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TRAVEL GUIDE

WINTER GETAWAY IN PARIS

GET COZY IN PARIS

La Ville Lumière lives up to its name even more during the winter holiday season. Christmas lights and all kinds of illuminated decorations take over the capital for our greatest pleasure.
Prepare for your Parisian getaway with our guide to must-see addresses.

STAY

1. Madame Rêve — Located in the former Louvre Post Office, this 5-star hotel in a central location will allow you to discover Paris in the best conditions. This warm and trendy place with impeccable taste offers a panoramic view of the most beautiful monuments. The hotel includes the must-try restaurants of chefs Stéphanie Le Quellec and Benjamin Six, as well as the ROOF cocktail bar, which, as the name suggests, is located at a height for a breathtaking view. A flawless experience.

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2. La Fantaisie — Situated in the eclectic 9th arrondissement, the boutique-hotel La Fantaisie is a real haven of peace hidden in the midst of the city chaos. With a sublime garden, a restaurant serving refined cuisine, and an intimate bar with a view of the Sacré-Coeur, this establishment is ideal for a well-deserved break.
The + : the spa offers holistic treatments from the brand Holidermie, a pool, a hammam and a sauna in a reassuring boudoir atmosphere.

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3. Chateau Voltaire — Living the castle life in the heart of Paris, in a sophisticated and chic setting for a stay steeped in history. The rooms are elegantly simple with meticulous details for a hassle-free stay. Its bar made with sensual materials offers a moment of relaxation in a pleasantly intimate atmosphere, and its Brasserie l’Emil will introduce you to the taste of Parisian gastronomy with Mediterranean inspirations.

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4. Too Hôtel — Nestled at the top of one of the Tours Duo on the rive gauche of La Seine, this hotel with breathtaking views of Paris will make you feel like the city belongs to you. Designed by Philippe Starck, the environment is warm with a mix of noble materials. Make sure to book a table for dinner at the TOO restaurant and enjoy this tasting experience with your head in the stars.
The + : the bathtubs of the rooms offer a panoramic view for an unparalleled moment of well-being.

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WHAT TO PACK

Make sure to pack these must-have pieces in your suitcase to perfect your evening looks and be the trendiest at the spa.

STROLL

1. Tuileries Christmas Market — First things first, head to the Christmas market at Le Jardin des Tuileries for a 100% festive atmosphere. You will find dozens of stalls offering a variety of treats: crepes, hot wine, gingerbread, as well as carnival-style games and, of course, the Grane Roue. The place is usually crowded, so be prepared to face a sea of people unless you go in the morning or afternoon on a weekday.

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2. Ritz Place Vendôme — Christmas Lights This year, the most famous palace in the capital illuminates Place Vendôme with its large Christmas trees, carousel, and small chalet—the perfect place to dine and admire Parisian architecture at its best.

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3. Ice skating — For some fun, head to the Cour d'Honneur of the Palais-Royal with Ami Paris. The brand has set up a temporary ice rink to animate its exclusive ready-to-wear collection located in their adjacent pop-up.
Another iconic address is Plaza Athénée, which hosts an annual ice rink in the hotel's garden courtyard for a enchanting moment. Then spend the evening in their winter chalet to enjoy champagne and the famous fondue by chef Jean Imbert. By reservation only.

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4. Exhibition I Need to Live - Juergen Teller, Grand Palais Ephémère — The renowned fashion photographer Juergen Teller exhibits his works until early January at the Grand Palais Ephémère (the Grand Palais being under renovation for the Olympic Games). You will find the full diversity of his work, from celebrity portraits to iconic campaigns for Saint Laurent or Loewe, as well as exclusive videos.

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DINE

1. Cavalier — This intimate eatery offers a concept of itinerant chefs. The kitchen hosts chefs in residence for a few months before changing. An opportunity to discover a new approach and a frequently changing menu with always refined dishes. What we love the most is that it transforms into a club but the kitchen remains open to satisfy late-night cravings.

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2. Pastasuta — Simply the best fresh pasta in Paris. Originally from Padova, Italy, the chef followed in his mamma's footsteps by exporting his recipes and know-how to Paris. Opened just over a year ago, this cozy restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a 100% Italian meal that will undoubtedly transport you. A special mention for the truffle carbonara and the irresistible tiramisu.

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3. Bonnie — If you are looking for an all-in-one place, here it is. Bonnie is a bar, a restaurant, and a club located at the top of the magnificent SO/ Paris hotel. Its New York-style rooftop environment will draw you in, and the quality offerings will keep you there until the early morning.

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4. Alain Ducasse at Le Meurice — Ideally located in the chic neighborhoods between the Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendôme, Le Meurice palace is a snapshot of French royalty of the time. The hotel is home to the double Michelin-starred restaurant of chef Alain Ducasse, whose passion and excellence will take you on a timeless journey through colorful dishes.

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5. Cookidiction — For a foodie break, head to one of the four Cookidiction shops to taste their soft and generous cookies, as well as their many other creations, each more delicious than the last. The hardest part will be choosing.

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6. Recto Verso Café — During your mandatory stroll in Le Marais, make sure to stop at Recto Verso Café for a little pick-me-up. Settle in and enjoy the minimalist and traditional decor nestled in an ashlar stone building to feel just a tiny bit Parisian for a moment.

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SHOP

1. The Frankie Shop — Stop by their newly opened boutique in Le Marais to explore their impeccable fashion and lifestyle selection, just in time to wrap up your Christmas gifts.

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2. Seconde Vue — A second life for eyeglasses and sunglasses is now possible at Seconde Vue. They unearth and restore vintage and second-hand pairs to reintroduce them to the market. Each frame tells a unique story, with styles and colors that are sharper and more original than the next.

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3. La Chambre Paris — A curation of emerging and sustainable luxury brands in ready-to-wear, accessories, and beauty, all within a tastefully decorated 150 square meter space. A rental service is also available, in partnership with the brand Prête, for a fully eco-responsible dimension of your entire wardrobe.

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