If you only have time to visit one store in Paris, Colette is all you need for a quick shot of what is going to be the next big thing. This beautifully conceptualised space draws in lovers of attractive and functional design by the droves each day. It may be a tourist attraction in its own right but its basement level Water Bar is the best low-key lunch spot in the 1st arrondissement. Yes, it has myriad bottles of water on offer, but it’s the menu’s casual bites that most appeal. The Assiette Colette, for example, is a vegetarian’s – or anyone craving a plate of healthy greens after a week of cheese and red wine – dream.
Housing the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Place Vendôme, Palais-Royal and perhaps Paris’ most famous style strip, rue Saint-Honoré, the 1st arrondissement is situated principally on the Right Bank of the Seine. As one of Paris’ oldest areas it also showcases some of its most spectacular public buildings, hotels, restaurants and gardens.
Water Bar-Colette | 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 | +33 1 55 35 33 90