Itinerary for a design and romantic weekend in Paris
Paris, one of the most romantic city in the world, does not lack of magical places for a romantic weekend. Among them, places with marked architecture and smart design : coffee shops and bars, restaurants, galleries, showrooms, museums… Discover our romantic weekend itinerary, tailor maded for design and architecture lovers.
Take a tour at Gallery S. Bensimon
From 2.30 pm, take an hour to the Gallery S. Bensimon, its artists and their works.
After « Home Autour du Monde » and « the Artazart bookstore », Serge Bensimon has opened an original space of diversified expressions : the Gallery S. Bensimon. Located in the third district of Paris, 111 rue du Turenne, this place is a laboratory of ideas and a talent nursery.
As a trend book opened to the world, this place is a free and sensitive space of expression in which young talents and creative people of design are showcased for the pleasure of architects, decorators, amateurs and collectors.
Once your visit finished, go down the street “Turenne” to reach “Bretagne” street, a gourmet break awaits you.
Take a gourmet break at Pierre Hermé’s bakery
In the heart of the Haut-Marais, in the “Enfants-Rouges” area, third district of Paris, Pierre Hermé’s bakery delights the eyes as much as the taste buds. From 3:30 p.m, take a time to enjoy a pastry in this shop whose design has been specially revisited.
Designed by the Parisian architect, Jeff Van Dyck, the shop is a mix of modern and authentic style in order to highlight the colorful and sophisticated pastries of Maison Hermé. 85m² dedicated to gluttony where you can take a break and enjoy signature macaroons, chocolates and a multitude of other creations.
Finish your gourmet break or take a snack to return on your steps, street “Turenne”. Go down the street and go for a stroll through the long driveway and take the opportunity to discover its many shops.
Discover the decorative furniture of the Gosserez gallery
Once you went down the alley, you’ll arrive in another place where you can discover lots of design artists and works.
Located in the Haut-Marais area, 3 rue Debelleyme, third district of Paris, the gallery Gosserez is a contemporary furniture and decorative objects design gallery, built by french and international young talents. Among them: Gregory de Lafforest, Valentin Loellmann, Elise Gabriel, Piergil Fourquie, etc.
Created in 2010, Marie-Bérangère Gosserez is the director and founder of the establishment. Settled between the prestigious contemporary art galleries Karsten Graeve, Thaddeus Ropac and Emmanuel Perrotin, the Gosserez gallery became a key venue between culture and knowledge.
At 7 p.m, leave the third district of Paris to go to the second one. After an afternoon of artistic discoveries, rest and enjoy in a place with an assertive design which proposes frenchie food.
Eat and have a glass of wine at Frenchie
Settled since 2009 in the street of Nil in the 2nd district of Paris, the café-restaurant Frenchie has the same nickname as its chef Gregory Marchand given by Jamie Oliver : the famous chef and British TV host, in the kitchens of Restaurant Fifteen in London.
The dining room with 26 seats has been remixed by Emilie Bonaventure, decorator and scenographer. Soak up the chiaroscuro atmosphere with beams and suspensions, with sanded-waxed zinc bricks and tables. The chef proclaims a colorful, generous and greedy kitchen.
But that’s not all, today, Gregory Marchand has expanded the Frenchie family with two other establishments in the same street with : a Frenchie cellar wine bar and the “Frenchie To Go”, the take away version that sublimates mythical recipes of the restaurant.
Full after this dinner, all you have to do is to go to the “petite Egypte” neighborhood to join an hotel to continue your design discoveries, from the terrace to thematic rooms.
Spend your romantic weekend night in a Design Room at the Edgar Hotel
Less than 5 minutes walk from the Frenchie and located in the 2nd district of Paris, in the “petite Egypte” area at 31 streat Alexandrie, the Hotel Edgar is co-managed by Guillaume Rouget-Luchaire, director and initiator of the hotel transformation and Xavier Thiery, the kitchen chef.
Get the keys of one of the rooms and spend a romantic weekend night.
The hotel has 13 rooms revisited by different photographers, graphic designers, decorators, stylists or scenographers styles and imaginations, who have customized the rooms and gave each room a unique artistic vision.
By reserving one of the rooms in this unusual and refined hotel, you will be able to spend a romantic night while discovering, for example : the “Ebène Rock” room by Pascal Brault (stylist at Chanel) and Stéphane Lubrina (scenographer), the ” The cabin of our grandparents ” room by Nicolas Henry (photographer and visual artist), the “In the mood for love” room by Carole Caufman (style director of “Petit Bateau”) and Hanna Thual (artist), or the “Dream” room by Béatrice Arthus-Bertrand (sculptor) and Marion Laurens (artistic director of Artworlove).
Two galleries of design creators, a gourmet food bakery, a restaurant between Paris and London and an hotel with artistic rooms, enough to make a perfect romantic weekend between architecture and design lovers. Happy weekend !
Marilyne Lopes d’Andrade