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					          PARIS          TEXT: ROLF SCHEIDER / AD (layout & fotos): FILIP SKRAPIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                Maria Louisa Don’t miss a visit to this famous boutique where
          Welcome to the one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Whether you spend just a few days, or your whole life in                                                                Venezuelan Maria Luisa Poumaillou discovers the future stars of
          the Ville Lumiére - every day shows a different side of the city and you’ll discover something new daily...luxury and                                                                 fashion. John Galliano, Olivier Theyskens and Rick Owens all sold
          poverty seldom live so closely and so elegantly together as they do here. Paris is divided up into 20 districts                                                                       their first creations here.N° 2 Rue Cambon 75001
          (Arrondissements) that all have their own characters. And of course Paris is the capital of fashion (Christian Dior,
          Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel...), of literature (Hugo, Zola, ....), of nightlife - there are a thousand reasons to go to Paris-                                                         In N° 5 you will find the posh Italian boutique Costume National, in
          and also not forgetting the photography! Here is just a very short, very subjective overview without claiming any                                                                     N° 26 at Fifi Chachnil there is kitsch underwear and the legendary
          objectivity as regards taste! ;-) !!                                                                                                                                                  Chanel boutique, where in the old days Gabrielle, alias Coco Chanel
                                                                                                                                                                                                sat on the throne and where nowadays Karl creates his fashions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                can be found in N° 31. You can also find exclusive perfumes here,
                                              Around and about the Louvre :                                                                                                                     like Cuir de Russie for example.
                                              The Louvre, the Palais Royal, Place Vendôme, .... One of the loveliest, most
                                              legendary and richest districts of the world!

                                              As the perfect start to your city trip, try and blag a room in the Hotel Costes and
                                              with a bit of luck you’ll be swimming in the SPA with Robert De Niro or other stars
                                              - and then you’ll only have one thing on your mind: going out on the town!? !!              Rodolphe Menudier The first address for creative stilettos (14 Rue de Castigilione 75001) and
                                              239, rue St. Honoré, Einzelzimmer 350 ¤, Telefon: +33 -(0)1 - 42445000                      directly on the way to:
                                                                                                                                          Place Vendome - A jewellery store like no other: From Chanel Haute Joillerie, Dior and Van
                                              First of all, for the hair colour of the season, get yourself to Christophe Robin, one      Cleef & Arpels, you will find all you could possibly want here. But if you don’t happen to have
                                              of the best hair colourists in the world, and where you’re sure to meet one of the          a million Euro in your pocket, then enjoy shopping in the exclusive Swatch Boutique instead.
                                              top models or even Mme. Deneuve at the wash basin. 7 Rue du Mont-Thabor,                    For 50 Euro you can find some exclusive models here and take a brilliant present back home
                                              75001 Paris                                                                                 with you.
                                                                                                                                          Or do you prefer antiques? If so..hurry off to the Louvre des Antiquires, Place du Palais Royal
                                                                                                                                          where there are more than 100 antique shops!
                                                                                                                                          Didier Ludot - possibly the best vintage shop in the world; alongside clothes by the big
                                                                                                                                          names such as Balenciaga, Fath, Dior, Pucci, Féraud, Chanel there are accessories ranging
                                                                                                                                          from the Hermes Kelly bag to original Roger Vivier shoes. 20-24 Galerie Montpensier, 75001
                                                                                                                                          Paris, www.didierludot.com




          Then directly around the corner you can learn the beauty tricks of                                                                                                                     Hemingway Bar - Before you head off into the night, for nostalgic
          make-up visionary Stéphane Marais and his crew. Stéphane does                                                                                                                          reasons you should have a glass of champagne in the Ritz.
          the make-up for all of the girls at Karl Lagerfeld’s events, Linda Evangelista                                                  Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido Here you can       Unbelievable, but Coco Chanel, the Duke of Windsor, Proust - they’ve
          often drops by too, etc. And naturally he sells his own make-up line here!                                                      smell, try and buy the exclusive perfume by            all been here! Hemmingway hoped that heaven would be as wonder-
                                                                                                                                          Serge Lutens. 142, Galerie de Valois, 75001            ful as the Ritz hotel. Nowadays it’s owned by Mohamed Al Fayed,
          Then we’d recommend you pop over to the nearby , still trendy Colette, buy                                                      Paris, www.salons-shiseido.com                         and was where Dodi and Di had their last meal. 142 rooms, 45 sui-
          a few art books, accessories and items of designer clothing and then quik-                                                                                                             tes and bulletproof glass overlooking the Place Vendome! 15 Place
          kly nip down to the basement for a snack and a drink at the water bar. N°                                                       Boutique Martin Margiela The boutique from the         Vendome, 75001 Paris www.ritz.com
          213, Rue St.Honore, 75001 Paris, www.colette.fr                                                                                 fashion designer who never has his photo taken,
                                                                                                                                          only gives interviews by fax and whose clothes
          For dessert we like to treat ourselves to a Montblanc (chestnut meringue                                                        are worn by every fashion victim, can be found
          with whipped cream) in the Cafe Angelina, along with a hot chocolate that is                                                    between the exclusive boutiques of the Palais
          so thick, that the spoon stays standing in the cup.                                                                             Royal in the 25th district to Rue de Montpensier,
                                                                                                                                          75001 Paris
          And then you’ll be fit for SHOPPING: Just in case you want to find everything
          under one roof, stroll up and down the Boulevard Haussmann behind the                                                           On Rue Fbg. St. Honore, as well as all of the luxu-
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          Palais Garnier: At the Grand Magasins Galerie Lafayette and Printemps you                                                       ry boutiques like Hermes, Gucci, St. Laurent, etc.,
          will find all of your heart’s desires- from Chanel to Louis Vuitton ....                                                        we can recommend the John Galliano boutique: The
                                                                                                                                          original British designer opened his first
          Weitere SHOPPING Empfehlungen:                                                                                                  boutique, decorated by Jean Michel Wilmotte,
          Philippe Model This is where you’ll find the hat of your dreams. 33 Place du                                                    in 2003- an absolute must! 384 -384,
          Marché, 75011 Paris                                                                                                             Rue St.Honore, 75001 Paris
          LES HALLES
          Situated between the Louvre and Marais, the Halles                                                                            Afterwards, it would be a good idea to visit
          quarter is still worth a visit. Even if the charm of the                                                                      Passage Vivienne, which is classified as a
          rat-infested old market quarter has gone down since                                                                           historical monument and where you’ll find
          the renovation of the Seine, you can still find plea-                                                                         Jean-Paul Gaultier. The couture king has deco-
          sant restaurants, bars, shops etc. to make the detour                                                                         rated his boutique in the style of a boudoir
          worthwhile.                                                                                                                   (by appointment 01 42 97 48 12). 6, Rue
                                                                                                                                        Vivienne, 75002 Paris, www.gaultier.fr
          You just don’t know what is a bistro, restaurant, loun-
          ge or bar anymore in this quarter- everything has                                                                             And then it’s back to the shopping, and on to Rue Etienne Marcel. Shops we can
          blended together ... c’est la Bohème! We suggest that                                                                         recommend are: Yohji Yamamoto, Kabuki Femmes et Hommes, shoes from Patrick Cox, Et
          you have a stroll around Rue Montorgeuil, Rue                                                                                 Vous Femmes et Hommes, .... and also take a look in Espace Kiliwatch (64 Rue
          Tiquetonne, Rue Montmartre, Rue d’Argout – you certain-                                                                       Tiquetonne 75002 Paris). The store offers a huge range of second-hand goods and
          ly have a choice here! We can recommend:                                                                                      an equally as big choice of fashion books and magazines.

                                                                                                                                        And don’t overlook the hidden boutique L’Eclaireur with its designer fashions. 10, Rue Herold,
                                                                                                                                        75001 Paris.

                                                                                                                                        We can recommend the Kong restaurant, decorated by Philippe Starck in the flagship
                                   Little Italie is a well frequented Italian restaurant on rue Montorgeuil, serving delicious pasta.   Kenzo store. Breathtaking views on to the Seine, super design, brilliant music, beauti-
                                                                                                                                        ful people. In the cellar there is also the Lô Shushi Pont Neuf restaurant. The plates of
                                   Cafe Etienne Marcel from the famous Costes brothers super branch. Restaurant, lounge bar etc.        sushi pass by on the conveyor belt and the neighbouring diners can flirt on internet
                                   34, Rue Etienne Marcel 75002 Paris                                                                   screens ....

                                   Also lovely: Cafés/ restaurants Le Cafe and Le Lezard Café on the Rue Tiquetonne, if you really
                                   like classic French food, then you’re in the right place at Chez George (1 Rue du Mail 75002
                                   Paris.

                                   If you’re hungry day and night then Au Pied de Cochon (=Pigs Trotters), a typical French
                                   brasserie, is the place to come. 6 Rue Coquilliere 75001 Paris www.piedechochon.com

                                   SHOPPING
                                   Start off in the Passage Verot Dodat (2 Rue du Bouloi / 19 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Culturally essential: Le centre Georges-Pompidou. Big exhibitions of
                                   75001 Paris). Maybe pay cosmetic temple By Terry a visit? Terry produces the haute couture
                                                                                                                                                                                           contemporary art with an reasonable portion of photography!
                                   of make-up. Order your own personal lipstick to suit for only Euro 730 including 4 refill tubes -
                                                                                                                                                                                           Definitely worth-seeing! And just as important is Le George on the
                                   and you’ll be amongst the happy, privileged few!
                                                                                                                                                                                           last floor - the absolute hip restaurant of the moment! Here is
                                                                                                                                                                                           one of the best views over Paris and the food by the Costes bro-
                                                                                                                                                                                           thers is superb! You’ll meet all of Paris here and when the DJ’s are
                                                                                                                                                                                           really going for it, the models dance on the tables- what more
                                                                                                                                                                                           could you wish for? Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris,
                                                                                                                                                                                           www.centrepompidou.fr

                                                                                                                                                                                           BARS
                                                                                                                                                                                           Barbara Bui Cafe Peaceful and trendy on the Rue Etienne Marcel, or
                                                                                                                                                                                           truly French; crowded with good music and fun people: Le cœur Fou
                                                                                                                                                                                           55 Rue Montmartre 75002 Paris and Le cafe Noir 65 Rue
                                                                                                                                                                                           Montmartre 75002 Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                           Or are you looking for something a bit more exotic? Go just
                                                                                                                                                                                           around the corner to La Jungle, 56 Rue d’Argout 75002 Paris

                                                                                                                                                                                           OTHER
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                                   Right at the beginning of the Passage is the shoe boutique by Christian Louboutin - real
                                   fashion victims will already know about the red leather soles.                                                                                          Stroll around the Rue St. Denis for some pure thrills in the red-
                                   Go over the Place de Victoires that was designed by Hardouin-Mansart in 1685, which                                                                     light district in the middle of the city and then go to Passage Brady
                                   originally contained a statue of Louis XIV, that disappeared in the Revolution turmoil                                                                  (behind Port St. Denis). On an evening you feel like you could be
                                   and was first replaced in 1822 by a horseman statue . Nowadays you’ll find Kenzo and                                                                    in Bombay or Calcutta here - there is one Indian restaurant after
                                   Thierry Mugler Man here.                                                                                                                                another. 46, Rue du Fbg. St Denis, 75010 Paris
                                        MARAIS                                                                                                                                                   Chez Marianne Here you can get falafel and a large
                                                                                                                                                                                                 kosher selection. 2 Rue des Hospitalières Saint
                                        The former Jewish quarter is full of galleries, boutiques, cafés, restaurants, ..... and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gervais, 75004 Paris
                                        would be worthy of a visit on its own. Right in the heart of the well-known gay
                                        area, around the edge of Rue de Turenne, a new, creative hotspot is forming, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chez Omar An institution in Paris! You cannot make
                                        everything on offer from photo agents, galleries, graphic designers to boutiques
                                                                                                                                                                                                 reservations however and so from 21:00 people
                                        and restaurants - simply the place to be!
                                                                                                                                                                                                 queue up for just one thing: the couscous! 47 Rue de
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bretagne, 75003 Paris
                                        SHOPPING
                                        Tip: Just wander along the Rue des Francs Bourgois, non-stop shops! Trendy designer                                                                      Brasserie Boffinger - a must! The brasserie founded in
                                        label Antik Batik is just nearby: 18 Rue de Turenne, and also on the way: garments                                                                       1864 serves the best fruits de mer and the house
                                        that could make even the most voluptuous chief editor look slim: Issey Miyake                                                                            sauerkraut “Royal” is worth the journey! 5-7 Rue de
                                        9 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris                                                                                                                          Bastille, 75004 Paris

                                                                                                                                    All of Marais is full of bars and bistros for all tastes
                                                                                                                                    and all budgets. However, the French are more restau-
                                                                                                                                    rant people, rather than bar fans! A visit to the Marais
                                                                                                                                    quarter definitely must be topped off by an expedition
                                                                                                                                    around the interesting galleries. A free list of all the
                                                                                             Complete designer fashion just         galleries with the dates of the private viewings can be
                                                                                             for men can be found in luxury         obtained from most of the galleries.
          Young, wearable designer fashion at reasonable                                     boutique L’Eclaireur Homme at
          prices is at APC (112 Rue Vielle du Temple), and                                   12 Rue Mahler, 75004 Paris, the
          designer accessories like lamps, dishes and                                        corresponding women’s bouti-                                                      Other
          vases can be found in the Tools Galerie, 119 Rue                                   que is in the worth seeing Rue                                                    La Maison européenne de la photographie, 5-7 Rue de
          du Temple, 75003 Paris.                                                            des Rosiers, the most Jewish                                                      Fourcry, 75004 Paris, www.mep-fr.org
                                                                                             street on the Seine.
                                                                                                                                                                               Patrimoine photographique, 62 Rue Saint-Antoine,
          Discover Rue Charlot! This has                                                                                                                                       75004 Paris www.patrimoine-photo.org
          become very popular in the last
          two years:                                                                                                                                                           La Fondation Cartier, 261 Bd Raspail, 75014 Paris,
          N° 58: Librairie 213 Marion de                                                                                                                                       www.fondation.cartier.fr
          Beaupres and their crew offer
          hundreds of new and antique                                                                                                                                          Le musée d’Art moderne de Paris, 13 Av. du
          photo books, N° 58 Food Galerie                                                                                                                                      Pres.-Wilson, 75016 Paris, www.palaisdetokyo.com
          bookstore just selling cook books, N° 57 Raliment relaxed fusion food in a
          designer restaurant, N° 33 Galerie DANSK Ex model Merette offers Danish                                                                                              Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 2, Impasse Lebouis,
          furniture and designer objects from the 50’s to the 70’s, N° 22 Galerie Denise                                                                                       75014 Paris, www.henricartierbresson.org
          René: The gallery owner has been setting the tone since the 70’s!
                                                                                                                                                                                               Fondation Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre
                                                                                                                                                                                               Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent opened the now world
                                                                                                                                                                                               famous YSL fashion house in 1962. Their foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                               followed in March 2004. 3 Rue Léonce Renaud,
                                         There are nice restaurants all over the                                                                                                               75116 Paris www.fondation-pb-ysl.net
                                         Marais quarter, here are a few highlights:
                                         Chez Shen the area around the Rue au
                                         Maire has developed into a real little                                                    To find out all of the fashion show times and dates and the current
                                         Chinatown. The food tastes good and the                                                   events and fashion parties, here are two excellent web addresses:
                                         fashion crowd wait in line to try                                                         Fashion guide Modem www.modemonline.com and the official website of
                                         and get a table in this cheap                                                             Chambre Syndicale de la Couture: www.modeaparis.com
                                              Chinese restaurant. 39 Rue
                                                     au Maire, 75003                                                               IMPORTANT DATES
                                                           Paris
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                                                                                                                                   FIAC, big international art trade fair 21-25 October 2004 www.fiac-paris.com

                                                                                                                                   Salon Paris Photo, 11 -14 November 2004 www.parisphoto-online.com

                                                                                                                                   Mois de la Photo, every 2 years, November 2004,
                                                                                                                                   www.mep-fr.org/moisdelaphoto/fr

				
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