There will always be Paris! The chicest city in the world, and my favorite most definitely. There is no other city in the world with the abundance of beauty that Paris has to offer. Here is my Mini Paris Travel Guide with a brief list of favorite places to eat, stay and visit.
- La Réserve: intimate and chic, this boutique hotel is just off the Champs Elysées between Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré and overlooks some of the city’s key sights: the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, the Grand Palais and the Concorde obelisk.
- Les Bains: 5-star Boutique Hotel with beautiful outdoor patios, a spa, amazing bar, mythical nightclub. You cannot miss out on their concept store.
- Le Roch Hotel: located between the Place de l'Ópera, the Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Garden, this hotel truly embraces the Parisian-chic style.
- Hotel de Nell: in the 9th arrondissement, between Montmartre and the Palais Royal, with a very clean design and aesthetic. For those who like minimal spaces.
- La Maison Champs Elysées: modern sophistication designed by Martin Margiela. Sublime location: between Avenue Montaigne, the Champs Elysées, the Grand Palais and very close to the Louvre.
- Grand Pigalle Hotel: in the 9th arrondissement, in a cosmopolitan, spiritual and festive neighborhood. This classic Parisian building was restored to become a charming boutique hotel with 37 rooms. Next to the Place Saint-Georges and Rue des Martyrs.
- Septime: temple for sustainable food. Creative, progressive, and with seasonal ingredients only, focusing mostly on plant-based ingredients. The menu changes every day to adapt to the fresh ingredients of the day.
- Le Bar des Pres: intimate and authentic french-japanese restaurant in the heart of Saint-Germain. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the soft candle-lit tables make the restaurant feel like a secret. The menu is short and spontaneous and combines the chef's French roots with Asian fusion. The cocktails and Japanese sake are sublime.
- Hotel Costes: known for gathering the finest crowd within the fashion industry, jet-setters, actors and actresses. The scene and its Italian-style patio are almost more interesting than the food itself. Cocktails are great, and there is healthy options for food, and dishes from all over the world.
- Loulou Restaurant: Italian/French restaurant at Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Most aesthetically pleasing interior and charming terrace within the heart of the Palace du Louvre. According to the seasons, the menu brings recipes from the french and italian rivieras
- Caffé Stern: Italian Café in the heart of Paris. The menu features classic Italian dishes like spaghetti alla Carbonara. Every dish is delicious.
- Le Clarence: located at the Hotel Dillion, a restored 19th century mansion, this 2-Michelin star restaurant offers a fine dining experience where traditional recipes with a modern twist prevail.
- Le Mary Celeste: Oyster and cocktail bar with a charming Parisian-style terrace, perfect for afternoon drinks and people watching.
- Musée d'Orsay: favorite museum in Paris, mainly french art from the 19th and 20th centuries, in what used to be the Gare d'Orsay, a railway station.
- Sacré-Coeur Basilica: in Montmartre,the highest point in the city. Grandieuse!
- A Rebours: concept store with the best curation of fashion brands, rare books, art and design. Perfect to find a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
- Centre Pompidou: designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, located in the 4th arrondissement, is home to the National Museum of Modern Art.
- The Louvre: used to be the Palace of the royal family in the 12t century and became a museum in 1973. The entrance hosts the installation of I.M. Pei's iconic glass pyramids
- Walk through Saint-Germain
- Walk through Le Marais
- Visit the Jardins des Tuileries between le Louvre and the Place de la Concorde.
- Fondation Louis Vuitton: by Frank Gehry, art museum in the 16th arrondissement.
These are just a few of my favorite places, get lost in this wonderful city and take it all in!