From the historical sights to the incredible fashion to the intimate cafe, and lastly, but certainly not least, the indulgent desserts, Paris is such a captivating city. This year-round destination is perfect for starting Morari’s Travel Impressions. Check out a few pictures from a recent trip along with our founder’s answers to the FAQs.
It’s my first-time visiting Paris, how do you decide where to stay?
For some people it’s all about location, having a view of the Eiffel Tower from their room, while others enjoy being nestled on a quiet Parisian street with the city buzzing around you. A good way to start is Right or Left Bank of the Seine River. The Right Bank is filled with the Louvre, Opera House, and Champs-Elysées, while the Left Bank has the iconic Eiffel Tower. Paris is filled with a generous amount of luxury hotels with even more opening soon. Below are a few of Morari’s Travel Impressions: Maison Villeroy, La Reserve Paris, the Peninsula, the Rosewood Hôtel de Crillon, and the Ritz Paris.
What is your favorite day trip while visiting Paris?
About an hour and half drive outside of Paris, Reims offers many opportunities to discover an important part of France history and visit its world-famous champagne houses. One of my favorite things is a glass of perfectly chilled champagne. Maison Ruinart was the first producer to set up in Reims and its tunnels, over 100 feet underground, are protected as an historical site.
What is a must see in Paris?
Apart from the historical sites and monuments, stepping into Van Gogh, Starry Night at the Atelier Des Lumières museum was breathtakingly beautiful. This exhibit lets you walk into more than 2,000 of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces. Another stop for me is at Le Bon Marché, the oldest department store in Paris. I prefer to skip the shops on the Champs-Elysées and instead indulge at this art deco beauty.
How would you celebrate a wedding anniversary in Paris?
It may sound cliché but there is nothing more romantic than renting a vintage mahogany boat and cruising along the Seine River as the Eiffel Tower lights up in the background. Afterwards delight in an incredibly unique dinner with Guy Savoy, whose restaurant is in the oldest factory in Paris surrounded by incredible pieces of art. This is one evening your loved one will never forget.