LIFESTYLE

RESTAURANTS

LE TRES HONORÉ

Located place du Marché-Saint-Honoré, at number 35 to be precise, this contemporary brasserie is the fruit of the imagination of its creators, Agnès Comar, interior decorator, and Anne-Cécile Comar, architect. Both shared a wish to create a new meeting-place in the centre of Paris, somewhere out of the ordinary and in which the atmosphere evolves throughout the day. “Today, entering the Très Honoré is like taking a stroll in a garden, enjoying a breath of fresh air in a leafy environment sheltered from the mayhem of the city centre”.

In the basement, Le Très Honoré Bar with its panelling rubbing shoulders with velvet takes us back to the 20's. Sit back and relax in a cosy atmosphere, sipping delicious cocktails with such enticing names as "Bijou", "Cachemire" and "Bisou Bisou".

TRÈS HONORÉ WEBSITE : http://www.treshonore.com/index.html

LA TRUFFE NOIRE

Diners at this refined and cosy restaurant at 2 place Parmentier in Neuilly-sur-Seine and just a stone's throw from Porte Maillot come from far afield in order to appreciate the most noble of the genus Tuber, the truffle. Virtuoso Patrice Hardy has invented a wide selection of exclusive and often highly original gastronomic delights fully highlighting this most remarkable of fungi, from the starter through to dessert. Black or white, harvested in spring or autumn, throughout the seasons a truffle will always appear in a new and inventive suggestion on the menu. Both traditional classics as well as succulent signature dishes such as the croque truffe await the connoisseur. French cuisine at its mouth-watering best...

APPICIUS

Inventive, sincere, generous…the art of Jean-Pierre Vigato, Grand Chef at the Apicius Restaurant, is to draw inspiration from traditional “bourgeois” cuisine, with slow-cooked dishes and the best produce on the market stalls to bring out all the flavour. The simplest of vegetables rub shoulders with Brittany blue lobster, white truffle, John Dory and game in dishes oozing with all the creativity and love for good cooking that this autodidact inherited from his mother and grandmother. As soon as the threshold is crossed, the magic begins… Installed on the ground floor of the former Hôtel de Talhouët-Roy, a superb 19th century Hotel Particulier, the restaurant is a delight. Noble materials in refined shades create a cosy yet refined cocoon in which bric-a-brac rubs shoulders with works of art. And when the sun shines, a delightful garden in the heart of the capital awaits.

Website : http://www.restaurant-apicius.com

HOTELS

LE SHANGRI-LA

Le SHANGRI-LA is in a prime location close to Trocadéro, at number 10 avenue de Iena in Paris's 16th District. Originally a private mansion built between 1892 and 1899 for Napoleon's great-nephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte, it was subsequently remodelled in 1929 by architect Michel Roux-Spitz. Entering the Shangri-La's elegant entrance hall, a welcome fit for a head of state gives a first impression of the regal splendour awaiting the visitor. The magnificent bedrooms, beautifully decorated by passionate craftsmen, enjoy open views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

To dine, choose between the relaxed atmosphere beneath the La Bauhinia's impressive skylight, or alternatively Michelin-star Chef Philippe Labé's gourmet L’Abeille restaurant. For a true culinary journey to China, take a seat in the 2012 Michelin-starred Shang Palace. It is with regret that you will leave to head home at the end of the evening, for you will undoubtedly have succumbed to the unique charm of the Shangri-La, in the unique city that is Paris, just a stone's throw from Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V.

SHANGRI-LA WEBSITE : http://www.shangri-la.com/fr/paris/shangrila

LE JARDIN DE NEUILLY

A garden just next to Paris : Le Jardin de Neuilly 3* Luxe Hotel welcomes you in an exceptional setting and an ideal location near the Champs-Elysées, between the Palais des Congrès at Porte Maillot and La Défense, and just a stone's throw from the Bois de Boulogne. A 19th century private mansion, the hotel today boasts a stylish and refined contemporary decoration, the work of Sarah Lavoine. Just a stone's throw from the bustling capital, Le Jardin de Neuilly is particularly appreciated by a demanding clientele seeking a meticulous personal attention. 29 entirely renovated bedrooms include 20 overlooking the private gardens.

LE JARDIN DE NEUILLY WEBSITE : http://www.hoteljardindeneuilly.com


PENINSULA HOTELS PARIS

The project for Paris's 200-bed Peninsula Hotel with its 46 ultra-luxurious suites became a reality in 2013. Located a stone's throw from the Arc de Triomphe, at 19 Avenue Kléber in the 16th District, this place steeped in history was once temporary headquarters for Unesco following the Liberation of Paris, and subsequently served as a Foreign Ministry International Conference Centre.

It was here that Henry Kissinger signed the Paris Peace Agreements of 1973, bringing the Vietnam War to an end. The Marcoussis or Kléber Agreements were also ratified here in 2003 ending the Ivory Coast Civil War.

Built in 1908 as the Majestic Hotel, it was here in 1928 that George Gershwin was to compose An American in Paris.

Today 80% of the building is the property of the Qatari Diar Real Estate Investments Company, an affiliate of Qatar hotel giant Katara Hospitality, itself backed by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Hong-Kong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH) directed by Sir Michael Kadoorie holds the remaining 20%, and runs the hotel.

For the Hong Kong group renowned for its Rolls-Royce limousine service in the nine other Peninsula complexes across the globe, this is a first European address. They hope to open in London in the future.

Work in Paris was entrusted to architect Richard Martinet whose company Affine had previously undertaken the renovation of some 18000sqm at the Shangri-La Palace. The Peninsula Paris Hotel site is estimated at around 33000sqm, and a basement car park is also part of the project.

The exceptional quality of the services offered by the Peninsula should allow it to obtain the “Distinction Palace” label awarded by the French Minister of Tourism. By the end of June 2012, twelve hotels in France had been awarded the Distinction. Of these, five are in Paris: The Bristol, The Four Seasons Hotel George V, the Meurice, The Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme and the Plaza Athénée.

SOURCE: LUXE REVUE : http://www.luxerevue.com/index.php/hotel-the-peninsula-un-hongkongais-a-paris

FREDERIC MALLE

Opened in 2003 at 140 avenue Victor Hugo, the store was conceived and created by Patrick Naggar and, inspired by the Bauhaus school, is laid out around a unique “smelling machine” imagined by Frédéric Malle.

Frédéric Malle creates signature fragrances, with the brand’s DNA solidly anchored in age-old traditions that have made the reputation of great French perfumes. The creator works with world-renowned perfumers such as Olivia Giacobetti, Jean-Claude Ellena or Dominique Ropion.

Website : http://www.fredericmalle.com

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