HAUTE SPOTS

Can’t-miss des­ti­na­tions for your next jaunt to Paris

The Kit - - THEKITCA -

SPA: Biologique Recherche, bi­ologi­querecherche.com

A trip to Par i s is i ncom­plete with­out a stop at the cult French beauty brand’s flag­ship Am­bas­sade de la Beauté. Lo­cated at the first Paris ad­dress of the Count of Monte Cristo in Alexan­dre Du­mas’s novel, the ex­te­rior says old- world, but the high- tech de­vices in­side as­sess your skin for pre­cisely tai­lor­made treat­ments.

STAY: Hô­tel Ritz Paris, ritz­paris.com There’s not enough ink in the world to de­tai l ev­ery cool per­son who has checked into the Paris Ritz over its 100- plus years in the hos­pi­tal­ity busi­ness. The es­teemed ho­tel re- opened its doors last year af­ter a near half-bil­lion- dol­lar ren­o­va­tion, yet it still car­ries touches of Coco Chanel, who lived there, and Ernest Hem­ing­way, who “lib­er­ated” the bar from the Nazis in 1944. In­dulge in Chanel-prod­uct-filled spa treat­ments and strong drinks in an in­ti­mate set­ting at the pocket-sized Hem­ing­way Bar.

SEE: Le Grand Musée du Parfum, grand­museedu­par­fum.fr/en Grab une amie to visit this fra­grance mu­seum, which opened last win­ter in a ren­o­vated man­sion. Its most charm­ing qual­ity is the in­ter­ac­tive e le­ment : From smelling old books to walk­ing through a faux scent gar­den and test­ing your own nose, there’s a lot to ex­pe­ri­ence—plus an ex­ten­sive gift shop at the end.

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