Hot new openings in Paris

The hottest spots in the French capital this winter...

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Paris Editor

Paris is a city of extremes: of old and new, conservative and bohemian, freedom and restriction. This winter we've picked the best of the city's many renovations and innovations to keep you occupied...

Rodin Museum reopening

The first renovation since it was donated to the state and opened as the Musée Rodin in 1918, the Hôtel Biron manor was the studio and later the home of the famed Parisian sculptor Auguste Rodin between 1908 and 1917.

After a three-year refurbishment, the museum reopened in November marking Rodin’s birthday. One of the most beautiful museums in Paris, it comprises over 300 of the sculptor’s works including 'The Thinker' and 'The Kiss', as well as magnificent gardens à la française.

Musee-RodinRodin Museum

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Jean-François Piège’s Le Grand restaurant

Having left his quarters at the Thoumieux, the 2-Michelin-star chef is making his dream come true with his very own gastronomic restaurant, which, located in the 8th arrondissement. As well as Le Grand Restaurant, he will be focusing on his existing outpost Clover and the opening Clover Grill for spring 2016 in the 1st arrondissement.

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Pavillon Dufour

Part of the ‘Grand Versailles’ project, the renovated Pavillion Dufour and Vieille Aile (literally ‘old wing’) will open to the public in early 2016. As well as rendering access simpler for visitors, the new wings of the sublime 17th-century palace on the outskirts of Paris will comprise a 170-seater auditorium, restaurant, bookshop, and artworks by Claude Rutault.

Pavillon-DufourLe Pavillon Dufour

Thierry Marx’s Gare du Nord brasserie

As part of the Gare du Nord overhaul, 2-Michelin-star chef Thierry Marx, who is at the helm of the Mandarin Oriental’s Sur Mesure restaurant, is opening a 674sqm brasserie within the train station. The brasserie will be split onto two floors, one for travellers in a rush and one for those with more time, and it is set to open at the start of 2016.

paris-hotel-restaurant-sur-mesure-par-thierry-marx-7Thierry Marx’s Gare du Nord brasserie

Desnoyer meat bars

French master of meat Hugo Desnoyer is expanding out of his two butcher shops in Paris with a new concept: the meat bar. Following a new location in Japan two bars are about to launch in Paris, at the Marché Secrétan and Marché Saint-Germain in the 19th and 6th arrondissements respectively.

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Desnoyer Meat Bar

Guy Savoy

After the move to the recently-opened Monnaie de Paris museum on the Seine and the opening of his seafood restaurant on rue Troyon, the 3-Michelin-star chef Guy Savoy will be opening a brasserie on the ground floor of the Monnaie de Paris that will be called Savoy’r Faire. The opening date is still under wraps but it is likely to be in the next few weeks.

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1 Musée Rodin
2 Château de Versailles
3 Gare du Nord
4 Desnoyer butcher
5 Desnoyer butcher and restaurant
6 La Monnaie de Paris