The Ultimate Classic Paris Guide

Paris

La Favorite St. Paul is a Parisian gem… You must go!

It’s finally the right time and your heart is set on visiting Paris! The city of light and love awaits. ✨ Whether Paris is your only destination, or you are exploring nearby areas such as St. Tropez or Versailles, or nearby countries like Italy or Switzerland, Paris is always a good idea…

Hotel

There are various American Express FHR five star properties in Paris, ranging from $300-$3,000 per night! I am happy to walk you through each property, (as I have done site-visits at all of them! Including new properties like Cheval Blanc and Bulgari) but here are my top three:

1. Four Seasons George V - As you arrive in Paris, there’s absolutely no better greeting than Jeff Leatham’s grand floral displays in the George V lobby. The newly renovated pool and steam room is a pleasant way to begin your day, with petit-déjeuner, of course. The beds are so comfortable that you may decide to order room service for breakfast instead of venturing out to La Galerie. George V is quite extraordinary, yet feels like home away from home. 


2. Ritz Paris - This property is most popular amongst Americans, especially one famous American, Ernest Hemingway. The Ritz Paris is timeless and one of the best of what Paris has to offer. The Bar Vandôme retractable ceiling is perfect for Spring days and Summer nights. The spot to be in Paris, if you are lucky enough to have a Ritzy stay.

3. The Peninsula Paris - The Peninsula is exceptional. It is everything a Centurion cardholder would want, a (now two star!) Michelin Star rooftop restaurant, L’Oiseau Blanc, a world-class spa, spacious and modern rooms, and outstanding service. Pristine perfection is what you are, Peninsula.



Restaurants



L’Oiseau Blanc (Two Michelin Stars!)




Le George - one of three Michelin Star restaurants within Four Seasons George V (above) and the best salmon salad I’ve ever had (below)… I must say, I believe Le George was my top choice.



Le Grand Contrôle by Alain Ducasse - Airelles Château de Versailles was truly spectacular! Dinner & a show…

Jules Verne on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Views!


L’Avenue - Perfect spot for people watching! Not every restaurant must be Michelin Star… L’Avenue is fantastic! A few new options are Monsieur Bleu and Girafe. Trendy, yet tasteful. 

Arts & Museums 

Le Musée D’Orsay



The Louvre

Versailles

Shopping 



Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Hermès are the primary French fashion houses.


Rue Saint-Honoré is the best.


- Goyard- Established as a trunkmaker in 1792, this luggage last Forever Moore. The flagship store is in Rue Saint-Honoré. You can monogram your item. More subtle than Louis Vuitton. 

Entertainment


Bateaux Parisien - The best activity for your first day in Paris if you’d like a high level overview of the city structure, or if you are interested in a different perspective of Paris.

Les Ambassadeurs bar at Hôtel de Crillon is spectacular! 


High tea at Le Bristol or Ritz Paris is perfect for a rainy day.


La Durée is a classic… Pierre D’Arme currently makes “the best” macaroons, but I am loyal to LD.

- Soho House- There’s a new Soho House in town… be sure to make an appearance if you’re a member.

- Cabaret- It must be mentioned, Crazy Horse, Lido, Moulin Rouge are famous entertainment shows… I’ve been to all and consider Lido the most theatrical and Crazy Horse the most risqué. 

Paris is waiting… ✨ Voyageons Moore! 🧳

Alexis Simón Moore

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