Arc de Triomphe / Champs Elysées / Concorde

The Champs-Elysées is known as the World’s most beautiful avenue by people who haven’t updated their guidebooks in 45 years. Last we checked, there were some car dealerships, a McD’s, a movie theater screening flicks at 30€ a ticket and a Sephora. Arc de Triomphe is worth the hype, even though you missed it being wrapped by our dearly departed Christo and his chérie Jeanne-Claude. Of the many phallic symbols in Paris, the Egyptian obelisk at Concorde is the oldest by far. Yet it’s the surrounding neighborhood that is awash in Viagra as Paris’ 1%-er fossils scavenge for their newest trophy wife. In fact, your dear editor-in-chief narrowly escaped becoming such a trophy wife during a Tinder date with a dashing Frenchman claiming to be connected to Sarkozy. He insisted on buying her a diamond bracelet from one of the shops on Place Vendôme.

Bakeries + Sweets

Pierre Her­mé


Pierre Gag­naire at Hotel Balzac

Mai­son Blanche

Drag­on Elysées

Grand Café Fauchon

Le Boeuf sur les Toit


Bar Le Gas­pard at la Réserve

Raspou­tine Paris

Les Ambas­sadeurs at Hotel de Crillon

Secret 8 — Bud­dha Bar

Museums + Monuments 

Musée Nis­sim de Camondo

Palais de la Découverte

Le Petit Palais Musée des Beaux Arts


Hôtel de Crillon

Le Prince de Galles

Hôtel Grand Powers

Hôtel Marig­nan Champs-Élysées

Hôtel Bar­rière Le Fouquet’s

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