Let’s continue our autumn travel guide with the city of lights: Paris.
Experience Paris as close as you can reach the sky or on the Seine river, our Paris address book makes you feel light as a feather, perfect for La Rentrée , the back to school/work mode.
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Overlooking the hotel’s quiet courtyard (yes there is one), The Shed is perhaps the smallest rooftop bar in Paris. Here you can escape the noise of the street and enjoy a quiet aperitif high above the action. Some cocktails feature infusions and herbs picked directly from the bar’s rooftop terrace.
The Shed also serves Parisian-made beers and freshly baked focaccias, artisanal fries for sundowners.
The Promenade Plantée is a beautiful green walkway that rises high into the sky. Opened in 1988, this elevated park was the direct model for New York’s Highline. Sometimes called La Coulée Verte (the name is a real point of contention among Parisians), the five-kilometre-long promenade is one of the most underrated outdoor spaces in Paris. Stretching from the Bastille district to the Bois de Vincennes, the promenade is a refuge from the city’s busy boulevards come rain or shine. The promenade is also perfect for the voyeur in you: from certain raised platforms, you have an excellent view of the sprawling Haussmannian flats that flank the promenade.
Dior Spa Cheval Blanc takes you out on the water for the fashion house’s first-ever spa cruise on the Seine – time to make an exception.
The brand’s signature scent of Rose de Granville is in the air as everything is taken care of.
The cruise is a modern take on the historic Les Bains de la Samaritaine – stylish floating baths that dotted the Seine in the 1800s. Up to five passengers can board for a two-hour stay that starts in one of the four treatment rooms below deck (one is for couples). You can choose between two massages (relaxing or stimulating) or two facials that enhance radiance as the ship glides slowly along the river.
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