Experience Paris like a local with our top picks for exploring the city in style…
Nestled amongst the picturesque bookshops and artistic boutiques of Rue Charonne lies charming restaurant Septime. Created by French cooking sensation Chef Bertrand Grébaut, each dish is pure, seasonal and delicious. Designed by a former student of Penninghen design school, the mirrored walls, industrial accents and antique furniture set the scene for the perfect meal. What’s more, the menu changes by the day so prepare to be happily surprised on each and every visit.
Blink and you’ll miss it, this low-key drinking den looks more like a wine shop from the outside, but venture in and you’ll discover a grand open space filled with wooden wine racks, grand antiques and stripped-back elegance. Not to mention the drinks menu – the wine is 100% French and of the finest quality. From supple and delicate whites to rich, full-bodied reds, this sophisticated spot is a real hidden gem.
Calling the city’s Latin quarter home, this gorgeous Parisian hotel is a real treat for the eyes. From period accents and vaulted ceilings to pretty courtyards and wrought iron gates, explore this honey-hued townhouse and you’ll find a stunning breakfast room, private terrace and roaring fire. Plus, you’re just a short walk from the Louvre, Notre-Dame and some of the city’s world-famous galleries, so you’re guaranteed to get your culture fix.
Just 35 minutes from Paris, La Vallée Village boasts more than 110 boutiques of luxury brands with savings of at least 33%, and sometimes more, on the recommended retail price. Dedicated to creating a luxury experience, the Village embodies Ile de France’s architectural style. To make your visit extra special, this elegant destination also offers a range of five-star services including Hands-free Shopping, Valet Parking and a range of authentic dining options.
A stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower, this luxury hotel and spa is the ultimate place to relax and recharge during your trip. Featuring a range of special treatment rooms, a traditional Turkish bath and an upscale gym, the hotel has a lavish feel with decadent marble, rich woods and the finest linens. Post spa, be sure to visit the lounge to enjoy the hotel’s extensive menu of cocktails, French wines and champagnes.