Paris’ whirling shopping district, Châtelet is home to Gothic-style monuments, shops, artist collectives and restaurants open late at night. In the heart of this district stood the Halles de Paris until 1970, a vast market of fresh products. Today, the four-hectare Nelson Mandela garden lights up the center of Paris with its fruit trees, water games and its breathtaking view of the Bourse du Commerce, the Saint-Eustache church and the emblematic Canopée du Forum des
An emblematic district of the capital, Montmartre has kept its bohemian soul. Formerly a rural village in the heart of Paris, Montmartre retains its vines and two mills from this period (the Radet mill and the Galette mill). Its cobbled streets crisscross between gardens and terraces leading to Place du Tertre. Here dozens of artists have their open-air studios. Further on, the Sacré-Coeur basilica overlooks the Montmartre hill and offers a breathtaking view of the
Strolling along the Seine! You will find many booksellers who are part of the literary and historical heritage of Paris. On your way, you will also come across many monuments such as the Orsay Museum, the French Academy, Notre Dame de Paris and the Ile Saint-Louis. Enjoy your walk!
From November 15 to January 5, 2020, the largest Christmas market in Paris is set up in the Jardin des Tuileries. Rides, tastings and French crafts combine in one of the most beautiful Parisian park. A good excuse to taste the French specialties of each chalet and share a simple moment with family or friends.
From the 13th of December until the 8th of January, the Grand Palais hosts the largest indoor ice rink in the world. Between 10 am and 2 am under the impressive glass dome you can skate bathing in daylight and later under the spotlights. This is the perfect opportunity to reunite, be active and learn more about the majestic Art Nouveau monument opened in 1900. Book your tickets here.
Step by step, the capital lights up for the holidays. Streets are starting to sparkle and Christmas windows show off their enchanted landscapes. To make sure you don’t miss any of the open-air show, we gathered our favorite addresses: Avenue Montaigne and its golden trees, the spectacle of the Grand Palais des Glaces and the Galeries Lafayettes at Haussmann Boulevard, unmatched. One of the most beautiful moments of the ceremony will take place on Sunday,
Torn between a date night out or staying cosy inside? Hotel Flanelles found 3 places to gather around good food AND enjoy the warmth of a fire. Atelier Maître Albert, the traditional option Chef Guy Savoy’s rotisserie combines a authentic place with a modern decor. The large fireplace warms exposed stones and gives a romantic feel to the house dating back to 1400. Café Mirabelle, the gourmet one Brunch, tea time and Alsatian specials, this
Every fabulous produce taking part in the French cuisine can be found at the marché Poncelet. Centuries old and still regarded as one of the best in Paris, this renowned farmers market is the daily rendez-vous of regulars of the neighborhood. Punctuated by loud voices from shopkeepers and the smells coming from various stalls, the village atmosphere at marché Poncelet is compulsory for those wishing to catch a glimpse of simple parisian life.
Looking for great outdoors and nature? Nothing is impossible in Paris. Just a few steps from Hotel Flanelles, take the shuttle bus at Avenue Friedland and let it carry you through the capital until the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The new temple of art stands in the Bois de Boulogne, next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation. In addition to artistic and architectural wonders, this glass vessel offers panoramic views from its various terraces. After your visit, head
In about twenty minutes by foot, between Hausmannian facades and beautiful avenues, you will walk to a private mansion that is well worth a visit. At the edge of parc Monceau, this impressive house belonging to Earl and banker Nissim de Camondo features every innovation and modern comfort of the early twentieth century while paying tribute to the XVIII century’s splendor. Its uniqueness stands out in every room, from the collector’s library to the immaculate