What to see in Paris besides the fashion this PFW
The final call
This week in Paris, as the dense fashion show grind continues, be sure to leave a little space in your schedule to stroll down the city's iconic avenues and to try the new eateries in La Ville-Lumière (The City of Light)...
This neighbourhhood French gourmet bistro on 61 Rue Lepic is open around the clock, seven days a week. By the same owners, of the successful Jeanne A, which is situated on 42 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Jeanne B pays more attention to its beautifully laid out dishes from flavourful artichokes and lobster cakes to marinated snails and other delicacies – which can be eaten there or to take away if your running late for a show.
In the newly opened Peninsula hotel, Le Lili serves up some of the best Cantonease food in Paris. At the entrance, visitors are greeted by a portrait of the first Chinese opera singer Lili, along with warm and stylish atmosphere and of course mouthwatering food.
Michelin chef Alain Ducasse has teamed up with Christoph Santana to develop a new menu for the restaurant Le Dali – located in the Paris hotel Le Meurice. Here you can sit and eat beautifully made French cuisine while sitting enjoying the interiors of Philippe Starck's most recent project.
For fresh croissants, classic baguettes, unique cakes and other baked goods, Gontran Cherrier Artisan Boulangerie is the place to go as it continues to be the cherry on top of the baking world.
The Japanese institution on 67 rue Labat, provides its customers with Japanese comfort food as the chefs dish up pieces of grilled salmon, udon noodles, sashimi, sushi, maki and ice cream with black sesame seeds for dessert
Bob's Juice Bar
After running around the streets of Paris, jumping from show to show, rejuvenate with a healthy protein shake from Bob's Juice Bar, with a variety of delicious, raw energy options to keep you powering through the week.
Hedi Slimane: Sonic
Scheduled to run from September 18 through to January 11 2015, in collaboration with Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation – the current creative director Hedi Slimane will exhibit a collection of self-shot photography that celebrates his accomplishments as a photographer outside of his scope as a fashion designer.
Niki de Saint Phalle at the Grand Palais
At Paris' Grand Palais, for the first time in 20 years, works from French sculptor, painter and filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle will be on display, showcasing 200 pieces of unique art and proving why she was one of the pioneers of the feminist art movement.
Bertrand Bonello, Résonances at the Centre Pompidou
At the famed Centre Pompidou, Bertrand Bonello the director of the recently debuted film Saint Laurent, has created a video installation in which the sounds and images of the past, present and future are all generated together in a rather spectacular manner.
Le Spa at the Hotel Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
Restore your complexion with the hotel's deep facial treatment as the spa has collaborated with Crème de la Mer – using its 'Miracle Broth' a revolution in cosmetic care – to balance, energise and nourish you. The spa also includes a whirlpool bath, a steam room, a sauna, a gym fitted with the latest high-tech equipment, and four treatment booths.
Pilates at Le Klay
During Fashion Week, if you have an hour to spare, get your heart pumping with a 60-minute session of Pilates Fusion in the super stylish sports club Le Klay.