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A very special gourmet kind of weekend in Paris

On the first day in Paris we have lunch in the restaurant of the famous "Hotel Costes" (pure elegance! We eat in a very elegant and sophisticated setting), buy and eat macarons from "Ladurée"  and dine with the great cooking gods of France: with Alain Ducasse! Mr. Ducasse cooks in the "Hotel Plaza Athénée", while the bar of the hotel with the catchy name "Le Bar" offers great drinks.

 

The morning of the second day we dedicate to sightseeing. And Paris really has plenty to offer: from the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacré Coeur de Montmartre to Versailles, the list is endless. Even better - just stroll and shop in the Marais, the oldest district of the city. For lunch, we'll visit "L'Avenue", a sought-after celebrity gathering where the handsome staff serves champagne to model icons and actors alike - great eatery with great food.

Afterwards, a short trip to the Galeries Lafayette could provide a nice shopping experience. Or "La Grande Épicerie": Until 9 p.m., this shopping center will be open - a must visit for all gourmets. Here you will find everything that the connoisseur's heart desires: from fine patisserie to meat specialities and fresh seafood to wine. It is difficult to stay hungry for the evening. But we need to since dinner will be at the georgeous "Georges" including a magnificent view of Paris, from the rooftop of the "Centre Pompidou". Last but not least,  we hit THE Nightlife hot spot par excellence: The "Matignon" is club and restaurant in one. Both are cult!

 

We start our last day in the French capital in the famous "Café de Flore" on Boulevard Saint- Germain: a coffee house legend that must be visited. Parisian intellectuals such as Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre used to be regulars here.

At lunchtime we head to an authentic French bistro. Top chef Alain Ducasse, for example, has expanded his empire to include the "Allard". To die for-  the Joue de Boeuf! Afterwards we  relax  in the "Jardin des Tuileries": The baroque castle park between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde is an attraction, since statues of Maillol, Rodin and Giacometti can be found next to each other. A visit to the Louvre is also a good plan once you are around (and have plenty of time to queue). We say "Adieu Paris" with a good glass of wine. For example, in the bar "Au Sauvignon". Served with delicious goat cheese, foie gras or pate. 

Paris,  we will be back soon!

 

 

 

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