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City Guide: Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy on Paris

June 8, 2016

When it came to putting together a city guide for the French capital we went straight to Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy, the owner of boutique consulting firm L'AGENCE EJH and wife of perfumer Kilian Hennessy of By Kilian. Here she shares all of her favorite Parisian spots, plus activities the whole family will enjoy!

Destination:

Paris

Describe the city in three words:

Romantic, Decadent, Proud

Easiest Way to Get Around:

Uber

Best View of the City:

Sacre-Couer

Photo: Tatijana Shoan

STAY

My husband and I live between NYC & Paris so we have an apartment. If I were going to stay in a hotel though, I’d stay at La Reserve, 42 Avenue Gabriel.

Spot to Get Pampered: Clarins Spa at the Royal Monceau, 37 Avenue Hoche.

EAT & DRINK

Caviar Kaspia
Kinugawa
The Bar at the Hotel Costes
Must-Visit Restaurants: Chez L'Ami Louis for typical French and an insane wine list. Caviar Kaspia, a fashion crowd favorite and Kinugawa for amazing Japanese.

Best Place to Grab a Morning Coffee: Carette at 4 Place du Trocadero.

Cocktail Bar: Bar at the Hotel Costes, 239-241 Rue Saint Honoré

DO

Souvenir to Bring Home: Kilian perfume at 20 Rue Cambon.

Best Place to Shop: Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and Le Marais (on Sundays).

Favorite Activity: Jardin d'Acclimatation (for kids under 12), Fondation Louis Vuitton, THATLou Treasure Hunt at Le Musee du Louvre and the Catacombs.

Tourist Spot You Love: Eiffel Tower, it sparkles at night, every hour on the hour for 5 minutes until 1am.

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