Lifestyle

Hotels, restaurants, delicatessen

Hôtel Bel Ami: a new organic and gluten-free menu!

Hotel Bel Ami, the famous 5-star of Saint Germain-des-Prés, does not hesitate to renew itself to even better meet new customer demands. The Chef, David Maroleau, has just completely reviewed the restaurant menu, making a pertinent and gourmet move upmarket. Now,...

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What a “coup de torchon” !

The restaurant “Au coup de torchon”—open since October—is the place that everyone is talking about… After a long career as a talent agent, Frédérique, the daughter of the illustrious and much-loved French actor, Philippe Noiret, turned to her second passion five years...

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Thé-ritoires: the English Tea Room made in Saint-Germain

Within a few steps of the Odeon roundabout, the discreet rue de Condé is home to one of the best kept secrets of where to confront the winter cold. Here, Arnaud Bachelin, archaeologist by training, has created a proper “Tea House”, selling loose tea at the counter as...

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Le Cacaotier: the flavours of travel

Tahiti vanilla, hazelnuts of Piedmont, Sicily fennel, chestnuts of Turin… The list of flavours that make up the pralines, ganaches, giandujas and other creations of the House Le Cacaotier are invitations to a gourmet journey. Created in 1995 in Enghien-les-Bains by...

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Hôtel Bel Ami or how to choose your home…

Keeping fit, eating healthy, getting pampered, receiving all the attentions of the staff waiting on you hand and foot, a house cocktail, lounging in the large armchairs of the bar, having brunch, and sleeping at the Hotel Bel Ami, the 5-star “in the heart of...

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Hôtel Montalembert: the little palace of gastronomy

The terrace looks out onto a sunny and quiet street.  Today the venue of the Parisian intelligentsia, the Montalembert was established in 1926, at rue du Bac. How many guest books would you need to tell all the great moments of the interwar period, and the great...

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Villa Saint-Germain: in cocooning mode

Rue Jacob is one of the most charming streets of Saint-Germain, and it is also a peaceful haven. Its villa. A 4-star hotel with chic design and furniture and a cosy atmosphere. “We want our guests feel to at home in the villa”, says Marie Grail, the charming Director....

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Café Les Éditeurs: you’re in Saint-Germain-des-Prés!

There are only a few privileged places that encompass the true Saint-Germain spirit, and Les Éditeurs is one of those. First of all, because it is a Parisian café in line with the great tradition of “brasseries” with a home cooked “todays special” – accessible to...

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Les Deux Magots got news for you!

No need to introduce the mythical café-restaurant “Les Deux Magots” in Saint-Germain. But the news that we will bring to you are all the culinary innovations that will wake up our taste buds, and, under the leadership of the new Development Director, Jacques Vergnaud,...

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Maison Brémond: Provence at Rive Gauche

It is at the former printers of the revolutionary Marat – see no conspiracy plot! – where this beautiful and welcoming delicatessen set up shop 6 years ago. And well, if there is a plot, it is to find the purest olive oil, the flagship product of the House! Because...

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Fashion

Flamant: liven up your interior!

With the arrival of spring, the city dweller wants sun, colour and cheerfulness. So let’s head to the gorgeous Flamant store, nestled in the heart of the place Furstenberg, to discover the new spring-summer 2017 collection. Outdoor tables and chairs, summery...

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Flamant: a journey to Wonderland

What brand could be more qualified than Flamant to glorify the festive season? The 650 m² divine lifestyle concept store of rue de l’Abbaye and the so-romantic place Furstenberg puts up its Christmas lights: flamboyant trees, twinkling garlands, candles, pine cones,...

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Waxflower: Flowers of good

Ephemeral but not superfluous, flowers are essential! And at Waxflower, they are authentic, fresh and seasonal just like we love them. For nine years now, the passionate creative florists, Gregory and Thierry, are realising compositions «made-to-measure» for...

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The complete universe of Christian Lacroix

New collection of cushions and furniture fabrics “Incroyables et Merveilleuses” © Richard Powers The complete universe of Christian Lacroix in a unique concept store To celebrate 5 years of the “Art de Vivre” department, the House of Christian Lacroix has created the...

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Romantic stroll at Flamant

Flamant is not an interior decoration shop, it’s a journey to the land of beauty. A crossing of Saint-Germain’s vibrant heart where its doors open onto Fürstemberg place… and rue de l’Abbaye. A “Germanopratin” ride all in itself. We like to wander around this...

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2016: exotic summer at Wax Flower

“Rarity, particularity, singularity” are Grégory, are the three florist creators’, Grégory, Thierry and Frédéric’s three summer wishes. In addition to the classics, the beautiful season is going to be colourful with exotic plants! During our visit, they were...

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Clair de jour: light and glamorous sensuality

Cécile Mignault is a soft-spoken lady with golden hands. Her specialty? Creating, restoring and bringing back long-forgotten lamps and lampshades. Favouring custom work and unique pieces, she has just been registered on the website Zelit, the craftsman’s bible. In...

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Treasure hunt at Thanner drugstore

Some shops really give character to the area, the Thanner drugstore is one of them! At rue de Buci, you can’t miss its well supplied : baskets, bags, picnic cases and coloured shopping bags catch the eye of passers-by. Véronique and Georges Thanner, who took over the...

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Les Montres Collector: here’s an address to stop time!

We waited, we watched, we hoped… the nirvana of vintage watches finally opens its doors in Saint-Germain  In the past, in need of an exceptional watch, we would rush to the prestigious boutique on 58 rue Bonaparte. Today we dash to another address in the 6th...

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Éliode: timeless and elegant graphic jewelry

“If you’re going to San Francisco ”… perhaps it was Scott McKenzie’s famous song that inspired Élodie Tronchon to go and cut her professional teeth in San Francisco… studying the art of jewelry making. Drawing on her experience across the pond, the artistic director...

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Deyrolle

Deyrolle was founded in 1831, and ever since has been inspiring generations in the highly specialised and admittedly particular fields of natural history, entomology and taxidermy.

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Once upon a time, in Servane Gaxotte

Born in 2002, Servane Gaxotte’s signature doll has become an emblematic figure of the 6th arrondissement. She’s called Rose. Her dreams are a theatre of continual metamorphoses. Cat, rabbit, ballerina, THE doll of Servane Gaxotte is always sporting a different style,...

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Beauty institute and spa

Molinard: perfume like DNA…

Molinard, the mythical perfumer-creator from Grasse on the Riviera since 1849, now waits for you at 72, rue Bonaparte. The perfumes are conceived among the flowers, the visitor is immediately immersed in this dreamlike universe. On the purple walls, minimalist shelves...

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Olfactory journeys at Louis Vuitton

Perfumes in the Vuitton spirit, the perfect alchemy between leather and flowers. Seven eaux de parfums to accompany your travels, this is the fruit of a cooperation born in 2012 between Louis Vuitton and the master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. This...

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Comptoir du Sud Pacifique: the pleasure perfumery

Comptoir Sud Pacifique has regained its splendour thanks to Valerie Pianelli-Guichard, an entrepreneur who defends the values of independent French perfumery and who took over the business 7 years ago. The new fragrance “Rhum & Tabac” is exceeding the historical sales...

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Coiffirst: the hairdresser who looks after you

A luxurious hair salon of 1,000 m2 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés? No, you’re not dreaming! Welcome to the hairdresser for whom all the girls go crazy. Welcome to Coiffirst! Eric Pfalzgraf, the founder, was he a visionary already in 1989, the year when he...

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Annick Goutal: perfumes “à la française”

In perfumery, Annick Goutal is one of the most beautiful expressions of the French Art of Living since 35 years now. Made in France, her perfumes transcend time and remain an olfactory reference for craftsmanship and exceptional quality. Each fragrance tells its own...

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FOREO: the beauty revolution!

Created in 2013, the Swedish brand of facial devices, FOREO, continues its inevitable rise! It was to be expected, since the results from using their devices were so visible and concrete already from the first use. Spas, hotels or private individuals, everyone wants...

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