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The Molitor, 16h
Wallpaper, Financial Times
"The Paris Lido," this iconic 1929 swimming pool in the smart 16th arr. has been transformed into a private sports club with a state-of-the ...
Where I'd Stay, 6th, Louvre
Vogue
"It's like having your own place, but with the amenities of a hotel," remarks Vogue about Where I'd Stay, which offers ultra-chic a ...
Hotel Eugène en Ville, 9th
Wallpaper
Wallpaper admired the sophisticated, masculine-leaning interiors of this attractively-priced boutique hotel.  "The 'Eugène' ...
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, 2nd, Place Vendome
British Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar pick for where fashion editors most like to stay in Paris.  "[It's] always booked during the shows, yet it manages ...
Hotel de Nell, 9th
Wallpaper
"Nestled into a quiet corner of the otherwise lively 9th arrondissement, the charming new Hôtel de Nell takes a streamlined but intimate a ...
Hotel Bel Ami, 6th
Elle
"There's a reason this place is the home away from home for so man fashion editors: It's easy, it's cool, and it's casually styl ...
Auberge du Jeu de Paume, Chantilly, 40 km from Paris
Vogue
"The ultimate romantic getaway" just 40 kilometres from Paris, on 20,000 acres of regal parkland in Chantilly.  "A stunning new h ...
Hotel Saint Vincent, 7th, Saint-Germain
Elle Decor
"A small, chic Left Bank hotel whose relatively spacious rooms with large bathrooms (a rarity in this neighborhood) are a bargain," remarks ...
Hotel Paradis, 10th
Wallpaper
Wallpaper admired the stylish re-design of this good value, 38 room hotel, half-way between Gare du Nord and Opera Garnier.   ...
W Paris-Opera, 9th, Opera
Wallpaper, Wallpaper
Lots of buzz about the new W Hotel in Paris, cited by Wallpaper in May 2012. "Housed in an elegant Haussman-era building just opposite Opera Gar ...
Hotel Jules & Jim, 3rd, Marais
Elle, Wallpaper
Cosy boutique hotel in the Marais, arranged around a cobblestoned courtyard. Wallpaper cited Jules and Jim in April 2012 and praised its design work ...
Hotel Crayon, 1st, near Louvre
Elle
Hip, good-value boutique hotel in the center of Paris. In March 2012, Elle highlighted Le Crayon Hotel in its Fashion News column, "The brainchild ...
Hotel Le Bristol, 8th
Tatler, Vanity Fair, Town and Country, Vanity Fair, Elle Decor, Our Friends
Updated posh hotel with a seriously-swanky address in the middle of Paris's ultra-chic Faubourg St. Honoré shopping district.  ...
Mandarin Oriental Paris, 8th
Tatler, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Wallpaper
Winner:  Wallpaper's Best Business Hotel 2011.  New posh hotel on Rue St. Honore in Paris (the city's swankiest shopping district). In Novembe ...
Le Royal Monceau, 8th
Tatler, Elle, Elle Decor, Wallpaper, Wallpaper
Wallpaper Award Winner:  Best Business Hotel (Runner-up) 2011.  An Elle Decor "Great Design Hotel" for 2012.  An Elle h ...
Shangri-La, 16th
Tatler
"This [step-back-in-time] hotel in the favourite arrondissement of fancy Frenchies in Paris [the 16th] has ancien written all over its pastel ...
La Belle Juliette, 6th
Tatler, Financial Times
New, cosy-chic boutique hotel in Paris featuring 34 "diminutive" but well-appointed rooms in Saint- Germain by antiquarian Pascal Trovero ...
Pavillon des Lettres, 8th
Tatler
New sister hotel to Pavillon de Reine, a favourite small hotel in Paris. Tatler writes, "Pavillon des Lettres is completely fresh and in one of the ...
Hotel La Maison Champs-Elysees, 8th
Financial Times
Luxury hotel in Paris off Avenue Montagne with many rooms designed by the edgy fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. "Maison Martin Margiela has cr ...
Hotel du Petit Moulin, 3rd
DailyCandy, Our Friends, DailyCandy
Christian Lacroix decorated this 17 room hotel located in a former bakery in the Marais. DailyCandy admired Hotel du Petit Moulin's artistic bent. For t ...
Hotel Recamier, 6th, Saint Sulpice
Our Friends
"Hôtel Récamier is a petite B&B in fashionable Saint-Germain, with stylish fixtures, view-toting balconies, cosy rooms and fashion ...
La Reserve Paris, 16th
Our Friends
Super-posh apartment rental in Paris.  "Sleekly neutral and extravagantly roomy, La Réserve Paris is a top-drawer set of serviced apart ...
Le Pavillon de la Reine, 3rd
Financial Times, Financial Times
Jacques Garcia's protégé Didier Benderli redesigned the rooms of Le Pavillon de la Reine, a charming hotel located in an elegant 17 ...
Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan, 16th
Elle Decor
New, sleek boutique hotel of 48 rooms in a 19th century building on Place de Mexico (near the Trocadero, great views of the Eiffel Tower). Elle Decor ca ...
Four Seasons Hotel George V, 8th
British Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar calls the George V "one of the world's most glamorous hotels."   With the closure of The Crillon and ...
Chateau de Saint Paterne, Normandy, La Perche, two hours from Paris
Vogue
Good getaway spot from Paris.  Chic, family-run, 15th-century château on 25 acres of parkland in La Perche, two hours southwest of Paris ...
Le Meurice, 1st
Wallpaper, DailyCandy, Wallpaper, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, Vanity Fair, Financial Times
What Tom Ford did for Gucci, it seems Philippe Starck and his daughter have accomplished for this old grand-dame boasting "stunning" (Vanity F ...
Marais House, 3rd
Tatler
"Intimate and romantic" B&B in Paris, housed in a 16th century townhouse in the Marais behind the Pompidou. Just four rooms, "extrava ...
Mama Shelter, 20th, near Pere La Chaise
Our Friends
Philippe Starck goes budget. Offbeat, really edgy location in Paris, in the 20th arrondisement, "far from the Eiffel Tower, " and definit ...
Hotel Le Sainte-Beuve, 6th
Vogue
Vogue writes, "Just off Boulevard Raspail, in Paris's fashionable Sixth Arrondissement, the newly revamped Hotel le Sainte-Beuve has visitors abuzz ...
Haven in Paris
Elle
A great find by Elle. Rather than staying at an expensive hotel in Paris, you can live like a stylish local in various well-appointed apartments, good v ...
Hotel Thérèse, 1st
British Harper's Bazaar
Bazaar's "luxe for less" hotel pick for Paris, located just 200 yards from the Louvre.  "It's set on a quiet and elegant street, and ...
Hotel Particulier Montmarte, 18th
Our Friends, Vogue
New chic hotel in the 18th, located in an exceptional mansion sheltering five luxurious suites. Vogue admired the hotel's romantic, cozy setting in Mont ...
Hotel de Crillon, 8th
Tatler, Our Friends, Financial Times
Closed for renovations. ...
Caron de Beaumarchais, 4th
Elle
Elle's charming, good budget option, in a great part of the Marais.  Bravo!  Rooms starting under $160.  The cute web site tell ...
3 Rooms, 4th
Our Friends, DailyCandy, Elle Decor
Luxury suites by designer Azzedine Alaïa, located in the complex of buildings in the Marais, where he has his atelier, shop and private apartment.& ...
Hotel Amour, 9th
DailyCandy, Elle, Elle Decor
Rave reviews for this 20-room boho hangout in the 9th.   "Flamboyant decor and a hopping bar scene,"  Elle Decor reports.  ...
Hôtel Daniel, 8th
Elle Decor, Tatler, Financial Times
26 room "luxury" inn with a cozy yet sophisticated feel.  Handpainted chinoiserie wallpaper in the lobby, English sofas, and Morocca ...
Hotel du Parc St Charles, 15th
Our Friends
Nina Campbell decorated the rooms of this small hotel near Porte de Versailles. ...
Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon, 7th
Our Friends
Chic little hotel, a longtime favorite of refined Hollywood people and old money. Cozy ambiance set in an 18th century hotel particulier.  Excellen ...
Hotel Sezz, 16th
Our Friends
Masculine, edgy. "Walls of grey brick stone give a subterranean atmosphere and the ultra-modern furniture is intense and masculine. It all feels a ...
La Trémoille, 8th
Our Friends, Elle
Very well-appointed luxury hotel in the heart of the Golden Triangle.  Surprisingly cool atmosphere. ...
Murano Urban Resort, 3rd
Our Friends, Vanity Fair
Paris'  first  "urban" resort--trendy, edgy, very nicely done.  Check it out. ...
Hotel de Sers, 8th
Elle Decor, Financial Times
An Elle Decor pick.  19th mansion with a hip, contemporary feel.   The FT liked the "suite" views. ...
Plaza Athenee, 8th
Vanity Fair, British Harper's Bazaar, Financial Times
Vanity Fair raved about the Plaza Athenee's  hip bar scene.  The FT liked the views from the penthouse suites. ...
L'Hotel, 6th
Tatler, Elle Decor, Financial Times
Jacques Garcia recently spruced up the  twenty rooms of this venerable hotel, making it more swanky old world than contemporary.   ...
The Five Hotel, 5th
DailyCandy
"You select the fragrance (gourmand, tonic, relaxed, natural, sensual) you want diffused into your room, "  says Daily Candy about the Fi ...
Hôtel Bellechasse, 7th
Wallpaper
Christian Lacroix's latest hotel.  He describes it as a "journey through neo-classical treasures of the 19th century, enhanced with a contempo ...
Hotel Fouquet's Barrière, 8th
Tatler
Is this new hotel the  Soho House of Paris? Tatler hinted this.  The jury is out.  Quite the buzz, but we'll see...  Located on the ...
Hotel Verneuil, 7th
Our Friends
Inexpensive, but charming hotel in Paris located in the most posh part of the 7th/St. Germain.   Singles start at 135 Euro / $175 ...
Hotel Costes, 1st
Elle, Our Friends, Vanity Fair
Still way cool, after all these years... ...
Hotel de Vendome, 1st
Our Friends
Small hotel popular with the fashion crowd.  In case you didn't see it, look at the address. ...
Hôtel D´Angleterre, 6th
Our Friends
Good value hotel in Paris with a seriously chic address.  ...
Hotel Montalembert, 7th
Our Friends
Smart hotel on the "good" side of the 7th. ...
Lutétia , 6th
Our Friends
Still a safe bet. ...
Ritz, 1st
Our Friends, DailyCandy
Closed for renovations until 2014.   ...
The Lancaster, 8th
Our Friends
Still a safe bet. ...

Where to Eat

Bones, 11th
Our Friends
"In the last few years, Paris, particularly in the eastern arrondissements, has had a miniboom of laid-back, tiny, Brooklyn-meets-bistronomique ...
Le Sergent Recruteur, 4th
Financial Times
An FT top restaurant pick for 2013.   "And while it is more difficult to spot chef Antonin Bonnet at the far end of Le Sergent Recruteur&rs ...
Goust, 2nd
Financial Times
An insider foodie favourite in Paris. "In the 2nd arrondissement, nothing, and certainly no customer, escapes the attention of Enrico Bernardo, ...
La Tables des Anges, 9th, Pigalle
Financial Times
"La Table des Anges in the 9th arrondissement is the combination of the culinary skills of Yan Duranceau in the basement and the relaxed bonhomi ...
Pamela Popo, 4th
Elle
Hip bistro in the Marais. "Named for one of Serge Gainsbourg's songbird vixens, Pamela Popo is a cool neighborhood haunt with an '80s-in ...
Merci, 3rd
Elle
"The cult favorite of fashion editors from New York and London, Merci is a tiny cafe with a giant advantage—they're one of the only pl ...
Monsieur Dieu, 16th, Palais de Tokyo
Wallpaper
"Impressive new restaurant in Paris’ Palais de Tokyo... in a dramatic space warmed by burnished bronze and mossy green, the vision of prol ...
Restaurant Manger, 11th, Bastille
Wallpaper
"On the bustling creative strip rue Keller, near Bastille, this sleek new glass-ceilinged eatery shows no signs of the building's former lif ...
Ma Cocotte, Saint-Ouen, Puces
New York Social Diary
If you head to the flea market (Les Puces) at Saint-Ouen, check out the new hotspot for lunch, Ma Cocette, designed by Philippe Starck.  Located ...
Artcurial Café, 8th
Wallpaper
Trendy lunchspot in Paris, at the base of the Champs-Élysées.  "Auction house Artcurial's newly renovated café ...
Le Café Francais, 4th, Bastille
Wallpaper
Wallpaper advises design junkies to check out Thierry Costes' complete make-over of this quintessential Parisian brasserie on Place de la Bastill ...
Miss Ko, 8th
Wallpaper
"It might feel like a decadent dream" is how Wallpaper sums up this new, edgy resto by Philippe Starck on the corner of the Champs Elysees ...
Frenchie, 2nd
Elle Decor
"Almost impossible to get in (and if you fail, go to the wine spot across the street), but this casual bistro has become a must on the foodie ch ...
Kunitoraya, 1st
Elle Decor
"Excellent Japanese food in a traditional bistro setting," writes Elle Decor about Kunitoraya. ...
Noglu, 2nd
Elle Decor
At Noglu, enjoy "delicious gluten-free food (and some of the best coffee in Paris," advises Elle Decor. ...
Roseval, 20th
Elle Decor
"Chefs Michael Greenwood, of Chateaubriand fame, and Simone Tondo have opened this minimalist bistro in the Menilmontant neighborhood," wri ...
Nanashi, 3rd
Elle Decor
"Lines form early for lunch at this Japanese spot.  If you can't get a table, it's worth doing takeout."  [Elle Decor, Na ...
L'Epi d'Or, 1st
Elle Decor
"If you must have a real French meal - slow cooked leg of lamb - head to L'Epi d'Or, a beloved reasonably priced bistro in Paris." ...
Kinugawa, 1st
Elle Decor
"This Right Bank fashion favorite recently got a complete overhaul," reports Elle Decor about Kinugawa in March 2013.  "The food ...
La Dame de Pic, 1st
Elle Decor
"Gifted chef Anne-Sophie Pic's new restaurant is getting rave reviews for ethereal cooking in a supremely stylish setting," comments El ...
Rose Bakery, 9th
Elle Decor
"This popular, mostly vegetarian bakery draws in-the-know Parisians for generous salads and a killer carrot cake,"  [Elle Decor, Rose ...
Causses, 9th, Pigalle
Elle Decor
Cool spot for sandwiches and "simple healthy" food in Pigalle.  "The French answer to  Dean and Deluca," remarks Elle D ...
Tarte Kluger, 11th
Elle Decor
At Tarte Kluger, "Order a savory tart (Thai and zucchini, curry chicken), and be sure to leave room for dessert," advises Elle Decor. ...
La Table d'Aki, 7th
Our Friends
This tiny, 16-seat "one man show" restaurant in the Seventh by acclaimed chef Aki Horikoshi is causing a stir among Parisian ...
Rech, 17th
Wallpaper
Fashionable seafood restaurant in Paris since 1925, now under the direction of Alain Ducasse.  Wallpaper praised Rech's "clean" &n ...
Pouic Pouic, 6th, St. Germain
Our Friends
Cool affordable bistro with a simple decor, convivial vibe.  Buzzy St. Germain bistro Pouic Pouic serves serious food to "post-party-g ...
Semilla, 6th, St. Germain
Financial Times
Rave reviews for the excellent nouvelle cuisine at Semilla, a new, open-kitchen restaurant on rue de Seine under the direction of star chef, Eric Tou ...
Albion, 10th, Gare du Nord
Financial Times
"Exciting" new wine shop and bistro near Gare du Nord by British Chef Matt Ong (formerly of Fish) and New Zealand restaurateur Hayden Clout. Nicholas La ...
Les Jalles, 2nd
Financial Times
New, Parisian-chic restaurant "with liveried doorman outside, modern art deco inside and excellent views into the kitchen."  Unlike many other ...
Le Camion qui Fume, Food truck around town
Financial Times
"Bun Appetit."  the FT reports in July 2012, "The gourmet burger has taken off in Paris, threatening even the beloved croque ...
The Beef Club, 1st
Wallpaper
Hip new steakhouse in Paris by French star butcher Yves- Marie La Bourgonnec (with British beef supplied by the Ginger Pig's Tim W ...
La Compagnie de Bretagne, 6th
Elle Decor
"La Compagnie de Bretagne serves updated versions of traditional Breton crepes and galettes in a chic black-and-white space." [Elle Decor, Wha ...
Passages 53, 2nd
Financial Times
In Juy 2011, FT food critic Nicholas Lander cites Passage 53 as one of the best kitchens in Paris, where dishes come with extra flavour. ...
Spring, 1st
Financial Times
The FT reports in the attached article on the intimate dining trend in Paris, "This summer’s hottest address [in Paris 2010 ...
Thoumieux, 7th
W Magazine
W Magazine calls Thoumieux "the hottest restaurant in Paris" in early 2010.  A joint venture between Thierry Costes and Michelin-starred ...
KGB (Kitchen Galerie Bis), 6th
Wallpaper
In January 2010, Wallpaper calls KGB --Kitchen Galerie Bis -- an offshoot of Ze Kitchen Galerie, "a gourmet heaven." "This lofty space co ...
Yam’Tcha, 1st, Les Halles
Financial Times
"Hot" Asian fusion restaurant in Paris. In the attached FT review of Yam’Tcha, Ann Morrison writes, "While fusion in Paris usually ...
La Société, 6th
Town and Country, Wallpaper
Slick restaurant in Paris by Jean-Louis Costes and Alex Denis, located behind a discreet, unmarked entrance on the Place Saint-Germain-des Pres. Ma ...
Unico, 11th
Financial Times, British Harper's Bazaar, DailyCandy
A favourite resto in Paris of Inès de la Fressange, she says in Harper's Bazaar. "Critics and trendoids love the Argentine fare at do ...
Oth Sombath, 8th
Elle Decor
 "Chef Oth Sombath’s innovative Thai cuisine is drawing diners to his eponymous Paris eatery off the Champs-Elysées. Saffron-h ...
Guilo Guilo, 18th
Our Friends
Buzzy restaurant in Montmarte, featuring French-influenced Japanese cuisine by Kyoto star chef Eiichi Edakuni.  "Diners sit at a square cou ...
ETC (Epicure Traditionelle Cuisine), 16th
Wallpaper
Wallpaper says this "nifty new bistro [in Paris by Michelin-starred chef Christian Le Squer] is creating waves."  "Think slick and s ...
Anahi, 3rd
Our Friends
Buzzy Argentinean restaurant in a run-down, former charcuterie in Paris' newly-trendy "North of Marais." Excellent meat. Popular with the fash ...
Le Comptoir du Relais Saint-Germain, 6th
Financial Times
Foodies might appreciate the excellent, attractively-priced cuisine served at this bistro of the Hotel Relais Saint-Germain, located at l'Odeon i ...
Le Train Bleu, 12th
Financial Times
Taking the Eurostar to/from Gare de Lyon? If so, you might want to have a bite at La Train Bleu, an old world brasserie on the first (US ...
Restaurant Costes, 1st
Our Friends, New York Social Diary
Still going strong...    As an alternative, try BarLotti, a hyper-slick Italian restaurant down the street by the same group as the Buddh ...
A Beauvilliers, 18th
Elle Decor
"A Montmarte institution, named after Marie Antoinette's cook, has a new, young chef who riffs on French classics."  Elle Decor's pick. ...
Casa Olympe, 9th
Elle Decor
Casual restaurant serving hearty, traditional French fare.  A favorite of a boldface name in the fashion world. ...
Kong, 1st
Our Friends
A Philippe Starck-designed restaurant ("a collision of ancient and modern Japan")  with spectacular views. Super trendy, good food.  ...
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, 7th
Our Friends
Not super-expensive, innovative haute cuisine by hot chef, Joël Robuchon.  Hey, at the least, it's much less pricey than Tail ...
Le Relais de l'Entrecôte, 8th
Our Friends
Very Parisian. Don't go there for the decor but for the excellent meat, sauce and fries. Save room for the profiteroles. Be prepared to wait a little si ...
Taillevent , 8th
Our Friends
Perhaps the best food money can buy in Paris. The definition of haute cuisine. Very fancy, cosy, expensive. ...
Benoit, 4th
Town and Country, W Magazine
The only bistro in Paris with a Michelin star, by Alain Ducasse.    Benoit was founded in 1912 and Groupe Ducasse purchased it ...
Dominique Bouchet, 8th
Elle Decor
Paris bistro pick by Elle Decor.  Rockin' music on the web site. ...
Georges, 4th
Our Friends
6th floor eatery at the Pompidou Centre museum run by Gilbert Costes' son, Thierry.  Fashionistas galore. The food is okay but the settin ...
Hiramatsu, 16th
Our Friends, Elle Decor
Top notch, haute "French" cuisine served in a chic setting. ...
L'Enoteca, 4th
Elle Decor
Longstanding, top notch Italian restaurant in Paris. ...
Le Grand Véfour, 1st
New York Social Diary, Elle Decor
One of Paris' most venerable, intimate restaurants with a long history of patronage by leading names in the arts and politics.  Haute cuisin ...
Ze Kitchen Galerie, 6th
Elle Decor
Michelin-starred, light cuisine with a Southeast Asian flare. ...
Astrance, 16th
Our Friends
Haute cuisine to the nth degree served in a chic, modern setting.  Recently awarded a Michelin star, chef Pascal Barbot unfortunately needs to ...
Au Gamin de Paris, 4th
Our Friends
Not trendy, not hip, a little touristy, but a good spot for a very good, relaxing meal in a cozy setting while walking around the Marais.  Good ...
Cafe de Flore, 7th
Our Friends
Still a great cafe in Paris to people-watch. ...
Cafe de l'Esplanade, 7th
Our Friends
Chic cafeteria near les Invalides by the Costes Brothers. ...
Davé, 1st
Our Friends
Popular Chinese restaurant with the fashion crowd.  Good food. ...
Gaya Rive Gauche, 7th
Our Friends
Chef Pierre Gagnaire's fashionable seafood restaurant on rue du Bac.   Excellent food. ...
Market, 8th
Our Friends
Fashionable gourmet resto by Jean-George Vongerichten and Christian Liaigre.   A parade of Birkin bags.   Book in advance. ...
Thiou, 7th
Our Friends
Trendy hangout serving the best Thai food in Paris. ...
Restaurant Le Cherche Midi , 6th
Our Friends
BCBG Italian neighborhood restaurant in the 6th.   Low key.  Not a real scene at all, which, ironically, makes for a very inter ...