Paris is much more than a tourist mecca. Beyond the iconic historical monuments and luxury shopping districts, there are countless hidden gems within The City of Light. To uncover an unexpected side of Paris, we have enlisted the help of a well-connected insider. Read on to see the romantic metropolis through the eyes of Christian Boyens, general manager of the recently revamped Ritz Paris — as he reveals his favourite local spots and daily rituals to fall in love with the city all over again.
1. Have A Perfect Parisian Morning
"Start with a typical Parisian breakfast, rich coffee and freshly-squeezed orange juice in a local bistro - I'd always choose the Matins de l’Espadon, because of its unique setting. Then, visit one of the famous Parisian markets - like the Rue de Levis in the 17th arrondissement. Take a little walk through of one of the beautiful Parisian parks, such as the Jardin du Luxembourg or Parc Monceau."