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Paris: a stop for a chic afternoon in Paris in the 8th arrondissment

It’s 2 pm on a sunny November afternoon. The perfect time for a “chic” excursion to discover Paris’s cultural and culinary wealth. Especially since Paris Aéroport has put together a premium programme with can't-miss places to visit in the 8th arrondissement this November.

Gauguin at the Grand PalaisPaul Gauguin : Merahi metua no Tehamana

First stop, the Grand Palais, for a magnificent exhibition showcasing the hidden talents of one of the most famous French post-impressionists, Paul Gauguin. Known for his paintings that often resemble a real spectacle of colour, Gauguin was an artist of multiple talents: ceramicist, sculptor, engraver, traveller and tireless “experimenter”. This exhibition pays tribute to his desire to explore the unknown and bring art into a new age.

Tea tima au MeuriceTea time at the Meurice

The next stop takes us to the Meurice, one of the capital’s iconic luxury hotels, which, for 30 years, was home to Salvador Dalí. It’s the perfect place for tea time, a Meurice tradition since 1835, and one that will take you on a voyage of delicious discovery. Scones, toasted sandwiches and surprising patisseries created by Cédric Grolet (such as the madeleine, kouglof, and more) are served in the hotel’s cosy brasserie.

Luxury jewellery at DjulaBoutique Djula

16 pm. It’s time to visit the first Parisian boutique of Alexandre Corrot, a jewellery designer at Djula. Decorated with wood panelling and gilding, it is an ideal place to showcase exceptional jewellery that's a testament to French expertise. Lana Del Rey, Rihanna and Katy Perry are among those who have fallen for the Fifth Avenue hexagonal white-gold ring, set with emeralds and diamonds.

Bar BuddhaThe speakeasy at the Buddha Bar Pariss

To end the day, we will take you to a secret, chic and trendy place that can host only 25 people. Tucked away behind a hidden door in the Buddha-Bar Paris, the Secret 8 awaits you. To enter this speakeasy and sip on tasty cocktails in a British/American atmosphere, you must have a reservation and the password (a riddle given on Facebook). That’s enough information for now; we want to keep the surprise going.         

  • Addresses

    Grand Palais
    3, avenue du Général-Eisenhower, Paris 8e
    01 44 13 17 17

    Le Meurice
    228, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er
    01 44 58 10 10

    25, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e

    Le Secret 8
    8-12, rue Boissy-d’Anglas, Paris 8e
    01 53 05 90 39