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Paris

La Grande Epicerie de Paris
La Grande Epicerie de Paris is not just a food hall, it’s a luxurious temple devoted to food found on the ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.
Buvette Gastrothèque
The sister sibling of Buvette Gastrothèque, the Paris outpost of the same name offers bistro classics and innovative twists in its trendy So-Pi setting.
Le Dauphin
Le Dauphin is a bijou tapas-style restaurant with Rem Koolhaus and Clément Blanchet-designed interiors and a menu of modern French dishes.
Le Coq Rico
Le Coq Rico is an all-poultry restaurant in the 18th arrondissement from chef Antoine Westermann, offering ethically sourced and masterfully cooked fowl.
Porte 12
A modern French restaurant housed within a former atelier, Porte 12 offers set dining menus for lunch and dinner in the 10th arrondissement.
PNY Marais
PNY Marais is a chic, candy-coloured outpost of PNY, offering high-quality burgers and sides alongside a great drinks menu in Paris.
Le Terroir Parisien
Chef Yannick Alleno turns his Michelin-starred talent to offering affordable, creative bistro fare at Le Terroir Parisien at the Maison de la Mutualité.
Marie-Sixtine
The flagship store of Marie-Sixtine, this boutique on the Rue de Charonne offers both high-end clothes and an elegant apartment for overnight stays.
The Broken Arm
A concept store and cafe, The Broken Arm is tastefully decorated and filled with a curated selection of pieces from fashion to lifestyle.
La Poule au Pot
A classic French bistro in the centre of Paris.
Bones
Following the gastronomic success of head chef Henry James at tapas bistro Au Passage in the 11e, local foodies gave a shout of triumph at the opening of his de
Louvre
The Louvre needs no introduction but a trip could benefit from a few helpful tips.
Buly 1803
Chez Paul
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
La Galerie des Gobelins
An exquisite pastry den from the prestigious Plaza Athenee.
Pavillon de la Reine
You couldn't get more of a scenic setting in a perfect location.
Maison de la Photographie
Opéra Bastille
This innovative design has mixed receptions but the performances are world-class.
Opéra Garnier
From the underground lake to the ceiling painted by Chagall, the Opéra Garnier is a sight to behold. And that's before the performance even begins.
Museé d’Orsay
Beautiful location, fantastic art, and the in-house eateries are good, too. What more could you ask for?
Musée National Picasso
This magnificant museum houses the world's most complete Picasso collection and thus attracts a huge tourist crowd for both the extraordinary collection and (in summer months) the charming garden attached.
Mémorial des Martyrs
Beautiful and bleak is this morgue turned memorial.
Cimetière du Montparnasse
This is an ideal place for a whistle stop tour of Parisian cultural heritage where so many cultural icons continue to draw crowds. Stroll around St Germain and enjoy the chic cafe scene to refuel before a spot of sightseeing.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
This is an ideal spot to catch up on Parisian history.
Marché Raspail
Whether you want to nibble and walk, or you're happy to browse aimlessly, spending some time at this market is a lovely way to enjoy a Sunday.
Marché Saint Pierre
This shopping district is where couturiers and amateur craftsmen alike go for the finest in local and imported silk, duchesse satin and tulle. The display of colour and texture is well worth a wander for passers-by.
Marché Bastille
A wonderful farmers market in the 11eme arrondissement.
Marché des Enfants Rouges
A food market to satisfy even the most organic foodie.
Chanel
Derrière
Unconventional irreverent and downright brilliant setting you'll also get terrific bistro-style food here.
Café Français
Modern French bistro from the Hotel Costes brand located in hip Bastille...
Villa d’Estrées
A little bolthole with large beds and bathrooms tiled in black slate.
Saint-Grégoire
You'll feel you've been invited into the private home of the eccentric owner.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
L’Hôtel
Decorated with great care, the plush interior and themed rooms are breathtaking.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin
You'll be noting design tips at this eclectic super-stylish hotel.
Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon
Contemplate French history amongst lovingly chosen patterned wallpaper and antiques.
Hôtel de l’Abbaye
An idyllic boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Hôtel des Grands Hommes
Stylishly put together, this was once home to André Breton, father of the Surrealists.

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