February 04, 2019

The City of Love will always have our hearts. Discover ILLARA's top Paris picks for your next getaway...

SEE: Jardin du Luxembourg
Situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement, the Luxembourg Gardens is the perfect spot to relax and wander amongst the French and English gardens, or enjoy a leisurely picnic on a warm day.

EAT: Septime
Once you indulge in the lunch or dinner tasting menu at Septime you will understand why it is almost impossible to score a reservation at this Michelin star restaurant. Chef Bertrand Grébaut's creative seasonal cuisine, high quality ingredients, and cool atmosphere make this one of the top tables in Paris.

DRINK: Ritz Bar
The Art Deco inspired bar at the Ritz Paris is one of our favorite spots in the city to enjoy a cocktail. The expertly crafted Signature Cocktails composed of fresh, inventive ingredients can't be missed. 

SHOP: Galeries Lafayette
A french institution that is a must-visit. The flagship store (established 1912) on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement brings together the best of fashion, luxury items, accessories, homewares, and food with over 3,500 brands, including Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Celine, Chloé, Cartier, Moynat, Delvaux, Loewe, Longchamp, and many more.

STAY: La Réserve Hotel and Spa
This ultra-luxe 5-star hotel is discreetly hidden off Champs-Élysées, overlooking the Panthéon, Grand Palais, and the Eiffel Tower. Exquisite rooms and suites styled by Jacques Garcia, a luxurious spa and indoor pool make this the perfect spot for a Parisian getaway.

CULTURE: Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
What better way to immerse yourself in Paris fashion then by visiting the new museum dedicated to legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Housed in an elegant 19th-century mansion, this jewel of a museum features exhibitions on specific collections by Mr. Saint Laurent as well as original notes, sketches, and a recreation of his studio.