What’s New in Paris

The latest hotels, attractions, and other developments to check out


SLEEP: The Lutetia, a 108-year-old Left Bank landmark hotel in the city’s fashionable 6th arrondissement, has just been restored to its former glory, with original art deco and art nouveau details blending seamlessly with contemporary design. Its 184 rooms include two penthouse suites boasting sprawling terraces with panoramic city views. From $1,040. hotellutetia.com

Relais Christine

• The highlight of the boutique 48-room Relais Christine — inside an impeccably renovated, antique-filled 17th-century manse in the heart of St-Germain-des-Prés — may well be its Guerlain Spa, whose vaulted ceilings and stone walls are remnants of an ancient Augustinian monastery. From $395. relais-christine.com

• Over on the Right Bank, in the buzzy 9th arrondissement, the sleek and modern Hôtel Parister offers 45 retro-style rooms and suites, plus a 60-foot indoor pool, mosaic-tiled hammam, and a host of wellness classes from boxing to boot camp. From $308. hotelparister.com

SEE: Haute shopping mecca Galeries Lafayette just launched its arts foundation, Lafayette Anticipations, in Le Marais, in a 19th-century industrial building strikingly redesigned by Rem Koolhaas. Exhibitions encompass contemporary art, design, and fashion. lafayetteanticipations.com

• Experience fine art in a novel way at Atelier des Lumières, the city’s first digital art center, with digitized works by the likes of Gustav Klimt projected onto the 33-foot-high walls of a restored iron foundry in the 11th arrondissement, a short walk from the Père Lachaise Cemetery. atelier-lumieres.com

EAT: Tucked in a concealed alley in the 2nd arrondissement, on the ground floor of the new boutique property from the hip Experimental Group, the Hotel des Grands Boulevards Restaurant puts a creative spin on French and Italian classics, with a menu masterminded by pasta guru Giovanni Passerini. grandsboulevardshotel.com

Giovanni Passerini. PHOTO BY KAREL BALAS.

• This summer, three-Michelin-star Marseilles chef Gérald Passedat brings his deft touch with Mediterranean cooking to Lutetia Brasserie, the reimagined Lutetia hotel’s signature restaurant. hotellutetia.com

DRINK: The Eiffel Tower serves as your backdrop at La Girafe, a swanky terraced hot spot from nightlife king Laurent de Gourcuff, set atop the roof of Paris’ architectural heritage museum, Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, in the Trocadéro gardens.

IN THE WORKS: After sitting empty for nearly two decades, legendary 19th-century music hall and 1930s art deco cinema La Scala Paris, on the Boulevard de Strasbourg in the 10th arrondissement, is scheduled to open in September with a restored 550-seat state-of-the-art theater devoted to live performances and film screenings. lascala-paris.com


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