Paris

Angélus by floc’h
in Paris

“Paris, the second opus of this series, is both the opposite and the complement of terroir with its codes: the tarmacked ground, the arts (represented by Hittorff’s fountain and Gabriel’s sentry box).The politics of the Assemblée Nationale.
Paris is my city. Here are some great addresses.”

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Hotels

Hôtel de Crillon

Originally built in 1758, Hôtel de Crillon enjoys an unrivalled location overlooking the Place de la Concorde. This legendary palace boasts a refined and illustrious history, encapsulating the very best that France has to offer. Hôtel de Crillon is more than just one of the world’s most majestic hotels; it is a historic landmark that personifies the poise, elegance and spirit of Paris.

 

Shangri la

Originally, the Shangri-La Hôtel Paris was the residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte, a fact that today may induce the feeling in guests of being a modern-day prince. A place which was good enough for Napoleon Bonaparte’s great nephew cannot fail to charm you.

 

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

In the heart of the very chic Faubourg Saint-Honoré, just a short walk from the Champs Elysées and its famous museums and monuments, this hotel offers a superb setting devoted to elegance and fashion.

 

Le Meurice

The refinement of the French art de vivre meets the elegance of Belle Époque décor: the hotel’s rooms and suites bear the names of Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Marcel Proust — all of whom considered the Ritz “like a second home”.


15 Place Vendôme
75001 Paris
www.ritzparis.com

 


Restaurants

Alléno au Pavillon Ledoyen

Yannick Alléno is a member of the tiny circle of world’s top chefs. He performs his work with enthusiasm and passion and believes in a French cuisine that is strong, rich in heritage and ambitiously creative. This visionary approach of the culinary art fuses savoir-faire and excellence with audacity.

Guy Savoy

A meal at Guy Savoy is a tenuous almost intangible gastronomic journey between different flavours which converse with each other in complete freedom.

Akrame

Akrame Benallal is an amazing young chef who creatively and elegantly reinvents French cuisine. In a distinctly contemporary décor, scenography and aesthetics combine to great effect to enhance inventive, stunning and original dishes

Alain Ducasse Plaza Athénée

Alain Ducasse offers a cuisine of “naturalness” inspired by the trilogy of fish-vegetables-cereals. Healthier and more natural, and more planet-friendly, it delivers a free and almost instinctive interpretation of haute cuisine, revealing the original flavours of the produce served.

Le Petit Verdot

Hidé Ishizuka, a generous and affable Japanese sommelier, offers at his restaurant traditional cuisine à la sauce nippone, within a warm, intimate setting.

Le Bristol Epicure

At this celebrated palace Eric Frechon’s cuisine wows through its subtlety and flavour combinations and the delicacy of its sauces.

Hexagone

The Hexagone provides a stage for the showcasing of a French cuisine that shakes up the old school French classicism and offers a unique culinary experience, skilfully designed by the young and talented Matthieu Pacaud.

 

Le Gabriel

In the prestigious Napoléon III-style décor designed by Jacques Garcia, Jérôme Banctel performs at the highest gastronomic levels.

 

Okuda

A temple of traditional, gastronomic Japanese cuisine. Offering high quality food with a preparation that enhances each dish, Okuda is the place to go to in Paris for enthusiasts of Japanese gastronomy.

 

Georges

On the top floor of the stunning Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Georges is a unique location looking out over the capital. Its spacious terrace provides a perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable moment contemplating the Paris skyline.

 

Taokan

Chinese gastronomy in a picturesque Parisian street. Enjoy the excellent Xiao-Long-Bao (Shanghai ravioli à la soupe) and delicious Ya-Song (Peking duck with Hoisin sauce rolled in small crêpes). A delightful place.

 

Le Royal Monceau Il Carpaccio

Il Carpaccio is an Italian restaurant in which the finest gastronomy can be enjoyed in a relaxed setting. Special mention must be made of the head pastry chef Pierre Hermé who reinterprets classic Italian desserts to stunning effect.

 

Les 110 de Taillevent

An outstanding collection of 110 wines served by the glass for selective food and wine pairings.

Garance

Just a short walk from the Esplanade des Invalides, the chef at this contemporary bistro offers high quality cuisine without frills which always places the produce at the forefront.


Wine

Legrand filles et fils

Stepping inside the Caves Legrand, is like entering into the history of Parisian food and wine enjoyment. For five generations now, the family’s passion has been shared with wine lovers. This is a place where life is enjoyed, where people can meet and pleasures are shared. This wine shop also includes a Wine School and offers excellent wine tastings.

 

 

La Cave des Galeries Lafayette

Within the wine section itself, the Bordeauxthèque is a special area featuring the finest selection of Bordeaux wines in the world. Not only is there a huge range of brands, but there is also a wide selection of vintages as well as formats as large as the Nebuchadnezzar (15 litres)!

 

La Grande Epicerie de Paris

A unique place and a reference on the Paris wine shop scene. With four hundred square metres, La Cave de la Grande Epicerie de Paris combines superb spaciousness with a very warm welcome.

 


CULTURE

Musée National Eugène Delacroix

The Place de Furstenberg where Eugène Delacroix chose to live in 1857 is said to be one of the most delightful squares in Paris. This museum contains works covering the major part of the artist’s career. During the summer months, visitors can also enjoy the garden, which is an oasis of greenery and tranquillity in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Musée Nissim-de-Camondo

The Nissim de Camondo museum is wholly dedicated to French decorative art of the second half of the 18th century. On show are some of the most beautiful furniture items and art objects of the Louis XV and Louis XVI period. This museum offers one of the most famous collections in Paris, brought together by a passionate enthusiast

Musée de la vie romantique

Now restored by Jacques Garcia, the buildings hold numerous memorabilia of George Sand and Ernest Renan in particular

Musée Gustave Moreau

This museum, which was once the artist’s family home, features some 1,300 paintings, watercolours and cartoons and around 5,000 drawings by Gustave Moreau. Among these works are some of the most audacious and interesting produced by Moreau.

 

Fondation Cartier

This museum opened 33 years ago under the auspices of the visionary Alain-Dominique Perrin, who was at the head of Cartier at the time. It offers permanent and temporary exhibitions. Combining the aesthetical with the audacious, and providing a unique visibility to young artists called upon to reach the high points of their art, this museum is an invitation to contemplative imagination.

Galerie Boulakia

A gallery of impressionist, modern and contemporary paintings. Works of Saint-Phalle are exhibited alongside those of Chagall, while the list of artists is mind-bogglingly long ranging from the most illustrious masters, such as Picasso, Dufy, Zao Wou-Ki, Ernst, Van Dongen, Dubuffet, Basquiat, Braque, Miro, Rodin and Renoir, to numerous other great names of 20th century painting.

Musée d’Orsay

This museum is housed in the old Gare d’Orsay, which was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Known throughout the world for its extensive collection of impressionist art, it is in this museum, located along the left bank of the Seine River, that you can admire “L’Angélus” by Jean-François Millet.

Musée Rodin

This museum was created in 1916 on the initiative of Rodin himself, an unrivalled and tireless creator. Numerous Rodin sculptures, as well as antiques belonging to the artist’s collection, stand in the charming sculpture garden.

Musée Picasso

In the magnificent Hôtel Salé, the Musée Picasso Paris collection is made up of over 5,000 works and several tens of thousands of archive items. Thanks to its high quality, its size and the diversity of the artistic fields represented, it is the only public collection in the world enabling the visitor to discover the whole spectrum of the artist’s work.

Le Grand Palais

An emblematic monument in the city of Paris, it offers great exhibitions and is the venue for events held by the FIAC, Paris Photo, fashion shows and the Saut Hermès, among others. Culture is represented here in all its forms.

Galerie Gallimard

For the inauguration of this new location, Gallimard has chosen to exhibit the work of the photographer Jean-Luc Chapin as part of the work “natures”, which has benefited from the support of Angélus. Texts by Jean-Marie Laclavetine, preface by Muriel Barbery.

Editions de la Martinière

Since 1992, this house has been the reference in the field of illustrated book publishing. Published at the Editions de la Martinière, the book “Angélus”, offers the opportunity, through the photography of Guillaume de Laubier and the writing of Jane Anson, to browse through the estate’s history, its adventurousness and its art de vivre. Preface by Guy Savoy.

www.editionsdelamartiniere.fr

 


Walks & Leisure

Jardin des Plantes

The Jardin des Plantes offers a wealth of scientific adventures going back four centuries. Unique and multi-facetted, this extraordinary location is a museum, botanical and zoological gardens, research centre and university, all at the same time.

Domaine national du Palais-Royal

Designed for Cardinal Richelieu by the architect Lemercier, this estate is one of the Parisians’ favourite places around which to take a stroll. The Comédie-Française, the Palais-Royal theatre and the Grand Véfour restaurant have contributed to its renown. Contemporary art features in its main courtyard with Buren columns and two Pol Bury fountains.

Le Jardin des Tuileries

The garden, which separates the Louvre museum from the Place de la Concorde, is a place of culture and a garden in which Parisians and tourists like to take a stroll and where the statues of Maillol stand alongside those of Rodin and Giacometti. Two ponds add to the air of relaxation, while the Orangerie museum features works by Monet.


Shopping & Craft

Librairie Galignani

With a selection of Anglo-American, French and international fine art works, Galignani bookshops attract the most inquisitive and cultivated people in Paris.

La Pâtisserie

Cyril Lignac and Benoît Couvrand revisit according to season and to their own particular fancy, the great classic pastry dishes. We particularly recommend the Eclair caramel beurre salé, the recipe of which remains secret…

Image Republic

Different, powerful images that mark an era that cause us to reflect, make us smile or remember. There is a bit of all these things in the collections of Image Republic. You can find a selection of illustrations, in Paris, at Merci (www.merci-merci.com) or at l’Ecume des Pages (www.ecumedespages.com).

Deyrolle

Since 1831, Deyrolle has been acknowledged for his savoir-faire in the field of entomology and taxidermy. This 200 year-old establishment is today the last curiosities museum open to the public. Enthusiasts, collectors, scientists and interior decorators from all over the world come to observe the beauties of nature and marvel at such stunning pieces.

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché is one of the most selective stores in the capital. Located on the border between the 6th and 7th arrondissements, touching Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this is an area where the arts are held in the highest esteem, and the Left Bank spirit is wholly reflected in Le Bon Marché, with its international perspective, taste for culture and a sense of tradition that is forever revisited.

Anthony Peto

Today hats are still made in the company’s workshop in the centre of Paris, the only one of its kind in the French capital. Decades of hat making experience, by people who love making hats, for whom it is their life’s passion. Anthony Peto’s aim is to make fashion headwear that is easy to wear, fits comfortably and looks good.

Steinway & Sons

It was the encounter between art and crafts and the passionate world of music that brought the pianos of Steinway & Sons into existence over 160 years ago now. Considered by the greatest concert performers as being the best pianos in the world, they are renowned for their special touch, which enables the subtlest nuances, and for an inimitable sonority that is both rich and powerful.


230, boulevard Saint-Germain
75007 Paris

www.steinway.fr


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