Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.



Anahi is a buzzy Argentinian restaurant in a former charcuterie located in Paris’ newly-trendy “north of Marais”. Despite its rustic façade, it attracts a sexy looking crowd of late-evening diners. The steaks are outstanding and are served simply on wooden boards. If you are a meat aficionado, you must try the Lomo steak with a perfectly matched drop of South American wine.

 View Map ... 49 Rue Volta, Marais, Paris, France
Brasserie Lipp

Brasserie Lipp is a Left Bank institution. Its gastronomic specialties, blonde beer and coffees have been enjoyed by its classy clientele since 1880. It is the quintessential Parisian brasserie, complete with lots of attitude, and a fabulous spot on Boulevard Saint-Germain to meet, greet and eat.

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 View Map ... 151 bd. St-Germain, 6e, Paris, France
Café Marly

From the Hotel Costes team comes Café Marly - a stunning dining room adorned with plush red and gold décor and a lofty arcade terrace overlooking the main courtyard of the Louvre. The fashion pack graze on breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks at this painstakingly hip café, with simple fresh brasserie fare served up by slinky waitresses. The view of the glass Louvre pyramid only 50 metres away is picture perfect.

 View Map ... 93, Rue Rivoli, Paris, France

Georges is located on the top floor of Paris’ most comprehensive art complex, the Centre George Pompidou. The restaurant is a favourite spot for jetsetters, and for obvious reasons. It has an amazing view of the whole city through large wrap around windows, features a trendy fusion cuisine menu and has a quirky Costes design. A huge amount of sophistication, from the white banquettes to the single roses on each table, compliment the creative Euro-Asian menu mix.

 View Map ... Place Georges Pompidou, Paris, France‎
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon takes culinary decadence to a new luxe level. The bar takes centre stage and diners surround it, seated on high red leather stools. At this trendy and intimate restaurant, the sexy décor includes the basic ingredients of Robuchon's kitchen, with large glass jars accentuating the raw colours of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. The innovative menu is rich in flavour, variety and originality and is best conquered by sharing all the dishes. It’s not only the tapas which sizzle … the whole place does!

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 View Map ... 5 Rue de Montalembert, Paris, France
Robert et Louise

Robert et Louise is a charismatic French bistro ideally located just west of the Place des Vosges in the trendy Marais district. Though aimed at carnivores, everyone will love the charming atmosphere at tiny Robert et Louise where diners share rustic wooden tables and devour massive slabs of meat off round cutting boards, cooked on a cast iron plate over an open wood fire. It is easy to miss this cosy brasserie, so keep an eye out for the authentic red and white checked curtains, which conceal a truly Parisian experience.

 View Map ... 64, Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France

what we think

The capital of France and the world’s capital of romance, Paris is stylishly breathtaking and utterly charming. With inspiring landmarks, manicured gardens and artsy institutions, the “City of Lights” is a million different things to a million different people. The Eiffel Tower boasts grandeur, the Champs Elysées buzzes, and the Seine River flows elegantly, but it’s the city’s inner romance which is so alluring. Shop at the chicest boutiques on the Left Bank, savour a crepe from a sidewalk stand and watch the world go by seated at a sun-kissed Saint Germain cafe. You will absolutely and positively fall in love with Paris.