We present alternatives to the traditional Paris route.

by XIMENA DE PERALTA, photography by COURTESY | 28 March, 2017

They say that clichés came to be for a reason and spend April in Paris is a perfect example. Nothing better than stroll through the city when the pink sparkles of spring envelop it in the light that today is synonymous of the city. To make it not so obvious, we present alternatives to the traditional route.

A hotel

Although today there are a lot options for accommodation, if you want to have a great time, stay in Le Bristol. In addition to having the distinction of “palace”, it has spectacular views of Paris from its privileged position on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and an enviable garden in the middle of the city. But the funniest thing is that you have two cats as permanent residents. Cleopatra and Pharaoh are sought after throughout the hotel by large and small guests, and are Goyard ambassadors.

A restaurant

If you want to try the new French cuisine, we recommend Le 52. With a seasonal menu and an industrial and clean decoration, it is one of the stars of the most casual and relaxed trend of fine dining. Order the coq au vin rebuilt and enjoy the excellent -and very democratic- wine selection.

Un bar

An alternative to the classic Parisian brasserie is the hyper cool Lockwood. If you go down the stairs to the bottom of the cafe, you will find a bar of stone walls and half light that takes the cocktails seriously. Tell the bar what flavor you like and will make you a cocktail specially designed for you.

Un museo

París es casa de los museos más famosos del mundo, pero si prefieres evitar las multitudes del Louvre o el D’Orsay sin perderte a los impresionistas, anda al Musée de Marmottan Monet. Como lo indica su nombre, en su colección permanente tiene obras de Monet, pero tambiénde Pisarro, Sisley, Renoir y Berthe Morisot.

Un café

Not far from Lockwood, hidden in the serpentine streets of the second arrondissement is L’Arbre à Café. It used to be a toaster, so coffee here is a serious thing. It is tiny and intimate, and has one of the best cups in Paris.