“Moulin Rouge” (Moulin Rouge – “Red Mill”) – the most famous cabaret in Paris, located at the foot of Montmartre, near Pigalle Square. This legendary cabaret, since its opening in 1889, has become popular not only in Paris, but throughout the world. Oscar Wilde, Picasso, the Prince of Wales and many other celebrities came here, cabaret scenes were immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec, and famous artists, including Charles Aznavour, performed on the Moulin Rouge stage. Today, cabaret guests are treated to a fantastic show “Fairy Fairy” every evening, and, of course, the “highlight” of the program was and remains the incendiary cancan.
Crazy Horse (Le Crazy Horse de Paris – “Crazy Horse”) is another famous Parisian cabaret, opened in 1951 by Alan Bernardin. In addition to spectacular performances with carefully selected dancers and dancers, the program includes acrobatic numbers, performances of illusionists, jugglers, clowns, as well as laser shows.
One of the main components of the French capital are its magnificent shops. Fashion designer boutiques, huge shopping centers, charming shops, street bazaars – any purchase for every taste. Haute couture houses and pret-a-porter boutiques are located in the famous “Golden Triangle”, which includes Avenue Montaigne, Avenue des Champs Elysees, Avenue George V. Here are brands such as Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Prada, Lanvin, Hermes, Krizia, Jil Sander, Dolce&Gabbana, Valentino.
Galeries Lafayette– not only the most famous department store, but also an architectural and historical landmark of Paris, opened in 1893. Here, under a huge glass dome, boutiques of the world’s leading brands are located. Galeries Lafayette also hosts weekly free fashion shows. Another famous Parisian department store , Au Printemps, is located just a block from Galeries Lafayette. The department store was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and today is one of the historical monuments of Paris. Here, on an area of more than 44,000 m2, shops of more than 300 exclusive brands are located, and a breathtaking view of the city opens from the panoramic terrace of the building. La Samaritaine– a large four-story department store in the center of Paris, overlooking the Seine, was opened in 1869, and after a recent renovation, it presents not only the widest selection of goods, but also stylish design, as well as a panoramic cafe on the roof of the building. Sephora Champs Elysées is a true perfume paradise on the Champs Elysées, with more than 12,000 perfume products spread over an area of more than 1,300 m2. Among the French chain stores in Paris there are: several Bonpoint chain stores (clothes, shoes), Petit Bateau boutique (on the Champs Elysees). And to get a real Parisian feel, it’s interesting to visit the famous flea markets of Paris, such as the Puces de Vanves, the markets in the St-Ouen area, or small antique markets where you can find unique items.
Restaurants in Paris
The very name “restaurant” owes its appearance to the French capital – it was here that the first restaurants appeared. Today, the words “Paris” and “haute cuisine” are synonymous. In addition to luxurious establishments, Paris has many restaurants of traditional French cuisine and different cuisines of the world, as well as charming cafes and cozy bars. Among the best restaurants in Paris are the following:
Restaurant Alain Ducasse (Plaza Athénée Paris 25, avenue Montaigne) is an exquisite restaurant by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse, located in the Plaza Athénée hotel and awarded with three Michelin stars.
Le Grand Vofour (17, rue de Beaujolais) is a 200-year-old restaurant housed in an 18th-century building overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal and serving Chef Guy Martin’s contemporary gourmet cuisine.
Le Meurice (228, de Rivoli) is a three Michelin-starred restaurant where celebrity chef Yannick Alléno’s innovative cuisine can be sampled in magnificent Versailles interiors.
L’Ambroisie (9, Place des Vosges) – Awarded with three Michelin stars, this elegant restaurant is housed in a 17th-century building and serves specialties from chef Bernard Paco.
L’Astrance (4, Rue Beethoven) – This 3-Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant serves exclusive dishes such as gratai mussels and red mullet with tamarind oil.
Guy Savoy (18 Rue Troyon) is a two Michelin-star stylish restaurant serving seasonal delights from celebrity chef Guy Savoy.
Pavillon LeDoyen (1, avenue Dutuit) is a classic French restaurant opened by Pierre Ledoyen in 1792 and located near the Champs-Elysées – an excellent choice for gourmets.