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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 Palais
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 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 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.
The 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.