Paris is as glorious and delightful as ever, where every moment is perfect bliss. Specifically, the exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques, flagship haute couture houses and priceless artistic treasures. Paris remains at the forefront of international trends. Enticing patisseries, boulangeries, and fromageries offer glorious food. Discovering Paris, The City of Love…The City of Lights, and its many splendid treasures.
The Small List
Ritz Paris – As glorious as ever, the Ritz Paris has been restored to its original splendor. Accordingly, this iconic and legendary luxury hotel is a favorite destination among the famous and powerful. It exudes sophistication, opulence, and tranquility. Most importantly, every moment is perfect bliss.
Hôtel Costes – Hôtel Costes is a den of opulence. The dedication to detail and intimacy is outstanding. The hotel is best known for its bar and courtyard café. Hotel, restaurant, bar, spa, perfumes, music and roses on the rue Saint-Honoré…It remains the most talked about spot in Paris!
The Westin Paris – Vendôme – The Westin Paris is close to the Louvre Museum and the Place Vendôme. The hotel offers stunning views over the Eiffel Tower and the Tuileries Garden. Moreover, the world class Westin Paris Vendôme combines Parisian chic with modern design.
Bulgari Hotel Paris – At the heart of the world-renowned Golden Triangle of Paris, the Bulgari Hotel Paris is an experience designed not only for visitors to the city but also for the residents of Paris. Breaking with the traditional codes of the Parisian architecture, the elegant building of the Bulgari Hotel Paris enriches the 8th arrondissement with its contemporary style.
Cheval Blanc – Under the Pont Neuf flows the Seine. In the heart of the City of Light, a few steps away from the Louvre and the Marais, in front of the Left Bank, rises Cheval Blanc. With only 72 rooms and suites, Cheval Blanc Paris is a confidential haven where lovers, families and friends meet.
Hotel du Continent – Designed by Christian Lacroix, this unique 3 star establishment in the 1st arrondissement on the same block as Hotel Costes is a unique find in an exceptional location bringing the best of Paris to your doorstep.
Best Restaurants for Dinner
Casa Tua Paris – Our home away from home! Casa Tua Paris celebrates the cuisine of northern Italy at their first international destination. They are located inside the J.K. Place Paris on the Left Bank. Casa Tua Paris offers traditional recipes from Italy’s South East region, alongside Casa Tua’s classic dishes. It is, of course, a perfect dining experience.
Racines – In the premises of a former printing house in the Passage des Panoramas, this charming restaurant, at the helm of a young Sardinian chef, is a masterpiece. With a menu scrawled across a blackboard, reflecting the seasons, every plate is perfectly cooked. Named best “Bistrattoria”.
Le Saint Sebastien – Amassing a wine cellar a year before opening, this buzzing restaurant in the 11th arrondissement serves up artful and balanced plates that seem too simple to be so good!
TaoKan – The place for contemporary Chinese gastronomy located on rue du Mont Thabor in the 1st. The cuisine is light and fragrant with the obligatory dim sum, steamed fish, or spicy beef. Lovely presentation and exceptional ingredients. Most importantly, they are a real ambassador for Chinese food in Paris.
Buddha Bar Paris – This restaurant-bar-lounge, located on the ultra-chic Faubourg St Honoré, rapidly became a see and be seen hotspot in the French capital with three levels built around a monumental Buddha. The Pacific Rim menu combines fresh products, subtle flavors and spices from around the world.
Manko Paris – A unique Peruvian restaurant with influences from around the world. The bar his unique and down to earth. It turns the heat up and allows you to begin or end your evening in Peru.
Verde – In the heart of the Golden Triangle, Verde, formerly known as Yeeels, is the place to be seen for lunch, dinner and entertainment among jet setters. Clearly, an exciting experience.
Michelin Starred Restaurants
Il Ristorante – Three-Michelin-starred Chef Niko Romito at Bulgari Hotel Paris reinvents the transalpine dining tradition by focusing on the essential ingredients and characteristics of “Made in Italy” culture, elegance and vitality.
Maison Ruggiero – At this one-Michelin-star restaurant, Martino Ruggieri’s delicate, subtle cooking gets right down to business: outstanding ingredients at the service of superlative flavors and delicious recipes, often enhanced by jus (drizzled over a rib of beef, razor clams and smoked eel, for example) and mind-blowing sauces that are thoughtfully left on the table.
Best Restaurants for Lunch
Hôtel Costes Restaurant – Lunching in the courtyard of Hotel Costes is as good as it gets. You will immediately detect the cozy elegance, delightful comfort, and glamour as you enter this luxury hotel. This magical atmosphere reigns both day and night.
Café Marly – A chic and contemporary brasserie with a superb terrace nestled under the arcades of the Louvre museum, facing the pyramid of Peï. A menu that brings together the great French tradition and dishes of Italian and Asian influences.
Restaurant Café Georges – A rooftop restaurant in the Museum of Modern Art with sexy service, fashionable diners, impressive floor to ceiling views of the city and first-rate architecture. One of Paris’s best museum eateries.
Le Gramont – Coffee, bar and restaurant, one of the oldest bistros of the Grands Boulevards with a fresh new approach to all day dining.
La Poule au Pot – A Paris institution in a historic dollhouse-like building serving a bourgeois inspired cuisine. Above all, they serve comfort food which is beyond cool!
Les Deux Magots – Founded in 1812, Les Deux Magots remains very popular today. One of the oldest cafes in Paris attracts personalities from the world of arts and literature, fashion and politics, and tourists from all over the globe!
Café de Flore – One of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris, it is famous for being a ‘hangout spot’ of high-profile writers, artists, and philosophers from Sartre to Picasso. Go for the coffee and the people watching.
Pasticceria Cova – Cova was founded in 1817 and is one of Italy’s oldest pastry shops. Cova has always been a place where tradition meets elegance and style. From the morning’s buzzing breakfast to the superb aperitif, Cova Paris offers an elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, and unique taste.
Hemingway Bar – A visit to the famed Hemingway Bar, a warm, little, intimate alcove in the Ritz Paris, is always a good idea. An exclusive pocket-sized bar that is an insider favorite. The most popular cocktail is the Serendipity and was created by the head bartender in 1994. The cocktail consists of a tall glass, fresh mint, sugar, clarified apple juice, calvados, ice, and Champagne. France in a glass!
Hotel Costes Bar – The upscale bar is a privileged venue nestled in one of the most elegant and dynamic areas of central Paris. It is a hotspot nonetheless. With a different DJ mixing every night, time clearly slips away.
Champagne Bar Eiffel Tower – Nestled into the very structure of the Tower, the bar offers rosé and white champagne. An elegant and festive way to toast a sensational experience at the top of the Tower!
Manko Paris Cabaret – The most outrageously chic cabaret in Paris! “As spectacular as burlesque and as edgy as extravagant.” Best night – Thursday! Locals only! 2nd best, Saturday.
Langosteria – Located on the top floor of Cheval Blanc, enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris over a pre-dinner cocktail.
Places to See
Champs Élysée – One of the world’s most famous and beautiful tree lined avenues with a series of stylish cafés, luxury shops, and restaurants. The avenue is a symbol of Paris stretching from the Place de la Concord to the Arc de Triomphe.
Tuileries Garden – Originally intended for the exclusive use of the royal family and court, it was opened to “respectable” folks as a place for strolling under the reign of Louis XIV. During the French Revolution the general public could finally enjoy the new “national” garden…very formal and very French. Enjoy a stroll in the Tuileries while simultaneously taking in the open air sculpture museum.
Montemarte – First, lose yourself in the steep and cobbled streets of one of the most historic, interesting, and enchanting hilltop neighborhoods in Paris. As a result, the streets are lined with lively, colorful plazas, artisanal shops and corner cafés. Then, climb or ride the cable car up the hill to the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre. It’s the highest point in the city, and, after all, the perfect spot for contemplation and breathtaking views.
Things to Do
Eiffel Tower – As France’s symbol in the world, and the showcase of Paris as glorious as ever, a visit to the Eiffel Tower is an absolute must. Its construction in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days was a technical and architectural achievement. The Eiffel Tower has 2 of the most breathtaking restaurants Paris has to offer. A feast for your taste buds is accompanied by a feast for the eyes.
Galleries Lafayette – In the world’s fashion capital, with a majestic art nouveau steel and glass couple which is the iconic symbol of the shopping mall, numerous world-renowned fashion brands are headquartered all under one roof. Originally, Galleries Lafayette opened as a small haberdashery in 1896, then expanding to a luxury bazaar. Today, Galleries Lafayette continues to serve up an expansive range of fashion and innovation.
Goyard – Goyard is a beacon of timeless elegance, craftsmanship and exclusivity. A visit to the House of Goyard on rue Saint-Honoré where an international clientele can literally wrap themselves, their pets, and their automobiles in the emblematic Goyard canvas, regardless, is a must. Goyard has achieved passion and excellence since the doors first opened in 1853.
Samaritain – Much more than a department store, Samaritain offers more than 12 miles with over 600 iconic and avant-garde brands from the worlds of fashion, watchmaking and jewelry, as well as the largest beauty space in Europe.
Maria Tash – Renowned for her piercing innovations, Maria Tash’s first Paris location brings fine jewelry, luxury piercing, and best-in-class styling to the second floor of Le Bon Marché.
La Grande Epicerie – Pastry, Butcher, Cheesemonger, Bakery… La Grande Épicerie de Paris offers over 30,000 items in 17 different departments. Stroll among the aisles to discover their iconic products and latest novelties.
The Louvre Museum – The Louvre is, obviously, one of the world’s finest and largest museums. The museum exhibits hundreds of thousands of classic and modern masterpieces spread across more than 650,000 square feet of gallery space. The Louvre was a symbol of the wealth, power and decadence of the French monarchy, and, today, a testament to European art history.
The Centre Pompidou – A 20th century architectural marvel and home to the National Museum of Modern Art, the largest modern art museum in Europe, complete with Matisse, Picasso and Andy Warhol, as well as a breathtaking view of Paris and its rooftops.
Fondation Louis Vuitton – Opened in 2014 and designed by star American architect Frank Gehry, the facade looks like a magical sailboat floating on a man-made lake in the Bois de Boulogne. The museum dedicates itself, specifically, to contemporary creations for serious are lovers and chic Parisians.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent – The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris exhibits the couturier’s body of work on the legendary premises of his former haute couture house through temporary thematic exhibitions.