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Our selections of best boutique hotels in Paris

Since a few months, we have seen many small and lovely boutique hotels opening in our beautiful city. Some cozy and trendy places, with an intimate atmosphere and beautiful design. But specially… with affordable rates ! Follow your Ultimate Paris Guide concierge recommendations :

Let’s start by those located in the center of Paris, with the Louvre museum, the prestigious Opera Garnier and the so beautiful Plcae vendome few minutes away by walk.

Focus on the Roch Le Roch Hotel & SpaHotel and Spa***** opened in August 2016, it is an elegant boutique hotel. The 37 hotel’s rooms are lovely decorated by Sarah Lavoine. As soon as you step into the lobby, the unique design scheme soothes and invites with soft light, clean lines, and a balanced pastel palette of sage, chartreuse, and milky green. The hotel has a fine dining restaurant, secret terrace and sophisticated spa with pool.

Hotel Nolinski, Paris

Not far away we suggest you to go to the hotel Nolinski***** an elegant hotel recently opened. The designer Jean-Louis Denoit, manage to blends successfully design with contemporary class. Guests may also enjoy a gourmet and french meal in the excellent Brasserie Réjane and total relaxation in their beautiful spa.
Always in the same area, few month ago opened Maison Albar Celine Paristhe Maison Albar Hotel Celine *****
It offers elegant rooms and luxurious services and amenities: Rostang family-run restaurant, Cinq Mondes spa, Zen pool area with Jacuzzi and hammam…
Good to know : a terrace will open soon with the restaurant for the summer season.

 

More located in the north of Paris in the Grands boulevards area a district in constant effervescence, we decided to let you discover two nice boutique hotels :

THotel Panache, Parishe first one, Hotel Panache***, hotel and restaurant of district, it brings its touch of elegance and sophistication in these area. This retro-inspired Hotel Panache is the quintessential of a Parisian stay. We love the Parisian feel, the spacious rooms, the gourmet and creative restaurant and the Sunday brunch that has quickly become a Parisian rendezvous. And this elegant adress reserves some surprises for the children who travel with their parents… ask details to your concierge !
Then, located in the heart of the eastern district of Paris,Hotel Providence Paris the Hotel Providence**** is halfway between a Parisian family house and an English cottage. The restaurant with terrace very quiet and sunny at lunch time is a mix of bistro, Gentlemen Club and cocktail bar. It welcomes guest for lunch and dinner, and a yummy brunch every Sunday.
A place where you simply wants to put down your suitcases and chill.

 

Finally, regarding the left bank of Paris, we decided to introduce you two sumptuous hotels :

Lapin Blanc Hotel Le Lapin Blanc*** is inspired by the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. This stylish and colorful hotel is ideally located in the 5th district near tourist attractions. As an invitation to dream, the decoration is composed of a subtle mix of white and pastel tones that brings delicateness to the place.

And last but not least Le Narcisse Blanc*****Narcisse Blanc Hotel Paris
located between the Eiffel Tower & the Invalides, between history and modernity, romanticism and comfort, this hotel-spa offers a rare change of scenery, a dive into culture, art and well-being typically Parisian. For a night, a wellness moment at its spa or at the restaurant for sure this address will suits you.

 

Your luxury travel advisor has the perfect deals to make you stay in Paris unforgetable so just ask !

Best things to do in Paris in June

Eiffel Tower view in summer

When the beautiful days arrive (hopefully they will arrive!), Paris has so many to offer !
Here are the best things to do in the city of lights!

Roland Garros tournementFirst of all let’s start with the famous and classy tennis tournament: Roland Garros which brings every year the world’s greatest tennis players and that will take place from May 29 to June 11. Last year, it was the Serb Novak Djokovic who finally won the Grand Slam Tournament. Who will be the winner this year? Stay tuned!

Two others important and Parisian events not to be missed: The horse racing courses at Chantilly, with the Prix du Jockey Club on June 4th and the very elegant and so Parisian Prix de Diane Longines on June 18th. Ask to your private luxury travel advisor your tickets and as Prix de Diane also rhymes with eccentricity and glamour, bring out your most beautiful hat and suit up!

Prix de Diane, ParisWomen at Prix de Diane, Paris

For music fans, June is also THE month! In fact, Paris celebrates every year the summer
solstice on 21 June 2017 with a day of free gigs all over the city: La Fête de la Musique. Whether you want to see one of your favorite artists in concert or want Music Festival in Paristo discover new artists, you can be sure to be delighted! June marks also the return of the legendaries Beach Boys at the Olympia on June 1st, followed by Hans Zimmer on June 11th and last but not least Phil Collins from June 18th to June 23rd  at the AccorHotels Arena. Even if those shows at fully booked do not hesitate to ask to your concierge to find tickets.

2017 welcomes also the International Paris Air Show at Bourget  from June 19th to June 25th. This world class event, which takes place every 2 years, is the key event in the world market for the international aerospace and aircraft industry. Le Bourget airshow, ParisHere the newest technologies of the aerospace industry and related equipment will be presented. More than 180,000 people attended the show in 2015. And the organizers are expecting even more this year! This is a thing to do during your stay in Paris also with your children who will be enjoyed with all animation suggested on spot.

Finally, for a perfect family outing, do not miss the annual Tuileries Fun Fair. This temporary summer carnival takes place in the garden facing the Louvre museum features around 80 different attractions, including a vintage 1900’s carousel, bumper cars, trampolines, climbing walls, giant slides, zip wires and ghost trains. A lovely event for long & light summer evenings !

Tuileries fun fairFete-des-Tuileries

Cannes, French Riviera

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Cannes Film festival, opening ceremony

Soon, will be held the most glamorous cinema Cannes film 2017 logoevent of the world, the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Indeed, this birthday event will take place from 17 till 28 May and will offer for the occasion stunning celebrations. For a few days, our luxury travel advisor oPaparazzi at the opening ceremonyffer you to dive into the very closed world of the cinema next to the most adulated personalities and enjoy the best French Riviera atmosphere. Around the festival, a lot of VIP experiences take place: luxury events, private screenings, selective parties and meetings.

Cannes is moreover a luxury and lovely seaside town where you will find a good choice of luxury hotels, casinos and high end restaurants and magnificent beaches. Once a fishing village, the city is now considered as one of the most famous European social hubs and offers a feel of exclusivity.

Cannes MarinaCannes Bay

Enjoy all that the festival has to offer including access to official screenings, exclusive parties, luxury transport or elite dining and hotel options. During your stay, you can enjoy:
– A private boat to discover the peaceful Saint-Marguerite Island or live an unforgettable evening excursion with cocktails;
– A day trip to other beautiful and famous cities of the region (Saint-Tropez, Monaco…) with a English-speaking private guide at your disposal;
– A VIP shopping experience in the luxury boutiques of the best known French fashion designers;
– A break in a luxury spa for a relaxing massage;
– Family activities with our kid-friendly partners as windsurf and catamaran initiation or a panoramic flight.

GrandHyatt_1 Cannes street
Finally, Cannes is a major historical place and your Ultimate Paris Guide concierge would be pleased to organize historical private tours to check out the beauty and architecture of the old district Le Suquet, with its cobbled streets and breathtaking views, or sit at street side tables and enjoy the favoured hobby of people watching up and down the lovely marina. You can also visit the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence, which presents everyday life of Provence since prehistoric times to nowadays. Food lovers will appreciate a gustatory escape in the backcountry to learn more about the Olive de Nice, the local gastronomy symbol, which grow on thousand-year-old olive trees.

Have you ever been to Cannes or the French riviera ? What is your favorite spot ? 🙂

Things to do on Easter in Paris

Eiffel Tower during spring time

Spring is coming and in few weeks the youngers (but not only 🙂 ) will be excited to start their Easter egg !

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower or in Acclimation garden celebrate Easter in the French capital! Enjoy majestic celebrations at Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sacré-Cœur, and of course taste the biggest chocolatiers, festive salon de thé to share with family or friends… The opportunity to fill up sugary addresses and laze in the shade of flower terraces.

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Paris conceals of cooking classes, from the private chef personal kitchen at home to the best luxurious places in Paris we have for sure the person who can meets your expectations.
Nothing could be more natural than to want to learn the secrets of great chefs in a city where Paris cooking classhaute cuisine rhymes with inventiveness and tradition. The biggest names have their school (Lenôtre, Alain Ducasse, Cyril Lignac, Guy Martin) and young chefs upset the tradition by offering training sessions-express tasting at lunchtime or as an aperitif. Chefs either welcome you at home or at their school. You just have to ask you your private conciege, he will be deligthed to find the perfect class meeting your expectation.
Spring in ParisEaster weekend in Paris is the occasion to enjoy a chocolate & pastry walking tour in areas of Paris. Today we decided to introduce you Saint-Germain-des-Près area and its best pastries addresses. Saint Germain des pres area is located on the left bank of Paris. It is the fashion district par excellence and conceals several famous addresses for sweets created by exceptional artisans. Our private guide will share with you its secret adresses who have been widely celebrated in the whole gastronomical press such as «a Bocuse of bakery», «Best chocolate maker in France», «the Picasso of chocolate makers», «a magician of the ganache». The chef confectioners and chocolate makers vie with each other in talent, and the windows in refinement and elegance, for the greatest joy of the eyes and of the palate. During a half day private tour our guide will take you from shops to shops tasting sweet French creation.
The must to do stop during a stay in Paris is the Salon deFrench pastries for tea time thé, either for a breakfast or an afternoon break. We recommend you to make a stop at Jacquemart André museum café located in a private mansion of XVIII century, the Café Pouchkine which is becoming an institution. There are also the famous cafes such as La Durée with the most known located on the Champs Elysées, Angelina near the Tuileries garden in the center of Paris welcomes you in a sophisticated and cosy setting, with its marbled walls and gilding. Here you will find house classics such as the unsurpassed Mont-Blanc or the Africain, its famous hot chocolate.

 

And you what you used to do for Easter ?

Chocolate's eggs for EasterFrench salon de thé

Romantic things to do in Paris – Part II

Sunset in Paris

Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world and an ideal place to spend a moment under the sign of romanticism. Follow your Ultimate Paris Guide private concierge itinerary through those exceptional places. In this second list there is something for every taste and every moment of the day!

Jacquemart Andre Museum Paris Le Café Jacquemart Andre : The private mansion Jacquemart-André is best known for the museum it houses. Magnificent 19th century residence of the art collector Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart, it also hides a very charming coffee. Make a break taking a seat in the couple’s
magnificent dining room or on the small terrace overlooking the hotel’s garden, this is the ideal place for a nice moment for two.  Jacquemart Andre Museum Paris The café offers light dishes for lunch as well as pastries for a gourmet break in the afternoon. Finally, why not let yourself be tempted by a visit to the rest of the house? And do not be fooled, the queue for the museum is not that for coffee. Go inside the mansion of the mansion even if there is the line outside explaining that you go to the cafe!

 

The Terrass hotel’s restaurant : There is not Montmartre Steps in Parismany terraces in Paris with a panoramic view. We suggest to take the lift to the 7th floor, or climb the 127 stairs, to discover an intimate and unique setting with endless views over Paris. Just recently
renovated, perched on the terrassButte Montmartre, the Terrass hotel offers on its roof an exceptional place. By choosing this address, expect to see stars in the eyes of your beloved arriving on the terrace. The view is simply Breathtaking. A sure value for the beautiful days…

 

Museum of the romantic life Paris

Le Musée de la Vie Romantique : This free access museum is much more than a museum. It is located in Pigalle, in the district of “La Nouvelle Athènes” in the North of Paris. Beyond the works of the artist Ary Scheffer and objects presented around the woman of letters George Sand, the place is full of charm.
The ground floor is devoted Museum of the romantic life Paristo George Sand: portraits, furniture, and jewelry from the 18th and 19th centuries. On the first floor, paintings by Ary Scheffer are surrounded by works by his contemporaries. A small paved walkway, a vast house, a flower garden, and yet, you are still in Paris! Let yourself be tempted also by a gourmet break to enjoy the small tables near the greenhouse.

 

Covered passages : A must to do, in the pass 3
pass 2center of Paris, as a lovely walk to do with your beloved. Built for the majority in the 19th century, these “covered passages” pierced in the middle of the buildings and surmounted by glass windows constitute an architectural curiosity typical of Paris. Most of them have shops, tea rooms or restaurants. Paris counts about twenty, located in the center. The longest passage is the “Passage Choiseul”. The “Galerie Vivienne”, very close to the Palais-Royal, is one of the most emblematic. As for the passage of the “Grand-Cerf”, with its aerial structure in metal and wrought iron high of 12 meters, it is one of the most spectacular passages of Paris.

 

Stroll in La Butte aux cailles: Beside Montmartre which is the most famous hill of Paris, you must discover “La Butte aux cailles”. Quiet by day and noisy at night, it is a piece of countryside isolated of the rest of the city that has kept its village atmosphere. Don’t expect to find there monuments. Strolling Butte aux Cailles with its houses lovely
colorful, is above all enjoy its peaceful streets, its silence and its greenery with your beloved.

Butte aux cailles ParisLittle square in Paris

And you ? What are your favorite spots in the City of Love ? 🙂

French Riviera : what to visit

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French Riviera Seaside View

In the South East of France between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea sits the region called “Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur” (PACA). This region full of light and vibrant colors is a must see. Just three hours away by TGV from Paris, the sky here is azure and the sun shines throughout the year.

Promenade Des AnglaisPrivate Beach in Cannes

Very well known for its fashionable beaches and ports with its imposing yachts, this beautiful region is also known for its countryside. Between beaches suitable for idleness and wild coves, fragrant hills with rosemary or fields of lavender, fields of olive trees or vineyards, perched villages or cities rich in heritage, you will surely find your happiness.

tropezLavender, south of france

During your stay, join the locals through different markets where you will feel the very special atmosphere of this region, test the famous Marseille soap and the regional products. After making a pétanque, enjoy tapenades, canisses d’Aix, a ratatouille, a salad from Nice or a Marseille bouillabaisse. We know the best adresses for you :). Provençal gastronomy will astonish you … It must be said that with such a diversity of products from the land and the sea: fruits and vegetables, fish and crustaceans, there is enough to do! The French Riviera region is home to not less than 1 800 buildings listed in the Monuments Historiques, as well as numerous festivals of international renown such as Cannes, Avignon, Orange… From the Calanques of Marseille to the port of Saint-Tropez, via the harbor in Toulon, the islands of Hyères and the Port-Cros National Park, the Mediterranean will gently rock you in its sapphire waters. The Ecrins National Park, the Queyras Natural Regional Park, the Maures mountain range and the Lubéron reveal a maze of paths and tracks ideal for hiking and walking. Head for the Gorges du Verdon or the waters of Durance for canoeing, rafting and other white-water sports.

mentonVerdon Gorge, south of france

Explore the history of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region In the shadow of the Palais des Papes, discover Avignon. In Marseille, the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la Garde watches over your visit. At the Granet Museum follow Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne or Van Gogh and share their fascination with the light and the landscapes of this so special region.

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A stay in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur is an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere between the sea, hills, and mountains, to discover breathtakingly beautiful natural sites, and remarkable towns and monuments. Succumb to the charm of this region, which has so many marvels to share with you.

Normandy, battlefields tour from Paris

American cemetary

Today we are pleased to let you discover a new region of France during a day tour from Paris, Normandy! The vacation spot for Parisians, Normandy is also where the Western Allied beach landings occurred (a crucial turning point during WWII) and are now commemorated with museums and memorials.
Bunker in NormandyEarly morning departure with a pick up from your accommodation inside Paris by your private driver guide on board a luxury vehicule to enjoy a Normandy tour. As you know in 1944, 6 June and during all summer long that followed, men around the world came to fight in Normandy to liberate France from German occupation. Normandy will never forget this track of the story, and each year, remembers and pays tribute to American
Beach in Normandyveterans, British, Canadian… and their brothers in arms, those heroes who, many, died here during the summer 1944, and buried in cemeteries that are discovered throughout the region. Start with a drive along Juno and Gold beaches, where the Canadians and the British troops landed. Make a stop in the beautiful town of Arromanches, to discover the remains of the artificial harbor that played a vital part in the success of the Landings.

 
Omaha BeachContinue with Omaha beach and the very moving American cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer, that covers 172,5 acres and that contains the graves of 9 387 military dead. Most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing
operations: visit of the Memorial, the wall of Missing, the Chapel, many special tombs. Your visit can be followed with a stop at the American Interpretative Center where you could American cemetary

have the opportunity to view remarkable films and documentaries relating this moving period. Utah Beach was the first of the two zones selected for the American landings, visit its museums situated on the exact site of the American landings of 6th June, it relates the military and technical exploit which has made the beaches off the Madeleine so famous.

Finally, Pointe du Hoc, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs between Utah and Omaha beaches. It was one of the key German fortified sites along the Normandy coast and was equipped, at that time, with extensive heavy artillery, where the Ranger heroes of colonel James Earl Rudder climbed the cliff to destroy a German battery, key action for the success of ‘D.Day’ and therefore victory in World War II !

Bunker in Normandyarromanches-bunker

An escapade in Normandy organized by your Paris concierge service allows you visiting a beautiful region highly appreciated by those in search of fresh air and stunning nature. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of enjoying French gastronomy, visiting small, charming fishing ports, admiring homes covered in flowers, touring beaches and quaint villages.

Valentine’s day in Paris

Paris city of love

Walk hand in hand in the most beautiful districts, exchange a kiss in the shade of a century-old tree, dine one-on-one in a Michelin star or a lovely intimate restaurant, spend a magical night in a charming hotel… In Paris, Capital of love, the places are not lacking to live unforgettable moments in love!

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As romantic walks we suggest you several neighborhoods to visit of beaten path. In Paris some areas keeps cultivate a “village spirit”. For example on the east side of Paris you can discover the “Village Charonne” with its peaceful and bucolic atmosphere. On the left bank of Paris you should go to the Latin Quarter and “Mouffetard district”, a very picturesque area with old houses and with some still cobbled streets. Then more in the south you can go to the “Butte-aux-Cailles” a hilltop corner of paradise. Perched on a hill, this area full of charm seduces lovers with its cobbled streets lined with colorful houses with beautiful flower gardens. Contrary to what you might think, Père-Lachaise cemetery is an absolute must for lovers. Dotted along its romantic winding paths are the graves of famous men and women,
including Proust, Jim Morrison, Colette… An opportunity to looe yourself in mystical contemplation. And of course you cannot miss to take a selfie in front of the “Mur des Je t’aime” Love lock bridgethe I love you wall located in is a must-see for couples visiting Paris. The wall is composed of 612 squares of enameled lava, on which ‘I love you’ features 311 times in 250 languages ! And in the center of Paris you also have to make stop at the love lock bridge ! Please be informed that the City of Paris decided months ago to remove the symbolically fastened padlocks from it.

We selected you 3 places to enjoy a romantic and nice dinner on Valentine’s Day. Do not forget to make advance reservation !
La Pérouse restaurant, a former mansion of the 6th arrondissement of Paris was, in the early 20th century, a gourmet restaurant frequented by the great writers, such as Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas or even Victor Hugo. Walking through the doors is primarily a wonder; it’s like entering a place where the time has stopped. The prime reason why we recommend this place is that they offer to a few of its clients the possibility to be seated and served in one of their private rooms of the restaurants.boat
Board on the “Yachts de Paris” yacht, considered one of the finest restaurant boats in Paris, just been refurbished from top to toe by Pierre Frey in a style that puts all the emphasis on luxury, elegance and serenity. The yacht offers few individual tables for dinners of distinction. Two and half hours of magic for the eyes tasting a fine dinner as the boat glides down the river letting you discover Paris by night. Here, everything speaks of luxury à la française.
Then we suggest discovering Mathieu Pacaud 2 Michelin star restaurant called Histoires. Enter inside and be welcomed in a poetry universe. Enjoy at one of the 20 seats a very intimate and fine dinner.

To enjoy a romantic night in Paris we suggest you 3 hotels. The hotel de Sers, a 5 star boutique hotel situated near the Eiffel Tower and few steps away from Champs Elysées,
has revived the original vocation of this former private mansion. It welcomes travelers to a luxurious, contemporary environment.c09b7fb7f03c9a9055171478f3eed6df
Few steps away from the Louvre museum we selected for you the Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal. This hotel is nestled in a magnificent 18th century building, parts of which are officially designated a historic monument. Rooms meet classic luxury and modern design with style. Some of the rooms and suites have their own balcony with spectacular
views of Paris and its monuments.
Why not staying in the most prestigious palace of Paris, freshly restored, Le Ritz. Its grand décor and intimate salons welcome guests to rediscover a unique atmosphere and the inimitable French art de vivre. An experience to not miss if you have the opportunity.

 

Do not hesitate to ask to your private concierge service in Paris to plan any kind of attention to your beloved 🙂
And you? what’s your perfect Valentine’s day?

Our winter Paris addresses book

Café de l'Homme, Paris

The best way to continue protecting yourself from this long winter is to go out to the places we especially selected for you by making the heated terrace your best ally!

 

Ice Cube Bar of the Galeries Lafayette
Cube Bar becomes the Ice Cube Bar! Come inside Cube on Galeries Lafayette Terrace 2 domes that look like igloos from the Far North
and discover a cocooning vibe where tranquility and serenity reign supreme. Once you reach the 7th floor of the Parisian department store, you can enter in one of the two transparent domes to enjoy hot drinks, champagne or cocktails. The gourmands will delight themselves with savory and sweet tapas or mountain specialties, oysters, foie gras or even French products.

Café Marly
Nestled under the arcades of tCafé Marly; Louvre museum Parishe Louvre Café Marly has a perfect location. Its decor Napoleon III offers an elegant and warm atmosphere that combines modernity and classicism. Its marvelous terrace overlooks the fabulous glass pyramid of the Louvre. This trendy place offers original and inventive cuisine combining French and international flavors.

Café de l’HommeWinter Terrace at café l'Homme, Paris
After being closed for five years for the refurbishment
of the Musee de l’Homme in the Palais de Chaillot, the Cafe de l’Homme has finally reopened its doors a year ago and welcomes you again under its spectacular high ceiling and in a new setting and a new atmosphere wood and marble of a beautiful Art Deco brasserie. Café de l’Homme passes in winter time and turns into an ephemeral igloo on its terrace facing the sumptuous Eiffel Tower! Snowy trees, chairlifts and skis dress on the terrace while the skins of beasts warm up the winter tent. Put on the Moon Boots and take off for exceptional raclette and seafood platters!


Winter Garden at Royal Monceau Paris Palace 

Royal Monceau Winter Garden in ParisSuspended above the pool, in the heart of the palace terrace, this ephemeral “winter garden” will be the occasion to experience an exclusive Food Pairing experience. This winter garden, immersing guests in a green setting thanks to a hologram of forest, will propose signature cocktails Belvedere Vodka elaborated in perfect agreement with a selection of finger food of the restaurant Matsuhisa Paris thought by its Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

 


“Bulle d’hiver” at Westin Paris Vendome Winter Terrace
The Westin Paris-Vendôme situated in central Paris, overlooks the Jardin des Tuileries and is adorned with its seasonal coat and reveals its terrace “Bulle D’hiver”. This heated, weather-protected terrace is ideal for a gourmand break, a sparkling cocktail or an original Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial tea-time.

 

And you ? What are your favorites addresses in Paris during winter ? Feel free to share them with us 🙂

The best shopping places in Paris

Shopping in Paris

As a true shopper’s paradise, Paris is full of shops. Want to renew your wardrobe, find the latest trend accessory or the it-bag you are looking since a while ? Take advantage of your stay in Paris ! Shopping is a must thing to do in Paris !

Your private concierge share here with you its address book with some of the best shopping spots in the city from the mythic department stores on Boulevard Haussmann, the very luxurious avenue Montaigne or Le Marais area… among many others.

Galeries Lafayette ParisStart with the biggest one, Galeries Lafayette, a prestigious sign of luxury department stores devoted to fashion, beauty, accessories, jewelry and decoration. The historic outlet located Boulevard Haussmann in Paris opened at the beginning of the 20th century. If you go there do not miss the Galeries Lafayette drugstores crossing the street!

Few meters away from the Galeries Lafayette go shop in Printemps, composed of three buildings:  “Printemps de la Mode” fashion building, “Printemps de la Beauté & de la Printemps HausmannMaison” Beauty and decotation building and the “Printemps de l’Homme” dedicated to men’s fashion. In 2001, Printemps dedicated a whole floor to luxury: the Printemps du Luxe. Few years ago an entire floor of not less than 3,000 m² is totally devoted to women’s shoes. Finally, a “food court” reserved for grocery and luxury gastronomy, made new emulators.

Then, there is the area around Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne and George V called Triangle d’Or where you find the finest Haute Couture shops in the world. Famous for its luxury boutiques, along with the Rue Saint-Honoré, Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Place Vendôme. This magnificent square area welcomes the biggest names in jewelry and luxury.

Champs Elysées ParisAvenue Montaigne Paris

Le Marais district is one of the most commercial of the capital. Shop in the maraisFashion stores, Concept Stores, Design, Signs of major brands, independent designers workshops, vintage thrift stores… Everything is there to find happiness. Your Paris concierge service have selected for you the spots not to be missed for a successful shopping day in the Marais in one of the many streets in the neighborhood, between Rue Malher, Rue Charlot, Rue Vieille du Temple or Rue des Francs Bourgeois among others. Know that most shops in the Marais are open on Sundays.

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche ParisCross the Seine river to go to Saint-Germain-des-près district. Also one of the most commercial areas of Paris with lots of art galleries, along rue du Four and the shopping streets: Rue de Rennes, Boulevard Saint Germain, Rue du Cherche Midi, Rue de Sevres… you will find there some nice shops, some for young, some more classical, brands. In the same area find Le Bon Marché the first department store opened in Paris. It is today an absolute reference of French refinement for fashion, furniture and even delicatessen with the “Grande Epicerie”.

Also to not forget, for non-residents of the European Union, you can reclaim VAT paid on purchases in France, except spendings on accommodation, transport and food. This mainly is about costs of shopping. To obtain a VAT refund, you must ask the store where you do your purchase to make a tax-free. Parisian department stores have special services for a tax refund. Unless the VAT has not been paid at the time of purchase, the seller will refund the VAT on receipt of the pink copy which must be returned within 3 months.

Finally if you want to fully take the advantage of your shopping day in Paris why not use services of a private driver to drive you from district to district without being too busy ? You could also enjoy assistance of a personnal shopper who will be the perfect person to accompany you to find unic pieces to match your preferences and tastes. If so, do not hesitate to ask us !

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