Paris: On the Ground

Insider Tour Paris: On the Ground

Paris is not one to take things sparingly. Whether it be the luxurious fashion, the rich food and wine culture, or the underlying current of romance that flows through the city, Paris wants you to indulge. Stay out all night, break your diet, relax at an outdoor cafe all day, and splurge at the best designer boutiques. W Paris – Opéra Insider Johanna Khouri knows the secret spots in the city to really treat yourself.


Glazed Shop

49 Rue de Lourmel


Tap into the hottest trends of the city at Glazed Shop, the brick and mortar location of an online fashion boutique specializing in young designers selling accessories, ready-to-wear clothes, and handbags.



Ex Nihilo

352 Rue Saint Honoré


Love at first sniff! Ex Nihilo is an alternative French perfumer, with a focus on contemporary luxury that provides the most alluring scents that are far from generic.


La Faille

49 Rue Montmartre


La Faille is a futuristic bistro in the heart of the Montorgueil neighbourhood. The innovative decor features an original wooden bar and large rift (faille in French, hence the name) running through the ceiling filled with lush green plants.



28 Henry Monnie


A transplant from New York, this new restaurant still has genuine Parisian charm. From the moment you enter, your eyes are drawn to the vast marble counter on which scones, madeleines, and tarte tatin are displayed. You might need to take some to go!


Eglise de la Madeleine

Place de la Madeleine, 75008


With architecture inspired by antique temples and a church adorned with Corinthian pillars, The Madeleine Church a must-see landmark of historic beauty.