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