The BAZAAR-Approved Way To Spend A Day In Paris

BY Sara AlHumiri / Nov 30 2019 / 09:51 AM

Experience the City of Love in all its luxurious glory at The Four Seasons Hôtel George V

The BAZAAR-Approved Way To Spend A Day In Paris

9am: Step out onto cobblestone Parisian streets and take a short stroll to the Champs-Élysées to begin your day. Have an indulgent breakfast at the iconic – and picture-perfect – Ladurée as you people watch while sipping your coffee. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, we highly recommend picking up a box of their famous vanilla, caramel or pistachio macarons to take home.

10am: It’s time to discover the city’s beautiful treasures. Continue up the Champs-Élysées and make your way to the heart of the avenue; the Grand Palais. This much-loved monument is known for its wide range of art and historic exhibitions. We suggest the Greco or Toulouse-Lautrec retrospectives, both on until early 2020.

11:30am: Pull yourself away from the compelling Parisian culture and head to the ultra-chic Avenue Montaigne. Famed for its shopping, this district is home to both global chains and high-end designers, so it’s no surprise that this haute-spot is constantly buzzing with people. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior and Versace? Yes please.

2pm: Once you’ve had your fill of the fabulous shopping, it’s time to also have your fill of the city’s even more renowned cuisine. Find three of the best restaurants in Paris under one roof, all handily located at your hotel, The Four Seasons Hôtel George V. Boasting three Michelin stars, Le Cinq by Christian Le Squer offers classic French cuisine; try the Tangy Mushrooms with House-Smoked Salmon and the Grilled Fillet of Turbot with Japanese Pear.

4pm: Time to sit back and be pampered at the Four Seasons’ five-star spa which offers its own signature treatments that hail from all corners of the world, including Switzerland and China. Opt for a rejuvenating Kobido massage that focuses on various muscle areas of the face. Once you’ve received your all-natural facelift, let your body relax at the Parisian Hammam with its authentic décor and soothing experience.

6pm: Now that you’re fully re-energised, it’s time to prepare for hitting the town. Visit the spa’s impeccable salon services for some glam before heading out for the evening.

8pm: Spend sundown at Café de l’Homme, an impossibly chic French rooftop restaurant that offers one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower. There’s very few better spots to watch the sun set and the lights of one of the world’s favourite landmarks illuminate the entire city.

11pm: You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful bedroom in the whole of Paris; The Four Seasons Hôtel George V’s Eiffel Tower suite. Life doesn’t get much better, does it? Bonne nuit!

From the November 2019 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia