WHO: CARLOS TELES
WHAT: HEAD CONCIERGE
WHERE: LE BRISTOL HOTEL, PARIS
If you could recommend one restaurant what would it be?
La Fontaine de Mars on 129 rue Saint Dominique. This family owned 1930’s bistro has an amazing ambiance and serves authentic French cuisine from the south west of France by Chef Pierre Saugrain.
Where can I find Paris’ signature dish?
Frog legs at the Restaurant Roger la Grenouille.
Where can I sink my fangs into a great cheap eat?
The Restaurant Chartier on rue du Faubourg Montmartre. You can find dishes for under 15 Euros and most entrees for under 10.
Where can I get my paws on some great designer fashion?
Le Bristol is located on the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré renowned for its designer fashion boutiques including Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Valentino. Within walking distance, you can also find Prada and several others.
Where is a great park to stretch my hindquarters?
The Parc Marigny between the hotel and the Champs-Elysées.
Where do I head for a facial and a little pampering?
Le Bristol Spa offers massages and personalised treatments in a very cosy and tranquil atmosphere for the ultimate pampering experience.
Where can I grab a great coffee?
Angelina’s on rue de Rivoli has great coffee and an even better hot chocolate.
What three things must I see?
The three “must sees” of Paris are the Louvre, the Musée du Quai Branly and Montmartre.
I’m a cultural dog, where should I head to see some great art?
The Musée d’Orsay is currently holding the exhibition Manet, the Man who Invented Modern Art. The Grand Palais also holds some very interesting temporary exhibitions.
Where can I dig out some great vintage?
The flea markets, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, at the Porte de Clignancourt during weekends are a great place to find vintage items and antiques.
I don’t like cats. What else should I avoid?
Pickpockets in Montmartre.
What is the city’s best-kept secret?
In Belleville, a neighbourhood in eastern Paris, is La Mer à boire, a café on a hill, thus offering some very lovely views of the city.
I have a free day. What’s a dog to do?
Just 50km southeast of Paris is Vaux le Vicomte, the 17th century chateau. It was the inspiration for the palace of Versailles and is considered to be one of the most beautiful chateaus of France. It is also the largest privately owned house in France.
Finally, are you a dog or cat person?
Sorry, but our mascot, Fa-raon, is a cat.
For more information visit:
112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris, France
01 53 43 43 00