Like clockwork, Paris Fashion Week has hailed every stylish celeb and world famous designer into the city's romantic realm this week. And naturally, after a long day admiring spellbinding designs and mingling with A-List crowds, the stars will need to unwind – whether in a local Parisian bar, cute little cafe or fancy French Michelin-star-studded restaurant.
Here at HELLO! Online, we've selected the perfect Paris hangouts for all the fashionistas out there – think haute-cuisine – eccentric hide-away bars and romantic tea rooms. French fashion meets five star food, so what better time and place to embrace the ever so stylish City of Light?
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A cosmopolitan update to a standard Parisian brasserie, Mini Palais attracts only the most stylish of cuisine connoisseurs. Not only will you find gourmet delights but a delightful ambience too, complete with a majestic dining room and decoration inspired by an artist's studio. The menu was concocted by Eric Frechon who holds the title of three star Michelin chef at Le Bristol. The fashionable food is a unique fusion of classic French and contemporary and the mouth-watering menu includes sumptuous seafood and snails – or escargots dans leur tomate.
Grand Palais, avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Exclusive to the Paris elite, Le Meurice is one of Paris' 70 Michelin starred restaurants. Boasting extravagant Louis XVI decor and mosaic-tiled floors, the three Michelin starred restaurant and hotel is as regal as they come. Along with gourmet French cuisine created by chef Yanneck Alleno, Le Meurice offers breathtaking panoramic views from the Belle Etoile suite on the seventh floor, jazz performances in the Winter Garden and a lavish, luxury spa.
228 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris
Designed by David Lynch, Silencio is hot on the stylish social scene in the French capital. The restaurant/club was inspired by a key location from Lynch's enigmatic 2001 film Mulholland Drive, and boasts an exquisite bar, concert hall, art library and a private screening room, along with a gold leaf tunnel. Inspired by the hit film and turned into Parisian reality, expect a members-only clan of chic stars where the cocktails are flowing.
142 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris
Possibly the most renowned sweet shop and tea room in the world, choose from the endless array of macaroon flavours such as chocolate, vanilla and salted caramel, or sample the more unique rose, orange blossom, and even licorice. The colourful melt in your mouth macaroons go hand in hand with beautifully delicate and ornate surroundings.The iconic macaroon shop and Parisian tea room attached are reminiscent of Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Perfect for a mid-fashion show break, these little delights are incredible in their appearance and in their taste and a firm favourite of the ever so fashionable Gossip Girl stars.
21 Rue Bonaparte, Paris
Cafe des 2 Moulins
This charming cafe has earned its fame in the form of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's whimsical romantic comedy set in Montmartre, Amelie, starring Audrey Tatou. Film fans love to visit the quirky spot complete with a scattering of bright red chairs and a flurry of arty individuals who enjoy un petit noir by the lively street market.
15 Rue Lepic, 18th, Paris