An art and design experience
This luxury, designer hotel, located in the Opéra district, on rue La Fayette near Boulevard Haussmann, is a new concept in the Paris hotel industry. It is in a classic Parisian building designed by architects Paul Friesse and Cassien Bernard, while the totally renovated interiors present a fascinating combination of the original architectural details and contemporary décor, featuring cream and chocolate colours, purple curtains and designer furniture. The hotel has a fine collection of art from different continents and civilizations, and the same approach to art can be seen in the restaurant, which has Philippe Starck chairs, and a menu based on Mediterranean cuisine.
Famous French department store Galeries Lafayette is always worth a trip whether its for the designer men and women’s collections, jewellery, architecture, free fashion shows held every Friday, views from the terrace or must-see extravagant window displays during the winter. After you’ve taken all this in, Josefin restaurant is just around the corner on Rue Lafayette serving something a little different with Spanish fare in a dining room full of Spanish flair. Catalan specialties include jamon, flat bread, sausage and roast shoulder of baby goat and for dessert, Catalan crème brulée.
Luxos Recommends: Pig hands cannelloni stuffed with crab and for dessert, Catalan cream with cinnamon tile and orange biscuit
A popular place to begin a night out for Parisians and tourists alike, Lola Bar is located in the opera district on the famous Rue Lafayette. Offering diversity through their menu of Spanish tapas, you can dine on specialty cheeses and tortillas whilst sipping on their deliciously refreshing cocktails, perfect for the warmer months. Of course, it wouldn’t be Paris without a touch of French class, shown through the large, open windows providing a beautiful light and its contemporary décor using a regal colour scheme of black and gold.
Luxos recommends: Bellata ham with a broken egg and patatas bravas