Paris is the city of love, lights, food, wine and luxury of course. The perfect way to explore this city is to revel in and understand its unique culture...
By: LuxuryFacts Team
Posted on: November 10, 2010
Paris is the city of love, lights, food, wine and luxury of course. The perfect way to explore this city is to revel in and understand its unique culture…
The famous designer Christian Lacroix once said, “Going out in Paris was like going out in the ‘30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I’d seen in books at my grandparents’ house, only it was our generation.”
This one line well defines the aura of Paris. Enchanting, vintage yet modern, romantic and so, so fashionable. Many luxury brands have been born here, because, after all, Parisians know exclusivity, how to create it and how to revel in it.
Remember Anne Hathaway taking in the charm of Paris with a wide-eyed look from her car in the movie Devil Wears Prada? That’s the effect this city has on travellers.
Paris can be defined in a million different ways by a million different people. Some love it, some spend entire lifetimes trying to find the source of its extraordinary charm, and some, ahem, hate the haughtiness of Parisians who don’t respond to anything but French language. But the class, sophistication and old world charm of Paris is unbeatable!
While Paris has many well-known landmarks to explore and probably thousands of guidebooks have been written on this magical city, we tell you five ways to explore the true essence of Paris and to indulge luxuriously here.
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Learn how to whip up a delicious meal from a renowned Master Chef, enjoy a spread of sparkling jewels in an exclusive presentation by a great French jeweller, reserve a major French museum exclusively for you and your guests, treat your loved one to an exceptional dinner in a romantic setting or have a private audience with a French master artist in the intimacy of his studio. Anne de Paris
provides all these services and much more!
Divided into five collections (Art & Music, Wine & Gastronomy, Fashion & Luxury, Shopping & Entertainment, and Services) they can arrange half- and full-day experiences to delight everyone - from a couple wanting to discover Paris from an unusual angle to a group of businesspeople looking for an original and exclusive breakaway.
Paris on water
, a company is Paris, offers a tailor-made private cruise on Paris’ river Seine, a beautiful waterway. Their luxurious Venetian water taxi was custom-built for the Seine in Venice in 2007. Sink in the plush leather-covered banquette in the private salon as tinted windows respect your privacy. You may open or close the convertible roof as per your wishes!
A refrigerated mini-bar, a music system and Internet access on request are some of the facilities available on-board the water limousine. See the City of Lights from a new angle as your private cruise takes you past the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and Notre Dame de Paris. The time is absolutely your decision...
Paris is the mecca of luxury. You name the brand, and it’s in Paris! Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel, Cartier….you probably are patrons of these brands. A round of Le Printemps and Galeries Lafaytte is crucial, as is a walk at the famed and the most expensive retail street Champs Elysees. The service and products offered here are, of course, top notch.
Tingle your taste buds
Karen McDougal once said, “My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed man…who will whisk me away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me and dine me.” Paris is certainly packed with excellent, Michelin-starred restaurants. Romantic, classy, and sophisticated decors won’t make you feel less than a Prince or Princess. Helpers will serve with a quick hand as you select the wine of your choice. Revel in some lip-smacking French delicacies and champagnes. Restaurant Le Meurice, L’Ambroisie, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and Le Restaurant Gastronomique are just some examples.
Spa it up!
After all that shopping, dining, cruising, it’s important to relax and rejuvenate. Treat yourself with a spa massage from the many exceptional ones located in Paris. Nothing matches the feeling of your knots dissolving in a spa as you gaze out at the vistas of Paris. Cinq Mondes Spa and Nuxe are good spas to try out. And all the five star hotels in the city have a spa as well.
Lavish living is obviously not too difficult to find in Paris. Take your pick from hotels like Four Seasons, Le Bristol, Hotel Ritz, Hotel Plaza Athenee, and many more.
Paris seems to have been remembered in countless poems, quotes and thoughts. So we can’t resisting the famous writer and author Ernest Hemingway in the end – “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”