HEAD CONCIERGE AT HÔTEL DE BERRI
Paris is known around the world as the City of Light. What would you recommend visitors do in the evenings to really take in its beauty? During this summer period, I would take a river limousine and make a stop at the Square du Vert Galant and have a glass of champagne while watching the sunset on Paris’s monuments. As a culinary capital what are three of your favourite restaurants that you would recommend our readers to try? As I am a food lover, there are so many restaurants in Paris but I would suggest an authentic French bistro, Caves Petrissans on the Right Bank, Garance and David Toutain on the Left Bank, which propose an outstanding creative cuisine. What are the top three monuments not to be missed while in Paris? History is inseparable from Paris and the Ile de la Cité is the oldest heart of Paris. You can visit the Sainte-Chapelle, the oldest public clock of Paris on the Palais de la Cité tower, the Ile de la Cité Crypt and cross the Saint-Louis bridge and walk through the Ile Saint-Louis, then cross the Tournelle Bridge and see the SainteGeneviève Statue. If our readers wanted to spend their day shopping, would you recommend they do so on the Right Bank or the Left Bank? Right bank of course. I would recommend shopping at La Suite at the Galeries Lafayette, a lovely private place with a beautiful terrace overlooking Montmartre. One of my favourite places in Paris. What would be the most romantic date in the capital of romance? One of the most romantic places in Paris is the Renoir garden at the Montmartre museum. A beautiful place taking you back in time. What would you recommend for families to discover while visiting the French capital? With my children I would take a Monet painting course in Montmartre, take part in a scavenger hunt in the Egyptian Louvre section and finish by visiting the zoo of Vincennes. What are you favourite cocktail bars in the city? For me, you have two bars where you must go to in Paris, the Forum and the Bizazz, our hotel bar. They are for me two of the most creative bars in Paris and the place to be. Brunch and high tea are Sunday favourites, where would you suggest to our readers to enjoy the best treats? My favourite place is the Sébastien Gaudard tea salon near the Tuileries Garden. A lovely place where you will discover the most famous French pastries.
Bar Bizzaz Ile Saint-Louis David Toutain Vins des Pyrénées Montmartre