The Neighbourhood of the Triangle d’or
Welcome to all that is quintessentially Parisian! The Paris that dares you to dream, to sing, to dance. The Paris that lets you step into the picture postcard and cry out “so it’s true!”. The most beautiful window displays of the luxury brands along Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V09; the most famous street in Paris, the Champs-Elyséesthe most mythical dishes at Ledoyen or Lasserre; the most happening suppers at Maison Blanche or l’Avenue; the most luxurious stays at Plaza Athénée or Prince de Galles; the craziest nights at Raspoutine; the greatest orchestras in the world at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées; the most famous of movie stars dining at Fouquet’s; the most enchanting trips down the Seine on the bateaux mouches de l’Alma; the most shapely legs at Crazy Horse: here, everything is superlative. And yet, oh so Parisian.
This most cosmopolitan of neighbourhoods offers magnificent buildings that are luxurious, very spacious, and for the most part, built between the latter half of the 19th century and the 1930s. Occasionally, nestled amongst Haussmannian comfort and the elegant rigour of Art Deco, there will be a divine surprise, like the Lalique designed gem on the cours Albert Premier, overlooking the Seine. Avenue Montaigne is one of the most coveted in the world, and what the globe’s great fortunes like to own here is more than a pied-à-terre. At any rate, the proximity of the Eiffel Tower makes it a feature of practically every window, putting the finishing touch on this quartier that is a sumptuous window on the “city of light”…
Neighbourhood Life: the focal point of tourists that are fans of luxury brands, the triangle d’or (‘golden triangle’) is first and foremost a neighbourhood in the truest sense: take tea on the patio of the Petit Palais; kiss your lover in square Jean Perrin; daydream in Notre Dame de la Consolation; try all the tiny bistros from La Tremoille to the Boccador. Voilà! A few little pleasures by way of introduction.
Not to be missed: At the height of summer, zip down the Champs-Elysées on a bike from Étoile to Concorde at 6am in the morning with the feeling that Paris is indeed, all yours.