Taking strolls along the River Seine, visiting museums and eating buttery croissants at an outdoor cafe, we love Paris for that.
But much has changed over the last two years! Here some new spots that you have to add in your list.
If you don’t go to Paris this year, like 3 millions of Americans, so send this list to your friends. Some of these adresses aren’t even yet in guides
-Visit the new Musée Pinault, art contemporain (inaugured in 2021).
The building alone is already worth the visit: it used to be Bourse du Commerce, an historic building that has been exquisitely reimagined by the architect Tadao Ando and housing works from the legendary collection of François Pinault.
–Have a drink at the top floor of the Cheval Blanc Hotel, the lastest of the palaces (2021), and today, the most beautiful hotel in Paris.
On the top, the Quintessence Suite,” 7,000-square-foot, with its own swimming pool. Go to the bar, « Le Tout Paris », just for a drink, and enjoy the panorama below to the skies above, with the greenish-brown Seine flowing by. There is not a more perfect view. Having this river and the sky in easy reach is very heaven.
–Close by, enjoy an italian gelato at Cova Caffé, the most famous milanese coffeehouse in Paris ! (opened in 2021)
Try the sublime panettone, or the amazing canolli, you will understand why the group LVMH acquired in 2021 this prestigious pastry shop of via Montenapoleone, created in 1817 in Milan.
Usually, LVMH is specializing in luxury goods. Owner of Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy… LVMH wants to open all over the world a copy of Cova (already Dubai, Monaco, New York, soon Atlanta), perfect combinaison of luxe and food.
–Try the best japanese restaurant in Paris: Akira Back. (Opened in January 2022).
Akira Back is a famous chef, born in Korea, and raised in Aspen. You will have an exquisite experience in the fantastic prince de Galles hotel. So many original dishes to try as the tuna/mushroom/truffle. Akira Back knows what he is doing with an eye for perfection.
–Don’t miss the most green rooftop terrace in Paris, and the largest in Europe (opened March 2022)
in the Halles area, set on the Roof of La Poste du Louvre (former Post office in Paris) totally renovated, this U-shaped terrace belongs to Madame Rêve Hotel but is open to all, as it features 250 seats all over more than 10 000 sq ft. In other words, a lot of space and seats. Open every day from 6 p.m. to 1
a.m., the place serves cocktails and finger food inspired by Japan.
-Taste the best « pâtissier » in the world ! People can stay on line 20 minutes to buy a croissant.
The “best in the world » is a lofty accolade, and yet it’s one that has often been applied to Cédric Grolet: the enfant terrible of the French pastry scene, a man renowned for pushing the boundaries of the pâtissier’s art. Go to his patisserie shop avenue de l’Opera, ok opened 3 years ago, but still a hit. His most famous creations are his fruits and flower cakes.
-Discover the life of legend Serge Gainsbourg during a visit to the home he shared with his muse Jane Birkin (inaugured in 2022)
Opening this spring, museum Maison Gainsbourg offers intimate tours accompanied by an immersive 30-minute audio experience. Pop into neighbouring Le Gainsbarre, a café-restaurant by day and cocktail bar by night, for a post-exhibit tipple.