“There are only two places in the world where we can live happily: at home and in Paris,” Ernest Hemingway once wrote in his famous memoir about living abroad in the 1920s, A festival that can be moved. Very wise words. Call it what you like: City of Lights, City of Love, Fashion Capital of the World, Paris is steeped in history and utterly captivating from every angle. Whether you’re people-watching at a coffee shop, dotting vintage Chanel at a thrift store, or drinking by the carafe (no judgment here), there’s simply a lot going on here that doesn’t matter. you will never want to leave. Without further ado, here’s our roundup of in-house, can’t-miss picks. Happy journey!
Musée des Arts Decoratifs: Thierry Mugler, Couturissime
Did you not receive an invitation to Paris Fashion Week? This Thierry Mugler reminisces at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the next best thing. With a mix of mediums including costumes and animation projects, you’ll dive into the French designer’s fantasy world — literally — starting with an aquatic themed room.
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysees
Just in time for autumn, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysees added 30 new brands to its offering, including popular Insta brands such as The Frankie Shop, By Far and Staud, none of which are French, all luxury. With interactive displays and a curated selection of sustainable products, it’s a far cry from your usual department store.
If you’re on the hunt for that impossible-to-find item, you just cannot to anywhere else, extend the range Bobby. Boasting rare designs like Chanel, Sandro, and Celine, the antique store is a true fashion find treasure. (The tagline is “Buy now or cry later” for a reason.)
Café de la Paix
Since opening in 1862, this historic cafe InterContinental Paris – Le Grand has served everyone from Oscar Wilde to Marlene Dietrich. We’re breakfast fans in particular, but the hotel’s anniversary cocktail, the InterContinental75, is a creative riff on a vintage French 75 with Piper-Heidsieck champagne, The gin of The Botanical, freshly squeezed lemonade and honeydew, definitely worth the effort.
Bright lights in Paris Author and self-described Francophile Angie Niles swear by Bontemps Patisserie for mouth-watering desserts and the quiet, uncrowded tea shop in the back, aptly named “Le Jardin Secret” (rough translation: The Secret Garden).
Located in the Décoratifs Art Museum overlooking the Louvre Museum, Loulou is a place to be seen and seen, not to mention a favorite of fashionistas. Luckily, the food is as good as the views and hype. On the Franco-Mediterranean menu, you’ll find grilled veal, homemade veal and chouquettes, or French pastries topped with vanilla ice cream. In case you didn’t know, Loulou de la Falaise was the muse of Yves Saint Laurent.
Harry’s New York Bar
Reminiscent of an Ivy League club and decorated with the university’s pennant, Harry’s New York Bar is an organization for tourists as well as locals. The wood-lined space with the piano in the basement famously claims that they invented the Bloody Mary, the French 75, and the Sidecar, best paired with New York-style hot dogs. Don’t miss out on discounted Rowing Blazers merchandise.
Pay tribute to the legendary writer by enjoying a drink at his eponymous restaurant inside Hotel Ritz. Filled with photos of notable guests and wait staff in white suits, the cozy bar is a piece of history — Hemingway’s typewriters are prominently displayed.
Le Perchoir Marais
On the rooftop of the BHV Marais department store, Le Perchoir Marais is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and soak up the views of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine and the Hôtel de Ville. This is yours Emily in Paris interval.
Come in Le Meurice It was like entering another world, one that was gilded, ornate and very, very luxurious. The legendary 5-star hotel recently refurbished its suites to make it feel like a “modern day” Versailles, with views of the Tuileries and an enticing menu downstairs, Stars restaurant Michelin le Meurice Alain Ducasse. Marie Antoinette will feel at home.
InterContinental Paris – Le Grand
To celebrate the diamond anniversary, the iconic hotel is undergoing a major renovation that is currently upgrading suites with views of the Paris Opera and Eiffel Tower, complimentary champagne and a spa experience. selected local experience. Afternoon tea in the garden at the Musée de la Vie Romantique, anyone? Book your room this.
Soho House Paris
The newest addition to the Soho House portfolio, Soho House Paris housed in a 19th-century apartment building that once belonged to the family of Jean Cocteau — NBD. There are 36 French boudoir-style bedrooms, some with fireplaces and freestanding tubs, a gym, garden and pool terrace, and even a red velvet wine room. You just need to choose a member to change your mind.
Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s
Newly renovated Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s There are 101 rooms and suites designed by the famous French decorator Jacques Garcia, a few of which are within sight of the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Its restaurant, easily distinguished by its bright red awnings, is an added bonus.