One of the top Design Events of 2019 is coming! For that reason, we produced this Ultimate Guide to Follow for Maison et Objet 2019. If you love the design, then you simply can’t miss this popular lifestyle fair and one of the best design events of the world, that will returns to Paris Nord Villepinte from 18-22 January 2019. The following guide explores several themes, including:
- 1 – Basic Information
- 2 – Inspirations of Maison et Objet
- 3 – Designer of The Year
- 3.1 – Rising Talents
- 4 – Top Exhibitors
- 4.1 – Conferences
- 5 – Paris Deco-Off
- 6 – Paris City Guide
- Places to Visit
- Top Restaurants
- Top Hotels
- Places to Party
- Top Galleries
1 – Basic Information
Maison Et Objet Paris is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware. The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.
But let’s start with the basic information. When can you visit Maison et Objet? The opening hours from Friday to Monday are 09:30 am to 07:00 pm. On Tuesday, the opening hours are from 09:30 am to 06:00 pm. On the image below you can see a show map that showcases the several areas of this fair that in 2019 will offer a clearer and more organized perspective of two main areas: MAISON and its wide range of interior decoration, organized into different worlds; OBJET, the show’s concept store, ideal for retailers.
If you want to know everything that is happening at Maison et Objet, feel free to download for free, the MAISON&OBJET APP which will give you access to a series of things, from the list of exhibitors to plans, programmes, lectures, and events during this fair. In addition, you can also explore the MOM Platform, a creation of Maison et Objet, which is an endless source of inspiration. It helps to discover the most recently launched design products, projects, collections as well as your favourite brands, designers and architects.
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2 -Inspirations of Maison et Objet
Each year, the event hosts a unique inspirations theme, this time around will be “Excuse My French”. Vincent Grégoire from NellyRodi will once again oversee this highly inspiring space. The designer has analyzed the latest consumer trends and sociological phenomena and has encapsulated them in a theme, it may seem that it has a humorous character but it actually looks seriously upon the re-emergence of the country of Molière on the international scene. According to Vincent Grégoire from NellyRodi, everything revolving Frapossessesess a certain je ne sais quoi — that indescribable Gallic quality that exudes an easy allure, an effortlessly chic and a distinctive sense of style.
France has long been a worldwide reference for the arts, fashion, design and lifestyle. For many, it is quite simply the epitome of elegance. Grégoire pinpoints a number of factors responsible for the country’s new-found resurgence. Leading the way are a whole host of smaller companies – Petites Maisons, who reinterpret traditional savoir-faire with product lines characterized by a spirit of invention and exclusivity. A “nouvelle vague” of creatives open to multicultural influences have also emerged. They shake up traditional French chic by injecting inspirations from elsewhere in a new mood of fusion and mix ‘n’ match.
All of these threads will be brought together in January 2019 at the Trend Forum, a 250 sq. m space in Hall 7 that will present a selection of products embodying the essence of the new French scene. Its theatrical decor will be inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, but with a little impertinence mixed in. A small truck where you will be able to find the trend mook for sale will be parked in the middle of it and a number of contemporary items will deliberately contrast with the classical setting. “There will be disruptive, dissonant elements and a spirit of contradiction”, promises Grégoire. “They’re an integral part of that je ne sais quoi”.
3 – Designer of The Year
At 37, German designer Sebastian Herkner, who trained at Offenbach University of Art and Design, is embarking on an ever-growing number of collaborations with international design houses (no less than 21 projects in the pipeline during 2018 for Moroso, Dedon, Thonet and Lintello to name but a few). Over the course of the past decade, he has received some thirty awards in recognition of his innovative yet traditional work and, for all of the reasons above, he was chosen as the Designer of The Year of the January Edition of Maison et Objet 2019! You’ll be able to admire the power work of Herkner during this prestigious design event.
3.1 – Rising Talents
Following the success of the United Kingdom, Italy and Lebanon editions, China will showcase its Rising Talents at the Exhibition Centre – Paris Nord Villepinte, from 18 to 22 January 2019. The decision to focus on China’s young designers is a testament to the country’s rapid design-led growth, reflecting Maison et Objet efforts to remain at the forefront of international design progress and development. This edition will present 6 amazing rising design talents The rising talent were chosen and will be coordinated by some heavyweight giants of the Chinese design industry, like Liu Xu, Chairman of China National Interior Decoration Association, Xing Tong-He, Former Chief Architect of Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) Co. Ltd.; Qu Guangci, founder and artistic director of design brand X+Q Art, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of inter-disciplinary architecture and design practice Neri&Hu. These personalities will be joined by two Monsters of European Design: Tom Dixon and Luca Nichetto.
4 – Top Exhibitors
Boca do Lobo – Famous luxury brand Boca do Lobo is returning to Paris at Maison Et Objet 2019 to broadcast a new expression of the most elegant and powerful home design. Surrounded by haute craftsmanship and art, Boca do Lobo will present a strong showing with some stunning new pieces. Expect waves of contemporary and high-end furniture form this top Portuguese brand that always tries to elevate design and craftsmanship! Visit them at Hall 8 – Stand C3.
Brabbu– At this year’s Hall 6 you’ll find Brabbu. This is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength and power into an urban lifestyle. With a diverse range of furniture, case goods, upholstery, lighting and rugs, and through sensory design, we pass on a unique experience in every piece we design and produce. Every day our tribe of designers and craftsmen search for the highest – quality materials and innovative techniques to bring the comfort, functionality and personality your spaces deserve. Stand at Hall 6 Stand H38 – I37 I H48 – I47
Essential Home – Also at Hall 6 you’ll find Essential Home, a brand that is the epitome of bohemian retro design. It’s mid-century modern lines that merge important historical references from the 1930s and 1960s and with contemporary influences. The harmony of masculine and feminine, classic and contemporary, is the essence of the Maverick brand with its refinement and emblematic style. The brand deals with different, intimate and cosy ambiences that express the elegance and the luxury that is conveyed by the use of rich material now in a home environment. Find this brand’s stand at Hall 6 Stand O102 – P101
LUXXU – At Hall 8 Stand C85 you’ll find LUXXU. With a high prestige and a revivalist attitude, LUXXU is proud to be back in Paris for yet another edition of the world’s most prestigious tradeshow. The increasingly bolder designs, always combined with the finest craftsmen technics, are an endless promise of elegance and distinctiveness that shapes LUXXU’s future.
Delightfull – Essential Home sister brand, DelightFULL, will also be at Hall 6. Focused on Lighting Pieces, DelightFULL’s designs reflect a personality, a frame of mind and strong emotions are present in each detail. Inspired by jazz music, DelightFULL’s mission is to conquer the world through unique lamps! Made by local artisans that practices the elementals of craftsmanship, this brand’s products are long – lasting masterpieces and you’ll be able to see them up close at Hall 6. Stand at Hall 6 Stand O92 – P91
Maison Valentina – It is missing only one month for one of the biggest design shows taking place all over Europe and we couldn’t be more excited! Maison Valentina will be presenting fresh bathroom news. With its bespoke and bathroom, exclusive furniture Maison Valentina will be expanding its novelties beyond the standard of bathtubs and washbasins. There will be also displayed marvellous dressing tables to inspire the ladies for its own beauty moments, mirrors that will turn the bathroom into a sanctuary and delicate bathroom stools produced with the finest materials like brass and blue velvet. Find them at Hall 7 Stand E42 – F41
Rug’s Society – Rug’Society is an exquisite Portuguese brand of Rugs and covering selections, that mainly aims to transform rugs into pieces of art. Rug’Society appears with a strong connotation to the eclectic style, a brand that transmits emotions, and that is our starting point for every different design that we conceive to stimulate and develop new trends. It’s time to be masters in tapestry and, for that, Rug’Society presents us with a bold and contemporary design, always thinking in the future, and giving our products uniqueness, exclusiveness and luxury Design. Find them at Hall 6 Stand H52 – I51.
Circu– You’ll find Circu at Hall 8! Circu was built under a dream! The dream is to allow children to dream their own dreams and to really give them space to be and live their fantasies and magical world. It’s stunning hand-crafted and hand-tailored pieces are made in Portugal with the finest materials, combined with a lot of passion, so we can deliver only the highest quality furnishings. If you want to dive into some magical inspiration, then you must visit this stand! Look them up at Stand at Hall 8 C20.
Covet House – At Hall 8 you’ll find the mega stand of Covet House. At this brand’s stand you’ll be able to find pieces for all tastes and from all the major design brands in the world, namely, Boca do Lobo, Delightfull, Brabbu, Maison Valentina, Circu, Luxxu, Essential Home, Rug’Society, Pullcast, Foogo and Monsyeur. Don’t miss this chance. Find them at Hall 8 Stand C15
Preggo – Your Idea, our solution. This is the slogan of preggo. Mixing craft and technology, we’re specialized producers of furniture and lighting. Through our four production units, we specialize in four different areas: Wood and finishes, metal, upholstery and lighting. This specialization in different fields enables us to tackle whole projects and assist design brands with the whole of their collection. Find them at Hall 7.
Fendi Casa – The Fendi Casa Collection was founded upon a strong intuition of Alberto Vignatelli in 1988 with the vocation to decorate rooms the same way FENDI dressed generations of women with clothes and accessories. Today, Fendi Casa offers an elegant and cosmopolitan lifestyle, with a collection that ranges from contemporary to modern or classic. Each furniture and accessory is the result of extensive research and constant, meticulous craftsmanship and fine workmanship. Location: Hall 8 — Stand A66.
Missoni Home – What’s Missoni mission and style? An abstract, floral crossover, symbols of old traditions and new spaces, alongside tangibly incisive texture alternating with virtual ethereality. By using Missoni’s products, all of the décor potentials is heightened by different solutions on the same pattern. Themes and elements transmute from furnishings to linens, and again from indoors to outdoors. Missoni also pays attention to colors with cool intensity: spark explosions, animated shades and morphing faded tones. Check them at Hall 8, Stand A-A4.
Agresti – Top luxury brand Agresti manufactures, since 1949, some of the most luxury jewelry boxes, armoires with safe, watch and game boxes in the world! Made with precious woods and high-quality workmanship, Agresti products are simply amazing.
Zaha Hadid Design – Architecturally inspired. Zaha Hadid Design is a contemporary design studio, established in 2006 by Zaha Hadid, which explores applications of scale, space, material, experience, and innovation. To respond to the demand for her work on a commercial level, the label Zaha Hadid Design collection has been developed and offers a selection of homeware and giftware. Location: Hall 6 — Stand O22.
Frato – This Portuguese brand creates a world of unique experiences; the unexpected, the authentic and the meaningful. Accept the challenge and find out our new collection! It offers a scalable and versatile collection, bearing in mind clients specific needs as well as their personal interpretation of life. Find them at Hall 8
Preciosa – Cultivation of chandeliers. Since 1724. The highest standards of craftsmanship, unique technical know-how and the distinctiveness of its designs have today guaranteed PRECIOSA a place among the world’s leading brands in the field of crystal glass. PRECIOSA Lighting’s installations can be found all over the globe, in Versailles, St. Petersburg, London, Dubai, Macao and New York, in both public and private palaces and residences. Preciosa’s impressive product range also includes jewelry, gift items, crystal components for the jewelry and fashion industries and the legendary, beautifully cut crystal beads.
Vitra – The Vitra Accessories Collection encompasses the growing portfolio of design objects, accessories and textiles produced by the Swiss furniture company. The collection is based on classic patterns and objects conceived by designers such as Alexander Girard, Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. In addition to these classics, it also includes pieces by contemporary designers like Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius and Michel Charlot. Authenticity, joy and playfulness are hallmarks of the Vitra Accessories Collection.
Meridiani – This luxury Italian brands interpret tradition with contemporary style. Simple, pure lines suggest a new luxury, sophisticated yet natural and relaxed. It will present a luxury taste of Italy in Paris! Location: Hall 8 — Stand C / C103.
Tom Dixon – One of Europe’s and Great Britain top designers will be at Maison et Objet to present the new collection of his brand Everyday home accessories, giftware and design objects informed by British heritage, that’s what Tom Dixon promises to present at the event. Location: Hall 6 – Stand K37.
Momenti – This brand’s style is expressed in four collections: Crazy Paper, Crazy Home Furniture, Crazy Home Paintings and Crazy Tile. They will all be represented at Momenti stand at Maison et Objet where you’ll be able to get in touch with 100% original Italian products!
Seletti – The worlds of design, art de la table, furniture, lighting, object and decoration. Seletti has a history of vision and evolution. Ever since it was established in 1964 in Cicognara, Mantova, the company has pursued its mission of making the most of professionalism, service and above all, an endless product research, striving for improvement, innovation and originality. They will be at Hall 6, so stop by and find out their craziness. Location: Hall 6 — Stand J16 / K15.
Ligne Roset – This brand represents the passion of design for 150 years. Seats, furniture and decoration, each product is the result of more than 100 years of expertise. Since 1860, the company has been located in the heart of France where most of its furniture is produced using the most modern manufacturing methods. Location: Hall 6 — Stand J46 / K45.
Atelier Swarovski Home – An inspirational home decor brand, Atelier SWAROVSKI is the ultimate expression of the Swarovski brand showcasing collections of covetable table-top objects for the home in collaboration with design visionaries from across the globe. Celebrating innovative design, the growing collection includes functional and decorative objects and gifts. With a strong focus on mixing crystal with other materials, Atelier SWAROVSKI HOME is a vivid reminder of the infinite creative possibilities of crystal. Location: Hall 6 — Stand K32 / L31.
Lladró – This is a Spanish luxury brand internationally recognized as a leader in high end and exclusive porcelain sculptures, lighting and home decor objects. A lifestyle symbol synonymous with a unique know-how, which is also extended to its line “Light&Scent”, which embraces collections of lamps and home fragrances especially conceived to create ambiance. Location: Hall 8 — Stand C51.
Vista Alegre – In a constant search for renovation, Vista Alegre reveals a huge capacity to follow global trends, working regularly with prestigious designers worldwide. The essential values are quality of excellence, innovation, design, universality, the connection to art and culture, always combining tradition and modernity. Location: Hall 8 — Stand C73.
Exteta – The brand is known as one of the best brands when it comes to the production of outdoor furniture of very high cabinetry and design. Exteta uses an innovative system designed to dress and decorate outdoor spaces in the most singular manner. Location: Hall 8 – Stand A66.
Baccarat La Maison – Baccarat La Maison’s is a natural extension of the Baccarat universe and offers statement furniture and home accessories with a timeless style, at the highest standards of the art of living industry. Location: Hall 8 – Stand A65 / B66
Ritz Paris Home Collection – During Maison & Objet 2019, Luxury Living Group and the Ritz Paris will be presenting the new RITZ PARIS HOME COLLECTION. A line of furnishings and accessories that sketches out the unique and sophisticated lifestyle that has made and continues to make, the Ritz Paris an epicentre of elegance. Location: Hall 8 – Stand A77 / B78.
Sahrai Milano – Sahrai Milano is a brand of luxury custom made rugs designed in Italy. Their collections are excellence in the furnishing accessories field. Location: Hall 8 – Stand A93.
Porada – Founded by Luigi Allievi, Porada was born from the love of the wood in 1948, with the aim of expanding its production of chairs through the use of the best craftsmanship wood techniques. Location: Hall 8 – Stand B115 / C116.
Project Culture– Project CULTURE is an awe-inspiring initiative organised by the Covet Foundation and it is the material concretization of a dream that belongs to every single person who celebrates the finest craftsmanship all around the world. Exquisite stools with a contemporary design brought to life thanks to talented hands and ancient techniques challenged everyone, pushing the limits of Arts and Crafts. The results are masterpieces filled with the soul of their makers and thinkers, a tribute to handcraft, our cultural heritage and legacy. Location: Hall 8, Stand C15.
Maison et Objet: Conferences
Portugal, Eldorado Archi, Design, Craft? – In this conference, the Covet Foundation for Design & Craftsmanship, represented by Amandio Pereira, will join Portuguese design elite Oitoemponto & Joana Astolfi to talk about the rising of craftsmanship in the furniture industry in Portugal. The journalist Guy-Claude Agboton from Ideat will moderate this talk. Monday, 21st of January at 2pm at Hall 7 of Maison et Objet.
When several European designers moved to Portugal, the media asked them why. Two answers come back; the existence of craftsmanship skills and a certain state of mind with the human at the centre. Truth or fantasy?
Portugal has been increasingly a game changer in the Design field, injecting considerable verve into a previously conservative industry as well as bringing a new fresh inspiration worldwide. As the luxury home design world is moving at a fast pace to improve authenticity and differentiation, top-notch quality has been relying on finest craftsmanship to create unique pieces for one of a kind interiors. An emerging realm that has been in the spotlight where the meticulous and hard-earned skills from master artisans are treasured. Now, let’s get to know more about each speaker.
Does architects’ furniture differ from that of the designers? – A top talk with some top architects in the World about the past, the future and the present of furniture made by architects and how these products differ from the ones created by designers! Sunday, 20th of January at 3pm at Hall 7 of Maison et Objet.
Designer of the year Sebastian Herkner: Designing companions for life – Sebastian Herkner is the Designer of The Year of Maison et Objet 2019, and so, obviously, Herkner will talk about his life work in a conference where he will explain all of the history behind his creative process! Friday, 18th of January at 4 pm at Hall 7 of Maison et Objet.
Paris Deco-Off 2019
Destined to please industry professionals and the general public alike, the 10th edition of the cultural event, Paris Déco Off will take place from 17-21 January 2018. The City of Light, Fashion and design is known for being the ultimate source ultimate of inspiration for every designer and creative mind, especially during this season, where Paris hosts a series of esteemed design, fashion and lifestyle events. Regarded as a “rendezvous” between international interior designers and decoration editors, the event invites everyone eager to know the latest and best designs, to a festive environment through the streets of Paris and onto the most stylish and innovative showrooms. Paris Déco Off allows individuals to discover the world’s most outstanding fabric collections, home accessories and furniture designs.
This year, design aficionados can expect to see the brilliant work of more than one hundred of luxury brands, including the likes of Aldeco, Casamance, Cole & Son, Designers Guild, Elitis, Gaston y Daniela, Hermès, Houlès, James Hare, Kravet, Lelièvre, Pierre Frey, Pouenat, Ralph Lauren Home and Rubelli Group.
The streets of Paris light up during this time of the year, especially when one speaks about design and decoration. Visitors should definitely consider visiting the following venues: Rue du Mail where you can see a series of esteemed design showrooms, such as Aldeco and Leliévre, who also happen to host parties in order to further celebrate their success and the essence of design. Rue Saint Honoré and Rue Saint-German des Prés are also a must! The first one houses famous fashion brands such as Dior and Chanel whereas as the last one has numerous art galleries and antique stores.
Paris City Guide – Places to Visit
If you are in Paris for Maison et Objet 2019, then you must book a meeting and pay a visit to Covet Paris, a stunning Covet Group Showroom comprised of two highly curated floors with the most cutting-edge furniture and lighting designs, from three renowned luxury brands DelightFULL or BRABBU. In the showroom, you’ll find a series of astonishing design sets, including a bedroom, which was created to inspire the best interior design projects.
As one of the main capital cities of Europe, Paris has a lot to see in terms of monuments. This is one of the oldest and most attractive cities in the world, Paris has to offer a whole array of historical buildings you should visit, like the iconic The Eiffel Tower or de sublime Palace of Versailles.
You can also visit Disneyland Paris, one of the most famous theme parks in Europe. It’s a must-visit for anyone who wants to have fun. In this department, you should also visit one of the many museums of Paris, like the Grand Palace, Le Louvre or the Pompidou. If you want to see a good show, we recommend one of the many theater plays and cabaret shows that are scheduled for the week of Maison et Objet!
Paris City Guide – Top Hotels
Four Seasons Hotel George V – Located steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, lovingly restored 18th-century tapestries and a defining spirit of elegance and charm, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris redefines luxury service in the City of Light. Address: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris
Hotel Plaza Athenee – The Hôtel Plaza Athénée is located on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, the home of Parisian Haute Couture. In the heart of the Triangle d’Or area, the hotel is only a few steps away from the River Seine. Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Le Bristol – Le Bristol Paris is centrally located on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. With its 3 Michelin star restaurant Epicure, 1 Michelin star brasserie 114 Faubourg, Café Antonia, rooftop swimming pool and Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, this Parisian Palace is considered as the ultimate reference for French Art de Vivre. Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Mandarin Oriental Paris – Situated on rue Saint-Honoré and just steps from Place Vendôme, one of the most stylish districts in the world, Mandarin Oriental, Paris enjoys a wonderfully chic location. This five-star hotel is a celebration of Paris today, inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand’s legendary service. Address: 251 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Ritz – The refinement of the French Art De Vivre meets the elegance of Belle Époque Décor: the hotel’s rooms and suites bear the names of Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Marcel Proust — all of whom considered the Ritz “like a second home”. Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
Splendide Royal – At the heart of elegant, historic and cultural Paris, between Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and Avenue Gabriel, a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, the Louvre Museum and the Grand Palais, the Hotel Splendide Royal Paris shines like a true haven of peace where it is good to return after a day of work or shopping. Address: 18 Rue du Cirque, 75008 Paris
Shangri-La Paris – Built-in 1896 as the home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew – Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The hotel features breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. Surrounded by a garden, the 101 rooms and suites offer guests the chance to enjoy an exclusive home. Address: 10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
Relais Christine – Newly redone, this delightful and discreetly luxurious boutique hotel has managed to preserve the intimacy of the private residence it once was. Its comfortable and welcoming 48 rooms and suites, the quiet atmosphere of its lounges, the charm of the vaulted spa, its private flowered garden and its personalised service make it a restful and friendly place to stay, worthy of the best Parisian addresses. ⇒ Address: 3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France
Hôtel Vernet – Located near the emblematic Champs Elysées, the Hotel Vernet benefits from an authentic Haussmann style. The deluxe hotel is a member of the prestigious family-run hotel group, B Signature Hotels & Resorts. The interiors were designed by the extremely talented François Champsaur who paid homage to French elegance and savoir-faire. Address: 25 rue Vernet, 75008 Paris France
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme – Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is one of the most glamorous and stylish hotels in Paris, located in the heart of the city. The five-star Hotel is set near the historic building near Place Vendôme and Opera Garnier. Defined by its attentive amenities, exquisite decor and unmatched elegance, a stay at this sophisticated hotel is bound to be an unforgettable one in the City of Lights. Address: 5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France
Radisson Blu Hotel, Champs-Elysées Paris – Ideally situated in the heart of the city, opposite the old port, right on the seafront, makes the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso Cannes a wonderful and unique hotel with a warm and sublime atmosphere. The Radisson Blu is truly passionate about great and dynamic design, both driving and delivering the guests expectations. Address: 78bis Avenue Marceau, 75008 Paris, France
Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg – Hotel Sofitel Le Faubourg is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Paris. A luxurious design by Didier Gomez, one of the most famous interior designers in France, offers comfort and indulgence. This upscale establishment, set in a grand townhouse-style building, has refined rooms and suites individually designed, and which add separate living areas.Address: 15 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France
Hotel de Crillon – 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. Address: 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
Paris City Guide – Top Restaurants
Le Meurice – This top restaurant continues to write its history by remaining true to its time. The hotel called on the talents of Philippe Starck for his spaces impregnated with surrealism, and to Alain Ducasse whose cuisine already infused the soul of the establishment. Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée – Alain Ducasse tells a personal and radical story, continuing the work he began twenty-five years ago. He represents the naturalness cuisine, inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy, with the help of his chef of Romain Meder. Healthier and more natural, more respectful of the Planet, it delivers a free and nearly instinctive interpretation of Haute Cuisine, revealing the produces’ original flavor, from the noble to the humble, all exceptional. Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
L’Espadon – A gastronomic experience designed to surprise and delight: Chef Nicolas Sale invites you to enjoy the most creative, refined and elegant dishes, from a gentle morning breakfast to an experimental garden for lunch or an unforgettable dinner. Let the spirit of the Ritz Paris be your guide. Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
Guy Savoy – A meal at Restaurant Guy Savoy is a union of the skills of the chef, the kitchen brigade and the front of house team, combining to show in the best possible light the array of products offered up by our planet; the fruits of the labours of the very best farmers, producers and winemakers, all of whom recognise their shared heritage. Address: Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.
L’Ambroisie – This is a Michelin three-starred restaurant whose chef is Bernard Pacaud, his refined and classical cooking style makes it one of the most esteemed French restaurants. The restaurant is in a period house in the Place the Vosges. Address: 9 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
LÉpicure – At Epicure, the celebrated chef Eric Frechon, who holds three Michelin stars, has created a temple of gastronomy that is absolutely French. His macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke, and duck foie gras, gratinéed with aged Parmesan is an unforgettable dish that people travel to Paris to experience. Epicure can be enjoyed every day of the year, with tables laid in an exquisite garden setting throughout the summer. Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Yannick Alléno – Since July 2014, when Yannick Alléno started to run the Pavillon Ledoyen and settled there Alléno Paris, he has been using the skills he learned from some of the world’s greatest chefs and the modernity of his approach to bringing new life to classical French cuisine in one of the most historic Parisian locations. Pavillon Ledoyen, renowned since 1792 and located on the Champs-Élysées since 1842, is a unique and special place: a chef’s home, Yannick Alléno’s home. Address: 8 Avenue Dutuit, 75008 Paris
Le Grand Restaurant – Situated in the heart of Paris, Le Grand Restaurant takes you on an intimate journey created by Chef Jean-François Piège who wanted to express his creativity and ambition and let gastronomy enthusiasts discover his world. Le Grand Restaurant offers modern and innovating cooking techniques that together with an astonishing and comfortable ambience completely transport you into a unique voyage into self-discovery. Address: 7 Rue d’Aguesseau, 75008 Paris, France.
L’Abeille – One of the most enticing features of the Shangri-La Hotel, we had the chance to experience was the Two-Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Abeille. The restaurant offers sophisticated French gastronomy exclusively made by Executive Chef, Christophe Moret who is led by the desire to express himself through a very carefully prepared elegant cuisine. The Hotel was named in tribute to Napoleon’s preferred emblem, the Bee. Address: 10 Avenue of Jena, 75116 Paris, France
Le Gabriel Restaurant – Located in a capital as stimulating as Paris when it comes to gastronomy, La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa rise skillfully to the challenge with its restaurant, Le Gabriel, where the Executive Chef Jérôme Banctel offers contemporary French cuisine inspired by the seasons. This approach implies unforgettable dishes to be discovered and rediscovered in all their natural glory: enhanced yet never disguised. Address: 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France
Maison Rostang Restaurant – Maison Rostang is located at the centre of the city, offering exquisite gourmet dishes that would make the perfect ending to any busy day. Address: 20 Rue Rennequin, 75017 Paris, France
Paris City Guide – Places to Party
Gravity Bar – This snazzy new cocktail bar has quickly bedded in as one of the hippest in the city. The interior of Gravity is properly stylish, a large, light space with these white wave-shaped slats covering the ceiling. It’s dramatic and theatrical, an effect enhanced by the bar’s huge steel counter. Address: 44 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75000 Paris
Le Blaine – This speakeasy-style bar in 8th arrondissement does its fashionable best to capture the feeling of a clandestine bar in 1920s Chicago, as Prohibition was in full swing. Hidden behind a large black door, Blaine is located at the bottom of what appears to be a disused staircase. Whisper a password, follow a corridor and open a door, and only then will you reach the small candlelit space. Address: 65 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris
Shake n Smash – With its huge oak bar, its high-range wall of spirits and leopard armchairs, Shake ‘n’ Smash has the elegance of old cabaret bars. You will easily find it between the Place de la République and the Town Hall of the 3rd arrondissement. Address: 87 Rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris
Maison Souquet – A design-focused hotel bar reviving Pigalle’s racy heyday. This address certainly has a colorful past. A former brothel, Maison Souquet is now a clandestine hotel with a bar of the same name – which truly embraces the Pigalle of yesteryear. Décor is Jacques Garcia’s Belle Époque meets orientalism, including original pieces like 1895 Cordoba leather on the walls, Moorish earthenware, porcelain, vintage furniture and molded fireplaces. Address: 10 Rue de Bruxelles, 75009 Paris
Paris City Guide – Art & Design Galleries
Galerie Kreo – This gallery which opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called « Louise Weiss », focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers. In 2008 Galerie Kreo relocated to the heart of Saint-Germain des prés, and in 2009, parallel to its role in contemporary production, increased it’s dealing with vintage lighting and furniture. Address: 31 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris
Galerie Patrick Seguin – 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 Prizker 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. As of today, the gallery has amassed the most important collection of these demountable houses, which for the most part are either unique examples or were produced in very few numbers. Address: 5 rue des Taillandiers F-75011, Paris
Galerie Maria Wettergren – Maria Wettergren was born in Lemvig, Denmark. While subsequently preparing a Master degree, Maria Wettergren lived in Paris where she worked simultaneously for several art galleries such as Flux by Cyril Putman, while he was representing Fabrice Hyber and Huang Yong Ping at the Venice Biennale (1997 – 1999). In 2002, she decided to interrupt her studies to become the director of the Parisian branch of the Dansk Moebelkunst Gallery. She ran DMK until 2010 when she decided to open a gallery specialized in contemporary Scandinavian art design. Address: 18 Rue Guénégaud, 75006 Paris
Galerie Béatrice Saint-Laurent – Founded by Béatrice Saint-Laurent, Galerie BSL commissions produces and exhibits refined and innovative works that challenge the established borders of art and design. One-offs or in very limited edition, these functional sculptures channel an experience, arouse one’s sensibility and speak to the heart as much as to the intellect. Address: 0 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
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