What to do in Paris this Fall and Winter

4 years ago - Léa D.

L'Oursin, Galeries Lafayette’s New Restaurant

We all know the famous department store brand Galeries Lafayette, located on boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement. You’ll surely be thrilled as you make your way through the aisles lined with the names of the world’s greatest creators.

On Thursday, March 29, 2019, Galeries Lafayette also opened their doors on the Champs Elysées.

A real treat for shopping and food addicts: 4 floors, brightly and carefully decorated.

After Café Citron, located in these same galleries, creators Simon Porte Jacquemus and Caviar Kaspia opened up a new restaurant: L’Oursin. It has a sunny menu embellished with the best seafood, created by chef Erica Archaumbault.

Located on the second floor, the Oursin restaurant is aptly named: when you walk into this magical place, you feel like you’re by the sea.

The shapes and design are reminiscent of Mediterranean coasts lined with pretty white houses.

The lime-washed walls are carved out of small niches where handicrafts, heathered by Simon Porte Jacquemus, a climbing vine, and finely styled plates reminiscent of the South are on display: a nice escape for a meal, at the heart of the capital!

It is difficult to choose between the sea urchin tarama or the delicate lobster salad, the marinated zucchini with fresh ricotta and basil, or the halibut accompanied by delicious fresh and grilled vegetables ...

L’Oursin 60 avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris +33183656102

Restaurant l'Oursin

The long-awaited reopening of the Samaritaine

For those who don’t know, the Samaritaine was Paris’ first department store. A masterpiece by Ernest Cognacq, it opened in 1870. Closed in 2005 for renovation, this gem of savoir vivre à la française will reopen in early 2020.

Located between the rue de Rivoli and the Seine, this is the ideal place to visit the heart of Paris, enjoy the best restaurants, and shop.

With a beautiful 25 meter high corrugated glass facade, this property of the LVMH  Group promises to surprise you…

A true emblem of the capital, the old-fashioned charm of the department store has been preserved: a large glass roof, a monumental staircase, two atriums, beautiful friezes ...

Indeed, the original building had been registered as a Monument Historique: a historical building to be preserved. Designed by the Japanese architecture firm Sanaa at the origin of the Louvre-Lenss, this project composes an astonishing mixture: combining historical heritage with luxury.

Fashion, groceries, jewelry, beauty, well-being: this incredible place has everything to make you happy! Great restaurants, a luxury hotel, and other follies also await you at the heart of the capital, just a few steps from the Louvre ...

La Samaritaine

The"Autrement" Exhibit by Chaumet

Founded in 1780 in Paris, the Maison Chaumet quickly mixed its history with that of France by becoming the official jeweler of the Empress Josephine. At the heart of the Place Vendôme, jeweler and watchmaking creations reflect exceptional savoir-faire and perfectly illustrate Parisian taste.

Paris is the city of love, gastronomy, and fashion, but also art. Many exhibitions and museums highlight our beautiful capital’s best artists. From October 1 to November 2, 2019, visit the Maison Chaumet's "Autrement" exhibit at 165 boulevard Saint-Germain.

With the aim of showcasing its jewels, Maison Chaumet approaches jewels in a new way thanks to Julia Hetta's series of photographs. Enjoy a 45-minute visit by booking here.

Maison Chaumet

A Nice Stroll Through the Parisian Passages

Paris’ covered passages form galleries that travel through buildings. These galleries are covered with a beautiful glass roof, giving them special and unique lighting.

You will find these passages on the right bank of the Seine, mainly near the Grands Boulevards.

Typically Parisian, these passages are finely furnished and decorated in Parisian style and architecture. Glass, moldings, and gilding are interspersed. Numerous shops of all kinds can be found, including antique stores resistant to the passage of time. Open your eyes, you may find a real treasure!

Here are some addresses:

Passage des Deux-Pavillons - 6 rue de Beaujolais, 5 rue des Petits-Champs

Passage du Grand-Cerf - 10 rue Saint-Marc, 11 boulevard Montmartre

Vivienne Gallery - 4 rue des Petits-Champs, 6 rue Vivienne

Parisian Passages