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Paris Guide or with photos for hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
Hotels
Introduction:
The order of listing of the hotels is alphabetical and is divided into three groups as follows: Grand Hotel, Traditional Hotel or Trendy Hotel; SR: Single Room, DR: Double Room, (prices are normally inclusive of tax and service), best restaurants are also listed under "Hotels"

(1) Bristol, Le; Hotels: Traditional; Le Bristol is a town palace with garden and Persian carpets covering the marble floors, superb elegant oval dining room with high ceiling in classic design and acclaimed cuisine (2 Michelin stars), or some caviar in the bar lounge, SR EUR 460-560, DR EUR 580-650, Suite from EUR 750; Tel: +33-1-5343 4300; Fax: +33-1-5343 4301; 112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Restaurant Bristol: Mon-Sun noon-2pm, 7-10.30pm; Metro: Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau; e-mail: resa@hotel-bristol.com; website: www.hotel-bristol.com

 (2) Costes; Hotels: Trendy; A trendy crowd meets in a great plush Napoleon III Southern villa style interior, romantic old interior courtyard terrace for summer, interior swimming pool, SR/DR EUR 300-750, Suite EUR 750-2500; Tel: +33-1-4244 5050; Fax: +33-1-4244 5001; 239 Stain-Honore; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Restaurant and Bar Mon-Sun 8am-1am; Metro: Tuileries / Opera; website: www.hotelcostes.com 

 (3) Crillon, Hotel de; Hotels: Grand Hotel; The Hotel de Crillon, owned by the Taittinger family, is a former aristocratic town palace just at the place de la Concorde where most aristocrats lost their lives in the French Revolution, for many it is the hotel in Paris, superb Restaurant Les Ambassadeurs (see there), Wintergarden and Bar, 115 rooms and suites, SR EUR 460-550, DR EUR 550-630, Suite from EUR 760; Tel: +33-1-4471 1500; Fax: +33-1-4471 1502; 10 place de la Concorde; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Les Ambassadeurs Restaurant: see there, Salon de The in the Wintergarden: Mon-Sun 3-7pm, Crillon Bar: Mon-Sun 11am-2am (lunch noon-2.30pm); Metro: Concorde; e-mail: crillon@crillon.com; website: www.crillon.com

 (4) George V, Four Seasons Hotel; Hotels: Grand Hotel; Beautiful interior courtyard, live piano music for afternoon tea in grand hall, Le Spa, Restaurant Le Cinq for a meal in style, 2 Michelin stars, chef: Philippe Legendre, beautiful bar for the end of the day, lunch EUR 60, a la carte from EUR 100, 184 rooms and 61 suites, SR/DR EUR 600-900, Suite 1300-8800; Tel: +33-1-4952 7000; Fax: +33-1-4952 7010; 31 avenue George V; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Restaurant Le Cinq: Mon-Fri, dinner -Sat, afternoon tea: Mon-Sun 3-6pm; Metro: George V; website: www.fourseasons.com/locations/paris

 (5) Lancaster; Hotels: Traditional; The Lancaster Hotel is an old Parisian institution, which has been revived in a trendy style, Carry Grant and Grace Kelley were guests in the past, 55 rooms and suites, SR/DR EUR 400-545, Suite EUR 765-1615; Tel: +33-1-4076 4076; Fax: +33-1-4076 4000; 7 rue de Berri; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Restaurant for guests only; Metro: George V; e-mail: reservations@hotel-lancaster.fr; website: www.hotel-lancaster.fr

(6) L'Hotel; Hotels: Traditional; L'Hotel was a favourite of Oscar Wilde and when you see the bohemian interior you know why, tucked away in a quiet road it has a popular bar for antique dealers and the designer crowd, dungeon pool, 16 rooms and 4 suites, SR/DR EUR 240-340, Suite 500-700; Tel: +33-1-4441 9900; Fax: +33-1-4325 6481; 13 rue des Beax-Arts; 75006 Paris 6e ; Open: Restaurant: Tue-Sat noon-11pm, Bar: Mon-Sun noon-1am; Metro: Saint Germain-des-Pres; e-mail: reservations@l-hotel.com; website: www.l-hotel.com

(7) Meurice; Hotels: Grand Hotel; The Hotel Meurice has the style and grandeur your expect from a great grand hotel, lobby for afternoon tea with live jazz, Restaurant Le Meurice with a divine setting and 2 Michelin starred cuisine, Bar Fontainbleau, 135 rooms and 35 suites, SR EUR 470-600, DR EUR 600-740, Suite from EUR 900; Tel: +33-1-4458 1010; Fax: +33-1-4458 1015; 228 rue de Rivoli; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Restaurant: Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, 7-11pm, Bar Fontainbleau: Mon-Sun 11am-2am; Metro: Tuileries; e-mail: reservations@meuricehotel.com; website: www.meuricehotel.com

(8) Montalembert; Hotels: Trendy; The Montalbert is a very trendy hotel mixing the 1920s original style with a dash of Zen, 50 rooms, 6 suites, restaurant le bar-restaurant has seats outside, Cafe-Bar, SR/DR EUR 320-440, Suite EUR 500-1100; Tel: +33-1-4549 6868; Fax: +33-1-4549 6949; 3 rue de Montalembert; 75007 Paris 7e ; Open: Restaurant: Mon-Sat 7am-11am, noon-10.30pm, Sun -3pm, Bar: Mon-Sun noon-midnight; Metro: Rue Du Bac; e-mail: welcome@hotel-montalembert.fr; website: www.hotel-montalembert.fr

 (9) Pavillon de la Reine; Hotels: Traditional; The Hotel Pavillon de la Reine is a charming 17 century hideaway at the place des Vosges in the Marais quarter, open fire place, no restaurant but room service and breakfast in cellar, 55 rooms and suites, SR/DR EUR 330-380, Suite from EUR 470; Tel: +33-1-4277 9640; Fax: +33-1-4029 1920; 28 place des Vosges; 75003 Paris 3e ; Metro: Bastille; e-mail: pavillon@club-internet.com; website: www.pavillon-de-la-reine.com

 (10) Plaza Athenee; Hotels: Grand Hotel; The Hotel Plaza Athenee was bought and restored by the Sultan of Brunei and he did a marvellous job giving this grand art nouveau jewel a new polish, quiet courtyard, 187 rooms and suites, SR EUR 416-620, DR EUR 590-670, Suite EUR 755-5600, Restaurant Alain Ducasse (see separate listing), Galeries de Gobelin for afternoon tea, Bar Anglais; Tel: +33-1-5367 6665; Fax: +33-1-5367 6666; 25 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Restaurant: see there, Bar Anglais: Mon-Sun 8pm-1am; Metro: Alma Marceau / Franklin-Roosevelt; website: www.plaza-athenee-paris.com

 (11) Prince de Galles; Hotels: Grand Hotel; The 1928 Hotel Prince de Galles was recently refurbished in the old style and splendour, Restaurant Le Jardin des Cygnes for cuisine from the Provence with terrace, Regency Bar, 168 rooms and suites, SR/DR EUR 400-550, Suite EUR 650-850; Tel: +33-1-5323 7777; Fax: +33-1-5323 7878; 11 avenue George V; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Restaurant Le Jardin des Cygnes: Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm,7-10.30pm; Metro: George V; e-mail: reservation.princedegalles@starwoodhotels.com; website: www.princedegallesparis.com

 (12) Raphael; Hotels: Traditional; The Raphael, which opened in 1925, is not far away from Arc de Triomphe, yet some of its traditional French interior rooms have a view on Tour Eiffel, US presidents Ford and Bush stayed here and Gainsbourg wrote songs here, Restaurant and Bar Anglais, 55 rooms and 35 suites, SR/DR EUR 420-670, Suite EUR 990-3360; Tel: +33-1-5364 3200; Fax: +33-1-5364 3201; 17 avenue Kleber; 75116 Paris 16e ; Open: Restaurant: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 7-10pm, Bar Anglais: Mon-Sun 7pm-midnight; Metro: Kleber / Charles De Gaulles Etoile; e-mail: reservation@raphael-hotel.com; website: www.raphael-hotel.com

 (13) Ritz; Hotels: Grand Hotel; Master hotelier Cesar Ritz established this palatial grand hotel in 1898, Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel got pampered here, 132 rooms, 43 suites, classic indoor pool, SR/DR EUR 500-730, Suite 800-7700, stylish restaurant L'Espadon, chef: Maurice Guillouet, 1 Michelin star, Hemingway Bar; Tel: +33-1-4316 3030; Fax: +33-1-4316 3668; 15 Place Vendome; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Restaurant L'Espadon: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 7.30-11pm, Bars: Mon-Sun 11am-4pm; Metro: Opera / Tuileries; e-mail: resa@ritzparis.com; website: www.ritzparis.com

 (14) Saint James Paris; Hotels: Traditional; Saint James Paris was built as a town palace in 1892, refurbished as a gentleman's club in the 1980s and is now the only chateau hotel in Paris with a private garden, Restaurant for residents or club members only (foreign membership fee EUR 250 + 500pa), 48 rooms and suites, SR/DR EUR 350-400, Suite EUR400-500; Tel: +33-1-4405 8181; Fax: +33-1-4405 8182; 43 avenue Bugeaud; 75016 Paris 16e ; Metro: Porte Dauphine; e-mail: stjames@club-internet.fr; website: www.saint-james-paris.com
 

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Restaurants
Introduction:
The order of listing of the restaurants is alphabetical and is divided into four groups as follows: Traditional Restaurant, Trendy Restaurant, Brasserie or Cafe; Booking is normally essential, lunch and dinner means fixed price lunch or dinner menu, carte means a la carte, some restaurants are closed 2 weeks in February and 3-4 weeks in August, best restaurants are also listed under "Hotels";

(15) Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee; Restaurants: Traditional; Superstar chef Alain Ducasse has taken over the dining room of the Hotel Plaza Athenee in late-2000 and has added a whacky touch to the traditional grand style interior with high ceiling, 3 Michelin stars, jacket and tie strongly advised, a la carte EUR 200-250, test menue EUR 190 or 210; Tel: +33-1-5367 6500; Fax: +33-1-5367 6512; 24 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Tue-Fri 1-2.30pm, Mon-Fri 8-10.30pm; Metro: Alma Marceau / Franklin-Roosevelt; e-mail: adpa@alain-ducasse.com; website: www.alain-ducasse.com/presentationadpa.htm

 (16) Ambassadeurs, Les; Restaurants: Traditional; Les Ambassadeurs Restaurant has definitely one of the most lavish marble interiors in the world, also place for the annual debutante ball, the cuisine is not less unique and your sommelier helps you to choose an unforgettable wine, Bernie Ecclestone and family have been here, chef: Dominique Bouchet, 2 Michelin stars, suit and tie strongly advised, lunch EUR 52, a la carte EUR 150; Tel: +33-1-4471 1616; Fax: +33-1-4471 1502; 10 place de la Concorde; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sun; Metro: Concorde; e-mail: crillon@crillon.com; website: www.crillon.com

 (17) Ambroisie, L'; Restaurants: Traditional; L'Ambroisie is in the intimate town house Hotel des Lynes on the 17th century place des Vosges: it has a terrace and a stylishly elegant interior, chef: Bernard Pachud, 3 Michelin stars, jacket and tie strongly advised, a la carte EUR 160; Tel: +33-1-4278 5145; Fax: +33-1-4278 5145; 9 place des Vosges; 75004 Paris 4e ; Open: Tue-Sat noon-1.30pm, 8-9.30pm; Metro: St.-Paul / Bastille; website: no website available yet

 (18) Angelina, Cafe; Restaurants: Cafe; Cafe Angelina is the grand old madame of the cafe houses in Paris also thanks to its neo-rococo interior design, the hot chocolate is famous as well as the pastries; Tel: +33-1-4260 8200; 226 rue de Rivoli; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat&Sun -7.30pm; Metro: Tuileries; e-mail: contact@angelina.fr; website: www.angelina.fr

 (19) Arpege, L'; Restaurants: Trendy; L'Arpege has a trendy Scandinavian interior with many French government officials as regular guests, not only high respect for regional ingredients but also excellent combinations, wine choice is great, chef: Alain Passard, 3 Michelin Stars, suit and tie strongly advised, lunch and dinner menu degustation EUR 320, a la carte EUR 220-300; Tel: +33-1-4705 0906; Fax: +33-1-4418 9839; 84 rue de Varenne; 75007 Paris 7e ; Open: Tue-Sat noon-2pm, 7.30-10.30pm; Metro: Varenne; e-mail: arpege.passard@wanadoo.fr; website: www.alain-passard.com

 (20) Astor, L' (au Hotel Astor); Restaurants: Trendy; L'Astor has a Neo Art-Deco interior, Robouchon disciples offer some of his repertoire but also can still rely on their master's advice when they are experimenting with new frontiers, chef: Eric Lecerf, 2 Michelin stars, lunch EUR 50, a la carte EUR150; Tel: +33-1-5305 0520; Fax: +33-1-5305 0530; 11 rue d'Asorg; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri; Metro: Saint-Augustin; website: no website available yet

 (21) Avenue, L'; Restaurants: Trendy; L'Avenue is the trendy restaurant in the avenue Montaigne with a velvet and gold interior and cool bar on the second floor, also enjoy Paris' beautiful jeunesse d'oree or the posh valet parking, chef: Christian Leclere, a la carte EUR 60-70; Tel: +33-1-4070 1491; Fax: +33-1-4070 9197; 41 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sun 8am-2am; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt / Alma Marceau; website: no website available yet

 (22) Bofinger; Restaurants: Brasserie; Bofinger is the oldest Brasserie in Paris with a beautiful Art Nouveau interior which makes a superb experience at a reasonable price, chef: Patrice Maccarez, luch menu EUR 20, dinner menue EUR 31, a la carte around EUR 40; Tel: +33-1-4272 8782; Fax: +33-1-4272 9768; 5-7 rue de la Bastille; 75004 Paris 4me ; Open: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 6.30pm-1am; Metro: Bastille; website: no website available yet

 (23) Cafe Marly; Restaurants: Cafe; Cafe Marly with its high ceilings in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre is ideal for a break to enjoy pastries from Lenotre or have a proper meal, a la carte around EUR 40; Tel: +33-1-4926 0660; Fax: +33-1-4926 0706; 93 rue de Rivoli, Cours Napoleon; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon-Sun 8am-2am; Metro: Palais-Royal-Musee-du-Louvre; website: no website available yet

 (24) Carre des Feuillants; Restaurants: Traditional; The interior of Carre des Feuillants is a light mixture of trendy and traditional style and so is the cuisine, if you like the wine you can buy some bottles to take with you, chef: Alain Dutournier, 2 Michelin stars, menue EUR 55, a la carte around EUR 50; Tel: +33-1-4286 8282; Fax: +33-1-4286 0771; 14 rue de Castiglione; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon-Fri, dinner -Sat; Metro: Tuileries / Opera; website: no website available yet

 (25) Coupole, La; Restaurants: Brasserie; La Coupole was established in 1927, this is one of the grand old brasseries, including restaurant, bar and dance hall, with Hemingway and Cocteau as famous guests, chef: Paul Delbart, menu EUR 15-30, a la carte EUR 30-40; Tel: +33-1-4320 1420; Fax: +33-1-4335 4614; 102 boulevard du Montparnasse; 75014 Paris 14e ; Open: Mon-Sun 7.30am-2am; Metro: Vavin; website: no website available yet

 (26) Divellec, Le; Restaurants: Trendy; In the trendy interior of Le Divellec, you can enjoy many nice seafood creations such as the unique homard presse (lobster), 2 Michelin stars, lunch menue EUR 50, a la carte around EUR 100; Tel: +33-1-4551 9196; Fax: +33-1-4551 3175; 107 rue de l'Universite; 75007 Paris 7e ; Open: Mon-Sat; Metro: Invalides; website: www.le-divellec.com

 (27) Flore, Cafe de; Restaurants: Cafe; The classic Art Deco interior of the Cafe de Flore is attracting the trendy jeunesse d'oree, a good place to relax from the trendy shops off place St. Germain des Pres with a drink or a full meal, Karl-Lagerfeld is a regular, Brasserie Lipp is on the opposite site, a la carte EUR 30-40; Tel: +33-1-4548 5526; 172 boulevard Saint-Germain; 75006 Paris 6e ; Open: Mon-Sun 7am-1.30am; Metro: St. Germain-Des-Pres; website: www.cafe-de-flore.fr

 (28) Fouquet's-Barriere; Restaurants: Brasserie; Since 1899, all major European film stars have been in Fouquet's as the Cesar film award is celebrated here, restaurant is red velvet, but you can also go for a more light snack with a view on the Champs-Elysees, menu from EUR 50; Tel: +33-1-4723 5000; Fax: +33-1-4723 5055; 99 avenue des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Restaurant: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 5pm-midnight, Bar & Salon: 8pm-2am; Metro: George V; e-mail: fouquets@lucienbarriere.com; website: www.lucienbarriere.com

 (29) Grand Vefour; Restaurants: Traditional; The Grand Vefour has a great authentic interior located in the arcades of the Palais-Royal, do not miss the golden frog legs, past guests have been Victor Hugo or Jean Cocteau, chef: Guy Martin, 3 Michelin stars, lunch menu EUR 75, dinner menu about EUR 200, a la carte about EUR 220; Tel: +33-1-4296 5627; Fax: +33-1-4286 8071; 17 rue de Beaujolais; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon-Fri 12.30-2pm, Mon-Thu 8-10pm; Metro: Palais-Royal; website: no website available yet

(30) Guy Savoy; Restaurants: Trendy; Trendy modern interior and chef Guy Savoy sees himself as an contemporary artist as well - just try it and enjoy, 3 Michelin stars, menu EUR 160, a la carte EUR 130; Tel: +33-1-4380 4061; Fax: +33-1-4622 4061; 18 rue Troyon; 75017 Paris 17e ; Open: Tue-Fri noon-2pm, Tue-Sat 7.30-10.30pm; Metro: Charles-de-Gaulles-Etoile; e-mail: reserv@guysavoy.com; website: www.guysavoy.com

(31) Jules Vernes, Le; Restaurants: Trendy; Le Jules Vernes restaurant is located 400 feet up on the second level of the Eiffel Tower and has a 70s design with an excellent view on tout Paris, chef: Alain Reix, 1 Michelin star, lunch EUR 50, a la carte EUR 50; Tel: +33-1-4555 6144; Fax: +33-1-4705 2941; Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars; 75007 Paris 7e ; Open: Mon-Sun 12.15-2pm, 7.30-9.30pm, Tour Eiffel: Mon-Sun 9.30-11am (Jun-Aug 9am-midnight); Metro: Trocadero / Ecole Militaire; website: no website available yet

(32) Laduree; Restaurants: Cafe; Laduree was founded in 1862 in rue Royal and is famous for its pastries and chocolates, we think the Champs-Elysees site has more cachet thanks to its clientele and its elegant upstairs rooms with high ceilings, Karl Lagerfeld is a client; Tel: +33-1-4075 0875; Fax: +33-1-4075 0675; 75 avenue des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris 8e 16 rue Royal, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sun 7.30am-midnight; Metro: George V; e-mail: contact@laduree.fr; website: www.laduree.fr

(33) Lasserre; Restaurants: Traditional; Lasserre is the grande dame of the traditional restaurants with one of the best guest lists in town (from Salvatore Dali to King Farouk of Egypt), the roof can be opened for good weather to see the stars, chef: Jean-Louis Nomicos, 2 Michelin stars, suit strongly advised, a la carte EUR 130; Tel: +33-1-4359 5343; Fax: +33-1-4563 7223; 17 avenue Franklin Roosevelt; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Dinner Mon-Sat 7.00-10.00pm, Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2.00pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt; e-mail: reservation@lasserre.fr; website: www.restaurant-lasserre.com

(34) Laurent, Le; Restaurants: Traditional; Le Laurent is a Napoleon III style villa with a semi-circular dining room in salmon pink and two terraces at the end of Champs-Elysees, chef: Philippe Braun, 2 Michelin stars, suit and tie strongly advised, lunch EUR 65, a la carte EUR 120-170; Tel: +33-1-4225 0039; Fax: +33-1-4562 4521; 41 avenue Gabriel; 57008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri noon-2pm, Mon-Sat 7.30-10pm, Sun June-Oct.; Metro: Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau; e-mail: info@le-laurent.com; website: www.le-laurent.com

(35) Ledoyen, Le Pavillon; Restaurants: Traditional; Le Pavillon Ledoyen is an 1842 dining room in a pavilion at the end of Champs Elysees with a grand interior and cuisine, chef: Christian Le Squer, 3 Michelin stars, suit and tie strongly advised, lunch EUR 60, dinner around EUR 100, a la carte EUR 130; Tel: +33-1-4029 1919; Fax: +33-1-4742 5501; 1 avenue Dutuit; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 7.30-10.15pm; Metro: Champs Elysees Clemenceau; website: no website available yet

 (36) Lucas Carton; Restaurants: Traditional; Lucas Carton has a superb Art Nouveau interior at the South end of the Place de la Madeleine, the combination of food and wine is high priority, so that the latter is served by the glass to accompany each course individually, chef: Alain Senderens, 3 Michelin stars, suit and tie strongly advised, lunch EUR 70, a la carte EUR 70; Tel: +33-1-4265 2290; Fax: +33-1-4265 0623; 9 place de la Madeleine; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm, Mon-Sat 8-10.30pm; Metro: Madleine; e-mail: lucas.carton@lucascarton.com; website: www.lucascarton.com

 (37) Maxim's; Restaurants: Traditonal; Original belle-epoque decor, drinking champagne is de rigeur here, owned and revived by Pierre Cardin, Edward VII, Callas and Onassis were guests, dark suit advisable, Bateau Maxim's excellent for trips on the Seine, chef: Bruno Stril, a la carte EUR 50-70; Tel: +33-1-4265 2794; 3 rue Royale; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 12.30-2.15pm, 7.30-10pm (Tue-Sat in July & August); Metro: Concorde / Madleine; website: www.maxims-de-paris.com

 (38) Michel Rostang; Restaurants: Traditional; An old town house is the setting for this delicious cuisine with rooms as follows: Salon Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Robj 1 & 2, chef Michel Rostang is famous for his winter-truffle meals, 2 Michelin stars, lunch EUR 70, a la carte EUR 130; Tel: +33-1-4763 4077; Fax: +33-1-4763 8275; 20 rue Rennequin; 75017 Paris ; Open: Tue-Fri 12.30-2.30pm, Mon-Sat 7.30-10pm; Metro: Ternes / Pereire; website: www.michelrostang.com

 (39) Pierre Gagnaire; Restaurants: Trendy; The trendy designer interior of the restaurant Pierre Gagnaire gives a hint that the cuisine leaves conventions behind and impresses with avant-garde ingredients, chef: Pierre Gagnaire, 3 Michelin stars, jacket and tie strongly advised, lunch EUR 80, dinner RUR 80-160, a la carte EUR 150; Tel: +33-1-4435 1825; Fax: +33-1-4435 1837; 6 rue Balzac (besides Hotel Balzac); 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 8-10pm; Metro: George V; website: no website available yet

 (40) Pre Catelan; Restaurants: Traditional; The Pre Catelan boasts of a Belle-Epoque interior in the Bois de Boulogne with a beautiful garden, which makes an unforgettable impression in the summer together with the cuisine, chef: Frederic Anton, 2 Michelin stars, lunch EUR 50, dinner around EUR 100, a la carte EUR 110; Tel: +33-1-4414 4114; Fax: +33-1-4524 4325; Routes de Suresnes, Bois de Boulogne; 75016 Paris 16e ; Open: Tue-Sun noon-2.30pm, Tue-Sat 8-10.30pm; Metro: Porte Dauphine; website: www.lenotre.fr

 (41) Procope; Restaurants: Traditional; Procope was founded in 1686, this institution witnessed 3 centuries of history: Danto Robespierre, Rousseau, Voltaire - all were here, it offers 5 different sorts of oysters in up to 3 categories as well as other traditional French dishes, chef: Michel Lerouet, menu EUR 30-60, a la carte EUR 40; Tel: +33-1-4046 7900; Fax: +33-1-4046 7909; 13 rue de l'Ancienne Comedie; 75006 Paris 6e ; Open: Mon-Sun 11.30am-1am; Metro: Odeon; website: www.procope.com

 (42) Spoon, Food & Wine; Restaurants: Trendy; Not far from the Champs-Elysees, Spoon Food & Wine is Alain Ducasse's trendy restaurant - the cuisine fuses ingredients from all over the world which applies to the wine as well, chef: Christophe Moret, a la carte EUR 30-55; Tel: +33-1-4076 3444; Fax: +33-1-4076 3437; 4 rue de Marignan; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 7-11.30pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt; e-mail: info@spoon.tm.fr; website: www.spoon.tm.fr

 (43) Taillevent; Restaurants: Traditonal; Taillevent is derived from the author of the first French cookbook from 1379, the town palace interior is as unique as the cuisine, chef: Michel Del Burgo, 3 Michelin stars, jacket and tie strongly advised, a la carte from EUR 140; Tel: +33-1-4495 1501; Fax: +33-1-4225 9518; 15 rue Lamennais; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri; Metro: Charles-De-Gaulle-Etoile; website: www.taillevent.com

 (44) Tour d'Argent, La; Restaurants: Traditonal; The Tour d'Argent was originally founded in 1582 and there were duels for seats in the past, Grace Kelly and her family were only some on the impressive guest list, who enjoyed the view of Notre Dame and the famous Canard Presse, 2 Michelin stars, suit and tie strongly advised, lunch EUR 65, a la carte EUR 130; Tel: +33-1-4354 2331; Fax: +33-1-4407 1204; 15-17 quai de la Tournelle; 75005 Paris 5e ; Open: Tue-Sun noon-2pm, 7.30-10pm; Metro: Cardinal-Lemoine / Pont-Marie; website: www.la-tour-dargent.com

 (45) Train Bleu, Le; Restaurants: Traditonal; Le Train Bleu is the restaurant where the wealthy Parisians in the past met before boarding their trains to the Cote d'Azur or Italy - the Belle Epoque frescos on the wall get you in the holiday mood, go here for a full meal or just a Kir Royal at the Big Ben Bar, menu EUR 42 (incl. 1/2 bottle of wine), a la carte from EUR 50; Tel: +33-1-4343 0906; Fax: +33-1-4343 9796; Gare de Lyon; 75012 Paris 12e ; Open: Mon-Sun 11.30am-3pm, 7-11pm; Metro: Gare de Lyon; e-mail: reservation_le_train_bleu@compass-group.fr; website: www.le-train-bleu.com
 

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Shopping
Introduction:
Shopping; Best shopping streets are: traditional: avenue Montaigne, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, avenue des Champs-Elysees, trendy: rue Bonaparte and surroundings

(46) Baccarat; Shopping: Interior; Baccarat was established in 1764, caters not only to the presidents of France but also Kings and Emirs, the beautiful and elegant table-ware is upstairs, glass bijoux downstairs on the very left side; Tel: +33-1-4265 3626; Fax: +33-1-4265 0664; 11 place de la Madeleine; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm; Metro: Madleine; website: www.baccarat.fr

 (47) Balmain, Pierre; Shopping: Fashion; Balmain was founded in 1945, pret-a-porter deluxe is nowadays designed by Oscar de la Renta with evening dresses, ball dresses and fur coats, also boutique homme, Haute Couture 2nd floor; Tel: +33-1-4720 5758; Fax: +33-1-4723 4011; 44 rue Francois 1er (Boutique Ivoire); 75008 Paris 8e 35 rue Francois 1er (Buro de style), 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: George V; website: no website available yet

 (48) Berluti Shoes; Shopping: Clothing; Since 1895, the Berlutis offer shoes for the chevalier (gentleman) with a unique cut and patina for clients such as Andy Warhol or James de Rothschild, pret-a-chausser shoes are EUR 550-850, made-to-measure shoes are EUR 2500 and take about one month; Tel: +33-1-4359 5110; Fax: +33-1-4289 5792; 26 rue Marbeuf; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt / Alma Marceau; website: www.berluti.com

 (49) Bon Marche, Au; Shopping: Department Store; Au Bon Marche is the first department store in Paris and for many the foremost, designed by Gustav Eiffel and opened in 1852, it has an opulent food hall and after extensive renovation is tres chic again; Tel: +33-1-4439 8000; 22 rue de Sevre; 75007 Paris 7e ; Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-7pm, Sat -8pm; Metro: Sevres-Babylone; website: www.bonmarche.fr

 (50) Cadolle, Alice; Shopping: Lingerie; The brassiere (bra) was invented here by Hermine Cadolle, since 1889, this is the traditional lingerie shop in Paris and has never gone out of style, made-to-measure available on the third floor by appointment only, Coco Chanel's haute couture house is in the same road; Tel: +33-1-4260 9494; Fax: +33-1-4927 9230; 14 rue Cambon; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Shop: Mon-Sat 9.30am-1pm, 2.00-6.30pm, made-to-measure with appointment: Mon-Fri, closed August; Metro: Madleine / Concorde; e-mail: cadollestudio@cadolle.com; website: www.cadolle.com

 (51) Cardin, Pierre; Shopping: Fashion; Pierre Cardin's fashion is as unique modern French as Jean-Michele Jarr's music - both a hint of futurism you will not find anywhere else in the world; Tel: +33-1-4266 9225; Fax: +33-1-4266 0451; 59 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Miromesnil; website: www.pierrecardin.com

 (52) Caron; Shopping: Perfume; Founded in 1904, the perfume is drawn from a glass and decanted into beautiful bottles in a charming interior - we prefer the perfume French Cancan; Tel: +33-1-4723 4082; Fax: +33-1-4723 6701; 34 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e 90 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt / Alma Marceau; website: no website available yet

 (53) Cartier; Shopping: Jewelry; Without any doubt, Cartier is one of the most excusive jewelers in the world, it is also famous for the must-de-cartier pen and lighter range; Tel: +33-1-4455 3250; Fax: +33-1-4455 3255; 7 place Vendome; 75001 Paris 1er 13 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris 2e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm; Metro: Opera / Tuileries; website: www.cartier.com

 (54) Chanel; Shopping: Fashion; Founded by Coco Chanel in 1915, rue Cambon is not only the address for pret-a-porter, but next door is also haute couture and the former townhouse of Coco Chanel; Tel: +33-1-4286 2800; Fax: +33-1-4703 4361; 31 rue Cambon; 75001 Paris 1er 40 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Madleine / Opera; website: www.chanel.com

 (55) Charvet; Shopping: Clothing; Probably the only shirtmaker in the world with 400 different shades of white, the most famous client was the incarnation of style: the Duke of Windsor, ready-to-wear or made-to-measure shirts gentlemen and ladies; Tel: +33-1-4260 3070; Fax: +33-1-4296 2707; 28 place Vendome; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon-Sat 9.45am-6.45pm; Metro: Opera / Tuileries; website: no website available yet

 (56) Chaumet; Shopping: Jewelry; Chaumet is the jeweler who caters to the old French establishment and also has a number of royal warrants, located at the venerable place Vendome; Tel: +33-1-4477 2400; Fax: +33-1-4260 4144; 12 place Vendome; 75001 Paris 1er 56 rue Francois 1er, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10.30am-6.30pm; Metro: Opera / Tuileries; website: no website available yet

 (57) Christofle; Shopping: Interior; Founded in 1830, it is the leading name in French silver cutlery, today there is a whole range of table ware available, including silver ware, crystal and porcelain; Tel: +33-1-5527 9900; Fax: +33-1-5527 9922; 9 rue Royale; 75008 Paris 8e 24 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris 2e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Concorde / Madleine; e-mail: information@christofle.com; website: www.christofle.com

 (58) Creed; Shopping: Perfume; The house of Creed, Perfumer, was founded in 1760 in London and moved to Paris in 1854, Creed has quite an impressive client list including George III, George IV, Queen Victoria as well as Empress Sissi of Austria, our favourite perfume for gentlemen: Royal Imperial Leather - many crowned heads have made the same choice; Tel: +33-1-4720 5802; Fax: +33-1-4720 7132; 38 avenue Pierre-1er-des-Serbie; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon 2.30am-7pm, Tue-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Alma Marceau; website: no website available yet

 (59) Debauve & Gallais, Chocolats; Shopping: Food; Founded in 1800, Debauve & Gallais chocolates were purveyed for the Kings of France, these days they are sought after world-wide for their taste but also to enhance your heath and well-being, the shop interior is of grand style; Tel: +33-1-4548 5467; 30 rue des Saints Peres; 75007 Paris 7e 33 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris 2e; Open: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm (not Mon in Jul & Aug); Metro: St. Germain-Des-Pres; website: no website available yet

 (60) Dior, Christian; Shopping: Fashion; Founded in 1946, this large flagship store offers all Dior has on offer: handbags, ties, sunglasses, dresses, suits, shoes, interior goods and make-up (including make-up service); Tel: +33-1-4073 5400; Fax: +33-1-4073 5795; 26-32 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e 46 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, or 16-18 rue de l'Abbaye, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt / Alma Marceau; website: www.dior.com

 (61) Dupont, S.T.; Shopping: Accessories; Dupont was founded in 1872, this is the place for the famous pens as well as briquet lacquer de chine (Chinese lacquer lighters) are available here (from EUR 400, silver from EUR 220) as well as a whole range of other accessories, you can engrave your initials on your lighter here; Tel: +33-1-5391 3000; Fax: +33-1-5391 3080; 58 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt; website: www.st-dupont.com

 (62) Fauchon; Shopping: Food; Fauchon is not only one shop but three with delicacies not only from all over France but from the whole world, one shop is for fresh fruits and vegetables, another for cake and bread and the third for other food and drinks - ideal for a souvenir; Tel: +33-1-4742 6011; 26-30 place de la Madeleine; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 9.40am-7pm; Metro: Madleine; website: no website available yet

 (63) Gaultier, Jean-Paul; Shopping: Fashion; Since 1976, Jean-Paul Gaultier offers his unique established avant-garde style, now including haute couture as well as interior design (latter in rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine); Tel: +33-1-4286 0505; 6 rue Vivienne; 75002 Paris 2e 30 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 75012 Paris 12e; Open: Mon&Sat 11am-7.30pm, Thu-Fri 10.30am-7.30pm; Metro: Bourse (2nd address: Bastille); website: www.jpgaultier.fr

 (64) Givenchy, Hubert de; Shopping: Fashion; Since Hubert de Givenchy founded his fashion house the style has changed a lot and is much more trendy, a range of accessories is also available; Tel: +33-1-4431 5125; Fax: +33-1-4720 4496; 3 avenue George V; 75008 Paris 8e 28 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Alma Marceau; website: www.givenchy.com

 (65) Guerlain, Institut de Beaute; Shopping: Perfume; Founded in 1828, Guerlain is not only one of the oldest perfume houses, but also offers first class beauty treatment, the interior at the Champs-Elysees address boasts antique elegance, especially upstairs; Tel: +33-1-4562 5257; Fax: +33-1-4074 0991; 68 avenue des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris 8e 58 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Institut de Beaute: Mon-Sat 9.30am-6.45pm, Boutique Guerlain: Mon-Sat 10.30am-8pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt; website: www.guerlain.com

 (66) Hediard; Shopping: Food; Founded in 1854, Hediard offers the world's finest foods in a mouth-watering and eye-catching display, you can even get your own personal blended coffee created and roasted; Tel: +33-1-4312 8877; 21 place de la Madeleine; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Metro: Madleine; website: www.hediard.fr

 (67) Hermes; Shopping: Fashion; Here at the Hermes main store you not only find the silk scarf or tie you have been looking for years, but also the whole leather range including all equestrian luxury items, private museum upstairs; Tel: +33-1-4017 4717; Fax: +33-1-4017 4718; 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon 10.15am-1pm, 2.15-6.30pm, Tue-Sat 10.15am-6.30pm; Metro: Madleine / Concorde; website: www.hermes.com

 (68) Lacroix, Christian; Shopping: Fashion; Christian Lacroix founded his own brand in 1987, he stands out of the crowd by using a combination of strong colours and beautiful embroidery; Tel: +33-1-4720 6895; Fax: +33-1-4720 0931; 26 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e 73 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt; website: www.christian-lacroix.fr

 (69) Lafayette, Galeries; Shopping: Department Store; Built in 1912, Galeries Lafayette is the legendary Paris department store, fashion shows at 11am on Wednesdays and in the summer at 11am on Fridays; Tel: +33-1-4282 3456; 40 boulevard Haussmann; 75009 Paris 9e ; Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-7pm, Thu -9pm; Metro: Chaussee d'Antin; e-mail: welcome@galerieslafayette.com; website: www.galerieslafayette.com

 (70) Lancome, Institut; Shopping: Perfume; Institute Lancome is an ideal place to have a beauty or health treatment: from a make-up for a special occasion to a beauty treatment for hours with different choices of massages; Tel: +33-1-4265 3074; Fax: +33-1-4265 3142; 29 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat -7pm; Metro: Concorde / Madleine; e-mail: institut@lancome.com; website: www.lancome.com

 (71) Louis Vuitton; Shopping: Accessories; At Louis Vuitton it all started with the world-famous LV-initialled travel goods, but the range of leather accessories has grown considerably since then as well as the fashion collection by designer Marc Jacobs; Tel: +33-1-4549 6230; 101 avenue des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris 8e 54 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Metro: George V; website: www.vuitton.com

 (72) Paco Rabanne; Shopping: Fashion; Paco Rabanne still stuns with his metal look - unique and sexy, however, it goes without saying that quality has its price, but this exclusivity is still worth it; Tel: +33-1-4548 8226; Fax: +33-1-4548 8226; 83 rue des Saints-Peres; 75006 Paris 6e 7 Rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris 6e; Open: Mon 11am-7pm, Tue-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: St. Germain-Des-Pres; website: www.pacorabanne.com

 (73) Printemps, Au; Shopping: Department Store; Au Printemps was built lavishly in 1923 with a magnificent stained glass dome, has one of the world's largest perfume selections in the beauty department, domed restaurant, fashion shows on Tuesdays at 10am, also Fridays 10am in the summer; Tel: +33-1-4282 5000; 64 boulevard Haussmann; 75009 Paris 9e ; Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-7pm, Thu -10pm; Metro: Havre-Caumartin; e-mail: infos@printemps.com; website: www.printemps.com

 (74) Sabbia Rosa; Shopping: Lingerie; The lingerie from Sabbia Rosa is hip - lots of dark pink and roses, superb silk under-dresses (slips) in a huge range of patterns, Madonna, Claudia Schiffer, Naomoi Campbell and Catherine Deneuve are clients; Tel: +33-1-4548 8837; Fax: +33-1-4548 7316; 71-73 rue des Saints Peres; 75006 Paris 6e ; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Sevres-Babylon; website: www.sabbiarosa.com

 (75) Scherrer, Jean Louis; Shopping: Fashion; Founded in 1962 by Jean-Louis Scherrer, this fashion house has a firm place in the French fashion world, including Haute Couture, and it might be that Scherrer is your style as well - just try it out; Tel: +33-1-5659 9841; Fax: +33-1-4225 5962; 51 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt; website: no website available yet

 (76) Sevres Porcelain; Shopping: Interior; The place for rare Sevres porcelain, the brainchild of the Marquise de Pompadour in order to earn some poket money ot build new country houses - only a couple of thousand pieces are produced per year that is why it is so exclusive; Tel: +33-1-4703 4020; 4 place Andre-Malraux; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Metro: Palais-Royale; website: no website available yet

 (77) Ungaro, Emanuel; Shopping: Fashion; Emanuel Ungaro founded his fashion house in 1965 and this is his main store with a huge choice of refreshingly sexy designs for the Ungaro women, and the shop is definitely always worth-while to have a look; Tel: +33-1-5357 0022; Fax: +33-1-4723 8231; 2 avenue Montaigne; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat -6.30pm; Metro: Alma Marceau; website: no website available yet

 (78) Van Cleef and Arpels; Shopping: Jewelry; French jeweler Van Cleef and Arpels has been selling jewels to the rich and famous since the 1920s, Van Cleef and Arpels' invisible gem setting has been one of the greatest inventions in modern day jewelery, the place Vendome shop is a beauty itself; Tel: +33-1-5345 4545; 22 place Vendome; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm; Metro: Opera / Tuileries; website: no website available yet

 (79) Yves Saint Laurent; Shopping: Fashion; Yves Saint Laurent is currently receiving a big rejuvenation boost from Gucci's Tom Ford and is getting more trendy by the day, however, we are sad to see the more traditional bespoke Haute Couture, which was still done by YSL himself, to be stopped in 2002; Tel: +33-1-4265 7459; Fax: +33-1-4265 2316; 38 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore; 75008 Paris 8e, 75008 Paris 8e; Open: Mon 11am-7pm, Tue-Sat 10.30am-7pm; Metro: Madleine / Concorde; website: www.ysl.com
 

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Entertainment
Introduction:
Entertainment: Museum, Opera, Theatre, Cabaret, Bar and Night Club; Best sites to see are Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame (see there), l'Arc de Triomphe and Hotel des Invalides (Napoleon's Tomb)

(80) Bains Douches, Les; Entertainment: Night Club; Les Bains Douches is the institution in Parisian nightlife (designed by Philippe Starck) the designers, models (enjoying their free champagne) and jeunesse d'oree prefer Wednesdays and Sundays and avoid Fridays and Saturdays, gay nights on Mondays, Jean-Paul Gaultier likes to come, booking a restaurant table is the easy way to get in; Tel: +33-1-4887 0180; 7 rue du Bourg-l'Abbe; 75003 Paris 3e ; Open: Mon-Sun 11.30pm-6am; Metro: Etienne Marcel / Reamur-Sebastopol; website: no website available yet

 (81) Bar Fly, Le; Entertainment: Bar & Restaurant; Bar Fly (B Fly) is a very trendy bar and restaurant creation by Raymond Visan, not only popular as restaurant and bar but also for lavish functions, Charles Bukowski gave the name and Mikey Rourke was here, carte around EUR 60; Tel: +33-1-5367 8460; Fax: +33-1-5367 8467; 49-51 Avenue George V; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Sun-Fri noon-3pm, Mon-Sun 6pm-2am; Metro: George V; website: no website available yet

 (82) Buddha Bar; Entertainment: Bar & Restaurant; Buddha Bar is the place where you can see five beautiful young girls in fur-coats and nobody will bat an eyelid, the big golden Buddha dominates the place, bar upstairs overlooking the restaurant downstairs, cuisine is California meets Japan, chefs: Kasuto & Vicky-Fan Mastsuka, lunch EUR 30, carte EUR 50; Tel: +33-1-5305 9000; Fax: +33-1-5305 9009; 8 rue Boissey d'Anglas; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-2am, DJs from 10pm; Metro: Concorde; website: no website available yet

 (83) Centre Pompidou; Entertainment: Museum; The Centre Pompidou (Musee National d'Art Moderne) is a modern alien from the 1970's in the charming Quartier Marais, it exhibits modern art of the 20th century, Cafe Beaubourg next to it is ideal for recovery afterwards; Tel: +33-1-4478 1233; Place George Pompidou; 75004 Paris 4e ; Open: Wed-Mon 11am-9pm; Metro: Hotel-de-Ville / Rambuteau; website: www.cnac-gp.fr

 (84) Comedie Francaise; Entertainment: Ballet, Opera & Theatre; The Comedie Francaise, located in a beautiful old building, dates back to 1680 and is the institution for classical French drama, such as Racine, Moliere or Marivaux, tickets EUR 5-60; Tel: +33-1-4458 1515; 2 rue de Richelieu; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Box office: Mon-Sun 11am-6pm; Metro: Palais-Royal; website: www.comedie-francaise.fr

 (85) Crazy Horse Paris; Entertainment: Cabaret; Gentleman - this show is hot - and you probably need at least one bottle of champagne to keep you cool, and ladies this is excellent entertainment - the only thing I regretted was that they did not sell one of these nice little outfits at the souvenir shop outside, EUR 70 (two drinks)- EUR 90 (champagne), also EUR 130-180 incl. dinner arangement; Tel: +33-1-4723 3232; Fax: +33-1-4723 4826; 12 avenue George V; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Sun-Fri 8.30 & 11pm, Sat 7.30, 9.45 & 11.50pm (Sat varies by month, Sat in Jul-Aug 8.30 & 11pm); Metro: Alma Marceau; website: www.crazy-horse.fr

 (86) Harry's New York Bar; Entertainment: Bar; The legendary Harry's New York Bar, Europe's Traditional Cocktail Bar, was founded in 1911 and is the birthplace of famous drinks such as the Bloody Mary, Sidecar and White Lady, with guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Scott F. Fitzgerald; Tel: +33-1-4261 7114; Fax: +33-1-4261 5899; 5 rue Daunou; 75002 Paris 2e ; Open: Mon-Sun 10.30am-4pm; Metro: Opera; website: no website available yet

 (87) Jardin du Luxembourg; Entertainment: Building & Garden; Especially in spring, the Jardin du Luxembourg is the ideal park in Paris for a relaxing stroll in an uplifting atmosphere, also thanks to its Palais du Luxembourg, built by Marie de Medicis, wife of Henry IV, in 1612; Tel: +33-1-4461 2089; Boulevard Saint-Michel; 75006 Paris 6e ; Open: Garden: Mon-Fri 7.30am-dusk (Dec-Feb 8.30am-dusk), Palais: 1st Sun each month with reservation 45 FF; Metro: Odeon / Luxembourg; website: no website available yet

 (88) Lido de Paris; Entertainment: Cabaret; The Lido with its 60 Bluebell girls makes a real grand impression with its show, including ballet in the air, in water or on ice in 600 different lavish costumes, dress up, dinner created by Paul Bocuse, dinner around EUR 150, show EUR 90 (both incl. 1/2 champagne), bar show EUR 70; Tel: +33-1-4076 5610; Fax: +33-1-4561 1941; 116 avenue des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Mon-Sun 8pm for dinner, for show 10pm or at midnight; Metro: George V; website: www.lido.fr

 (89) Man Ray; Entertainment: Bar & Restaurant; The Man Ray bar restaurant has a trendy interior with a slightly oriental touch, guest list from Ivana Trump to Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, the best mood is during the week at night, Friday nights is club night: no tables but dance floor, chef: Georges Vernotte, lunch EUR 22, dinner around EUR 50, a la carte EUR 60; Tel: +33-1-5688 3636; Fax: +33-1-4359 5626; 34 rue Marbeuf; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Restaurant: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, Mon-Sun 7.30-12.30pm, Fri from 8pm, Bar: Mon-Sun 6pm-2am, Fri -5pm (club night); Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt / Alma Marceau; e-mail: contact@manray.fr; website: www.manray.fr

 (90) Moulin Rouge, Bal du; Entertainment: Cabaret; First opened in 1889, Moulin Rouge is the place where the famous cancan dance was invented, immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec in his paintings - these days shows the cancan with bare-breasted women, which makes it a hot night out, show EUR 90, show and dinner EUR 150; Tel: +33-1-5309 8282; Fax: +33-1-4606 4006; 82 boulevard de Clichy; 75018 Paris 18e ; Open: Mon-Sun 9pm or 11pm (dinner 7pm); Metro: Blanche; e-mail: information@moulinrouge.fr; website: www.moulin-rouge.com

 (91) Musee d'Orsay; Entertainment: Museum; The Musee National d'Orsay was opened in 1986 in an old Beaux-Art Train Station from 1900, it shows French painters from 1848-1914, such as Monet, Van Gogh, Manet, Renoir and Courbet; Tel: +33-1-4049 4814; 1 rue de la Legion d'Honeur; 75007 Paris 7e ; Open: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Thu -10pm, Sun 9am-6pm; Metro: Solferino; website: www.musee-orsay.fr

 (92) Musee du Louvre; Entertainment: Museum; Napoleon assembled this comprehensive art collection, the statue of the Venus of Milo, da Vinci's smiling Mona Lisa and many, many more, Cafe Marly (see separate listing) with its high ceilings in the Richelieu wing is ideal for a break afterwards; Tel: +33-1-4020 5317; Court Napoleon; 75001 Paris 1er ; Open: Mon & Wed 9am-9.45pm, Thu-Sun 9am-6pm; Metro: Palais-Royal-Musee-du-Louvre; website: www.louvre.fr

 (93) Musee Picasso; Entertainment: Museum; The Musee National Picasso is located in a spacious superb townhouse in the Marais quarter, this is the museum for Picasso lovers from his blue period to the end; Tel: +33-1-4271 2521; Fax: +33-1-4804 7546; 5 rue de Thorigny; 75003 Paris 3e ; Open: Wed-Mon 9.30am-6pm, Oct.-Mar. -5.30pm; Metro: Chemin-Vert / St-Paul; website: no website available yet

 (94) Musee Rodin; Entertainment: Museum; If you like Rodin and his sculptures or not, the town palace Rodin Museum with its lavish garden, where Rodin used to live, makes it worth-while visit alone; Tel: +33-1-4418 5110; Fax: +33-1-4551 1752; 77 rue de Varenne; 75007 Paris 7e ; Open: Tue-Sun 9.30am-5.45pm, garden -6.35pm; Metro: Varenne; e-mail: penseur@musee-rodin.fr; website: www.musee-rodin.fr

 (95) Notre-Dame, Cathedrale de; Entertainment: Building & Garden; The building of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame started in the 12th century and it has seen many big days such as the self-crowing of emperor Napoleon in 1804, towers and crypt; Tel: +33-1-4234 5610; 6 place du parvis Notre-Dame; 75004 Paris 4e ; Open: Mon-Sun 8am-6.45pm (towers and crypt Mon-Sun 9.30am-6pm (Oct-Mar 10am-4.15pm)); Metro: Cite / St-Michel; website: no website available yet

 (96) Opera de la Bastille; Entertainment: Ballet, Opera & Theatre; The Opera de la Bastille opened for the bicenntenial of the French Revolution in 1989 and it is one of the grand modern buildings commissioned by the late President Francois Mitterand - with 3000 seats it is now the main opera house in Paris; Tel: +33-8-3669 7868; Place de la Bastille; 75012 Paris 12e ; Open: Box office: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, usually closed in July & August; Metro: Bastille; website: www.opera-de-paris.fr

 (97) Opera Garnier; Entertainment: Ballet, Opera & Theatre; The beautiful old rococo Opera Garnier has occasional performances of the Opera de Paris and houses the Ballet de l'Opera National de Paris - thus a bigger focus is put on dance performances nowadays; Tel: +33-8-3669 7868; Place de l'Opera; 75009 Paris 9e ; Open: Box office: Mon-Sun 11am-6.30pm; Metro: Opera; website: www.opera-de-paris.fr

 (98) Petit Palais; Entertainment: Museum; The Petit Palais is a small palace facing the Grand Palais (both from 1900), houses a permanent art collection, including 19th century French paintings, as well as temporary exhibitions; Tel: +33-1-4265 1273; Avenue Winston-Churchill; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Tue-Sun 10am-5.40pm; Metro: Champs-Elysees; website: no website available yet

 (99) Versailles, Chateau de; Entertainment: Building & Garden; The Chateau de Versailles commissioned by King Louis XIV, about 20 km South-West of Paris, is always worth a day trip, not only for the Chateau with its famous hall of mirrors by Le Vau and Le Brun, but also its huge formal gardens designed by Le Notre; Tel: +33-1-3083 7800; ; Versailles ; Open: Chateau: Tue-Sun 9am-6.30pm (Oct-Apr -5.30pm), Gardens: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk; Metro: RER C Versailles-Rive Gauche; website: www.chateauversailles.fr

 (100) VIP Room; Entertainment: Night Club; Jean Roch's VIP Room is one of the few exclusive night clubs with a dance floor, lounge, VIP terrace and red velvet separees, where the VIPs are still safe, guests included Richard Branson, Pierce Brosnam, Garry Halliwell and Robbie Williams; Tel: +33-1-5669 1666; Fax: +33-1-5669 1669; 76-78 avenue des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris 8e ; Open: Tue-Sun 11.30-6am; Metro: George V; website: www.viproom.net
 

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