The best December & January weekends in Paris (Vidéo & Podcast) 

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The very romantic city of Vienna, in Austria, celebrated 100 years of Viennese artistic modernism. Umbert participated in the debates at the famous Café Sacher Wien on the artistic impact of Klimt, Wagner, Schiele at the beginning of the 20th century.

Umbert loves these cultural events, where artists, intellectuals and people with whom to talk, pleasantly mix.

It’s now time for one of the best weekends of the year: Paris!

December is the month of illuminations in the City of Lights.

A magical atmosphere awaits Umbert and his friends.

 

Benefits of this coaching :

  • Best methodology to become irresistible
  • Innovative technique to unleash your charisma
  • Learn the new etiquette & manners
  • A better lifestyle

 

“On the quays of old Paris, along the Seine, happiness smiles.”, Lucienne Delyle, French singer

“Sur les quais du vieux Paris, le long de la Seine, le bonheur sourit.”, Lucienne Delyle, chanteuse française

 

 

In this article :

1) Day 1

  • Check-in : Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
  • Brunch : La Régalade Saint-Honoré
  • Shopping : Camille Fournet, Heschung, Le Comptoir Saint-Honoré, Montagut, Hermes, Saint-Laurent, Nous
  • Cosmetic shop : Fragonard
  • Hairdresser : La Clé du Barbier
  • Dinner : Le Grand Véfour
  • Cocktail : Bar Hemingway at The Ritz

2) Day 2

  • Coffee & Croissants : Hôtel Park Hyatt Paris- Vendôme
  • Exhibition : Basquiat and Egon Schiele, Fondation Vuitton
  • Brunch : Le Frank, Fondation Vuitton
  • City tour : Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, place de la Concorde, place Vendôme, boulevard Haussmann, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Rue de Rivoli
  • Dinner : Les Sardignac
  • Show : Jean -Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show, Théâtre des Folies Bergère
  • Cocktail : Les Grands Verres

3) Day 3

  • Brunch : Market
  • Exhibition : Picasso «  Bleu et Rose », Musée d’Orsay
  • High tea : Le Daniel

Day 1

  • Check-in 
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, 5 rue de la Paix 75002 Paris

Near Place Vendôme, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the heart of Paris, this palace is of an exceptional elegance. Ed Tuttle, interior designer, explains: “we wanted to revisit classicism and get something strong and timeless”. It’s perfectly done !

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, 5 rue de la Paix 75002 Paris

  • Brunch 14:00-15:00
La Régalade Saint-Honoré, 106 rue Saint- Honoré 75001 Paris

“Authenticity” is the word that perfectly describes this chic bistro. Umbert advises the pigeon on the spit, and for the dessert : the amazing rice pudding.

La Régalade Saint-Honoré, 106 rue Saint- Honoré 75001 Paris

  • Shopping 15:00-17:00 
Camille Fournet, 5 rue Cambon 75001 Paris

The brand specializes in hand-made watchbands, also offers custom-made bracelets. The choice is difficult, but Umbert loves the winter color bracelets.
The gloves of the Lavabre Cadet brand are essential for the winter.

Camille Fournet, 5 rue Cambon 75001 Paris

Heschung, 8 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

Manufacturer of shoes since 1934, this brand favors a very supple leather. The Richelieu style with buckles is always synonymous with elegance.

Heschung, 8 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

Le Comptoir Saint-Honoré, 9 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

Umbert can not go shopping in this neighborhood, without stopping at the famous chef Alain Ducasse’s chocolate shop. The “discovery box” will be an amazing gift for Christmas.

Le Comptoir Saint-Honoré, 9 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

Montagut, 15 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

The clothes, and especially knitted sweaters, are made in the most noble materials: cashmere, wool and silk. The manufacturing avoids thick stitching, which is ideal for wearing sweaters under a coat.

Montagut, 15 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

Hermes, 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris

It is impossible not to admire the Christmas windows of this world famous brand for Christmas. Umbert loves the “Grand H Shaped Pouch 45” and the “Nevada cap”.

Hermes, 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris

Saint-Laurent, 32 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris

The black color dominates the winter collection. Umbert loves the “Moiré velvet tuxedo” for New Year’s Eve, and the “bombers”.

Saint-Laurent, 32 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris

nous, 48 rue Cambon 75001 Paris

Umbert, hip dandy of the capital, will choose the gifts for his friends in this stylish and inventive concept store. He particularly likes the watches and high-tech items.

nous, 48 rue Cambon 75001 Paris

  • Cosmetic shop 17:00-18:00 
Fragonard, 207 rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris

The perfumes from the city of Grasse were classified in November as Unesco heritage. Fragonard is synonymous with discretion and chic. Umbert is also thinking of this as a gift.

Fragonard, 207 rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris

  • Hairdresser 18:00 – 19:00
La Clé du Barbier, 70 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

A place for men only! Umbert appreciates this friendly place for the haircut, the old-fashioned shave, but also the bar to relax.

La Clé du Barbier, 70 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

  • Dinner 20:00 – 23:00
Le Grand Véfour, 17 rue de Beaujolais 75001 Paris

A mythical and gastronomic restaurant, symbol of the Paris history. From Napoleon to Sartre, intellectuals, artists and politicians are regulars of this magical place. Umbert advises the foie gras with a truffle sauce, the blue lobster, and the chocolate cube for dessert that must be broken to discover the interior. An old-school experience, in a sumptuous setting.

Le Grand Véfour, 17 rue de Beaujolais 75001 Paris

  • Cocktail 23:00
Bar Hemingway, Hôtel Ritz 15 place Vendôme 75001 Paris

After this amazing diner, Umbert and his friends head to the Bar Hemingway, at The Ritz. “The Ritz is the ultimate step before paradise,” said E. Hemingway. The small and busy bar was the house of Cole Porter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gary Cooper, and of course the master of the house : Chef Barman Colin Field, worldwide known.

Bar Hemingway, Hôtel Ritz 15 place Vendôme 75001 Paris

Day 2

  • Coffee & Croissants 10:00 – 12:00
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, 5 rue de la Paix 75002 Paris

A breakfast in the “La Cheminée” room to start a day of discoveries in Paris.

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, 5 rue de la Paix 75002 Paris

  • Exhibition 12:00-14:00 
Basquiat & Egon Schiele, Fondation Vuitton, 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75116 Paris

One of the most awaited exhibitions, to discover more than 120 works of the two essential painters from the 20th century. It features Basquiat rarely seen works such as “Offensive Orange”, and Egon Schiele, an Austrian painter, a terrible child of the Viennese Secession.

Basquiat & Egon Schiele, Fondation Vuitton, 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75116 Paris (until 01/19/19)

  • Brunch 14:00 – 16:00
Le Frank, Fondation Vuitton 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75116 Paris

Umbert chooses to have a quick brunch there, admiring the greenery of the Acclimatization Garden.

Le Frank, Fondation Vuitton 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75116 Paris

  • City tour 16:00-18:00 
The Champs-Elysées, Paris

The City of Lights is unique in December! What a pleasure to walk around and discover the places transformed by the Christmas lights. Umbert walks the Champs Elysées avenue, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, then from Place Vendôme to the Boulevard Haussmann, admiring the Garnier Opera, and finishes rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Angelina, 226 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Then he stops Rue de Rivoli, number 226, at Angelina, to taste the special Christmas cake.

Angelina, 226 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

  • Dinner 19:00 – 20:00
Les Sardignac, 27 rue Richer 75009 Paris

A wine bar, with very good wines bought directly to the producers, and a bistro with inventive cuisine. Umbert loves the “croq’Sardignac with truffle gouda”, the Basque charcuterie, and shares with his friends the Prunier caviar.

Les Sardignac, 27 rue Richer 75009 Paris

  • Show 20:00 – 23:00 
Jean -Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show, Théâtre des Folies Bergère 32 rue Richer 75009 Paris

The famous designer again surprises us! “This show is the story of my life” says Jean-Paul Gaultier for this exuberant, breathtaking show. Fashion, dance, music, it’s all about his life.

Jean -Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show, Théâtre des Folies Bergère 32 rue Richer 75009 Paris

  • Cocktail 23:00
Les Grands Verres, 13 avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris

A 13 meters long bar, with a spectacular view on the wonderful  Palais de Tokyo, with amazing cocktails. Umbert, very involved in the preservation of the planet, appreciates the choice of the team: no waste, limited packaging, trying to make compost. 

Les Grands Verres, 13 avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris

Day 3

  • Brunch 11:00 – 13:00
Market, 15 avenue Matignon 75008 Paris

In a very chic decor of marble, wood and leather, this new and very fashionable place, allows you to enjoy a brunch with a choice of two dishes. Umbert recommends the “black Angus burger” which is amazing.

Market, 15 avenue Matignon 75008 Paris

  • Exhibition 13:00 – 16:00 
Picasso «  Bleu et Rose », Musée d’Orsay 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur 75007 Paris

For the first time, a museum presents the works of Picasso between 1900 and 1906. The blue and pink periods of Picasso are decisive in the young artist career. A major artistic event to discover, in a magical place.

Picasso «  Bleu et Rose », Musée d’Orsay 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur 75007 Paris (until 01/06/19)

  • High tea 16:00
Le Daniel, 8 rue Frédéric-Bastiat 75008 Paris

Umbert offers you a trip out of time in this intimate place. Each tea has incredible aromas. Umbert likes this moment of relaxation to chat with friends, and taste homemade cakes, homemade jams, and a choice of honey and pastries. And champagne of course !

Le Daniel, 8 rue Frédéric-Bastiat 75008 Paris

 

Umbert and his friends had The best December weekend ever in Paris !

This is really the best time of the year in the city.

It’s now time to wish you the best holidays ever.

See you in 2019 to work on your irresistible personality !!!

 

What you must remember : December is one of the best time in Paris. It is full of lights everywhere. Try to role play the etiquette advices when you are in the advised locations, it is very fun ! Once again Umbert wishes you the best holidays ever !

How to become irresistible ? Download now the free eBook, chapter Behave (only available this month).

Bon voyage !

Umbert De Paris

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