Experience Paris like a local with our top picks for exploring the city in style…
Renowned for its innovative approach to food, Akrame is without a doubt one of the city’s hippest hotspots. Carefully sourcing the freshest ingredients, Chef Akrame Benallal invents dishes that truly push creative boundaries. Combining tastes, flavours and textures in unexpected ways, Benallal delivers each dish to your table to discuss and describe the ingredients. The opulent yet understated interior only adds to the ambience – this is a Michelin-starred dining experience not to be missed.
19 Rue Lauriston, 75016 Paris, France
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.
80 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
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.
80 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris, France
Retro speakeasy Mabel was founded by talented mixologist Joseph Akhavan – and this is one bartender who really knows his rum. Let him hand-pick the best cocktail for you based on your preference, or treat yourself and friends to an exclusive tasting masterclass. Although we highly recommend a rum-based concoction, there’s an array of different spirits to choose from and with Mabel’s highly skilled mixologists, you’ll get a world-class drink whatever you order.
Hotel Relais Christine
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.
3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France
For unbeatable sophistication and an artistic vibe, Hotel Regina has it covered. Guests can enjoy outstanding views of the Eiffel tower, a Parisian lunch in the beautiful courtyard restaurant or high tea in the hotel’s English Bar. For those who like to wander, Musée d’Orsay, and the Musée de L’Orangerie are just a short walk away – making it easy to take in some of the city’s historic attractions.
2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
La Vallée Village
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.
3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris, France
The Spa by Cartia at Le Belmont Champs Elysees
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.
30 Rue de Bassano, 75116 Paris, France