Paris, France

March 1, 2004


Man Ray

Owned by actors Johnny Depp, Sean Penn and John Malkovich, this bar-restaurant is just minutes from the Champs d’Élysées. After enjoying its lavish décor and trendy cuisine, you can chill out on comfortable floor cushions around the equally extravagant bar on the mezzanine level. Try the sushi, seafood or grilled meat.

Average Price: US$55

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: 34, Rue Marbeuf

Telephone: 33-1-5688-3636

Hours: Monday to Thursday from noon to 2 a.m.; Friday from noon to 5 a.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Spoon, Food and Wine

Star chef Alain Ducasse’s bistro features a playful Asian- and American-inspired menu. For a quick hit, opt for the 40-minute ‘Speedy Spoon’ menu: Africa on Monday, Europa on Tuesday, etc. Paris isn’t well-known for its vegetarian-friendly restaurants, but this menu features many veggie, pasta and grain dishes. Definitely call for reservations when you arrive in Paris.

Average Price: US$28 to US$58

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: 14, Rue de Marignan

Telephone: 33-1-4076-3444

Hours: Open weekdays, but closed for four weeks in July and August

Le Georges

On the sixth floor of the Pompidou Centre, crowds flock to this restaurant for its fantastic views of the city. The menu features both French and international cuisine.

Average Price: US$60

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: Centre Georges Pompidou,

19, Rue Beaubourg

Telephone: 33-1-4478-4799

Hours: Open every day but Tuesday



Homesick for North America? Described as a union between American and Parisian cultures, Barfly’s extensive drink list and décor may take you back to a bar on the Upper East Side, but the young crowd is definitely Parisian.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Location: 49-51, Avenue George V, 8th Mº

George V

Hours: Open daily from noon to 1 a.m.

Buddha Bar

In keeping with its name, this nightclub features a huge statue of Buddah in the entranceway to its luxe interior. A lot of top-name DJs have graced the decks at this club, but if dancing’s not your thing, book a table for some Japanese-inspired snacks.

Dress Code: Casual

Location: 8, Rue Boissy d’Anglais

Hours: Open daily from noon to 1 a.m.

The Ritz

The cocktails served at the three Ritz Paris bars have inspired a drink recipe book. Here’s a chance to try out these legendary beverages while lounging in utter opulence.

Dress Code: Casual to smart business

Location: 15, Place Vendome

Hours: Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to



Hôtel le Régent Montmartre

Address: 37, Boulevard Rochechouart

Telephone: 33-1-4878-2400



Hôtel Costes

Address: 239, Rue St-Honoré,

1st Arrondissement

Telephone: 33-1-4244-5000

Four Seasons George V

Address: 31, Avenue George V

Telephone: 33-1-4952-7000



Musée d’Orsay

See the works of great masters like Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Degas.

Location: 62, Rue de Lille (33-1-4049-4814)

Hours: Open everyday except Monday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (US$10 admission)


A weekend is recommended to fully explore the remarkable restoration of the residence of His Majesty King Louis XIV.


This famous village was home to painters such as Picasso and Renoir, as well as infamous cabarets like the Moulin Rouge.

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