I never go for a walk in the Marais without a visit to this fascinating museum. Installed in two splendid private mansions joined by courtyard gardens — the 16th- and 17th-century Hôtel de Sévigné, the former home of Madame de Sévigné, and the 17th-century Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau — the Musée Carnavalet [...]
The Hôtel de Crillon closed its doors earlier this week for an extensive renovation project that is expected to last for two years. The patrician 147-room property dates to 1758, when it was one of two palaces commissioned by King Louis XV to comprise the Place de Concorde. It has since born witness [...]
The Hôtel Plaza Athénée, on Paris’ boutique-lined Avenue Montaigne near the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, has planned special observances throughout 2013 to mark its 100th anniversary. The hotel’s opening in April 1913 was reported by the Paris newspaper Excelsior: “…the magnificent hotel is known to be a microcosm of everything that most pleases [...]
One of the great pleasures of a weekend in Paris is a leisurely morning treasure-hunting the stalls of the flea market at the Porte de Clignancourt. As any real market hound knows, you have to arrive early, which means that you’re usually pretty hungry around noon. This has always been a problem, since [...]
Longtime Harper favorite Hotel Le Bristol debuted a new bar last fall. Conceived by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon and Maja Oetker, the immaculately designed space is evocative of a traditional English club, with oak floors, warm pine paneling and a crackling hearth. Head barman Maxime Hoerth won a prestigious “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Best Craftsman in [...]
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Tiffany & Co. recently announced plans to open a European flagship store in Paris. The 10,000-square-foot multi-level store will be located at 62 Avenue des Champs-Élysées and is expected to open in 2014. The company currently operates three stores in Paris, and has deep ties to the city. Tiffany became the first American firm [...]
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