Hot spots: Clarisse Castan’s chic Paris tour

At age 29, Clarisse Castan has already lived in Toulouse, Barcelona and Dublin. Six years ago, she decided to move to Paris. Today, she shares her favourite spots with us.

Photos: Clarisse Castan

Six years ago, Clarisse Castan set down her bags in Paris – enough time to test an array of new places. She made a shortlist of her top spots just for us.

A gym: 21 Blanche

“I need to go there to stay up to speed and take a step back from everything. It’s my haven of peace. When I don’t reserve a class, I can relax in the pool or hammam.”
21 Blanche — 21 rue Blanche, 75009 Paris. 

A restaurant: Bonnie

“It’s on the top floor of SO/Paris, the last hotel that we opened in Paris. There’s a dessert there that I just can’t resist, a cookie that’s absolutely amazing.”
Bonnie — 10 rue Agrippa d’Aubigné, 75004 Paris. 

A party spot: Lapérouse

“My best friends run this place. You can reserve several ‘salons’, which is exactly what I did for my birthday. I often eat rigatoni with caviar there – delicious.”
Lapérouse — 51 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris.

A hotel: Le Royal Monceau

“It’s an institution. I’m very close to their teams. I love organising my appointments here with agencies, partners or even the celebrities we contact.”
Le Royal Monceau — 37 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris. 

A place: the Eiffel Tower

“Even though I’ve been in Paris for six years, it still takes my breath away. I go by it every day! My dream is to sleep in it.”
The Eiffel Tower, 5 avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris. 

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