Under the arcades of the rue de Rivoli, inside Le Meurice Hotel, with its illuminated façade decked out in green branches, discover a magical Christmas tree dripping with white and silver baubles. The culinary ballet choreographed by chef Jocelyn Herland, with head pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, promises to take your breath away, while brunch on December 25 and January 1 is ideal for the whole family. The Christmas Tea Times are a must until the end of December
228, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er
Tél. 01 44 58 10 10.
Close by, the courtyard of the Mandarin Oriental, planted with snow-laden silver birch and glowing with fireflies, is hosting the Marché des Saveurs, a food market heaving with fruit, vegetables, oysters, caviar and a Christmas log by David Landriot, not far from the Louis Roederer pop-up champagne bar. With Thierry Marx manning the kitchen on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and live music until 3am, it’s bound to be a feast to remember! Don’t miss brunch on December 25 and January 1.
Mandarin Oriental Paris
251, rue Saint Honoré, Paris 1er
Tél. 01 70 98 78 88
Next, stop off at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme where, once again, in partnership with Chopard, the Fleurier snow-topped chalet and patio will transport you to another world. Inside, raclette is served at midday and in the evening for four to ten guests. The “palace” version with truffles is to die for! On December 24 and 31, you’re invited to dine at Les Orchidées and Le Pur on dishes prepared by the talented Jean-François Rouquette. The Christmas Day and New Year’s Day buffet brunches at Les Orchidées are bound to delight the whole family.
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
5 Rue de la Paix, 2e
Tél. 01 58 71 12 34
• Chalet Fleurier by Chopard until March 1st. Reservation: 01 58 71 10 60.