Paris Travel Guide 2020
By Karen Huggins / @karenhuggins_blog
Traveling to Paris is always a special experience and if you are traveling during Paris Fashion Week you have to do it French style.
It’s a fun time to visit the city of lights if you love people-watching and feel sense of fashion in the air. I created this guide with things to do during this unique week; must-go places to “be part of the scene”:
Where to stay
The first time I traveled to Paris all my friends recommended hotels like Hotel Crillon, Ritz Paris and Le Bristol. They are historic luxury hotels and the epitome of Parisian style.
For Paris Fashion Week I was traveling with a friend @vanessarosetilley and we selected this time a gorgeous boutique hotel, Lumen Paris Louvre, because of the location (superb, one block from Place Vendome and Louvre Museum) and details (they offer a different experience taking care of the customers with Hermes beauty products, Nespresso Machine in the rooms and special towels for makeup).
Every day the breakfast is served at the hotel restaurant, intimate setting in the heart of Paris with a sunny terrace on warm days, and the glass canopy during the fall and winter. Lovely experience. For lunch/Dinner, Chef Akira Sugiura offers his delicious seasonal French-Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine. The matcha green tea tiramisu is a must.
The room’s decoration is so chic and modern, the best part: the breathtaking views in the heart of Paris’s 1st arrondissement! Best option for a Truly Parisian Experience. Superb 🙂
Hotel Lumen Paris Louvre https://hotel-lumenparis.com/
Ritz Paris: upscale experience at the beautiful terrace. You will feel like royalty. Popular with celebrities.
Hotel Le Bristol: Café Antonia offers a spontaneous side of Parisian life, where you can enjoy casual and elegant breakfast.
Le Girafe: modern seafood menu and best option to enjoy amazing views of the Eiffel Tower.
Oursin: New Jacquemus restaurant in Paris, Jacquemus, the fashion designer, teamed up with Kaspia to open his restaurant on the last floor of Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées. A travel to the Mediterranean feeling Jacquemus design vibes.
Hotel Costes: the legendary restaurant and bar are the places to see and to be seen. One of the top spots for locating high profile celebrities in Paris (Beyoncé, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, David & Victoria Bekham…).
Le Meurice: prepare to be dazzled by the master pastry chef Cédric Grolet (awarded for Best Pastry Chef in the World in 2018). You have to try his sculpted fruits and revisited pastries.
Four Seasons George V: a fairy tale experience if you want to feel like a princess/prince. A sophisticated beautiful room and amazing tea time.
Loulou: restaurant at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the heart of the Palais du Louvre.
I love the intimate and sexy atmosphere of the restaurant.
Balagan Paris: stylish cocktails and Mediterranean/Israel food with sexy atmosphere. New gem in town.
Le Bon Marche: my favorite department store, founded in 1838. The most prestigious brands.
Visiting Louvre museum is always an experience, I try to do it every time I go to Paris.
For Fashion lovers, you will enjoy Louis Vuitton Foundation and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Paris.