THIS WEEKEND IN: PARIS
Make the most of your Easter with a whirlwind weekend in Paris. Check in to the Hôtel Du Continent – a luxury hotel so new they’re still unwrapping the bellboys – with an unbeatable location by the Tuileries and lavish rooms designed by Christian Lacroix. Tel. 33.1.4260.7532
LO/A Library of Arts is in the midst of “Haut-Ma” (“Haut-Marais”), the blossoming area south of République. Among the shops, restaurants and galleries that prove it, LO/A stands out for its relentless creativity. A sort of shape-shifting, multilingual interpretation of a library, its stock fluctuates along “thematics.” Tel. 33.1.9837.59108
David Toutain is a man of whom Paris whispers great things, and those whispers have by no means abated with the opening of his signature restaurant. Sophisticated, cerebral plates wring as much joy from an endive as an entrecôte – just sit back and let the tasting menu wash over you. Tel. 33.1.4551.1110
Its gracious arcades, all golden wood and ironwork, sheltered a busy market in the ’50s, but Le Carreau du Temple has been out of commission for decades. Now it’s back in action, elegant lines and curves sparkling, ready to host cafés, shops, sport and culture for all.