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WHERE? Plaza Athénée, Paris, France WHAT? Classed amongst the world’s prici­est edi­bles, La Bon­notte po­tato – which nearly be­came ex­tinct be­tween the WorldWars – is cul­ti­vated ex­clu­sively on the French Isle of Noir­moutier. With an an­nual pro­duc­tion of around 20,000kg, the pota­toes re­tail at around €70 (ap­prox Dh350) per kg. Avail­able only from May 1 to May 10, you’ll need to book well in ad­vance if you want to sam­ple this hot po­tato served with crème fraiche and caviar at Plaza Athénée, Miche­lin-starred celebrity chef Alain Du­casse’s Paris ad­dress.

DON’T MISS: A stroll around the Latin Quar­ter; shop­ping along the Champs Élysées; and a cruise on the Seine.

SPEND THE NIGHT: At the Plaza Athénée, the ex­clu­sive Parisian ho­tel where stars in­clud­ing Oprah Win­frey and the late Grace Kelly have slept.

GET­TING THERE: Air France has di­rect flights to Paris Charles De Gaulle from Dh3,722.

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