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2018 Paris Design Guide: Main Attractions to See in the City of Light
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2018 Paris Design Guide: Main Attractions to See in the City of Light

Paris is known to be a cultural- and artistically charged metropolis. As a matter of a fact, the city of lights and love boasts some of the most impressive and iconic architecture, design and fashion gems in the world, from classic landmarks to remarkable dining and hospitality venues as well as museums, showrooms, cafes, and design events. Today, our blog has gathered a 2018 Paris Design Guide that features some of the most historic, cultural, aesthetic, entertaining, exquisite and quintessentially Parisian attractions that one should definitely consider visiting during this year.

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⇒ Related Article: The Most Iconic Museums to Visit in Paris at Least Once in a Lifetime ⇐


 

—  Hotels  —

 

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Just a few steps away from the Champs-Elysées, featuring private terraces with commanding Paris city views, signature lavish flower displays, top-of-the-line spa treatments and Michelin-awarded dining, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris redefines luxury in the City of Light. With natural daylight, the 550m² spa is situated on the 4th floor and boasts a gym, hairdresser and four treatment rooms.

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Hotel de Crillon

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Hotel de Crillon is set in central Paris, 300 metres from both the Tuileries Garden and the Champs-Elysées, and 1.5 km from the Louvre Museum. With most rooms having a balcony and views of the Eiffel Tower, the hotel features a spa, an indoor swimming pool with atypical decoration and a fireplace area.

Hotel Plaza Athenée Paris

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On the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, the home of Parisian Haute Couture, with views of the Eiffel Tower, the luxurious 5-star Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris features a Dior Institute spa, 5 restaurants, a cocktail bar and a seasonal ice-skating rink. It offers elegant accommodation with marble bathrooms and a 5-minute walk from Avenue Champs Elysées.

Le Bristol Paris

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Le Bristol Paris offers a rooftop swimming pool with an authentic inner French garden and views of Paris rooftops, the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre in the background. The hotel comprises the award-winning spa & wellness centre Le Bristol by La Prairie, which includes a solarium, and where massages and La Prairie treatments can be provided.

Mandarin Oriental Paris

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Located in Paris city centre, Mandarin Oriental Paris is a 1930s palace hotel located in a historic building from that time. It offers an indoor landscaped garden, a 900m² spa area and a 2 Michelin stars gourmet restaurant. It boasts a minimalist décor inspired by haute couture and renowned fashion houses. Set on two levels, the spa and wellness centre is complete with an indoor pool, a steam room and spa suites with private steam shower and changing room.

Ritz Paris

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Ritz Paris boasts a selection of bars and restaurants, a fitness centre and a spa and wellness centre which includes a pool, sauna and massage facilities. The hotel also features a garden and business centre.

Shangri-La Hotel Paris

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A former residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte and listed in the French “Monuments Historiques”, Shangri-La Hotel Paris is a palace hotel located across the Seine and facing the Eiffel Tower. It reflects both Asian hospitality and French art de vivre. The hotel has 3 restaurants, two of which have a Michelin star. An indoor pool and a spa are also featured. Shangri-La Hotel Paris offers wellness and leisure services which include an indoor swimming pool and fitness room bathed with natural daylight.

—  Restaurants  —

 

Aspic

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ASPIC is the small size gastronomic restaurant of chef Quentin Giroud. The restaurant provides only one unique tasting menu is served through seven stages. This way, it allows guests to truly taste and feel the freshness of seasonal products.

Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

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Christian Le Squer is the determined and serene Chef who defines himself as a creator of flavors and composer of tastes. This is the perfect place for a warm and intimate dining it feels like you are in a private chateau, where the guests can admire two beautiful Louis XIVth wardrobes as well as two Louis XVIth gold gilt chairs.

Epicure at Le Bristol Paris

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At Epicure, the celebrated chef Eric Frechon, who holds three Michelin stars, has created a temple of gastronomy that is absolutely French. One of his speciality is the unforgettable macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke and duck foie gras, gratinéed with aged Parmesan.

Boutary restaurant

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In a setting designed by the contemporary artist Ann Grim, the Boutary restaurant marries relaxation and refinement, classic inspirations and ultramodern touches, a convivial moment to share with friends and high-end gastronomic cuisine. Its exclusive caviar is available for every meal and it’s simply exquisite.

Restaurant Le Gabriel at La Réserve

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Awarded two Michelin stars after just one year in operation, Restaurant Le Gabriel has made a majestic entrance onto the Parisian gastronomy scene and found its place at the peak of the capital’s demanding gourmet culture. Grand classics of French cuisine are revisited with considerable talent and infused with subtle Japanese influences, inspired by Jérôme Banctel’s many visits to the country.

 

—  Cafés  —

 

Matamata Coffee

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This unique coffee shop is located in the heart of Paris, in the Montorgueil neighborhood that aims to cultivate the art of speciality coffee as well as home made food.

Café Procope

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Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, Le Procope is one of the most iconic and the very first café to be established in the city. Not only it is the perfect spot to appreciate coffee but also to have a wonderful traditional dinner.

Cafe Loustic

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Loustic is one of the best espresso bars in the world and they have a wide variety of coffee that changes virtually every week.

 

—  Museums  —

 

The Louvre

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This monumental landmark of the city is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement. It contains approximately 38,000 objects from pre-history to the 21st-century. The Louvre is regarded as the largest museum in the world. The Louvre holds a series of collections from Egyptian antiquities to Greek, Etruscan and Roman pieces as well as Islamic art, sculptures, decorative arts, around 7,500 works of paintings, and much more.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

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Founded in 1905, the Museum of Decorative Arts is situated on the western wing of the Palais du Louvre. Although the main focus of the Museum is French furniture and tableware, displaying works from René Lalique and Émile Gallé, it also hosts exhibitions of fashion, advertising and graphic art.

Musée des Arts et Métiers

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The Industrial Museum highlights seven enticing collections with over 80,000 objects and 15,00 drawings, some currently on display while others are preserved. Some of the best are the original version of the Foucault pendulum and the original model of Liberty Enlightening the World by Auguste Bartholdi.

 

—  Showrooms  —

 

Covet Paris

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In the city of lights, Covet House Paris became “the place to be” for decoration and design lovers. This showroom will give you some decoration ideas for your house. It features the work of several luxury brands, including Brabbu and DelightFull.

—  Art Galleries  —

 

Galerie Patrick Seguin

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Founded in 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin is located in Paris’s Bastille district in a 300 sqm (3200 sq ft) space, renovated by Jean Nouvel, a 2008 Pritzker Prize winner. Since its opening, the gallery has brought the talents of French designers, such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère into the international spotlight.

Galerie Dutko

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Jean-Jacques Dutko has been at the forefront of Paris’ art community since the 1980s and is considered a pioneer in the field of Art Deco.

Jacques Lacoste

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Specialising in 20th Century Decorative Arts, Jacques Lacoste has set out to promote French Design of the 1950s.

 

—  Design Events  —

 

PAD Paris Art + Design

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The Pioneering event for Art and Design, PAD Paris is set for yet again another stunning edition at the Tuileries Palace, from 4-8 April. The event has been reinventing for the past 22 years the Cabinet d’Amateur and the notion of eclecticism, anticipating the esthetic aspirations of its time.

Paris Design Week

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Set to take place from 7-15 September, Paris Design Week encompasses a wide variety of major events and exhibitions, including Maison et Objet as well as open studios and design shows around the city centre, celebrating the work of students, graduates and upcoming designers.

Maison et Objet

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The Ultimate lifestyle and design platform, Maison et Objet Paris returns to Paris Nord Villepinte for yet another enlightening edition, from 7-11 September 2018. The world’s most beloved tradeshow is the perfect stage for industry professionals and design enthusiasts to discover new trends and expressions in a multitude of sectors.

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019

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Paris Fashion Week returns September 25 and will last until October 3. The event is expected to bring the most charming and elegant spring and summer trends for the upcoming year. One can expect, the most iconic fashion houses to be a part of it, like Chanel and Dior.

 

—  Unmissable Attractions  —

 

Eiffel Tower

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The wrought iron tower designed by Gustave Eiffel is the most iconic and famous attractions of Paris. It was completed in 1889 as the centerpiece of that year’s Exposition Universelle. The tower stands at 324 meters and is the tallest structure in the capital.

Jardin des Tuileries

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Walking along the Axe Historique of Paris, the straight line which connects the Grande Arche at La Défense and the Louvre, will take you along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and into the Jardin des Tuileries.

Palais Garnier

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Regarded as one of the most extravagant buildings in the city, this grand opera house on the Boulevard des Capucines was built between 1861 and 1875

Moulin Rouge

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Founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, this Pigalle cabaret was the place to party during the Belle Époque.

Center Pompidou

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Located in the center of the city, between Les Halles and Le Marais, the Centre Georges Pompidou houses the national museum of modern art, which also happens to be the largest in Europe, a massive public library, and a center for musical research.

Notre-Dame de Paris

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Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in France. Over the course of its 854-year history, it has seen kings (and one emperor) coronated, revolutions and wars rip apart the city around it, and its own doom narrowly avoided by several loving restorations.

Panthéon

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While originally designed to be a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, the Panthéon was completed in 1790 and has since become one of the most imposing monuments in the Quarter Latin.

Keep in mind that these are only a few of the astonishing attractions that the city has to offer, there are numerous others that exude the same sense of history, glamour and passion, after all, Paris is indeed the City of Light and Romance.


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