With so many options, deciding what to do in Paris can be a challenge. When visiting the city, many of us, look for an insider’s guide, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and things to do in Paris. Spliting his time between Los Angeles and France, Timothy Corrigan, the AD 100 designer, reveals his favorite spots in the City of Light. Corrigan’s extensive guide will take you across the city in style, revealing centuries-old staples and brandnew spots.
Wether you’re looking for places to visit in Paris or just getting interior design inspiration, be ready to scroll down and be amazed.
Hôtel Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré
8 Rue d’Anjou, 75008 Paris
Where to stay in Paris? Easy. According to Corrigan, at the Hôtel Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Once the private mansion of the Marquis de La Fayette, the Hotel is located in one of Paris’s chicest neighborhoods, with Hermès, Valentino, YSL, and Chanel all on the same block.
Le Grand Véfour
7 rue de Beaujolais
Opened in 1784 (as the Café de Chartres), this is one of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Paris. If you didn’t know where to eat in Paris, here’s your answer.
8 Rue Elzevir
The museum was fully renovated in 2015, with input from the fashion designer Christian Lacroix, making it one of the best placed to visit in Paris. This cosy museum houses a collection put together in the early 1900s by La Samaritaine founder Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jay. Pictures are displayed in panelled rooms with furniture, porcelain, tapestries and sculpture of the same period.
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
As creepy as it may sound, the remains of around six million people are buried under the streets of Paris in a macabre and fascinating labyrinth of tunnels. Visiting the catacombs was the height of fashion in the 19th century and they continue to be a fascinating destination for fearless tourists today.
Le Bon Marché
24 Rue de Sèvres
For those who’s goal is all about shopping in Paris, the city’s oldest department store, opened in 1848, is also its most swish and user-friendly, thanks to an extensive redesign by LVMH. Luxury boutiques, Dior and Chanel among them, take pride of place on the ground floor; escalators designed by Andrée Putman take you up to the fashion floor, which has an excellent selection of global designer labels, from Lanvin to Claudie Pierlot.
52 rue de l’Université
One of France’s most venerable furniture companies, Moissonnier presents fresh and modern takes on classic styles in its chic shop set in the fashionable Left Bank antiques district.
Port de la Conférence, Pont de l’Alma
As touristy as it may seem, nothing beats a sunset cruise on the Seine. The vantage point of the city from the river can’t be beat, especially once the lights go on.
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