Welcome to Paris! With help from our local gurus plus the talented team at The Peaks, here are our top tips on everything from driver recommendations and tour guides to cafes and shopping suggestions.
The Peaks Approved Cafes & Restaurants
Tuesday to Saturday – Lunch 12PM to 2:30PM – Diner 7:30PM to 10:30PM 1 Michelin Star A gastronomic restaurant facing the gardens of Palais Royal
Open daily – 7AM to 12AM Best for : Family and Friends, Business meetings. Mediteranean cuisine based on generosity, sharing and pleasure.
Open daily – 7AM to 12AM Best for : Friends, Business meetings Ethnic cuisine in an artistic, quirky and unusual luxury place
3 Michelin Stars Open Tuesday to Saturday – Lunch 12PM to 1:45PM – Diner 8PM to 9:45PM Best for : A gastronomic restaurant at Place des Vosges
The Peaks Approved Shops
The ideal street to find local shops as well as fashion and home décor shops ...
The Parisian institution of the Rive Gauche (left bank) with thousands of products from all over the world, has opened its doors on the Rive Droite (right bank) recently, to the delight of the inhabitants of Paris' 16th arrondissement.
Facing the Palais de Tokyo, organic, fresh, passionate artisans and gourmet experts: welcome to one of the most famous landmarks of great French taste. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, from 7 am to 2 pm
This is one of the twelve avenues coming from the place de l’Etoile. It crosses through the 16th arrondissement. Prestigious and modern boutiques, cafes, bistros and gastronomy.
Right Bank. Stretching along 1,800 metres from Les Halles to the Concorde, this famous street skims past the Palais Royal, the Madeleine, the Tuileries garden, the Place Vendôme, and beyond… An Aladdin’s cave of shopping delights. High fashion boutiques, cutting-edge designers, and renowned perfumers are on-hand to satisfy all your flights of fancy, from gifts to souvenirs. A stone’s throw away from the Elysée Palace.
The Peaks Approved Activities
The Musée Marmottant Monet is situated near the Bois de Boulogne. It houses a vast collection of art works. Thanks to many donations, the Musée Marmottant Monet holds the largest number of works by Claude Monet (94 canvases). There is also a large collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masters (Renoir, Pissaro, Morisot, Manet, Gauguin…)
An architectural gem built by the Cardinal Richelieu in 1642, the Palais Royal sits next to the Louvre. Enclosed in a rectangle formed by cut stone buildings, its honorary courtyard has been home to the 3,000 m2 Colonnes de Buren contemporary sculpture since 1986. A smattering of luxury boutiques await under its arcades, inviting visitors to flit from art works to literary cafés, from fashion to design. In the centre, a garden dotted with lime blossom trees and restaurants hosts pétanque games a
A 13th century castle that has evolved with the centuries. Once the residence of the Kings of France under the Ancien Régime, today the Louvre is one of the world’s most prestigious museums. Rubbing shoulders with the Cour Carrée, its famous glass pyramid has reigned over the Cour Napoléon since 1989. Contrasting with the surrounding classical buildings, this futuristic monument encloses the main entrance. Inside, medieval relics are spread over three wings: Sully, Richelieu and Denon.
Rubbing shoulders with glossy department stores and Haussmann apartment buildings, this listed historic monument towers up over its square. The architect Charles Garnier lent it its neoclassical Baroque style in 1875, thus creating one of the city’s two existing opera houses. Every year, 2,200 art lovers venture behind the marble columns of its façade and under its copper statue-topped dome to attend one of its 350 annual operas and ballets.
This theatre was christened the ‘Maison de Molière’ and is based on a Latin motto: Simul et Singulis, which translates as ‘Together and Individually’. The stage was thus set for the only French troupe of permanent actors. Founded under Louis XIV in 1680, this elegant theatre is home to a truly singular atmosphere exuded by its mouldings and dyed pieces. The Salle Richelieu seats 860 spectators, who flock to the theatre to attend the classical concerts, ballets and plays that are performed here.
Designed by Franck Ghery, this iconic museum has become a staple of modern and contemporary art.
It is the former mansion of Marie Laure de Noailles, the Museum of the House of Baccarat, a true place dedicated to crystal. It houses a selection of prestigious items which built Baccarat’s reputation.
The most surprising exhibitions and displays by contemporary international artists. With a bonus, a shop and good places for lunch, dinner or having a drink.
Art Moderne of the City of Paris houses nearly 10,000 works of modern art (Picasso, Derain, Modigliani, Basquiat, Warhol and many others).
The Peaks Approved Sports
The courts of the famous Roland Garros tennis tournament are located a short drive from Brach hotel.
Temple of football club, the Paris Saint Germain, the Parc des Princes also host rugby matches and numerous concerts ...
Located in the Bois de Boulogne, this equestrian sports venue hosts many prestigious awards such as Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. You can have lunch or a drink on its rooftop.