As EHL Alumni prepare for their annual gala in Paris, they shared with us their recommendations for the perfect Paris stay. And the online travel community tends to agree…
We have compiled the best online comments and reviews so you can get inspired:
Where to eat in Paris?
Here are 6 restaurants recommendations to make sure your stay is “tasty”!
“I woke up in Paris jet lagged at midnight, ravenously hungry. After a bit of research, I decided that I would give this stylish place a shot. So happy I did.”
“Designed by Philippe Stark, Miss Ko is both restaurant and experience.”
“Absorb in their cool decor with upside down umbrellas and cool Asian art on the walls as you sip on their cocktails.”
"Give yourself a treat and try the salmon, unforgettable!!! Great service and food overall, cozy place for a romantic dinner or a gathering with friends!"
"Sublime experience! Lovely atmosphere, fabulous cuisine, and personable staff. This was the type of experience that draws people to this wonderful city."
“When you walk past a spot where the locals are eating, you are bound to turn your head and probably stop by.”
“Yep, go for the roast chicken! It is just non fussy, delicious, classic French food…”
“If I could design a Parisian bar/restaurant it would pretty much look like Le Loup. The design of the menu: cool. The materials and colors: perfect combo. The taxidermy: awesome!”
“This district of Paris used to be the red light district of the city. It's now where it happens.”
“Tucked away on rue Navarin in the 9th arrondissement, you could easily walk past the hotel without even noticing it. Step inside and see for yourself this little oasis of green foliage juxtaposed against bright red seating.”
“It has a cool vibe and is very French which makes for a nice laid back but buzzing experience.”
“Where to start?? It was INCREDIBLE!! The atmosphere, the people, the vibe, the food… It was all spot on!”
“Absolutely #1 on my list every time I go to Paris and sometimes multiple times a trip.”
“This place is absolutely stunning and pure class, the food is out of this world and the staff are very professional. This is an absolute must if you come to Paris”
“Another great spot by the same people as hotel Costes.”
“Must stop here if you’re shopping on Avenue Montaigne!! Sit outside and enjoy the view. The food is great. All the who's who's are here! Make sure you look good.”
“Obsessed with L'Avenue! Great location and food! Love the tuna tartar, asparagus salad, tom yam seabass, butterfly chicken... The list goes on!”
Lounge, rooftop, speakeasy? What are the best bars in Paris?
Discover this selection of 6 very different establishment to fit your every mood.
“Oh the secret bars of Paris in La République area of France and there are a few. This by far was my favorite. It is hidden in plain sight and just truly awesome!”
“Their unique cocktails are both inventive and delicious...”
“Upstairs the seating was a cozy mix of window seats, stools, standing tables, and some hanging chairs.”
“If you are looking for a really nice rooftop bar with amazing view and still not so crowded with tourist this is a place for you!”
“Best experience in Paris. Nice drinks, worldwide music, efficient staff.”
“TIP: Ask for the password by private message on the Blaine Facebook Page!”
“The Blaine Bar is a secret bar, the kind that has no storefront! If the approach may seem daunting at first, once you go down the steps, you discover a cozy, comfortable, well decorated space, reminiscent of the somewhat kitsch decoration of private clubs and prohibition.”
“Besides that is where the name comes from since "Blaine" is the name of the Act which in the United States legalized again the consumption of alcohol in 1933.”
“This is a place for someone who enjoys nightlife and parties...
“Les Bains club now reopened after an extensive refurbishment. It is a nice place to visit. Though not quite the same as the decadent old place, the new place offers a fun and lively night out experience.
“A class of its own in terms of ambience food service, etc. Everything u can expect from a world renowned historical place with first class food and service. ”
“A very guilty pleasure. A faire une fois dans sa vie. ”
“There are few places in the world that are as impressive, opulent, and formal as this one. The decor is reminiscent of a grand room at Versailles. ”
“Their home made tonic is absolutely delicious and very unique. Makes a great G&T!”
“Expertly made and innovative cocktails. The atmosphere is certainly unique - like an intimate sushi restaurant meets hipster speakeasy in a small street in the heart of St Germain.”
"The art of bartending! A must go if you are in Paris. Plus it closes around 2, in the middle of an interesting neighborhood, and its housed in a lovely place :)"
"Tasty cocktails, amazing atmosphere, cool staff and great people.. most of the customers are from America! Totally recommended in Paris!"
#SundayFunday… Where to find the most coveted brunches in Paris?
“Season is perfectly located and has a cool yet cozy interior. A lot of Instagraming going on.”
“Loved this place! A lot of great food and drink options! We have a variety of food and it was all great but I definitely would recommend the season bowl with chicken and the avocado toast.”
“Best brunch in Paris! Season is a modern healthy eateries in a charming area of the Marais. Great choices and perfect flavors! Don't miss out the turmeric latte. ”
“The new place to brunch or to have lunch!
“If Parisians are willing to wait to eat somewhere, it must surely be for the kind of meal that makes you feel like you've committed a felony against yourself -- and still in full vacation mode, I felt little remorse for engaging in another act of gastronom-icide.”
“Traditional and historical building cleverly renovated with a modern twist. The first floor cocktail bar is a must visit.”
“Going to Paris is always a new adventure, regardless of how many times one returns, and this place is worth the detour.”
“The cutest little corner in St. Germain. As authentic as it gets.”
“I love the Saint-Germain area so much! How gorgeous. This restaurant is right in the heart of this arrondissement and it’s just so pretty, with vines and flowers and fairy lights. Gorgeous. Loads of heated outdoor tables and some of the best people-watching in Paris!”
“What a lovely place, the atmosphere is great, the food is amazing and the staff very competent. What else could you ask for?”
“Pain perdu, eggs Eleanor, the pastry basket, coffee, hit chocolate… The food is amazing and very well presented!”
“Incredible experience: the service was great, the music enchanting, the afternoon was delicious.”
Wondering what to visit in Paris?
Here are 5 of our Alumni “must-visit” places…
“Iconic Park in the center of the capital. It traces the history of the city as Royalty shaped the town with what were originally grandiose gardens.”
“If you're looking forward to spend some peaceful hours in a garden, then you must visit this site. The fountains and statues around the Palace also add extra attention to this place and it’s free too. I don't even mind to spend an afternoon in a rainy day in this garden!”
“Louis Vuitton foundation is an amazing example of a deconstructivism architecture. One of Frank Gehry's masterpieces.”
“It’s a beautiful structure in the calm of the woods so you feel like you’re escaping Paris for the afternoon. The way the building is laid out, you really feel transported through the exhibitions because of the rooms and levels.”
“This place makes you feel like you are in heaven. Most beautiful and breathtaking sceneries the moment you climb to the top with mild breeze making you forget the fatigue. The place is so unreal it feels as if it’s too good to be true.”
“Montmarte is at the intersection of Art and Culture and if you throw in Pigalle a little French naughtiness.”
“Amazing collection of art, statues and more. Mona Lisa is here!”
“Well what can you say? It's the Louvre. STRONGLY suggest buying your tickets online so you can avoid the major lineups”
“There are no fewer than 15 restaurants, cafes and take-away options… so be ready to get lost for hours!”
“This is without a doubt one of the most complete and best modern art museums in Europe.”
“Even if you are not going to the museum, see the lobby which is a really pleasant space with an excellent gift shop.”
“The building itself is amazing & has some great views.”
Fashion and pampering are musts in Paris but what places are worth it?
“An amazing department store - 7 floors of luxury brands.”
“The architecture of this place is lovely. It's definitely worth a visit.”
“A beautiful place to visit in Paris where u can find more than 3,000 brands from around the world, ranging from the affordable to luxury, along with 25 restaurants.”
“A very clean and nice nail salon in the heart of the 7th arrondissement.”
“From afar it looks like a New York bagel joint but make no mistake, Nail Factory is a nail bar, a new concept of beauty of hands and feet fast and without appointment!”
“An unusual living room for a high quality service.”
“This salon is awesome, it feels good, and the people who work there are very competent and always customer focused.”
“This was one of the best massages I've ever had coming directly off the plane!”
“Luxury atmosphere, warm welcome at the reception and perfect relaxing time in the pool and the steam.”
“The Spa My Blend by Clarins is an outstanding place to go for relaxation! It is luxurious and calm, and besides the beautiful atmosphere the professional and welcoming staff was making us feel so well accommodated.”
These are of course a short selection of everything Paris has to offer. Share with us your favorite spots with #AEHLgala!