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Our Guide to Paris

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

We frequently go to Paris for meetings and events, each time the opportunity for us to discover new addresses. Let's share our favorites with you!

To eat

Chocho is a new restaurant with Thomas Chisholm, former candidate of Top Chef, at the stove. They are offered a seasonal and reasoned cuisine, a subtle mix between French, Catalan and American cuisine in reference to the origins of the chef!

The Italian gastronomy is also represented in the capital thanks to the group Big mamma whose reputation is not any more to prove. One of their restaurants remains in the heart of the team, the Libertino. Go through the pink neon door and you will discover a vegetal atmosphere and comforting traditional dishes.

If you are a fan of Japan, Ogata is made for you. Ogata is two addresses in one name. The first one is located in the heart of ‘Le Marais’, lgbt and artistic neighbourhood. You will discover a workshop, a tea bar, a pastry shop and a bar, all in a former private mansion. A little further in the district hides the restaurant of the same name where the chef Watanabe Kazuki proposes us a cooking between the French soil and the Japanese recipes. Moreover, you will find a tea tasting room in the basement.

Chef Taku Sekine of the great restaurant Dersou offers a more affordable cuisine in his new restaurant Cheval d'or. You can enjoy Chinese flavored dishes with a clean service and a very neat presentation.

To drink

Coeur Sacré is the new rooftop of Montmartre, with its incredible view on the city, you won't be disappointed. It is a bar, a restaurant, but also a designer boutique. It puts forward the beautiful and the good things. Moreover, to get there, you can take the funicular from the bottom of the city, very authentic !

It was in 1793 that the Grand Café Tortoni was created. A real institution in the capital. Many writers and intellectuals went there like Balzac or Maupassant. Today, this café is located in the 3rd.

The Gravity bar is a place for the riders. The place is inspired by surfing and skateboarding, a wooden wave above the bar in waxed concrete cast on site, a design furniture, it is the atmosphere that reigns. The cocktails are declined in 4 atmospheres, there is "Disorientation, Weightlessness, Cold Sweat and Exaltation". You will leave this place having lived a real experience.

At the bar La Commune, we share ! In a decor all in waxed concrete and art-deco furniture, come and drink a bowl of punch with friends. A little bonus : they only work with French spirits.

To sleep

Want to spend a memorable night? The Hotel Amour or the Hotel Grand Amour are made for you. Mirrors on the ceiling, disco balls in the room and a real offbeat-kitsch atmosphere designed by the artist Mr A. await you in these pieces of jewelry in the capital. Let us also specify that it is possible to eat in their restaurant without sleeping there.

Nestled in a beautiful 18th century mansion, The Hoxton is the perfect hotel for a stay in Paris. It also has several restaurants, so whether you're in the mood for a good meal, a drink at the bar, or a cheese plate, it's all possible. You can find this hotel in other big cities like Amsterdam.

Hotel Brach is a mix of modernism, Bauhaus and surrealism with Asian and African touches, it's a mix of everything imagined by the famous French designer Philippe Starck. Everything revolves around the adage "a healthy mind in a healthy body" with its balanced menus and gym.

To visit

The columns of Buren perfectly illustrate the contrast between modernism and classicism. A stone's throw from the Louvre museum and in the courtyard of the Palais Royal, a place that is not very touristy and worth a visit. If you go there, take the opportunity to book tickets for a play at the Comédie Française.

After a long renovation, the Palais Galliera opened its doors in spring 2021. The fashion museum of the city of Paris began with the first exhibition on Gabrielle Chanel in France, today you can visit the exhibition of 100 years of Vogue France Magazine.

To shop

After more than a decade of closure, the Samaritaine has risen from ashes. This department store located ‘Rive Droite’ opened its doors in June 2021. It perfectly illustrates the Parisian art-deco style. You will find all famous brands as Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent or Dom Perignon, as well as a spa, French luxury as its finest.

Looking for a break from the "more and faster" system ? Empreintes concept store is the perfect place. It offers many unique creations made in France. You can also make your order on their website, a whole other collection is proposed there.

Merci - it's not a store, it's a reflection on our daily life. Stroll through this 19th century house and wander between clothes, tableware and restaurant.

Astier de Villate has been in existence for 25 years and is the most chic ceramic manufacturer in Paris. But not only that, their perfumed universe is just as exceptional.

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