This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Pulse P Paris


Dining on a dancefloor, a decadent townhouse in Pigalle, a major music venue opening – Paris will not disappoint clients looking for culture and gourmet cuisine this summer


author: Rowena Carr-Allinson


aris might be synonymous with indulgence, but thankfully its beauty is often


in its daring difference. Its culture, retail opportunities and gourmet cuisine are renowned the world over, but the good news, for visitors and locals alike, is that it’s constantly evolving, for the better. In addition to the classics, such as


the Grand Palais (grandpalais.fr/en), currently hosting a Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective, the Picasso museum has reopened in the Marais area. Just after the Charlie Hebdo attack, the brand new Paris Philharmonic (philharmoniedeparis.fr/en) finally opened its doors too, after an eight- year build. Designed by Jean Nouvel, it can host up to 3,000 people and was something for the city to be proud of at its lowest ebb. Another recent addition is the


Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation (fondationlouisvuitton.fr) in the Bois de Boulogne. Also on the horizon: the revamped Musee de l’Homme (museedelhomme.fr) at the Trocadero. Meanwhile, the newly rehabilitated “Quais de Seine” (lesberges.paris.fr) is a great place for a walk. The embankment has been pedestrianised across several stretches, including at Solferino, les Invalides and Port du Gros Caillou. You can even rent Zzz containers by the afternoon for your own personal space with an unbeatable view.


It’s all go on the hotel front too. After welcoming the Mandarin


of “grand apartments” joining forces with Thierry Despont, who oversaw the Carlyle in New York and Claridge’s in London, as well as local interior gurus Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer. Meanwhile, other new properties to open in 2015 in town include La Reserve (lareserve-paris.com), a Belle Epoque 30-room hotel just off the Champs-Elysees with a 16-metre indoor pool, restaurant and a Nescens spa, as well as the Jacques Garcia designed boutique hideaway, the Hotel Maison Souquet (maisonsouquet.com). Set in Pigalle, this townhouse captures the spirit of Montmartre and the decadent days of the city’s pleasure houses. Hipsters will want to book into the


new Bains Douches Hotel (hotel- bainsdouches.com), once Marcel Proust’s favourite bath-house and a nightclub in the 1970s designed by a young Philippe Starck. You can now eat on his famous black and white tiled dance-floor, which has become the restaurant. Another newcomer is the Molitor M Gallery (mgallery.com), the Art Deco bathing palace now celebrating its first birthday. In the capital’s kitchens, organic,


healthy and ethical is still the dish of the day, with seasonal and local and regional produce going strong. The 10th arrondissement is where


it’s at, with the Faubourg St Denis seen as the beating heart of a new generation of hot brasseries and cafes, born alongside the traditional old school brasseries like Julien and Flo’s. Try 52 Faubourg, Chez Jeanette


Don't leave without: Trying a Kouing Amman, a rich, buttery, caramelized puff pastry speciality now served at the city’s poshest tables, including the Four Seasons’ George V, where new head chef Christian Le Squer is making it all about his Breton heritage.


Oriental, Shangri-La and Peninsula over the last couple of years, the City of Love is waiting with baited breath for the re-opening of the Ritz, due to be unveiled this winter and the Hotel de Crillon (crillon.com/en), delayed until mid-2016. The palace on Place Vendome will remain true to its soul but benefit from updated bathrooms, larger guestrooms (having lost 16 rooms) and a retractable roof over the garden courtyard. The spa and gym, as well as Escoffier cooking schools will be revamped but don’t expect touchscreens in the rooms, the style remains classic. Fashionistas will appreciate Karl


Lagerfeld putting his design genius to work in two suites under the concept


34  TTGLUXURY.COM  SUMMER 2015  DESTINATIONS


(chezjeannette.com) or the tiny yet super-hip Paris New York (pny- hamburgers.fr) to experience the best burgers in town. Another must on the Faubourg is Julhes (julhesparis.fr), which brings hip style to fine grocery stores (“epicerie”) and has delicious cheese displays. The area is also home to chef of the moment Christophe Michalak’s new cookery lab (christophemichalak.com), a blessing for sweet-toothed fans arriving in their droves.


Pictured 1. Mandardin Oriental 2.Jean Paul Gaultier at Grand Palais 3. La Reserve Paris 4. Hotel Maison Souquet 5. Paris Philharmonic 6. Molitor M Gallery


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86