Alberto K is the restaurant whose name comes from Alberto Kappenberger, manager of The Royal Hotel during its 25 first years. It offers the best merging Italo-Danish and guaranteed good views. The experience of using the same cutlery (designed by Jacobsen) that the astronauts of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey used is also surprising.
Paris in a ‘cirila’
A lift in a Citroën 2CV is always an adventure. Now you can get to know the twists and turns of the city of lights in a lift in this legendary vehicle. You don’t even have to drive; visitors become passengers (from 19 Euros). Tourist guides drive explaining each step of the itinerary, which finishes at Madeleine Church. It’s fun and it only lasts half an hour.
All the year except for 14th July.
Le Comptoir Général
Industrial premises converted into a cultural multi-space. There we can see exhibitions, concerts, European films of the 50s and 60s, an exquisite bookcase to borrow a book and read it there for a while, an amazing restaurant of organic food, a garden inside and very good djs at night.
MY Little Box is an original service offered by My Little Paris web: pay 15,50€ an a surprise box is home delivered: Each box contains several make-up and cosmetic products: some travel size, some original size. The selection is original and the colours and products they send are always last-minute things.
The most fashionable thing is to give flowers as a gift all the year. Every day of the week this lovely flower-shop receives the fresher species to create the most original and romantic compositions with a chic touch as only Parisian can do. What’s more, L’Artisan Fleuriste does not offer you a simple paper-wrapped bouquet, they manipulate them as if they had gone to place it at home.
Alain, a temple for gentlemen
Alain Barber’s, located in Le Marais, Paris, is one of those places that brings visitors to past decades. Mecca for gentlemen visiting the city of lights, it is a curious place that maintains the savoir faire of traditional barbers’. Accuracy, tradition and professionalism, offering as well a wide range of cosmetics for sybarite monsieurs.
Art people meet in this café. Palais de Tokyo is one of the cultural and art centres most visited by young Parisian. It hosts Tokyo Eat restaurant, an innovative space with huge UFO-shaped lamps that change their colour progressively. It has been designed and furnished by young artists and tries to be an extension of the contemporary exhibitions of Palais de Tokyo.
Unlike most of the restaurants that are since recently on fashion, Alain Ducasse’s Spoon food & Wine has been applauded by the most gourmands. The concept consists of combining international dishes, mixing Asian, American and European dishes with an assortment of seasonings and garnishes. It is remarkable as well its original decoration, which is different from noon to night. Its wine list is interesting, prevailing w… Read More
Poilane’s pain de champagne is the most popular in Paris. Taste miche de pain (round bread), le pain aux noix (bread with walnuts), or pavé au raisin (bread with raisins). You’ve got as well a wide selection of brioches, croissants au chocolat and tartes aux pommes.
Charlotte Rampling Exhibition
Charlotte Rampling shows her Álbumes secretos, a series of photographs, family albums, and personal portraits. This exhibition, organized in several rooms, is split into three parts. The first part for the family albums created every year by this English woman, and which had never been shown.
The second part gives us the chance to discover several portraits of this actress, pictures taken by different photographe… Read More
In the middle of the 80s, Aubusson family bought an old building in the exclusive Saint Germain des Prés district, converted it and opened a hotel in 1997. The aesthetic of opulence and elitism that features the sitting-room also exists in the 49 rooms where luxury is limited. Nowadays, there is jazz music alive and no restaurant but a 24-hour room service and an excellent breakfast.
Located in the mythical street Rue Cambon, we recommend you to book a room in Rívoli wing, a tribute to Coco Chanel with 30s style decoration. All rooms are decorated with some Robert Doisneau pictures. Its restaurant, L’Assaggio, has become famous due to its delicious dishes and its decoration, including a Florentine patio and a collection of Flemish fresco paintings.
For Wine gourmets
Wine by One is a bar located near the prestigious Place Vendôme in Paris where you can taste or wine-taste (if you are more professional) more than a hundred wines per glass. The system is easy, it works like a self-service store (no waiters): go to the vending machines with your card (previously charged), select wine thanks to Wine Pad (which describes each wine a bit), put your glass, make wine drop, and taste it. Now, the good … Read More
Real icons of Parisian chic like Jane Birkin, Inès de la Fressange, Charlotte Gainsbourg or Lou Doillon, trust in Estelle Ramousse’s creations to dress up their heads. This designer-awarded with a Fashion and Hats certificate by the Haute Couture Chamber- has managed to have among her clients not only the most outstanding French artists but also international ones.
An impeccable face can work wonders. Just ask Grace Coddington, who contacted Arthur Elgort to shoot an editorial with Keira Knightely in Tanzania for US Vogue, and resorted to “Paris Berlin”, the chicest cosmetic boutique in the French capital. There, she found the perfect bronzer to give a natural glow to the actress’s face. If you are looking for a shade to match your clothes or skin tone, this is the place.
Going clubbing in Paris
A good idea to surprise your partner is to organize a weekend in the Seine’s capital and make a reservation at Antoni Pascual and Stéphane Gillard’s club. Located in the seventh arrondissement, the pair has transformed a wine cellar into a private and very pleasant space where one can taste delicious sandwiches and sophisticated and affordable cocktails. It is one of the trendiest places in the city.
Literary cafe in Paris
It is always pleasant to visit one of those cafes with a literary feel to it, like Les Deux Magots, a visit you can’t miss if your are in Paris. It is one of the oldest cafes in Europe, where Verlaine and Rimbaud used to meet. Its origins date back to 1885 when a grocery shop, founded in 1812 turned into this cafe. Its name means something like “two Chinese statues” and it refers to the old shop and its two wise Chinese men. … Read More
Knitting and tea in Paris
On a short trip to Paris, its worth a visit to this unique and original place. It is called L’OisiveThé and they sell unique balls of wool and thread, hand dyed in beautiful colours. All of them are imported from the United States and Canada and you can buy them in the shop. Next to the tea boxes you can find these balls in hundreds of different colours, an explosion of colours and textures, that together with the wooden ta… Read More
Eating in a Parisian market
Le Marché des Enfants Rouges is the oldest market in Paris and a highly recommended place to visit when strolling around the most bohemian quarter of the city, Le Marais. Created in 1615 during the reign of Louis XIII, the market of the ‘Red Children’ owes its name to the uniform worn by the children of the neighbouring orphanage. Today, around fifteen traders (fishmongers, greengrocers, sellers of organic produce, floris… Read More
20th and 21st century fashion magazines in Paris
At Rue des Archives in Paris, opposite the building housing the National Archives, is La Librairie de la Mode, a unique store specialising in fashion publications. They have old or otherwise unavailable numbers of many French and International publications of the 20th and 21st centuries. They also have catalogues of the most recent and not so recent collections, as well as a carefully selected collect… Read More
Sunny terraces in Paris
Having become summer oases in the principal capitals of the world and the best leisure discovery of recent years, the terrace season has now officially started. For this reason, if you are in Paris and what you are looking for is bars with sunny terraces, take note of this web site: terrace and sun. It allows you to follow the sun’s path by the hour, neighbourhood or bar. What’s more, it informs you of the best terraces to vi… Read More
Taschen store in Paris
In 1980, German Benedikt Taschen set up the Taschen publishing company with the aim of making art a popular consumer product. Through his great quality art books at moderate prices, the company was soon positioned as a avant-garde company in the publishing world. What had, until then, been reserved for the most wealthy and cultured people, was now accessible to anyone. The Taschen store is the company’s official shop in Paris.… Read More
Italian ice cream made in Paris
Amorino is an ice cream chain founded in Paris in 2003 by two Italian friends. All the ice creams are home made following Italian tradition and the ingredients they use are organic and of excellent quality like eggs, whole milk or seasonal fruits. It is also worth mentioning that from time to time, they create new flavours that can be enjoyed during a limited time in any of their shops. Another original point is that … Read More
Artist and intellectuals share coffee and conversation at this old coffee bar which has become the heart of one of Paris’s most fashionable areas. The premises have been very charmingly decorated and it is one of the essential places to visit to enjoy the best brunch in the city. They also have an outside terrace which is a pleasant place to sit on a sunny Sunday.
Flowers in a carpenter’s workshop
Is it possible to be more original? La Galérie Végétale is an old carpenter’s workshop in one of the favourite neighbourhoods for Paris’s bourgeois bohemians, and it has been transformed into a photo gallery and flowershop with plants and interior design objects.
Gla Beauchamps Hotel
It is one of the trendiest hotels in the city, located in a glamorous stage, next to Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré. Within its musts, its Art Dèco-style suits. You must book a table in its Velvet restaurant, managed by the chef of Bistrot d’Antoine restaurant, in Niza. A unique experience: open the mini-bar and choose among its aromatic tapas of Delo water, selected depending on mood.
La Hune is located in an intellectually privileged spot, between Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, thinkers’ haven along Parisian history. La Hune is specialized in art books, where you can find from painting studies to photography, cinema or dancing. Travelling and fashion lovers have a very interesting selection within reach.
Ladurée macarons are probably the best in the world. This legendary pâtiserrie and tearoom of rue Royale opened its doors in 1862. It offers a big variety of flavours, including the typical ones such as coffee, pistachio and vanilla, and more eccentric ones such as liquorice, pink macarons and those made of lime and basil. 10,000 mini macarons are consumed per day; new flavours are added according to a period and special varieties are cr…
These brothers, both entrepreneurs in catering and leisure, opened a chic restaurant under a ‘see and show up’ philosophy. That’s why Costes Hotel, created by Jean-Louis and Gilbert Costes, is the epicenter of cinema, fashion and mass media jet set. Its decoration, by Jacques García, is an outburst of Napoleonic touches and a lot of ‘baroque’, from the wallpaper to the huge velvet curtains, what has been attracting for ages the coolest circle of …