American author Ernest Hemingway once said, “Il n’y a que deux endroits au monde où l’on puisse vivre heureux: chez soi et à Paris.” Which translates in English to; “There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.”
After a recent stay at Shangri-La Hotel the AnOther and Another Man team share their recommendations on where to go whilst visiting the renowned French capital.
Another Man Editor, Ben Cobb:
“Gotham DVD, rue Dante is an aladdin’s cave of cult cinema. Deyrolle, rue du Bac: 170-year old taxidermy emporium. Chez L’Ami Louis, rue Vertbois: the best foie gras in town.”
Photographic Director, Christina Hardy:
“Bob’s Juice Bar, 15 rue Lucien Sampaix: one of the only juice bars and places to eat healthy food in pairs, opened by an American filmmaker. Guen Mai, 6 rue Cardinale: another healthy option, it’s a macro-biotic place close to Café de Flore. Curio Parlor, 16 rue des Bernardins (boulevard Saint Germaine): great for cocktails – a mixology type bar. Robert et Louise, 64 rue Veille du Temple: the best French steak eaterie.”
Fashion Editor, Agata Belcen:
“Christophe, 8 rue Descartes: a lovely little restaurant serving French cuisine and organic wine.”
Digital Marketing Co-ordinator, Mélanie Crété:
"Place St Sulpice, behind Jardin du Luxembourg: nice for a coffee and a place to read a book under the sun. Le Printemps rooftop, 9th floor at 64 boulevard Haussmann: great place for a glass of wine and beautiful view. Le Bon Marche, 24 rue Sèvres: for shopping. Le Pompon, 39 rue des Petites Ecuries: great restaurant/club to go out to on the weekend."
Editorial Assistant, Lucia Davies:
“La Coupole, 102 Boulevard Montparnasse: I spent my birthday at this 1000m² French brasserie a few years ago and was served the biggest cake I have ever seen. The basement dance hall is also where Jospehine Baker, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir liked to dance.”
Compiled by Lucia Davies
Shangri-La Hotel Paris is located at 10 avenue, d'Iéna, overlooking the Eiffel Tower and River Seine