Introducing Biologique Recherche Around The World – Paris
As a worldwide brand, Biologique Recherche is transforming the skin of men and women across the globe and is now stocked in some of the most luxurious establishments in the world. To celebrate this, we have decided to give you the best places to visit, eat, shop and stay when you visit every city Biologique Recherche is stocked in our very own series of travel guides!
Naturally Paris, where the Biologique Recherche story first began and home to the beautiful Ambassade de la Beauté, is our first city of choice. We hope you enjoy!
With stunning monuments, designer boutiques and picturesque settings, it’s easy to see why thousands of lovebirds flock to the city of love every year. Let’s take a look at why Paris is one of the most romantic places on earth…
Where to stay
If you’re looking for a luxurious Parisian experience, look no further than the charming Four Seasons Hotel George V to set the scene for a lavish and romantic getaway. A strikingly unique and atmospheric hotel, it is amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in France and is the definition of true luxury. Just steps from the Champs–Élysées, it’s the perfect location in the heart of Paris. The hotel’s spa offers saunas, whirlpools, an indoor pool and a long list of relaxing treatments, or you can enjoy the French cuisine in ‘The Cinq’ restaurant that has earned them two Michelin stars. With private terraces and stunning views, it’s no wonder most travellers call it the best in Paris.
Where to eat
When in Paris, fine dining is essential. The Saint-Germain-Des-Prés quarter is a vibrant home to a number of famous cafés and restaurants, including one of our favourites; Helen Darroze. Tucked away at Rue d’Assas, first impressions are simple and modest; but an exquisite, yet affordable, fine dining experience lies within. The orange and purple hues, soft lighting and hushed atmosphere make for the perfect Parisian dining affair, and the menu, from tapas to 5-course meals, ensures that there is something for everyone. Not to be missed if you want to try a high end dining experience in Paris.
What to read
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery follows a widowed hotel concierge who is also self-taught in literacy and philosophy, but conceals her intelligence to keep her job. The book explores philosophy, but more importantly, Renee’s need to conceal her ‘refinement’ in order to stick to her class and keep her job. With humour and intellect she scrutinises the lives of the building’s tenants, who are barely aware that she exists.
Seeing the Eiffel Tower is a must when in Paris, but visiting can sometimes be a little tiresome. The best things in life are free, so why not visit the bohemian Montmarte for a romantic experience like no other. At its heart, The Sacré-Cœur, a mesmerising church offering the most beautiful views over Paris. Home to the most illustrious of artists, such as Salvador Dali, Monet and Van Gogh; it’s winding pebbled streets transport you to the real times of “Joie de Vivre” in Paris. Peppered with guinguettes, popular drinking establishments located in the centre of Paris such as the one painted by Renoir, créperies and striving artists; it’s easy to feel the real Paris in this quarter.
At the foot of Monmartre lies the well known Pigalle red light district, which houses the famous Moulin Rouge and an antiques street market, where you will find some old Parisian lost treasures. Spellbinding and captivating, Montmarte has always been and always will be my Sacré-Cœur.
Albert Khan’s Musée et Jardins is an enchanting experience not to be missed. During the 19th-century, Khan, a businessman who was building a banking empire at the time, decided to build what he called ‘universal peace’. He funded bursaries to encourage teachers and journalists to travel the world to discover other ways of thinking and sent photographers and film operators travelling to record other cultures. He returned from his many travels with exotic plants to fill his famous Japanese gardens, open to the public since 1937. This hidden gem is located off the beaten track and won’t be occupied by the usual tourists. A wonderful collection of gardens and a museum dedicated to a fascinating man with an incredible collection of films and photographs.
Where to shop
You are spoilt for choice with places to shop in Paris; it is after all the fashion capital of the world! However to really see the heart of Parisian shopping, The Rue Du Faubourg Saint Honoré, known as being one of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world, is THE place to visit. Situated near the Champs Elysees and the revered Bois de Boulogne, shop to your heart’s content in the flagship stores of establishments such as Lanvin and Hermes; but don’t forget to give those heels a break in Dalloyau, a sumptuous gastronomic tea retreat.
What to pack
If you don’t want to look like a tourist swanning around the cobbled streets of Paris, your look needs to be effortless Parisian chic. Luckily, to achieve this look you do not have to be French! Biomagic Mask, known as the ‘Red Carpet Facial’ is a magic glam fix, instantly giving you the results to blend in. Your skin will look and feel lifted and toned as well as glowing with beauty. Apply 15 minutes before getting off the Eurostar, remove and voilà you are ready!