Ralph’s occupies a magnificent mansion built in 1683. The restaurant embodies American style elegance combined with a touch of glamor. Fireplace, hunting scenes, elegantly dressed tables, all is in perfect harmony with the RL brand. You are welcomed in the same warm and friendly American style. The menu: salads, crab cake, shrimp cocktail, grilled lobster, fish and chips with tartar sauce, and seared double RL ranch steak, for which the black angus bio beef comes direct from Lauren’s Colorado ranch.

173 bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 77 76 00

Le Germain

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
The Germain, a three storey cool design restaurant, is located in Paris’ lively quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on the Left Bank designed by architect India Mahdavi. And the result is bold and avant-gardist, with vintage materials, checked tiles, threadbare velvet and warm leather, giving the main level a brightly coloured 80’s look and feel, whereas the more relaxed second level VIP lounge features 70’s sofas, soft cushions and an imperial red pool table. The menu offers French classics, simple but sophisticated.

25 rue de Buci, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 26 02 93


Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Delicious, fresh and low priced quality food for those who watch their health and waistline. Cojean specializes in French high quality fast foods, with salads, sandwiches, soups, fresh fruit juices and warm plates such as quiche and risotto, to eat there or take away. Most ingredients are organic and the menu is different every day with daily fresh produce. Cojean is currently found in nine locations in Paris, below is our favourite for its location, find the others on Cojean’s website.

Cojean Marbeuf
19 Rue Clément Marot, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 20 44 10

Relais de l’Entrecôte

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
For those lucky enough to get a seat on the red leather chairs of the Relais de l’Entrecôte in Paris, there is but one choice to go with: The steak with butter sauce – at least according to Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof, that is. It comes with fries and a walnut mustard vinaigrette salad, but make sure you save room for dessert. Namely, for the many choices of the XXL dessert menu, including profiteroles, crème brûlée, or strawberry tortes.

101 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 46 33 82 82
15 rue Marbeuf, 75017 Paris, France Tel 00 33 1 49 52 07 17

Le Train Bleu

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
Le Train Bleu is the name of the luxury train that runs between France’s Calais and Italy’s Ventimiglia. The perfect name for a high-class train station restaurant. Le Train Bleu is pure regal magnificence, an original Fin de Siècle-style masterpiece located in Paris’s Gare de Lyon station. The restaurant has long been a meeting point for celebrities of every possible background. Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, Jean Gabin, and Marcel Pagnol were all regulars here – just to name a few.

Gare de Lyon Place Louis Armand, 75012 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 43 09 06


Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
Awarded with three Michelin stars, Bernard Pacaud’s exclusive and private L’Ambroisie is one of the finest gastronomic restaurants in Paris, serving simple but delightful classic food. The dining room is a fine 16th century design, the perfect atmosphere for a high quality and delicious meal. Pacaud realizes that good cuisine is the product of quality ingredients – everything he prepares is fresh and from regions where food is not processed for mass production – in other words, only in France.

9 place des Vosges, 75004 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 78 51 45

Café Beaubourg

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
Café Beaubourg is set in a high-traffic location near the Centre Pompidou between Les Halles and the Marais. The café is easily recognizable by the immense white awning that covers the outdoor terrace and the crowd that fills it to capacity. Inside, stark black leather seating contrasts with the pristine white columns rising to the second floor, a chic restaurant area with excellent views of both the café below and the neighborhood itself. A menu of traditional French fare like burgers and steak tartare, along with healthier choices like fresh organic avocado, is accompanied by a list of fine wines and cocktails.

43 Rue Saint-Merri, 75004 Paris Tel 00 33 1 48 87 63 96

Le Café de l’Homme

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Le Café de l’Homme is a restaurant with one of the most beautiful terraces of Paris, right in front of the Eiffel Tower. A truly breathtaking sunset view to take in with a glass of Pommery champagne! The Café de l’Homme is located in Musée de l’Homme, in the Palais de Chaillot, on the Place Trocadéro.

17 place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 05 30 15


Type of Cuisine: International
Known for the refinement and subtlety of its dishes, Asian restaurant Diep offers a cultured and elegant setting, enhanced by objets d’art, wood panelling and frescos imported directly from Asia. The Diep restaurant specialises in a combination of Chinese and Thai cuisine executed with finesse and delicacy. Yves and Gerard Diep, assisted by their discreet, friendly and capable staff will ensure that your every wish is attended to without delay.

55 rue Pierre Charron, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 63 52 76

Marius et Janette

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
An elegant Parisian address of renown, with its yacht-style mahogany décor, Marius et Janette seafood restaurant is located just off the Champs-Élysées in the golden triangle of Paris. Here, you are guaranteed to taste seafood of the finest quality with only the freshest produce and a wonderful and extensive choice of oysters and perfect fish. The Marius et Janette is a seafood restaurant that has a reputation for providing very high quality well prepared fish dishes in simple preparations with an interior setting that is designed like the inside of a yacht with varnished wooden floors panelling and ceiling.

4 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 23 41 88

La Cuisine

Type of Cuisine: Fine dining
Restaurant la Cuisine in the Royal Monceau Hotel has a lovely menu, developed by chef Laurent André by revisiting the classics with an inventive modern twist, perfectly respecting all products used in his creations. A perfect complement to the menu is a wonderful selection of wine, unpretentious service and a beautiful setting (the decor is amazing), all for a price that remains reasonable – the necessary ingredients for a well-deserved success.

37 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 99 88 00

Les Deux Magots

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
A Parisian institution, Les Deux Magots has long had the reputation of being the place for a rendezvous among the literary and intellectual elite. It has hosted several famous patrons, among them Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir as well as Hemingway, Camus, and Picasso. The café has been featured in many films and the Deux Magots literary prize has been awarded to a French novel every year since 1933. While the café serves lunch and dinner, a snack or even just a drink is fine, as many people come to sit for an hour or two for just an espresso or café crème.

6 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 48 55 25

Le Georges

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Le Georges is the restaurant of Centre Georges Pompidou, a cultural and artistic centre which also houses the National Museum of Modern Art. The restaurant is found on the roof and its terrace has magical views of Paris’ rooftops from Montmartre to the Notre Dame de Paris.

Centre National d’Art et de Culture
Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 78 47 99

La Fontaine de Mars

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
Tucked away on one of the least touristy streets in the very smart 7th arrondissement, this small restaurant offers delicious bistrot cooking and charming, efficient service in an atmosphere that is everything you ever hoped a small Paris restaurant would be (checked-gingham table cloths).Order the plat du jour, or try the boudin noir or, in winter, the cassoulet. The wine list is good and the bill very reasonable.

129 Rue St.Dominique, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 05 46 44


Type of Cuisine: International
This small Paris restaurant celebrates the flavors of jamón ibérico, a high-quality Spanish ham which is cured for up to 42 months, and Bellota-Bellota serves it alongside tapas and in sandwiches. Menu selections include small plates such as pickled olives and marinated red peppers, as well as more substantial dishes, such as lomo, or pork tenderloin. The dining area can only be accessed by first passing through the shop at the front of the building, and past the many whole-cured hams hanging from its ceiling.

18 Rue Jean-Nicot, Palais-Bourbon, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 59 96 96

Bistrot Paul Bert

Type of Cuisine: Traditional
This heart-warming bistro gets it right almost down to the last crumb with arguably the best version of steak frites in Paris. A starter salad of ris de veau illustrates the point, with lightly browned veal sweetbreads perched on a bed of green beans and baby carrots with a sauce of sherry vinegar and deglazed cooking juices. A roast shoulder of suckling pig and a thick steak with a raft of golden, thick-cut frites look inviting indeed. Desserts are superb too, including what may well be the best île flottante in Paris. If you’re in the area at lunchtime, bear in mind that the prix fixe menu is remarkable value.

18 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 72 24 01

Pierre Gagnaire

Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
With restaurants in, among other places, London, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Dubai, the flagship of world renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire’s empire remains this eponymous restaurant in Hotel Balzac in Paris. Here you find modern French cuisine in a refreshingly down to earth environment, belying its three Michelin stars. Bookings should be made well in advance to secure a table at this Parisian institution.

Hotel Balzac
6 Rue Balzac, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 58 36 12 50


Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
Pascal Barbot is a young and extremely talented chef, who went from one Michelin star to three in just under seven years, with his small restaurant offering ‘surprise’ menu where guests can indicate food preferences and the chef serves up numerous delicious courses, using what’s available in the kitchen on that day and a style that favours clean flavours and light preparations. Book well in advance, up to two months, to reserve your table as there are 26 seats available only and L’Astrance is one of Paris’ best visited establishments.

4 Rue Beethoven, 75016 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 50 84 40

La Société

Type of Cuisine: Trendy
One of the most sophisticated and stylish restaurants in Paris located in a historic building from 1851 in the bustling Saint-Germain-des-Prés. A massive 19th century oak-wood door invites into the spacious lobby. The décor is by French interior designer Christian Liaigre and features a palette of gray, beige and chocolate while emphasising the buildings historic great white columns and adding a number of sculptural works of 8 artists, lending it a unique style. La Société features good fusion style cuisine and draws creative crowd of the city – artists, fashion designers and many more.

4 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 63 60 60


Type of Cuisine: Late night
Kong is one of the most popular spots in Paris for saturday night cocktails and/or dinner. This restaurant and bar was designed by Phillippe Starck and is a hip/kitch marriage of Paris and Tokyo, as is the restaurant’s menu. It is located above the Kenzo headquarters, opposite the Pont Neuf. Its entire ceiling is glass and so you can enjoy the most amazing views of Paris over the Seine. Kong has its own signature music.

1 rue du Pont-Neuf, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 39 09 00


Type of cuisine: Haute cuisine
This Michelin-starred restaurant in a striking 19th century building is one of the city’s most elegant dining options. Modern, baroc and rococo at once, the restaurant housed in a hotel particulier has an impressive décor and menu to match. Grand Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato draws his inspiration from traditional French cuisine, using the very best of market produce and creating delicately flavoured and deceptively simple dishes such as blue Brittany lobster, white truffle, John Dory and game, all accompanied by simple vegetables, that are truly outstanding.

20 Rue d’Artois, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 80 19 66


Le Bristol*****

Le Bristol Paris’ exemplary service and unrivalled elegance make it the hotel of choice in the French capital. The hotel is located on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré at the heart of Paris’ fashion and arts district, where it has been welcoming its esteemed guests since 1925. Its 188 rooms and suites have undergone extensive refurbishment, and are spacious and bright, decorated in classic eighteenth-century style.

112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 43 43 00

Hotel Montaigne*****

Situated in the Triangle d’Or, or the Golden Triangle, Paris’ most luxurious area where fashion rules and some of Paris’ most prestigious restaurants can be found, the hotel Montaigne is an ideal destination for travellers who wish to be right in the middle of the chic and glamour of Paris. The decor is warm and chic with red and brown tones, mahogany furniture, elegant chimneys, soft lighting and black and white photos of artists and celebrities.

6 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 80 97 40 00

Shangri-La Hotel*****

An impeccable blend of sophisticated design and quiet elegance envelops guests in unparalleled Parisian charm at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris, located near the Trocadéro Gardens and the majestic Seine River. Luxury and splendour await behind the elegant facade of the 19th century residence. A true oasis of opulence, the rooms and suites are decorated in a classical French style, with lavish furnishings and sumptuous fabrics.

10 avenue d’Iéna, 75116, Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 67 19 98

Hotel de Vigny*****

Boutique Hotel de Vigny is ideally located in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, on a quiet street near the Champs-Elysées and offers traditional Parisian charm, an ambiance of intimacy, combined with 5* luxury and service such as valet parking and 24-hour room service. The Michelin-starred restaurant Penati al Baretto serves light and innovative Italian cuisine by renowned Italian chef Alberico Penati. Hotel de Vigny’s main aim always has been to provide their guests with the best and most comfortable stay they can possibly provide, earning them a Bravo Badge from TripAdvisor for their many ‘excellent’ reviews received from guests.

9/11 rue Balzac, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 99 80 80

Hotel Banke*****

This beautiful and lavish 5 star hotel recaptures the spirit of the Belle Époque already in the lobby with vermilion walls, an original mosaic floor, a long gold-leather sofa, and ringed by an elegant mezzanine gallery. It is located near the Paris Opera and chic department stores and offers guest rooms with views of the Sacré Cœur Basilica. The hotel Banke features a sauna, hammam and a fitness centre.

20, rue La Fayette, 75009, Paris Tel 00 33 1 55 33 22 22

The Westin Paris – Vendôme****

The Westin is a classic hotel in the heart of Paris. Rooms are the Westin Hotel combine classic elegance and modern amenities, including exclusive Westin Heavenly Beds. The Presidential Suite has panoramic views of the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and Tuileries Garden. Six Senses spa, state-of-the-art gym and neo-modern restaurant, designed by Jacques Garcia, that is a modern twist on a traditional-style brasserie.

3 Rue de Castiglione 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 77 11 11

Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel****

Combining the charm of an 18th century Parisian home with the modern and sleek designs of Francois Champsaur, Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel Paris Eiffel is the embodiment of all that is cool and chic in fashionable Paris. All guest rooms have been meticulously designed by the world-renowned Francois Champsaur and include specially tailored fixtures, sinks and tubs in a soothing colour palette of beige, white and black.

10 Place de Mexico, 75116 Paris Tel 00 33 1 56 90 40 04

Four Seasons George V*****

The epitome of elegance, home to charming, captivating rooms and suites and a Michelin-starred restaurant, the Four Seasons Paris George V is a truly luxurious hotel that occupies a landmark building just steps from the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Spacious and welcoming, the rooms and suites ooze sumptuous sophistication, boasting individual architectural features, some with marble foyers, others with private balconies or terraces that look out over the City of Lights. The hotel’s restaurant Le Cinq has two Michelin stars.

31 avenue George V, 75008, Paris Tel 00 33 1 49 52 70 00

Hotel Castille*****

Combining French charm and Italian elegance, the Castille Paris is the epitome. This acclaimed hotel, which once counted Coco Chanel as a neighbour, has become famous in its own right as a bold and decadent heirloom of Paris’ glamorous history. Crushed velvet chaises longues snake the brocaded walls, which are strung with gilt-framed oil paintings and mirrors. Rooms are a skilful composition of plumped beds, carved wood fittings and the vivid zeal of a contemporary colour scheme.

33-37 rue Cambon, 75001, Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 58 44 58

La Tremoille*****

In Paris, in the heart of the Golden Triangle in a quiet street, lies a hotel that associates the brilliant architecture of the Hausmann era with a contemporary elegant style. The hotel features absolute privacy for guests who request it, thanks to a unique system installed in all rooms. Each room at the Tremoille has a private compartment- called the “Hatch”- linking it to the hallway, so that room service can be brought to your room without service staff actually entering the room.

14 rue de la Trémoille, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 56 52 14 00


Oscar Wilde’s last home in St-Germain-des-Prés, L’Hôtel Paris is a glamorous, theatrically decorated, secret hideaway set in a quiet street on Paris’ left bank surrounded by art galleries and boutiques with a Michelin-star restaurant, an intimate bar, original works of art and a sensational, small indoor pool. The rooms at L’Hotel are flamboyant with plush, fabric-covered walls and stylish furnishings. Try to stay in the Oscar Wilde room, decorated in a traditional English style, a partial reconstruction of Wilde’s dining room in London, featuring framed letters from the staff urging him to settle his hotel bill (which he did not live to do)..

13 Rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 41 99 00

Hôtel François 1er****

At a prestigious address in the heart of the famous “Golden Triangle” district of Avenue des Champs Elysées, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue Georges V is the “boutique hotel” François 1er, a jewel in the luxury hotel industry of Paris, mixing distinction, style and exquisite location. Luxurious, calm, and voluptuous, the hotel was reconceived and decorated by renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon and is truly a royal establishment.

7 rue Magellan, 75008, Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 23 44 04

Hotel Plaza Athénée*****

A true Parisian landmark, grandly set on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, between the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the emblematic Eiffel Tower, the Hotel Plaza Athénée has welcomed historical figures such as Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy into its refined, elegant interiors. The world-renowned restaurant, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, is a gourmet gem, where premium produce is prepared with flair to allow impeccable quality and exquisite flavours to shine through. The hotel’s enchanting Dior Institut au Plaza Athénée is an oasis of tranquillity in the vibrant city, ideal for enjoying an indulgent treatment or massage.

25 avenue Montaigne, 75008, Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 67 66 65

Hotel Costes*****

The hotel Costes is a unique establishment located in heart of chic Paris, visited by the rich, famous and extravagant. The lush interior is designed by renowned architect Jacques Garcia. The restaurant has a smouldering luxurious ambiance whereas the bar is cosy but hip and an excellent meeting place for an apéritif. This landmark hotel is famous worldwide and an absolute must for even just a visit to the lovely zen pool area.

239 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 44 50 00

La Maison Champs-Elysées*****

Choose between the Boutique collection of 40 rooms and the Couture collection of 17 rooms and suites designed by Belgian fashion house Martin Margiela, with its trademark white, black and grey, surrealist touches and optical illusions. Fantastical and playful, elegant and refined, the result of Margiela’s decoration is a venue of stunning visual beauty with its airy restaurant, cigar bar and lounge, the latter a vision of white furniture and a jet-black piano.

8 rue Jean-Goujon, 75008, Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 74 64 65

Le Royal Monceau*****

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris offers a lively and elegant artistic residence featuring the legendary hallmark of luxury Raffles service. Designed completely by the renowned Philippe Starck, each room captures the charm, joy and vibrancy that is quintessentially Paris. Located minutes from Arc-de-Triomphe and a 5 minute walk from the Champs-Elysées; the hotel is a playground for intellectuals, artists, epicureans, dreamers and adventurous souls.

37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 99 88 00

Hotel Hyatt Regency*****

Hyatt Regency Paris – Madeleine is a luxury boutique hotel in Paris. Situated on the typically Parisian Boulevard Malesherbes, this charming hotel is close to the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower and the prestigious Avenue des Champs-Élysées. It features elegant rooms and suites, warm personalized service which is discreet and attentive to your needs. The Hyatt Regency Paris Madeleine stands out as one of the most chic, confidential and unexpected Parisian luxury-boutique hotels in the capital.

24 boulevard Malesherbes, 75008, Paris Tel 00 33 1 5527 1234

Hôtel Lancaster***** ‎

Steps from the celebrated Champs Elysées, a short Parisian stroll from the Arc de Triomphe, sits a 19th century private mansion that is now home to the Hôtel Lancaster, a gloriously refined property that exudes elegant tranquillity. Inviting guests into a true home away from home, this luxury hotel has retained the feeling of privacy and intimacy, expertly enhanced with traditional furnishings, incredible artwork and recreations of historical decorations, as well as flashes of contemporary comfort.

7 rue de Berri, 75008, Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 76 40 18

InterContinental Paris Le Grand*****

InterContinental Paris Le Grand is a sumptuous “luxury liner” of 470 rooms, docked along the side facade of the Garnier Opera House, just steps away from some of the capital’s most well known tourist attractions, famous department stores, and the luxury boutiques of the Place Vendome.The rooms are decorated in a delicate harmony of blue, red and deep gold, all with wall engravings evoking dance and music. Business as well as leisure travellers benefit from round-the-clock special attention and care.

2 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 07 32 32

Hotel de Crillon*****

One of the oldest luxury hotels in the world, the hotel de Crillon occupies a palace dating back to 1758 and is the height of luxury and elegance. Only a few steps away from the Champs-Elysees, the Faubourg Saint Honore shopping area and all major museums, the Hotel de Crillon is the place to stay in Paris. This mythical hotel is rich in history and culture. Decorated in a Louis XV style, the hotel’s 147 guest rooms and suites include Presidential apartments and the exceptional Louis XV and Leonard Bernstein suites.

10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 71 15 01

Hôtel De Latour Maubourg***

In the heart of the 7th district on the left bank, situated in the triangle made up of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and the Saint-Germain des Prés district, this charming and totally revamped hotel welcomes you in an establishment of utmost comfort with gracious French hospitality. The hotel features individually designed and refurbished rooms using fine materials and antique furniture, as well as a very pretty hall at the top of an original and majestic staircase, where touches of silk and stylish moldings reign.

150 rue de Grenelle, 75007, Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 05 16 16

Trianon Palace**** Versailles

Trianon Palace Versailles – an exceptional woodland retreat nestled on the edge of the tranquil Royal Domain near the famous palace Versailles. Steeped in tradition yet thoroughly contemporary, this high-design hotel features gourmet dining and an exclusive spa. Situated less than a mile from the world famous Chateau de Versailles, and only 20 kilometres outside Paris, this fashionable Chateau de Versailles hotel recently benefitted from an artful, full-scale redesign, adding an air of tasteful, modern elegance to an atmosphere of regal luxury.

1 Boulevard de la Reine 78000 Versailles, 20km from Paris Tel 00 33 1 30 84 50 00

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme*****

Recently accepted into the prestigious Palace Hotels Group, this 5-star Paris hotel is a visual masterpiece. The striking blend of contemporary architecture and classic design was conceived by renowned designer Ed Tuttle, lending Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme a sensual, understated elegance that extends throughout the hotel. This hotel in Paris’ centre offers guests a splendid host of dining experiences, with world-class restaurants and bars such as Pur’, a Michelin starred restaurant, The Chef’s Table, Les Orchidées, and La Terrasse. The hotel also features Le Spa – an exquisite spa and fitness centre.

5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris Tel 00 33 1 58 71 12 34

Pershing Hall*****

Behind an elegant 19th century façade, this hotel bears the former residence of the American general John Pershing. It is the first Parisian hotel of designer Andree Putman characterised by its crystal pearl cascades, an entrance that beams with changing lights, and a velvety parquet that invites to experience relaxation. A fascinating vertical garden, which spreads out more than 25 metres in the air and is comprised of 250 different species of plants and flowers, brightens the patio and the view for guests of the hotel and bar-restaurant. The spa, a true jewel of beauty and repose, has been conceived for an exclusive clientele.

49 rue Pierre Charron, 75008, Paris Tel 00 33 1 58 36 58 00

Terrass Hotel****

The Terrass Hotel, the only 4-star hotel in Montmartre, offers 98 rooms and suites, seminar rooms, the intimate 12 Cosy Bar, and a panoramic terrass bar and lounge The 7th featuring stunning views over the whole of Paris. The Sacré Cœur and the Moulin Rouge are just a short step from this Right Bank hotel, as are any number of art galleries, fashion boutiques, eye-intriguing shops and patios waiting to be discovered.

12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris Tel 00 33 1 46 06 72 85

Hotel Particulier Montmartre****

Located in Paris’ charming Montmartre district, the Hotel Particulier is a little peaceful haven with its lovely white building surrounded by lush gardens and elegantly fenced off so even guests have to be buzzed in at the gate. The Hotel Particulier was opened in 2007 by interior designer Morgane Rousseau, who has applied her own skills to transform this former townhouse into a unique, artistic establishment. This boutique hotel comprises 5 different themed suites and rates are from 390 euros for a double room.

23 avenue Junot, Pavillon D, 75018 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 41 81 40

Mandarin Oriental*****

Situated on rue Saint-Honoré, one of the most fashionable streets in the world, Mandarin Oriental, Paris lies in the heart of this wonderful city. Surrounded by haute couture and only steps from the Louvre, the hotel exudes a timeless elegance with beautiful interiors, dining by Thierry Marx, a serene spa and legendary service.The much sought-after address on rue Saint-Honoré lies close to some of the world’s most exclusive fashion houses and the city’s most famous attractions.

251 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 70 98 78 88

OFF Seine****

The first of its kind in the French capital, unique floating 58-room hotel OFF Seine is moored near the Gare d’Austerlitz on a purpose-built barge, allowing visitors a riviera lifestyle in the heart of the city. Guests will have river views while lounging besides the hotel pool. The hotel also features an exotic cocktail and tapas bar.

20-22 Port d’Austerlitz 75013 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 06 62 65

Hotel Le Six****

Le Six is a smart four star boutique hotel on Paris’ Left bank in the artistic district of Saint Germain des Prés, sporting a sleek decor, excellent amenities and Le Six and Spa by PAYOT where you can relax after a day of discovery enjoying massages and treatments or lounging in the hammam.

14 Rue Stanislas 75006, Paris Tel 00 33 142 22 00 75[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Bars/Nightclubs” tab_id=”1545489050197-ad028abc-3d04″][vc_column_text]Les Bains Douche

Les Bains Douche was first opened as a thermal bathhouse in Paris in 1885 as Les Bains Guerbois. Located in the city’s groovy district Le Marais, this became the meeting place for an eclectic mix intellectuals and writers such as Marcel Proust as well as market workers from nearby Les Halles. Only in 1978 did it become a nightclub decorated by a young Philippe Starck, now one of the world’s most famous designers and quickly cementing a reputation for hosting an A-list line-up of top models, film stars and artists, and later with music by celebrated DJ David Guetta.

7 rue du Bourg l’Abbé, 75003 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 77 07 07

Le Bar Long, Hotel Le Royal Monceau

This stunning Philippe Starck designed hotel offers an elegant meeting place with Le Bar Long located at the end of the hotel’s Le Grand Salon. A high, long, narrow and luminous bar, large white linen curtains, works of art and a surprising collection of lamps and chandeliers; Le Bar Long is on a raised platform at the end of the hotel’s Le Grand Salon. This is a place where people stop, talk, read and enjoy the great classics of luxury hotel bars or chic tapas, all served with original cocktails.

Hotel Le Royal Monceau
37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 99 88 16

Bar 228, Hotel Le Meurice

Named after hotel le Meurice’s address on 228 rue de Rivoli, this grand yet cosy bar with wooden stools and leather chairs, designed by Philippe Starck, is a firm favourite with the locals as well as international visitors.

Hotel le Meurice
228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 58 10 10

Le Baron

Cool live performances from acclaimed artists, great relaxed ambiance in this gritty little club with a big reputation in the French Capital. This small and exclusive venue is a magnet for the international jet set used to be an upmarket brothel, and still has that style of decor.

14 Rue Washington, 75008 Paris

Folies Bergère

The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France, established in 1869, and a strong symbol of French and Parisian life. The house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s’ Belle Époque through the 1920s’ Années folles. This is where Josephine Baker danced to fame in a banana skirt. Since 2006, the Folies Bergère has presented some musical productions with stage entertainment like Cabaret or Zorro the Musical, but just for its history alone Folies Bergère is worth a visit.

32 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 79 98 60

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge (Red Mill) is a famous colourful cabaret in Paris founded in 1889 and is marked by the instantly recognisable red windmill on its roof. Moulin Rouge is best known as the birthplace of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world.

82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris Tel 00 33 1 46 06 60 00

Crazy Horse

The most avant-garde cabaret in Paris, Crazy Horse is a Parisian cabaret known for its stage shows performed by burlesque female dancers and for the diverse range of magic and variety. Along with its dancers, the Crazy Horse has also been a popular venue for many other artists, including magicians, jugglers, and mimes. Under new management from 2005, Crazy Horse started featuring famous or prestigious artists performing for a limited number of shows, including Dita Von Teese, Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson.

12 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris 00 33 1 47 23 32 32

Buddha Bar

The Buddha Bar is a world famous ‘eatertainment’ venue with its flagship and original establishment in Paris. The Buddha Bar comprises a bar, restaurant, and hotel franchise and was created by restaurateur Raymond Vişan and DJand interior designer Claude Challe, with its original location having opened in Paris, France in 1996. The Buddha Bar has become a reference among foreign yuppies and wealthy tourists visiting the city and has become popular for its own brand of eclectic, avant-garde music. Known worldwide for its popular compilations of lounge, chill-out music and world music, Buddha Bar has spread to several international locations. The menu offers Pan-Asian fusion food.

8-12 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 05 90 00


An institution in French nightlife since fifty years, Castel has an intimite atmosphere, a maze of small rooms lined with red velvet, where people drink, eat and party. With the Foyer or the Salon Princesse on the 1st floor, you have the choice between bistro and traditional French cuisine. After dinner or late at night, the cozy Club with its ancient cellar construction transports you into a festive world. The couches, dance floor, bar and cozy corners, offer possibilities for boisterous celebrations or intimate drinks according to your desires. A few steps away you can visit the smoking room, a space created around the old Gainsbourg piano.

15 Rue Princesse 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 51 52 80

Le Matignon

The Matignon has a unique blend of classic, chic and modern charm and cool and beautiful crowd, both upstairs in the classy restaurant and downstairs in the trendy club. This is a meeting place for the hip, hot and happening people in Paris. If you crave some truly Parisian high class nightlife, then pay this club a visit – best advice: reserve a table before heading downstairs to ensure your entrance as the Matignon becomes ever more popular in the later hours and they have a relatively strict door policy.

3 Ave Matignon, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 89 64 72

VIP Room

The VIP Room club in Paris is a real mix of all Parisian nightlife clubs. It is located on the most beautiful avenue in the world named Champs Elysees. This nightclub is famous for its fashionable interiors with refined furnishing in the baroque style. Here you will find the most well -known celebrities of show business and sports. A lot of great shows, the unique atmosphere, the trendy music, the excellent service and the opportunity to meet celebrities from all over the world has made the club the most prestigious place for a great night out.

188 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 58 36 46 00

Le Montana

Ultra-selective club by artist André and Purple Fashion Magazine’s Olivier Zahm, Le Montana is Paris’s coolest night spot. Small and intimate, classy with gothic baroque design by renowned and eccentric interior designer Vincent Darré, Le Montana is a favourite with VIP’s, models, actresses and artists. Not easy to get in unless you go with a regular or know someone inside, but absolutely worth a try!

28 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris

Mathis Bar

Intimate lounge whose atmosphere is glamorous yet discreet, visited by the Parisian jet-set. This boutique hotel/restaurant/club is a discreet venue where one eats well and drinks with friends in cosy but very chic corners. Ferns for carpet patterns, red velvet benches, Art Nouveau chandelier and paintings of Bernard Buffet. A spirit resolutely Napoleon III. Without a DJ or flat screen. Nothing ostentatious at the Mathis Bar.

3 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 25 73 01

Bar Plaza Athenée

Bar Plaza Athenée is known for its amazing and creative cocktails and reputation as an international meeting place where the chic clientele of hotel Plaza Athenée and the local who’s who mix. The long cocktail bar is entirely made of illuminated glass, oozing a low blue-ish light over the tall chairs and tables in front. The lounge area has leather club chairs circling low tables drawn close together to create an intimate atmosphere.

25 Avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 67 66 65

Mon Hotel Bar

The Mon Hôtel bar used to be the realm of Madame Claude’s high-class hookers, draped in Cartier jewels and sable coats. Nowadays, the part-Parisian, part-international clientele is a posh mix of actresses and fashion models. A DJ works the turntables on Thursday and Friday nights, and there’s an “electro jazz night” one Saturday each month, when a female vocalist and a trumpet player jam to the DJ’s beat. Drinks-wise, go for the French Love and Mon Hôtel Martini.

1-3 rue d’Argentine, 75016 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 02 76 76

Le Raphael

One of the favourite bars in Paris of Serge Gainsbourg. The bartender named a drink specially for him: A 102 is a double shot of 51 brand pastis. Singer-songwriter Michel Polnareff lived here for a year while composing the album that almost ruined his record label, but made its fortune in the end. He, too, spent whole nights in the red armchairs in this very bar. Even now, stars pick this spot to be interviewed for glossy magazines. It’s a tradition. Secret, once. Discreet, now.

17 avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 64 32 00


L’Arc Paris nightclub is a mix of contemporary and vintage, and like no other place in Paris; upscale without being flashy, trendy while remaining accessible. Its music, a festive and eclectic mix of catchy new, old classics and beloved standards, which, undoubtedly, will put all customers in a dancing mood. Round tables and black sofas, neon lights, endless mirrors with incandescent bulbs, porcelain tile floor. Behind the DJ booth sits the veranda covered with a glass dome. Smoking area by the veranda overlooking the small garden from where you can see the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

12 Rue de Presbourg, 75116 Paris


This red-velvet cocoon of Paris’ most posh night life lovers is located just off the Champs-Elysées and one of Paris’ most stylish nightclubs. With the grandiose decadence of the red and gold interior, and its thick carpet and velvet bench seats, Raspoutine is the nightclub to see & be seen. Here, so close to the Champs-Élysées, the young, fashionable and wealthy of Paris meet under crystal­ chandeliers against a background of electro. Rococo meets ­underground chic!

58 Rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 20 02 90

Le Café de l’Homme

Le Café de l’Homme is a restaurant with one of the most beautiful terraces of Paris, right in front of the Eiffel Tower. A truly breathtaking sunset view to take in with a glass of Pommery champagne! The Café de l’Homme is located in Musée de l’Homme, in the Palais de Chaillot, on the Place Trocadéro.

17 place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 05 30 15

The Terrass

The Terrass is a lounge bar with a marvellous terrace at Terrass Hotel in Montmartre, offering panoramic views of Paris. Try the comfy sofas and enjoy the view while sipping one of 7th’s collection of mojitos!

Terrass Hotel
12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris Tel 00 33 1 46 06 72 85


Kong is one of the most popular spots in Paris for saturday night cocktails and/or dinner. This restaurant and bar was designed by Phillippe Starck and is a hip/kitch marriage of Paris and Tokyo, as is the restaurant’s menu. It is located above the Kenzo headquarters, opposite the Pont Neuf. Its entire ceiling is glass and so you can enjoy the most amazing views of Paris over the Seine. Kong has its own signature music.

1 rue du Pont-Neuf, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 39 09 00


Place Vendôme

Place Vendôme is a square in the 1st arrondissement and the location for Paris most prestigious jewelry shops. Beautiful Place Vendôme is home to the Vendôme Column at its center. Originally erected by Napoleon I to commemorate the battle of Austerlitz, it was torn down on 16 May 1871, by decree of theParis Commune, but subsequently re-erected and remains a prominent feature on the square today.

Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris

Carrousel du Louvre

The Carousel du Louvre is an underground shopping mall named after the neighbouring Louvre museum and the Place du Carrousel with shops such as Virgin Megastore, Sephora, Esprit, Apple, Swarovski,Perigot, Le Tanneur and Fossil. The mall includes a food court, Restaurants du Monde, containing several restaurants including a controversial McDonalds. The mall includes a convention centre and exhibition hall and has one of the few entrances to the Louvre museum.

99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 16 47 10

Les Halles

Les Halles is named after a large central wholesale marketplace that existed for 800 years that was demolished in 1971 and replaced with an underground modern shopping precinct, the Forum des Halles. The shopping mall Forum des Halles features affordable shopping spots in a fascinating and crowded underground complex. Les Halles is located in the city centre, right between the Louvre and Notre Dame.

Les Halles, Paris 75001 Tel 00 33 1 44 76 96 56

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé is one of France’s most famous pastry chefs best known for his macaroons with often unusual flavours. His Paris-Brest and the raspberry and pistachio tart are famous on their own and have gained Hermé the title “The Picasso of Pastry” by French Vogue magazine. Pierre Hermé’s macaroons have made him equally famous with their unique flavours such as wasabi-grapefruit and Venezuelan Porcelana chocolate.

185 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 83 89 96
39 Avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 54 47 77
72 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 54 47 77

Kusmi Tea

Kusmi Tea originated in St Petersburg in Russia in 1840, but its headquarters have long been located in Paris. A wide variety of Russian-style blended and flavoured teas are sold here, as well as wellness teas – the latter including a delicious detox blend. Each tea is numbered and has its own unique story, adding to Kusmi’s rich and flavoursome history.

71 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris
For a full list of addresses in Paris and France refer to Kusmi’s website

Maison Michel

Founded in 1936 by hatmaker Auguste Michel, La Maison Michel is now owned by Chanel and offers a very contemporary collection of hats, accessories and head jewelry. The Maison Michel satisfies the requirements of its customers by combining skill and originality in the creation of their signature laced veils, delicate headbands and elegant hats.

65 rue Sainte Anne, 75002 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 96 89 77

Franck Namani

Virtuoso of masculine elegance, Franck Namani’s signature includes suppleness of the cut and fluids fabrics highlighted by a comprehensive palette of colors and nuances. He creates women’s fashion with chic casual patterns, sublimated by valuable fabrics. Franck Namani has created matchless tailor-made wardrobes and has an international clientele among whom Julio Iglesias, Engelbert Humperdinck, Michel Sardou, and Luis Miguel.

2 rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 49 27 05 53
4 rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 49 52 86 95

Lolita Lempicka

This luscious company, made up of one mother and her 3 daughters, aims to capture their fashion-forward esthetic in whimsical scents that speak true for all women. Each scent seems to have a storyline, which the four women carry throughout the scent itself as well as in the intricate design of each bottle. The Premier Parfum features an exotic blend of floral and vanilla notes, which represents both sweetness and seduction. The bottle itself is the shape of an apple, a play on the forbidden fruit, which evokes the idea of femininity and temptation.

6-8 rue Caroline, 75017 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 70 40 40

Maison De La Truffe, La Boutique

Maison de la Truffe offers a wide variety of quality truffles and truffle products for the pleasure of avid gourmets. Among their delicacies: Truffle preserves; a large selecton of preserves of whole truffles, whole truffle pieces, peelings, crushed truffle, juices and purées, to enrich your simplest dishes yearlong. Also terrines & foie gras flavoured with black or white truffle.

14 rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 53 57 41 00
19 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 42 65 53 22


Printemps is a major department store chain in France with its stunning flagship located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, next to Galeries Lafayette. It is a beautiful building with an elaborate dome above its main restaurant. The products you can buy here range from beauty, lifestyle, fashion, to accessories. The fashion department offers the latest in hip and designer brands.

98 Rue Victoire, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 63 87 22

La Tête dans les Olives

La Tête dans les Olives (Head in the Olives), run by charismatic owner Cedric Casanova, is a small shop or ‘epicerie’ that specialises in olives and other delicacies, with only the finest and freshest of ingredients from Sicily. Products: Extra virgin olive oil from Sicily, dried tomatoes, capers in salt, pickled olives and sun-dried white figs dried in the sun, picking fennel seeds, oregano, red berries, laurel. Bresaola pouttargue tuna.

2 Rue Sainte-Marthe 75010 Paris Tel 00 33 9 51 31 33 34

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché is a sophisticated department store in St Germain de Prés of Paris. Many historians regard it as the first department store in the world. It was founded in a small shop in 1838 but later a new building was constructed after it became a successful business. Le Bon Marché has everything from the latest fashion to accessories to delicatessen, on the ground floor in ‘La Grande Epicerie‘ and is situated in the charming and bustling St Germain de Prés of Paris.

24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 39 80 00

La Grande Epicerie

La Grande Epicerie is an immense Parisian delicatessen boutique, stocking superior French food products as well as a comprehensive selection of fine foods from all around the world. Here, you’ll find smoked sprats, a small Baltic fish, from Latvia, tangerine peel from Japan, and, in the U.S. section, Marshmallow Fluff. You’ll also find a selections from other famous food brands, both French, like Fauchon, and international, like London’s Fortnum and Mason.

38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris Tel00 33 1 44 39 81 00

Marché aux Puce de Saint-Ouen de Clignancourt

The fleamarket of Clignancourt is legendary in and around Paris and is made up of several small markets in criss-crossing alleys, mixing together art, antiques, vintage clothing and all kinds of bric-a-brac resulting in a marvellous colourful venue. The Flea Market – also known as the “Puces” – hosts 14 markets which offer an authentic and a unique atmosphere bringing together antique dealers, designers, artisans and artists.

Information at entrance to the markets: 7 impasse Simon, 93400 Saint Ouen, Paris


This unique store resembles an art gallery rather than a retail space with walls made of two tons of boards cobbled together into a chaotic collage of salvaged wood, painted in earth colors, with 147 video screens. Electronic blinds rise to provide access to a garment, and special pieces are displayed in niches to show them off a new way. You’ll find Comme des Garçons, Ann Demeulemeester, Junya Watanabe, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Dries van Noten, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, and more.

40 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris Tel 00 33 1 48 87 10 22


The legendary house of Petrossian was established by brothers Melkoum and Mouchegh Petrossian, who first turned France on to caviar in the Roaring Twenties. Besides top quality caviar: Pressed caviar, a saltier and stronger-tasting blend of various caviars, the Caviarcube, a lighter way of bringing the joys of caviar within the means of a new, younger clientele, smoked salmon, fabulous herring and vodka, white Alba truffles, Iberico hams, and whole foie gras.

18 boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 11 32 22

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette is a large department store chain with its flagship on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris 9th arrondissement, next to Printemps. This beautiful store offers everything from men’s and women’s desgner collection to the latest in jewelry and accessories, but also home furnishings and cosmetics and a gourmet food market. The restaurant and terrace on the top floor have fantastic views.

48 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 140 23 52 67


For 39 years, Barthélemy has scoured the French countryside, bringing back the best farmhouse cheese around, such as goat cheese from the Tarn, Vieux Cantal from Salers, Beaufort, the famous Vacherin Mont d’Or, Camembert with Calvados, Saint-Marcellin with grape marc, and Gaperon with garlic.

51 rue Grenelle, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 22 82 24


Merci concept store is located in a majestic, sun-lit loft where you can browse from room to room just like in a real house. Merci is known for its amazing displays, which are changed regularly. The store is littered with printed wooden flower crates, and there is Merci’s iconic car, an old Cinquecento, which is positioned in the private courtyard outside the store. There are flowers everywhere. From vintage and new fashion to highly designed furniture to a flower and coffee shop, to a buzzing lunch restaurant, this place is heaven set in this 18th century building in the heart of Paris.

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 77 00 33

Maison Bonnet

Opticians, optometrists and manufacturers of top-class spectacles, the Bonnet company is currently run by the fourth generation of the family Bonnet. The venue has a cozy, yet contemporary decor, a listed glass showcase, a veritable library of styles, collections, materials, and colours. Below street level, a 17th-century vaulted cellar contains the workshop and laboratory. This establishment is officially classified as a “Living Heritage Business.”

5 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 03 31 72

Louis Vuitton

This1,800-square-meter store is a must-visit for the avid traveller with its iconic bags and cases. A stunning building on the Champs Elysées that holds all LV’s coveted collections. The avid traveller’s paradise with its iconic bags and cases.

101 avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 62 47 00

Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent has created cloyhes for strong, feminine women, since 1966. Now his legendary status has been further enhanced by the magnificent retrospective devoted to him by Bergé at the Petit Palais in 2010. In 2008 the original store was renovated and the impressive result is a fusion of the iconic Opium red, the stones of Paris, hardwood floors, brushed copper, and tensile concrete.

6 place Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris


Facing each other on the corner of Rue Boissy d’Anglas, the Lanvin men’s and women’s boutiques form a huge space covering over 1,000 square meters. The Lanvin women’s collections (ready-to-wear, accessories, and perfume) are housed at number 22, while the Lanvin men’s bou­tique fills four floors at number 15, offering ready-to-wear and formal collec­tions, accessories, homeware, and scents, plus the made-to-measure studios capped by the celebrated hatmaker Gélot.

15 and 22 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 71 33 33


Hubert de Givenchy fell in love with cou­ture at the age of ten, after visiting the Pavillon de l’Élégance at the 1937 World’s Fair. He trained with Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet, Lucien Lelong, and Elsa Schiaparelli, then opened his own couture house on February 2, 1952. The following year he met Audrey Hepburn, who was to become his muse. In 1959, he moved to the Avenue George-V town house where the Givenchy haute couture showroom is still located. Elegantly stylish ready-to-wear, created under the artistic direction of Riccardo Tisci, is also presented here, along with shoes and bags.

3 avenue George-V, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 31 50 00


On December 16, 1946 Christian Dior founded his fashion house, backed by Marcel Boussac, a cotton-fabric magnate. He was a master at creating shapes and silhouettes; Dior is quoted as saying “I have designed flower women.” His look employed fabrics lined predominantly with percale, boned, bustier-style bodices, hip padding, wasp-waisted corsets and petticoats that made his dresses flare out from the waist, giving his models a very curvaceous form.

30 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 73 73 73


Classic French fashion house Chloé offers collections of bags, eyewear, shoes, and lingerie, plus the slightly less luxurious line See by Chloé. Hannah MacGibbon, who used to work with Phoebe Philo and studied under Valentino, has taken over from Paulo Melim Andersson as the brand’s creative director. She is advocating a return to the house DNA, in a mature, romantic vein. The house’s signature fragrance, Love Chloé, is her creation.

54-56 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris


Historically, the House of Chanel is most famous for the stylistically versatile “little black dress”, the perfume No. 5 de Chanel and the Chanel Suit. After launching the famous little black dress and her eye-catching costume jewelry, Chanel became a legend with her first perfume, No. 5, launched under that name in 1921 because it was the fifth sample that she was asked to consider. This legendary boutique also sells jewelry, watches, handbags, shoes, and sunglasses.

31 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris


Louvre des Antiquaires

Louvre des Antiquaires is a large three-story building with 250 galleries covering some 30 different areas of expertise, from archaeology, coins and stamps to medieval manuscripts, Art Deco furnishings, fine jewellery and antiques. It is located opposite the Louvre museum.

2 place du Palais Royal Paris 75001

Grand Palais

The Grand Palais is a large historic palace dating back to 1897 and today an exhibition hall and museum complex. Construction of the Grand Palais began in 1897 following the demolition of the Palais de l’Industrie (Palace of Industry) as part of the preparation works for the Universal Exposition of 1900, which also included the creation of the adjacent Petit Palais and Pont Alexandre III. The Grand Palais hosts many cultural and sporting events and exhibitions.

3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 13 17 17

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is located about 30km north of Paris and home to two theme parks, seven hotels, a golf course and a shopping, dining and entertainment complex. With around 15 million visitors per year it is France’s and Europe’s most visited themed attraction. From the seven hotels the Disneyland Hotel which is located over the entrance of the Disneyland Park is the most prestigious hotel on property.

77777 Marne La Vallée, (Paris region) Tel 00 33 825 30 02 22

Chateau de Versailles

The Chateau de Versailles (Palace of Versailles) is the royal chateau in Versailles near Paris which was built in the 17th century by king Louis XIV and is a magnificent reminder of the former French monarchy. Its history is rich and colourful, with Louis XIV’s renowned narcissistic antics – he named himself the Sun King and danced for an adoring audience of courtiers. Though he was married to Maria Theresa of Spain, Louis had many mistresses, notably Marquise de Montespan for whom he built the Grand Trianon on the palace grounds as her own private retreat where he could visit.

Place d’Armes 78000 Versailles Tel 00 33 1 30 83 78 00

Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

The Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes belongs to the botanical garden Jardin des Plantes, which was created in 1626. The Ménagerie was founded in 1793 and is the first and the oldest civil zoological garden in the world. Founder Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre was committed to the principles of keeping exotic animals in their natural environment, having regard to their needs, placing them under scientific supervision, and allowing public access in the interest of public education. Over the years the zoo expanded, notably with rare and exotic species.

5th arrondissement of Paris – Places of access: rue Cuvier, rue Buffon, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, place Valhubert Tel 00 33 1 40 79 37 94

Paris Underground

At the end of the 18th century Paris’ cemeteries had become the origin of disease among Parisians. They were removed and deposited in Paris’ former mining tunnels. Although this cemetery covers only a small section of underground tunnels the entire tunnel network is now often referred to as the Catacombs. They are not only a resting place for some 6 million people, but also animal and crustacean fossils, giving evidence of an aquatic ecosystem. Also visible are the geological strata, layers of the earth’s crust which identify different historical periods.

Catacombes de Paris
1 Avenue du colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris Tel 00 33 1 43 22 47 63

Musée d’Orsay

The history of this museum and its building is quite unusual. Situated in the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first “work of art” in the Musee d’Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.

62, rue de Lille, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 49 48 14

Andrée Putman

Andrée Putman reached stardom back in 1986 through her black and white tile patterning in the Morgan Hotel. This idea actually came from the streets; New York City taxis were her inspiration. With her design creation for the Morgan Hotel, she cleared the way for the term, “design hotel”. The interior designer is not just known for her own creations, but also for her flair for collecting. She can claim a formidable collection of modern 1920s furniture as her own.

Studio Putman
22 Rue Chauchat, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 55 42 88 55

Christian Liaigre

Christian Liaigre’s unique minimalist style of design is instantly recognisable and known worldwide. Christian Liaigre has designed private homes for Kenzo, Lagerfels, and Marc Jacobs, and is the current owner of the Hotel Montalember, which is located just across the way from his showroom. Since the opening of the hotel, the demand for Liaigre furniture has skyrocketed, hence the opening of this store. Behind discreetly black-tinted windows, you will find one of the most sought after furniture collections in all of paris.

Showroom Bac 42, rue du Bac, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 63 33 66
Showroom Varenne 61, rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 53 78 76


Founded in the early 19th century, Baccarat has built a worldwide reputation for making quality fine crystal glassware; chandeliers, perfume bottles, even jewellery. Now part of the Société du Louvre hotels and luxury goods holding company, Baccarat was founded in the early 19th century by a former director of the Saint-Louis royal glass works. As a supplier to royal courts and the grandest houses, Baccarat now occupies spacious new quarters in a decor designed by Philippe Starck, with input from Gérard Garouste.

11, place des États-Unis, 75016 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 22 11 00

Centre Georges Pompidou

The Pompidou Center is the home of, among other things, the National Museum of Modern Art, a masterful and diverse collection of works from many modern schools. Built in the old Beaubourg area, the centre has sparked many a lively debate about its daring and strange architecture. But now, the metal and glass parallelepiped, whose air ducts, heating shafts, and stairwells were all stuck onto the outside to gain more space inside, has a unique central role in the neighborhood. Many temporary exhibits pass through the building, which also houses a large public library, a restaurant, and a new internet café.

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 78 12 33

The Louvre Museum

The Musée du Louvre (the Louvre Museum) is one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. This Parisian landmark is located on the right bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres, so be prepared to take out at least a whole day to explore this monumental French institution.

Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 20 53 17

Paris Luxury Boat

See Paris from a different angle with Paris Luxury Boat: Experience Paris most magical views from the river Seine on your own private luxury mahogany Riva boat day or night, pass by the Notre Dame and famous Eiffel Tower without the noise of traffic and tourists, with your own private guide and chosen company. During your tour you will be accompanied by, naturally, your driver, as well as you hostess and you will be served in true elegant French style with champagne and petit fours.

00 33 1 46 05 59 14

The Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet (Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris) is the oldest national ballet company in the world. It has always been an integral part of the Paris Opera, which was founded in 1669 as the Académie d’Opéra, although theatrical dance did not become an important component of the Paris Opera until 1673, after it was renamed the Académie Royale de Musique and placed under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Lully. Currently the company presents ballet primarily at the grand Palais Garnier.

Paris Opera Garnier
1, place de l’Opera, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 71 25 24 23


The public auction tradition in Paris dates from 1524. Now over 100 auctioneers work hand in hand, which means 3,000 sales annually and 800,000 items knocked down. Drouot’s sixteen salerooms on Rue Drouot—for paintings, furniture, and objets d’art—are complemented by two others, for special prestige sales, on Avenue Montaigne. A Kelly purse, a Ron Arad chair, an Olmec mask, a Renoir, bottles of 1947 Château Cheval Blanc: at Drouot you find everything—including a segment of staircase from the Eiffel Tower, which went for e180,000 in 2007.

9 Rue Drouot, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 48 00 20 20

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Emmanuel Perrotin is a French art dealer who specialises in contemporary art and owns two galleries in Paris and one in Hong Kong. Perrotin has made his fame in France by promoting international avant-garde artists. Shows by the likes of Takashi Murakami, Sophie Calle, Wim Delvoye, Maurizio Cattelan, and Jean-Michel Othoniel leave no doubt that Emmanuel Perrotin has his finger on the pulse of the contemporary art market.

76, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 16 79 79

Palais de Tokyo

Originally built in 1937 for the World’s Fair, the Palais de Tokyo was remodeled in stripped-down, vacant factory style by architects Lacaton & Vassal in 2002 to provide a national, but still very Parisian, contemporary art space. Installations, perfor­mances, videos, sound works—everything here is edgy, spread out, yet bundled together with a loose kind of energy. Since he became its director in 2006, Swiss-born Marc-Olivier Wahler has breathed new life into the Palais and its lineup is often an eye-popping jamboree.

13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris Tel 00 33 1 81 97 35 88

Petit Palais

Little brother of the Grand Palais and, like its counterpart, built for the 1900 World’s Fair, the Petit Palais is a light-drenched architectural marvel by Charles-Louis Girault, who also had a hand in the design of the Grand Palais. After wandering around the splendid gallery containing its turn-of-the-20th-century decorative arts collection, with vases by Gallé, Tiffany, and the Muller brothers, among others, you can choose between Alfred Roll and Naturalism, Courbet and Realism, Jules Dalou (sculpture) and the celebration of the Republic, or Gustave Doré and the Christian tradition.

Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 43 40 00

Musée NationalEugène Delacroix

The Musée National Eugène Delacroix occupies the painter’s apartment as well as his studio, located in his private garden. The museum’s collection contains works from nearly every phase of Delacroix’s career, covering many of his themes. Magdalene in the Desert, exhibited at the 1845 Salon and one of the museum’s major paintings, is a most unusual religious composition, as compared to Education of the Virgin, painted in Nohant in 1842.

6 rue de Furstenberg 75 006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 41 86 50

Musée de l’Orangerie

Reopened in 2006 after many months of work to restore it to its original condition, the Musée de l’Orangerie is world famous for housing the eight compositions in twenty-two panels of Claude Monet’s Waterlilies, donated to the nation by the artist after the Armistice of 1918. The 144 paintings on display here, most of which come from the famous collection of art dealer Paul Guillaume (Cézanne, Matisse, Utrillo, Soutine), have been moved to the rather gloomy basement rooms, unfortunately.

Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 50 43 00

Musée Gustave Moreau

This museum is dedicated to symbolist painter Gustave Moreau who created this intimate, enchanting artist’s home-cum-museum back in 1895. Opened to the public in 1903, the house features original woodwork, furniture, rare books, curios, and a large collection of drawings arranged in drawers that visitors are free to open as they please. Everything looks exactly as it did in Moreau’s day.

14, rue de La Rochefoucauld, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 48 74 38 50

Galerie Kraemer

The oldest and and one of the most prestigious Parisian galleries, dating back to 1875, specializes in 17th and 18th century furniture and objets d’art, showcased in the family’s private residence.

43 rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 63 31 23

India Mahdavi

Gallery of sophisticated furniture, lamps and accessories by star architect and designer India Mahdavi.

3 rue Las Cases, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 55 67 67

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

This chic contemporary art gallery, located in the Marais, is run by well-known Austrian dealer Ropac. Among the artists he reagularly shows are Mimmo Paladino, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Tom Sachs and Gilbert & George.

7 rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 72 99 00


The Palais-Royal is a palace located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris facing the Louvre Museum. Today the Palais-Royal houses the Conseil d’État, the Constitutional Council, and the Ministry of Culture. At the rear of the garden are the older buildings of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the national library of deposit, with a collection of more than 30,000,000 items (14 million books and publications); most of the collections have been moved to more modern settings elsewhere.

8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 03 92 16

Musée du Quai Branly

The Musée du Quai Branly’s artworks are fascinating, including an impressive array of Dogon, Aztec, Aboriginal, Ifuago, Tolai, Bamileke, and Haida sculptures. Designed by Jean Nouvel the whole building is traversed from top to bottom by a cylindrical glass tower containing 9,700 tribal musical instruments. The “exotic” gardens feature winding stone pathways, a waterfall with a bed of glass pebbles, and a “treasure trail” of large stone insects and seashells. The fifth-floor restaurant, Les Ombres, boasts a roof terrace dominated at night by the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower.

37 Quai Branly 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 56 61 70 00

Vedettes Du Pont Neuf

A must for romantics is, apart from the Eiffel Tower or the Champs Elysee, is a trip down the River Seine. Local custom says there is a climactic point to this lover’s route through the metropolis: if the couple do not kiss at the moment that they pass the Pont Neuf (the ninth bridge) then their love may be endangered, like in the movie, The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf).

Square du Vert Galant, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 1 46 33 98 38

Galerie Patrick Seguin

Patrick Seguin specializes in the leading design names of the mid-20th century, such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Jean Royère and Pierre Jeanneret. Near the Bastille.

5 rue des Taillandiers, 75011 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 00 32 35

Galerie Maeght

Renowned Galerie Maeght is a gallery of modern art, in Cannes and Paris and Barcelona, dating back to 1936. The gallery was founded in 1936 in Cannes. The Paris gallery was started in 1946 by Aimé Maeght. The artists exhibited are mainly from France and Spain.

42 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 48 45 15


Les Bains du Marais

Les Bains du Marais is Oriental-chic with hammam-style baths and Turkish steam rooms. A retreat to the authentic and cozy atmosphere for relaxation of body and mind, but also a place of conviviality and sharing for all its patrons. There is a hair salon that includes a comfortable and intimate space dedicated to pedispa for all hand and feet treatments. Spacious and warm booths are reserved for massages and beauty treatments such as waxing or facials. Then there are the hammam, sauna and relaxation room and even a restaurant.

31-33 Rue des Blancs Manteaux, 75004 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 61 02 02

Institut Marc Delacre, Private Spa for Men

Marc Delacre has in 20 years developed a unique concept of hairstyle and beauty care exclusively dedicated to a male clientèle. Institut Marc Delacre is a luxurious establishment situated near the Champs-Elysées, visited by the Parisian and international elite. Politicians, artists, traders like this chic and confidential address whose atmosphere is intimate and exclusive, a reminiscent of English clubs. With facials and hair treatments, massages, manicures, the institute since 1990 has built a quality reputation.

17 ave George V, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 70 99 70

Atelier Cologne

Atelier Cologne, the first perfume house dedicated solely to cologne, within an industrial atmosphere with recycled furniture, iron stools etc, is a place i designed for consultation with, in addition, a machine which engraves leather cases or covers for the bottle with chosen initials. Among the ten Colognes Absolue: Orange Sanguine (Blood Orange – the bestseller that received a Fifi Award in 2012), Grand Néroli, Ambre Nue, Oolang Infini, and Sous le toit de Paris. Also candles, soaps, and coffrets to match your favorite fragrance.

8 rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris Tel 00 33 9 70 44 75 42

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

The luxury fragrance house of perfumer Francis Kurkdjian is celebrated worldwide. Kurdjian has created perfumes for many top designers, among who Armani, Ungaro and Yves Saint Laurent. Francis Kurkdjian is a French contemporary perfumer of Armenian descent and winner of the Prix François Coty in 2001 for his lifetime achievements. Kurkdjian is the first contemporary perfumer to start his Bespoke Fragrance Atelier in Paris, also in 2001. He was honoured “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” by French Government in 2009.

5 rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris

Spa by Payot, Hotel le Six

Le Six & Spa by Payot provides body and beauty treatments, including hairdressing, for men and women. Guests can choose from chocolate, aromatherapy, or reflexology massages; work out in the fitness facility; or unwind in the steam room. With two inviting, soft-hued cabins, expert beauticians, formulas that are skillfully blended in accordance with the type of treatment and skin type, comfortable beds, and a casual, relaxing atmosphere, Six & Spa is open to hotel guests and outside customers alike.

14 rue Stanislas, 75006 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 22 00 75

La Manucurist

Fanny Lebrat, founder of La Manucurist, is the creator of the permanente, applied using an airbrush and delivering perfect nails for three weeks, guaranteed. This small, bright, neat establishment provides only manicures and nail finishes—two quite different services, although one generally goes with the other. The comprehensive range of house specialties includes a basic manicure, a “men(icure)” especially for men, plus scrubs and masks for the hands, artificial nails and the Color Bar, which serves up a choice of 200 nail polish shades from Essie, a favorite of Madonna and Sharon Stone.

13 rue de la Chaussée-d’Antin, 75009 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 03 37 33

Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

This unique olfactory curiosity shop was designed by Andrée Putman and Frédéric Malle, grandson of the founding perfumer at Christian Dior Perfumes, and executed by Olivier Lempereur. Frédéric Malle has now enriched his collection of personal perfumes with a range of home fragrances, featuring candles, of course, but also an innovative diffuser: the small red cube looks vaguely like a radio and “broadcasts” fragrance throughout the home, with fresh scents of lily of the valley or wild rose that could never be expressed through the rich wax of a candle.

37 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 22 76 40

Boutique Clarins

Jacques Courtin-Clarins created the brand in 1954 in a small beauty parlor on Rue Tronchet, near the Madeleine. In just a few years, Clarins grew to become France and Europe’s number one beauty care brand. The ground floor sells the complete collection of beauty products, makeup, and perfume. The lower ground floor houses the Skin Spa, with the treatment cubicles. Facial and body treat­ments, including a special range for men, are complemented by scrubs, special treatments for expectant and new mothers, makeup de­monstrations, and oil massages.

10 rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 44 06 19


Diptyque was founded in Paris’ Saint-Germain by three friends driven by the same creative passion. Christiane Gautrot was an interior designer, Desmond Knox-Leet, a painter, and Yves Coueslant, a theater director and set designer. The first two collaborated designing fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson. They were joined by the third in 1961 and opened a shop to display their designs. Bit by bit, with finely honed taste, the trio transformed the site into a one-of-a-kind setting, a kind of stylish bazaar where one found surprising articles unmatched in Paris, mined and conveyed home by the trio over the course of their travels. Now the brand is famous for its perfumed candles, fragrances and body care products.

34 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris

Les Salons Du Palais-Royal Shiseido

The rooms bathed in luminous violet enchant visitors to this store even before they get carried away by one of the rich, heady, Oriental fragrances composed by Serge Lutens. The man known as a baroque perfumer, a veritable magician with words and scents, has now done a complete about-face, however, with unisex L’Eau Serge Lutens, whose tagline is: “for a lasting sensation of wearing a ‘clean’ scent.” The wearer is enveloped in the fresh, scrubbed aura associated with the squeaky-clean look of the early 1950s. Lutens even refers to it as an “anti-perfume.”

Jardins du Palais-Royal. 142, galerie de Valois, 75001 Paris

Maison de Beauté Carita

Two sisters from Toulouse, Maria and Rosy, opened their first hairdressing salon in Paris in 1945, with the goal to become beauty designers. The creation in 1956 of Fluide Beauté 14 – named for the address of their beauty school and still one of the brand’s best sellers – was the realization of one of the sister’s dreams. The Maison’s ground floor is cosy with sofas, a fireplace, a library, and three alcoves where “express” treatments are offered, including Intensive Pearl of Youth, a 45-minute facial. The second and third floors are still devoted to “haute beauté,” for longer treatments and hair care.

11 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 44 94 11 11

Maison Guerlain

Twenty years after opening the shop on the Champs- Élysées, Guerlain launched its first beauty salon at the same address. Signature fragrances are found on the ground floor, along with historic colognes such as L’Eau du Coq and the latest jus such as Idylle. The custom-made compositions are on view upstairs by appointment. Five cabins on the upper floor offer massages, anti-aging treatments, and makeup sessions.

68 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 45 62 52 57

Spa Dior Institut, Hotel Plaza Athénée

Perfect combination of innovation, refinement and sensoriality, Dior Institut offers an exceptional revitalizing escape in a beautiful environment. Dior Institut addresses a large selection of face and body treatments for both women and men. Some treatments have been exclusively developed for the Plaza Athénée. While the Dior Institut at the Plaza Athénée features five treatment rooms (including a double room) and a relaxation lounge, a fitness center, hammam steam baths and saunas, are available to complete your well being experience.

25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 53 67 65 35

David Mallett Salon de Coiffeur

David Mallett is widely considered to be the one of the best hairdressers in Paris and, to his clients, he is the most trusted. Over the course of his career, David Mallett has been on call to some of the world’s most famous photographers, supermodels, stylists, and designers. The David Mallett salon is an extension of his personal philosophy. It is both ultra-luxurious and incredibly relaxed – a vast 17th Century apartment which offers the perfect environment for exceptional consultation, styling and attention. It is more about being private than about being exclusive.

14 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 20 00 23

Alexandre Zouari

Alexandre Zouari has long been a reputable name in the world of hair styling. He owns one of the most luxurious and famous salons in Paris and has worked for the most celebrated and international clientele, including Carla Bruni – the first lady of France, Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Bassey, just to name a few. The salon offers beauty treatments and sells hair accessories.

1 Avenue Président Wilson, 75116 Paris Tel 00 33 1 47 23 79 00


One of the best Health and Fitness clubs in Paris, comprising 1600 m2 of high quality design furnishings and equipment, L’Usine, Club de Sport, in Paris, is the favourite place for a workout for the French elite. Clients can enjoy the gym with a variety of cardiovascular, shaping and toning machinery, with personalised coaching available. Group exercise courses from aerobics to pilates are also available .

8 rue de la Michodière, 75002 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 66 30 30

Joëlle Ciocco

This is the beauty salon visited by Parisian elite: Joëlle Ciocco is a biochemist who has devoted herself to the study of the skin ecosystem: the identity of the cutaneous envelope and the existence and the maintenance of the skin ecosystem. She personalizes by means of cosmetology precursory anti-ageing treatments and has created the Epidermology® Method, an authentic study that evaluates the skin’s nutritional requirements thereby establishing the right kind of cosmetic products for the skin.

8 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 60 58 80