Taschen: This book combines all of Angelika Taschen's recommendations for Paris hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars into one volume, ensuring visitors a wealth of ideas and a guarantee that their Parisian sojourn will never have a dull moment. From the ultra-hot Colette fashion concept store to Tom Ford's secret hideaway to Hemingway's favorite brasserie, all of the best insider tips are gathered together between these covers so that when you hop out from under yours, you'll have plenty of exciting things on your agenda.The highlights include: decorative ceramics shop Astier de Villatte; the ultra-modern Comme des Garcons perfume and candle boutique; Laduree, the best macaroons in the city; Ma Bourgogne restaurant on the beautiful Place des Vosges; classic bistro Allard that has hardly changed in 70 years; left bank restaurant La Palette, a favorite of Picasso and Braque; Brasserie Lipp, where Hemingway ate the eat herrings he wrote about in "A Moveable Feast"; the ultra-luxurious Ritz hotel on elegant Place Vendome; the cozy and cute Hotel Bourg Tibourg in the Marais; Hotel Verneuil in St. Germain-des-Pres opposite the former residence of Serge Gainsbourg; and, the quintessentially French Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon.
About the Author
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel. Swiss-born Vincent Knapp (1957-2007) lived and worked in Paris for over two decades as a free-lance photographer, notably for Conde Nast magazines such as Architectural Digest, Vogue, and The World of Interiors.
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