AREA GUIDE:

Summer in Paris

AREA GUIDE:

Summer in Paris

 

AREA GUIDE:

Summer in Paris

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Summer in Paris

 

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We can think of few things more soothing to the travel-weary soul than an ice-cold glass of rosé in the early evening Parisian sunlight. Loving Paris in the summertime isn’t hard. But it’s even easier if you have a helping hand, a list of places to go and things to see compiled by the people who love Paris so much they have chosen to call it home. Restaurants, museums, hidden gardens and places to fill your picnic basket – summer can’t come soon enough.

 

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We can think of few things more soothing to the travel-weary soul than an ice-cold glass of rosé in the early evening Parisian sunlight. Loving Paris in the summertime isn’t hard. But it’s even easier if you have a helping hand, a list of places to go and things to see compiled by the people who love Paris so much they have chosen to call it home. Restaurants, museums, hidden gardens and places to fill your picnic basket – summer can’t come soon enough.

 

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A table ! / En Terrasse

 

GIRAFE – Enjoy supper en tête à tête with the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful people of Paris. The views from the terrace are goose-bump inducing when the lights start to twinkle.

 

HOTEL PARTICULIER – A hidden garden in Montmartre that is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and supper. The cocktails are excellent too.

 

LOULOU – The terrace of this deeply glamorous right-bank restaurant is right in the middle of the Louvre with spectacular views west towards the Eiffel Tower. But perhaps the best view of all is from the two window tables on the first floor.

 

LE CAMONDO – Enjoy modern classics in the converted stables and shaded courtyard of the beautiful mansion of art collector Nissim de Camondo. Leave time for a visit after lunch.

 

HOTEL AMOUR – Dine on bistrot classics amongst the palm trees, bamboo and flickering candles in the garden of this 9th arrondissement hotel. 
 

Art & Design
 

MUSÉE MARMOTTAN MONET – The home of the huge waterlily canvasses provides welcome respite from the summer heat and is never as crowded as the impressionist wing of the better known Musée d’Orsay. This summer’s exhibition, Oriental Visions: From Dreams into Light, runs until July 21st.
 

LOUIS VUITTON FOUNDATION – Stroll in the Bois de Boulogne before a visit to this Frank Gehry designed modern and contemporary art museum. The summer show, A Vision for Impressionism, runs until June 17th.
 

LE GRAND PALAIS – Stand beneath the vast nave crowned with a glass roof and take in La Lune, an exhibition celebrating the moon as seen by some 200 artists, which runs until July 22nd.
 

PARIS GALLERY WEEKEND – Some 50 galleries across Paris open their doors for three festive days of modern & contemporary art and design on May 17th. 

 



Our Paris Favourites

 



 



Our Paris Favourites

 


 

Open-Air

 

LE JARDIN DU MUSÉE DELACROIX – A picture postcard of a garden behind the Eugene Delacroix museum in Saint Germain. Go early, take a book and sit on a bench in the sun.
 

LE PALAIS ROYAL – Colonnaded perfection in the 1st. Sit by the fountain with an iced coffee from Kitsuné and admire the roses.

 

LA PISCINE MOLITOR – An Olympic-sized pool in the 16th complete with a restaurant and Clarins spa. You’ll feel like you’ve boarded a 1920s cruise ship.

 

ROLAND GARROS – From 20th May to 9th June the deep red, clay courts of Roland Garros welcome the French Open. Remember to take sun-cream and a hat.

 

LE JARDIN DU PETIT PALAIS – When you’ve admired Romantic Paris (running from 22nd May to 15th September), take a seat in this hidden garden two minutes from the Champs Elysées and revel in the silence.

 


 

Homes near the Parks

 


 

 

 



Homes near the Parks

 


 

Song & Dance

LA FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE – On June 21st the city of lights becomes that city that sings, dances, plays, twists, tangos and raps. Find a pavement seat and prepare to be entertained.

 

BASTILLE DAY – Festivities and fireworks are the order of the day on July 14th. Avoid the area around the Eiffel Tower if you don’t like crowds and seek out a well-placed terrace instead. Girafe is the place to be come 11pm.

 


 

In the heart of the City

Picnic Perfect

 

MAISON PLISSON – For cheese, charcuterie and chilled rosé, head to this deli and restaurant on the Place du Marché Saint Honoré before laying down your picnic blanket in the Tuileries gardens.

 

CLAUS – Ready-made salads, a sandwich ‘du jour’ and wonderful cakes are the stuff that Claus is made of. The perfect pit-stop prior to a picnic in the nearby Palais Royal.

 

LA GRAND EPICERIE – Prepare to over-fill your picnic basket if you stop off at the Bon Marché food hall en route to the Luxembourg gardens.

 


 

Relaxing Retreat Homes

 


 

 



Relaxing Retreat Homes

 


 

Little Adventures

LA FETE FORAINE – Every summer the north side of the Tuileries gardens is transformed into a fairground. Visit at dusk when the twinkling lights on the big wheel and a cloud of candy floss will impress children and adults alike.

 

LE JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG – Pony rides, puppet shows and a lake complete with toy boats make this idyllic left-bank park a perfect spot to visit with children.

 

LE JARDIN D'ACCLIMATATION ­– A farm, a fairground and a hall of mirrors are just some of the 46 different attractions (including cafés and restaurants) on offer in this vast woodland park in the Bois de Boulogne.

 

LE JARDIN DES PLANTES – An exceptional site in the 5th comprising a zoo, a botanical garden and a museum of natural history complete with vast animal skeletons.