Let us take you behind the scenes of the fascinating, food-loving and fashionable city that is Paris. Just a few blocks from EUGENE you’ll find a whole range of carefully selected venues where you can have fun with friends, enjoy a delicious treat or just be refreshed and inspired. Use our City Guide to make sure you’re always in the best seats in the Front Row, living every day to its fullest. Fancy taking in a show, indulging in some retail therapy or just staying in Paris for a while? Let us be your guide.
L’InterContinental Paris le Grand
2, rue Scribe – 75009 Paris
Better known as the Grand Hôtel, the InterContinental Paris le Grand was inaugurated by Empress Eugénie in 1862. It was built in anticipation of the International Exhibition of 1867, which was held in Paris. In those days its main guests were musicians, writers, artists and actors. The hotel has recently undergone very careful renovation. Guests can avail themselves of the facilities of the hotel’s two restaurants and lounge bar.
Le Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
5, rue de la Paix - 75002 Paris
Before it was a luxury hotel, the Paris Hyatt Paris-Vendôme was home to Parisian haute couture, in the form of Maison Paquin, famed for its precious furs and lace. And it still fosters this legacy, remaining a favourite hideaway for models and fashionistas. Boasting an exceptional location, renowned spa, Michelin-starred restaurant and choice of 43 fabulous suites designed by Ed Tuttle, you are sure to have a truly unique and exclusive experience at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.
15, place Vendôme - 75001 Paris
The Ritz was founded in 1898 by Swiss businessman Cesar Ritz, and went on to become one of Paris’s most prestigious – and the world’s most famous – hotels. Today there are 142 rooms including 71 suites, all boasting fine wood panelling and period works of art, neoclassical bathrooms in Italian marble with fine goldplated taps. There is also a selection of bars and restaurants, a gym, a wellness centre complete with pool and even a cookery school.
6-8,rue Duphot - 75001 Paris
A town house surrounded by the luxury of Paris, Le Burgundy Paris combines its excellent and discreet service with the contemporary atmosphere of its eclectic decor. Each room or suite is different from the last, and its elegant bar and Michelin-starred restaurant, and vast yet intimate spa, offer a true haven of peace, just a stone’s throw from the electrifying heart of Paris.
2, rue du Havre - 75008 Paris
Tous les jours de 9h35 à 2h
Exotic plants surround you as you take in the incredible panoramic view from the Perruche rooftop restaurant. Perched on top of the Printemps de l’Homme-Printemps du Goût department store, its menu focuses on wines that pack a punch, top quality products and dishes meant for sharing.
Take for example quail from Les Dombes, Noir de Bigorre pork, and Hervé Sancho rib-eye steak, or black mullet ceviche, grilled octopus and Banka trout…
17, place de la Madeleine - 75008 Paris
Du lundi au samedi de 9h30 à minuit
Caviar Kaspia has been a popular meeting place for over 90 years. The Who’s Who of Paris likes to meet up on the 1st floor of this legendary store and revel in the luxurious, elegant delights of Caviar Kaspia. Needless to say, every type of caviar is on the menu, but you will also find the very best smoked fish and other treasures from the sea.
4, rue Meyerbeer - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 12h à 15h et de 19h à 23h
The Coquette restaurant is part of the W Paris-Opéra hotel. From morning ‘til night, the chef draws energy and inspiration from Paris’s cosmopolitan culinary scene, designing delicious dishes sure to meet your fancy for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Le Patio Opéra
5, rue Meyerbeer - 75009 Paris
Du lundi au samedi de 12h à 14h30 et de 18h à minuit
When you step inside the Patio Opéra restaurant, situated just a stone’s throw from Opéra Garnier and the main department stores, and designed by film producer Valérie Saas-Lovichi, you will be amazed to see just how big it really is. It actually comprises a 450 m² festive complex, made up of four different, warm and friendly areas, each of which has its own special vocation.
The Patio Opéra has a two-fold mission: to celebrate culinary produce from Corsica and Italy, led by chef Fabio Ferracane, and to support the work of creative artists. Exhibitions, performances and film projections are held regularly. A lovely, tranquil patio bathed in pastoral charm also offers fans of outdoor eating a real treat – come summer, come winter!
10, place Édouard VII - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 12h à 15h et de 19h à minuit
Froufrou, which is situated inside the magnificent Théâtre Edouard VII, offers generous, friendly fare concocted by Chef Juan Arbelaez, for you to enjoy in beautiful surroundings, created by fashion designer Alexis Mabille. The key concepts behind this decidedly convivial menu are sharing and indulgence, with the stars of the show being generous cuts of meat prepared for sharing.
At 11:00 pm the lights go down and the atmosphere goes up, to the sound of a carefully selected retro playlist. Bar Cancan is there for you to have a drink and party the night away, elbow to elbow with the performers who also frequent the place.
L’Opéra de Paris
8, rue Scribe - 75009 Paris
Following Italianate theatre tradition, the horseshoe-shaped auditorium is designed so that members of the audience can both see and be seen. The structure supports the weight of an 8-ton bronze and crystal chandelier and its 340 lights. The original stage curtains were replaced in 1951 and 1996 with exact replicas. The artist Marc Chagall was commissioned by André Malraux, the then Minister of Culture, to paint the ceiling, which was first shown to the public on 23rd September, 1964.
Le Théâtre de la Michodière
4 bis, rue de la Michodière - 75002 Paris
Designed by the architect Auguste Bluysen and with an interior by Ruhlmann, the Théâtre de la Michodière opened on 16th November, 1925, with a play by Jacques Natanson called “L’Infidèle éperdue”. In 1927, Victor Boucher took over as manager and found the perfect home-grown playwright in Edouard Bourdet, whose works helped to build the theatre’s reputation. They are still seen as classics of “boulevard theatre” and have been staged many times all over the world.
Le Théâtre Edouard VII
10, place Edouard VII - 75009 Paris
The square that was opened in 1911 on the site of a former carriage company’s outhouses and stables was named after none other than the British sovereign, Édouard VII. It therefore made perfect sense to employ an English architect, W.G.R. Sprague, to design the theatre that was built in the centre of the square in 1913. It was first run by a pioneer of the cinema industry, who showed films in Kinemacolor there. Three years later it was turned into a theatre, alternately staging “boulevard” plays and farces, operettas, new plays and old. Great names in the world of French theatre have left their mark here, including Sacha Guitry and Sarah Bernhardt.
La Comédie Caumartin
25, rue Caumartin - 75009 Paris
Known as the Comédie-Royale when it was inaugurated in 1901, this 380-seat theatre is dedicated to comedy and, in particular, to farces and “boulevard theatre” – more popular, as opposed to highbrow plays and comedies. It is famous for having staged Marc Camoletti’s farce Boeing-Boeing from its first performance in 1960 until 1980.
Le Cinéma Gaumont Opéra
2, boulevard des Capucines - 75009 Paris
This seven-screen cinema (one auditorium can seat 800 people) was built on the former Vaudeville Theatre site.
Just for the record, it was one of the rare Paris cinemas (like the Gaumont-Palace, place de Clichy) to have had a real cinema organ (now long gone).
28, boulevard des Capucines - 75009 Paris
The Olympia, a legendary venue famous for its “discoveries” and its neon lights, has had the pleasure of hosting a huge variety of acts: Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Téléphone, the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, the list goes on.
It is also a great place for stand-up comedy and has hosted gigs by the likes of Coluche, Guy Bedos, Django Edwards, Florence Foresti, Anne Roumanoff, Laurent Gerra and Dany Boon, to name but a few.
8, rue de la Michodière - 75002 Paris
Tous les jours de 7h à 23h
A true mecca for fitness enthusiasts, combining sport and well-being.
Amongst the various activities and classes, why not try cycling: every class is a truly unique way of clearing your mind, detoxing and letting off steam! Streamlined bikes, lighting effects, loud music and individual heart rate monitoring… A great reward after a sports session or a hard day at the office.
The perfect way to take time out from the week’s hectic pace… L’Usine is also a place to relax, rest the body and calm the mind.
Urban Sport Club
11, rue du chevalier de Saint-Georges 75008 Paris
A network of 300 fitness venues in Paris, flexible membership, an app for booking classes online, offering pilates, yoga, dance, martial arts, crossfit, team sports, and so on.
La Salle de Sport
12, boulevard de la Madeleine - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 7h à 22h
La Salle de Sport lies in a truly remarkable location – right in the heart of the Madeleine district! Offering over 1,700 m² of sports and exercise facilities to today’s fitness enthusiasts, from the seasoned sportsman to the total beginner. This remarkable place offers an authentic, multi-centred approach comprising 4 key, yet complementary, fields (Crossfit, Boxing, Cycling, Yoga/Pilates), a Reebok concept store and a Social Club for events and life outside the gym!
There are personal trainers and instructors to support and guide you, introducing you to new activities, motivating you and helping you to spread your wings. Whether you prefer small group classes or working with a personal trainer, you will find a mutually supportive community of people who enjoy moving forwards together.
Harry’s NY Bar
5, rue Daunou - 75002 Paris
Tous les jours de 12h à 2h
Harry’s Bar has been refusing to have a face-lift since 1911. Besides the historic mahogany woodwork, the tinplate ceiling imported all the way from Manhattan and the waiters in their old-fashioned white jackets, the house also proudly displays a serious collection of American university pennants. And let’s not forget, of course, the incredible bunch of cocktails invented right here, such as the nice ’n spicy Bloody Mary.
Worth noting: there is also a piano-bar in the basement, where you can enjoy a plush, hushed atmosphere from Monday to Saturday.
Le Bar Hemingway
15, place Vendôme - 75001 Paris
Tous les jours de 18h à 2h
Cole Porter is said to have composed “Begin the Beguine” here. F. Scott Fitzgerald had his own special table. Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper made it their epicentre when visiting Paris. Enough said. But every evening the legend is reborn. Head Barman Colin Field’s incredible inventions are the gold standard for cocktail lovers the world over. And, while guests head for this warm and friendly, intimate alcove to see what new concoction he is shaking up, they also come back, again and again, to soak up the heady, arty atmosphere that pervades this magical place.
1, rue Scribe - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 8h à minuit
Once a favourite haunt of some of the greatest names in photography, today L’Obscur is home to a very different, totally on-trend, type of creativity.
Luminescence, phosphorescence, effervescence, arborescence – the cocktail menu resembles nothing if not a piece of highly contemporary poetry, based on the theme of light and shade – a kind of chiaroscuro creating subtle alchemies and inviting the visitor to embark on an experimental adventure that will last long into the night.
Palais Garnier Place Jacques Rouché - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 7h30 à minuit
Discover a totally unique place located right inside the Palais Garnier and designed by the architect Odile Decq. In striking contrast with the Opera’s Neo-Baroque style, the restaurant features an ultra-modern decor and entrancingly designed mezzanine. Outside on the terrace if the weather’s fine, or indoors during the winter – either way, it’s the perfect place to relax with a drink and some music – and in surroundings that can boast heritage-listed building status to boot!
64, boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 9h35 à 20h (20h45 le jeudi) et le dimanche de 11h à 19h
Printemps Haussmann, one of today’s leading Parisian department stores, is a heritage-listed building built in 1865. Offering 44,000 m2 of luxury, fashion, glamour and dreams, a panoramic terrace with a spectacular view right across Paris, and a magnificent Art Deco dome, Printemps Haussmann provides a totally unforgettable experience that takes you to the very heart of fashion and Parisian chic
9, rue Scribe - 75009 Paris
Ouvert du lundi au samedi de 9h à 18h Ouvert dimanche et les jours fériés de 9h à 17h
A magnificent Napoleon III style mansion is home to the Fragonard museum, which first opened in 1983. It was built in 1860 by Lesoufaché, a student of the famous architect Garnier, who designed the iconic Opera Garnier. Its painted ceilings, romantic stucco, fireplaces and lights all date back to when the building was created – much of it is classified as a historic monument. Discover a fabulous collection of objects from the world of perfumery, as you travel through the different eras from antiquity to the early 20th century. Free guided tour.
23, boulevard de la Madeleine 75001 Paris
Du lundi au samedi de 9h à 20h
“To make the pleasures and benefits of sport both accessible and desirable to as many people as possible”. That’s the promise Décathlon has been making to its clients right from the start. By bringing every kind of sport under one roof, Décathlon has always done all it can to make sporting activities more accessible to everyone.
Les Galeries Lafayette Gourmet
33, boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 8h30 à 21h30
A food lover’s paradise where the choice of gourmet groceries and tempting restaurants will have your taste buds buzzing. Every counter offers food to either eat in or take out
6, rue de Sèze - 75009 Paris
Du lundi au samedi de 8h à 18h
Cojean is a French fast food chain specialising in freshly made salads, sandwiches, soups, fruit juice and hot dishes to eat in or take out.
According to Vogue magazine, Cojean is one of the 10 best healthy eating venues in Paris.
17/19, rue des Capucines - 75002 Paris
Tous les jours de 10h30 à 15h30
Five Guys is an American fast food chain spe- cialising in burgers, hot-dogs and fries.
“No freezers. No micro-waves. No timers. No tin-openers”. So goes the motto of this fast food chain that has met with great acclaim in France, ever since it first set up shop in Bercy Village in 2016.
28, rue des Vignons - 75009 Paris
Du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h
When Helmut Newcake opened in 2011, it was the first patisserie to sell traditional cakes and pastries freshly made and 100% gluten free!
Delicate, homemade cakes and pastries prepared with certified organic flour, a treat to eat in or to take away. Helmut Newcake also offers a dish of the day, homemade bread, and a little grocery corner where you’ll find a range of carefully selected foreign food products.
36 bis, avenue de l’Opéra - 75002 Paris
Tous les jours de 11h à minuit
Fast food chain offering healthy salads made to order with fresh seasonal produce – eat in or take out. (Orders can be placed directly on the chain’s website).
Le Café de la Paix
5, place de l’Opéra - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 7h à 00h30
The Café de la Paix, one of the district’s most iconic venues, first opened in 1862. The café’s decor, and a number of elements of the hotel in which it is located, have been designated as historic monuments. In the late 19th century, some of its more famous regulars included Tchaikovsky, Massenet, Zola and Maupassant, to name but a few
Le Café Pouchkine
16, place de la Madeleine - 75008 PARIS
Tous les jours de 8h30 à 22h30
This is Café Pouchkine’s flagship Paris café-restaurant – very much a prestige venue, its 18th century atmosphere and decor were inspired by Russian palaces, while the menu takes your taste buds on a voyage of discovery. Boasting 600 m² across two floors, there is plenty of room for its patisserie, bar, tea-room and restaurant. So take your pick – quick coffee on the go, aperitif on the terrace, business lunch, afternoon tea or dinner overlooking Place de la Madeleine – the choice is yours.
3, boulevard des Capucines - 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 6h45 à 22h30
N°3 has been home to a succession of different stores over the years. In the ’50s, a branch was opened here by top London store Liberty & Co, famous for its delicate, fine cotton floral prints (“Liberty Prints”), made popular in France by Cacharel in the ’60s. Today it houses one of the first Starbucks to have been opened in Paris, in 2004.
Les Galeries Lafayette
40, boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris
Tous les jours de 9h30 à 20h30 et le dimanche de 11h à 20h
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann sets the gold standard when it comes to fashion and events-based sales and marketing. Since its foundation in 1894, it has become a world-famous Paris icon that simply cannot be missed.
Le Café Edouard VII
13, square Edouard VII - 75009 Paris
Du lundi au samedi de 10h à 19h
You’ll find Café Edouard VII on a peaceful pedestrian square right in the middle of Paris. Open Monday to Saturday for authentic Italian expresso, cappuccino or cioccolato.