Doing the 8th in Paris Like a (Glam) Parisian
Glam spots to stay, eat, shop and party in the Champs-Élysées area.
Food is something that you simply need to indulge in whilst in France. French cuisine is arguably the world’s finest, and would you let the opportunity to eat at these glam places pass? I didn’t think so!
You just have to taste the seafood platter at Le Petit Marius. Their oysters are just superb! And you can be assured that the seafood is fresh, every single day.
Paris is not the pizza headquarters of the world, but if you’re missing this American staple, grab a slice at the surprisingly social Cantina Di Luca.
If you want to have some drinks, here are two great places to check out:
Chez Francis boasts great views of the Eiffel Tower and an exceptional bar.
TonTons, with its leather seats, wool curtains and seat cushions made of tartan and herringbone, is so cozy you’ll want to stay all day with a book and a hot chocolate.
Once you’ve finished shopping on Avenue Montaigne, you can have lunch at L’Avenue, which is Paris’ answer to LA’s The Ivy – an upper-crust scene good for A-list celebrity spotting.
Or, if history is more your thing, rather than spotting celebs you can head to Le Petit Retro, which is one of the last true remaining Paris bistros that was inaugurated in 1904.
If you’re a coffee aficionado, head on to Le Bristol and sip your coffee in a courtyard that will make you feel like you’re in a Fellini film.
If you want your experience of being transported to a different time to continue, have dinner at L’Opera Restaurant. This place is not lacking in grandeur, and can be compared to dining in a futuristic spaceship… inside an ancient palace. Yeah.
And just when you think you’ve tasted the best and managed to to hit all the glam eating spots as a Parisian would, you’d still have to visit the Cristal Room Baccarat from 12 noon til 2 pm for Saturday brunch. Guy Martin doesn’t disappoint.
Now, where shall you go for Sunday’s brunch? To Ladurée in Champs-Élysées, of course. Savor those macaroons like there’s no tomorrow.
Up next: Where to shop, of course!