Month: March 2022

What to do in Paris this weekend? (April 1 to 3)

You can wait all week for this little break, but once the weekend arrives – like everyone else – you can't find an original idea to occupy these days off. That's good, Paris Select has scoured the Parisian news to offer you the crème de la crème of fun and unusual activities. Here is a nice little program for this weekend. – Test the very first Tea Time by Pastry Chef Quentin Lechat at the Royal Monceau This Friday, April 1, Quentin Lechat is launching his very first Tea Time at the Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. The Pastry Chef imagines this new offer as a journey, to be discovered every weekend in the most Parisian of Palaces. A gourmet and exclusive escape to experience in the elegance and refinement of the Bar Long with a view of the interior garden. On the menu for this Tea Time in 4 sequences: tasty mini pastries – the famous “Princes” and new fruity creations – followed by a little boutique cake (The “vanilla pearl”). The “hot/cold chocolate grand …

Our favorite starred restaurants to try absolutely

– The starred restaurants of Paris are the elite of French gastronomy. The stars awarded by the famous Michelin Guide are the ultimate symbol of culinary quality. The chefs of the starred restaurants work tirelessly to offer customers exceptional dishes, presented with elegance and served with the greatest care. The starred restaurants of Paris are the must-see destinations for foodies from all over the world. It is sometimes difficult to choose among these temples of restoration, so we have decided to make a small selection for you. Il Carpaccio: 1* Just 6 months after the arrival of chef couple Alessandra Del Favero and Oliver Piras at the helm of the kitchens, the 2022 Michelin Guide crowns the iconic Italian restaurant at the Palace Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris with one star . Recently reopened, Il Carpaccio offers modern Italian cuisine, light, worked with transalpine products of exceptional quality... This prestigious award therefore highlights in the most beautiful way, this table which combines high gastronomy, conviviality, and excellence of service. . He …

7 confidential hotels to rekindle the flame

To change from the traditional candlelit dinner accompanied by a bouquet of roses, Paris Select has selected 7 confidential hotels for you, to spend the most romantic stay in Paris… Follow the guide! – Hôtel Maison Souquet The setting: On the outskirts of Montmartre, behind a facade raised with red lanterns, Maison Souquet reveals its discreet luxury. A small palace of hedonism, this former house of pleasures from the Belle Époque has 20 rooms, including 6 suites with unique decor… True havens of love, each of them is a cocoon woven with the thread of the best fabric manufacturers. Ultimate privilege, the water room and its swimming pool adorned with a celestial vault can be privatized on request! Valentine's Day 2022 offer: For Valentine's Day, the establishment does not make any special offer. On the other hand, we advise you to opt for the "Parisian romance" formula of the house (valid all year round!), the promise of an unforgettable stay. A harbinger of beautiful nights of idyll, a shower of rose petals spreads over your bed the evening of your arrival and the Salon d'Eau is reserved for you personally, the time of a breaststroke...

What to do in Paris this weekend? (March 25-27)

You can wait all week for this little break, but once the weekend arrives – like everyone else – you can't find an original idea to occupy these days off. That's good, Paris Select has scoured the Parisian news to offer you the crème de la crème of fun and unusual activities. Here is a nice little program for this weekend. – Treat yourself to a shot of vitamin D in a pretty garden (secret) If some criticize the City of Light for its lack of green space – even its suffocating density – it's very hard to know Paris, which is full of bucolic nuggets. Parisian parks and gardens are renowned for their special charm and character. The Tuileries gardens compete with the famous sailboat basins of the Buttes-Chaumont... Smaller but just as pleasant, the Parc Monceau and Montsouris are also to be tested, as is the famous green belt. Green spaces to discover, at the turn of a sunny Sunday stroll... We have selected a few, to bask in the pill, right here. – Take a walk around…

3 confidential brands to find chic costume jewelry

Since jewelry is a safe bet to spoil your girlfriend/mother/best friend/girlfriend, we have listed our 3 favorite brands for you to hunt for the most sophisticated pieces. – Fakara At FaKaRa the luxury of rarity becomes affordable. This craftsman makes unique high-end costume jewelry by hand with radiant colors in a light and very resistant material. Don't be surprised to be greeted by the creator himself, you will recognize him by his apron covered in paint stains. Because here, there is no question of presenting necklaces, rings or other soulless industrial jewelry, originality is the watchword of the house! Working Shop, 20 rue Danielle Casanova, 75002 Paris. 01 42 76 07 98 – Nadine Delépine Since 1991, Nadine Delépine has been designing and creating collections of jewelery and accessories (bags, cases), in her workshop-boutique on rue Princesse or in her production workshop in Mayenne… Her style is illustrated by the audacious combination of materials and the refined choice of colors. The watchwords of her firm are undoubtedly romantic, flowery and infinitely feminine. Most …

7 charming hotels with a cozy spa

For a perfect romantic break, it's hard to find a more romantic destination than the City of Light. With its many bridges all along the Seine, its marvelous monuments and its unique atmosphere, you can't help but be charmed by the beauty of Paris... Focus on 7 charming hotels with a spa, which promise an unforgettable stay in the capital city. – Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette 4* The Hotel La Belle Juliette sits enthroned in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Plush, intimate and warm, this 4-star establishment also has a spa. To discover it, just go down a few steps before entering a space that smells of essential oils... Combining luxury and beauty, the Spa de la Belle Juliette depicts a zen and relaxing universe with dimmed lights. This place dedicated to well-being reveals a cocoon of softness, with unique serenity. Baptized “dream pool”, the small swimming pool is equipped with massage hydrojets and counter-current swimming. A hammam with filtered lights, padded with mosaics completes the whole. Two private cabins can also …

The largest shoe space in Europe is at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann!

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann has the largest shoe space in Europe. Covering an area of ​​4000 m2, this magnificent setting is located on the 4th floor of the Parisian department store! This is news that should delight shoe addicts. Last fall, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann unveiled a brand new space entirely dedicated to footwear. Perched on the 4th floor of the department store, this showcase designed by architect Bernard Dubois mixes a fine selection of nearly 200 handpicked brands. Branded pumps, designer shoes, couture sneakers… Here you can find both timeless classics and the latest trends. The space is cleverly divided into three thematic multi-brand spaces: the creative gallery, the designer gallery and the sneakers gallery. Besides that, we also discover several pop-ups as well as a responsible shoe repair! – A setting offering a 360° experience This setting with its unique creative signature offers an unobstructed view of the exterior of the newly restored Coupole, as well as of the rooftops of Paris. And for an experience always...