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Near Avenue George V, this tiny hole in the wall serves absolutely delicious pre-made sandwiches and salads for take-out. There is also a small area with bar seating upstairs and a few tables outside. Favorites: roast chicken with coleslaw on baguette; assorted salads.
The Boutique sells numerous varieties of mustards including green peppercorn, red peppercorn, and ginger and orange. There are also freshly prepared mustards on tap; the white wine is especially delicious. Favorites: honey mustard; mustard with red or green peppercorns.
A small intimate shop designed to offer comfort to its clients and also boasting superb talents. Vincent Lefebvre, a gifted hairstylist, works here one day or two days a week, and Clair Dubois an extraordinary colorist works in the shop two days a week.
This delightful bakery and pastry shop under the leadership of master baker, Eric Kayser, has multiple locations throughout Paris. In addition to the classic French breads, they sell a tempting range of specialty breads and rolls including lemon, fig, apricot and truffle. There are also luscious pastries and bags of financiers, tiny chocolate, vanilla and pistachio cookies, as well as small bags of chocolates which make a lovely gift.
The Four Seasons is near the Avenue Montaigne and Champs Elysees and is very welcoming to children.
In this small shop are the elegant hand crafted, razor sharp Laguiole knives from the Auvergene region of France. The exquisite steak knives, pocket knives and carving sets are classics and make excellent gifts.
This small and intimate 60-room boutique hotel near the Champs Elysees is home to the famed restaurant, La Table du Hotel Lancaster.
A grand and elegant luxury hotel, The Bristol boasts impeccable service and comfortable, traditionally decorated, well-appointed rooms. There is a large spa complex and pool for relaxing and exercising, and a location convenient to the finest boutiques. The hotel was recently renovated adding 26 new rooms and suites to the existing 161 rooms. In warm weather, the outdoor garden offers a perfect dining spot. The three-star Le Bristol restaurant is a sumptuous and very expensive dining spot located in the hotel. In fact, all the dining options in the hotel, while very good, are super expensive. And for those traveling with family, despite, the grand setting, the hotel very accommodating towards children.
Just off the Avenue Montaigne with its fashionable boutiques is this 44-room cozy hotel with its elegant, traditional decor. They pride themselves on seeing to their guests every need as well as combining modern technology, including fax lines and wi-fi, with old world charm.
In this new space, the dazzling red and black interior is larger than the original Robuchon in the 6e, and there is a dining room in addition to the counter service. There is still a no reservation policy except for the first seating for dinner or at lunchtime so there is generally a wait. The food, your choice of small or large plates, remains sublime.
One of a group of stylish and chic boutiques carrying edgy and elegant clothing and accessories. This shop in the Galerie Royale has more conservative clothing and evening gowns than the other stores. Check out the accessories and Fornasetti china.
This restaurant is reason alone to make a trip to Paris. Acclaimed chef, Michel Troisgros, third generation of the legendary Troisgros chefs of Roanne, creates a light and flavorful cuisine distinguished by an inventive use of spices and Asian touches. The hand of an artist is evident in every bite. The menu is divided according to flavors—witty, zesty, piquant, sharp, green, and sour—rather than by appetizers and main courses. This elegant restaurant, with the most gracious service, is located in the chic Hotel Lancaster, and the garden is ideal for a romantic summer dinner. Favorites: winter vegetables in herb sauce; scallops carpaccio; warm oysters on sorrel sauce with cumin; filet of beef with burgundy sauce; yellow tail with edamame and leeks in ponzu sauce; scallops and mussels in a tomato broth; chocolate with mint ice cream; wild strawberries and balsamic vinegar.
Located throughout Paris, these wonderful pastry shops are in a class by themselves. The croissants and macaroons hold their own against very tough competition to be the best in Paris. These heavenly macaroons, in a wide range of flavors can be taken home and frozen, but it takes real discipline not to eat them all on the way. There is also a small restaurant within the shops where one can have breakfast, lunch or a heavenly snack. There is almost always a line. Favorites: caramel, lemon and dark chocolate macaroons; croissants; pain au chocolate; caramel sauce; brioche scented candles, perfect for those mornings when you don’t get up early enough to bake brioche.
Chic and elegant describes both the ambiance and the food. An elevator at the entrance takes you an intriguing contemporary space with a central courtyard that’s a delightful place to sit in nice weather. The food preparation appears simple but the flavors are delicate and sophisticated rather than rich and overbearing. There’s also bar seating which is very convenient if you’re dining alone. Though it appears somewhat formal, the staff is warm and welcoming and the crowd includes guests in both fancy and informal dress.
The incomparable temple of high cuisine, Taillevent, has opened a brasserie with delicious and often light cuisine. What’s so special here is that with each course, you are offered the choice of four different wines by the glass (and two possible glass sizes). It’s a unique opportunity to have an informal meal and drink wine from the extraordinary Taillevent cellar. Though the decor of the restaurant is elegant and subdued, the atmosphere is casual and friendly.
Formerly the home of Edouard Andrea and Nelie Jacquemart, the Museum was built at the end of the 19th century and retains the character of this opulent private residence. The Jacquemarts were also extraordinary collectors, and the Museum exhibits not only their private collection, including work by Delacroix and Rembrandt but also a range of fascinating temporary exhibitions. There is also a charming restaurant to have lunch during your visit.
Moise de Comando, a Sephardic Jewish banker donated his palatial home and its stunning collection of 18th century furniture and art objects to the State in memory of his son Nissim who was killed in World War I. The home, modeled after the Petit Trianon in Versailles, sits adjacent to the Parc Monceau. The home is a wonderful evocation of the grand life during the Belle Epoque and exhibits Moise’s extraordinary collections, including a silver dinner service originally commissioned by Catherine II of Russia. Sadly, as reflected in the family tree exhibited within the Museum, the Commando family was wiped out when Moise’s daughter Beatrice, her husband Leon and their two children, Bertrand and Fanny, were murdered at Auschwitz.
Vincent is an artist with an impeccable eye whose haircuts for women and men are brilliant for both straight and curly hair. He speaks English and is very thoughtful and charming. Vincent works at one of two salons, Edge or Coiffeur a Paris. The fee for a woman’s hair cut is approximately 100 euros; check for current price.Vincent can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Men’s and women’s classic clothing with especially nifty men’s boxer shorts in colorful prints and stripes.
A chic and trendy spot for lunch that’s convenient when shopping on the Avenue Montaigne. The international menu features such standbys as omelettes, salads, pastas and grilled dishes, and the people-watching is superb. The best tables are outside on a nice day or inside by the large windows. Dinner works here too for an informal meal.
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