Chloe Tozer, CLO Studios Founder and Creative Director, shares her guide to Paris, uncovering her favourite places to visit, stay, shop and of course, eat.

'These are some of my favourites. All great recommendations from friends over time, along with marvellous discoveries while wandering the Paris streets. If I had to would have to be Chateau Voltaire for the most luxurious stay and Carboni’s for an Italian feast - the mixture of the two is heaven.’

— Chloe Tozer, Founder & Creative Director. 


Gigi Paris

15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris 

‘For a fancy evening or opening night. We first visited Gigi in St Tropez last year and couldn’t wait to visit this trip in Paris. I am a seafood lover, so went for the clam vongole. Oh, and if you're into Dirty Martinis, I recommend you try one at Gigi!’

Designed by Hugo Toro, Gigi blends Italian heritage with Parisian elegance, featuring a warm and timeless interior of carved wood, travertine and yellow marble from Sienne. While you savour the delicious Italian cuisine, enjoy the live music and marvel at the stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. While you’re there, indulge in a pre-dinner cocktail, wine or limoncello at the Bellini Bar (a must).


45 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris 

‘Always a must when in Paris. We started with the entree focaccia with ricotta, anchovies, échalote pickles and trout eggs, it was a highlight! The pastas are always divine, our favourite was the Cacio e Pepe & cured egg yolk. We snuck downstairs for some after dinner Jazz, the perfect way to finish off a beautiful evening.’

Created by Studio Carbon, Carboni’s is an intimate and comforting Italian restaurant with a fresh take on the classics. Finish off your meal with an Affogato and house made Baba au Rhum gelato before heading downstairs for a drink at BAR SOTTO, where the vinyl jukebox plays until the early hours of the morning.

Du Pain et des Idées or Painpain

34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris 

‘For a pastry and Espresso stop. My top pick is their heavenly pistachio escargot pastry, which pairs perfectly with a freshly brewed espresso.’

Christophe Vasseur traded his executive fashion career to pursue his passion for baking, and today his Du Pain et des Idées bakery is world-famous for its outstanding bread and pastry selections. The bakery's interior dates to the late 19th century and features a beautifully hand-painted glass ceiling.

Quick tip: Be sure to visit during the week as it’s closed on weekends.

Le Bistrot Paul Bert

18 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris, France 

‘A super cosy spot to visit in Winter. The interior is very French with food to match, think dark red leather upholstery, paired with green terrazzo. We dined for lunch and ate the Scallops with Mushroom for entrée and whole Cod for three with frites for main.’

Le Bistrot Paul Bert’s commitment to precision and attention to detail when it comes to classic French cuisine is truly admirable. Especially renowned for its steak and frits and traditional, seasonal dishes, this is a must-visit destination for those seeking a classic French meal.

Kodawari Ramen (Tsukiji)

12 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris 

‘Visit for lunch. The vibe is a bustling fish market, with all the ramen handmade on site. It was a nice way to break up all the bread and a super fun experience.’

Jean-Baptiste Meusnier, a former fighter pilot, is the mastermind behind two of Paris's hottest Japanese restaurants: Tsukiji (Tsukiji fish market) and Yokocho (alleyway). A magnet for foodies, each location serves up delicious dishes and a lively atmosphere reminiscent of a bustling Japanese market.

Quick Tip: If you can, avoid peak times. Though despite the long lines due to its popularity, the fast service ensures a quick turnaround.


Hotel Rochechouart

55 Blvd Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris 

‘Warm French interior with a playful edge. Hotel Rochechouart is a treat. It even has a rooftop for summer and nightclub underground if you fancy a boogie.’

Hôtel Rochechouart is a beautifully restored eight-story Art Deco building in the creative hub of Paris' 9th Arrondissement. Boutique hoteliers Orso and design team Festen worked together to revive the century-old building, which now boasts 106 suites adorned with vintage-inspired bespoke details.

Hotel Chateau Voltaire

55 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris 

‘A chic hotel in the heart of Paris. The interior is like no other, like a perfect raspberry tart.’

Founded by Thierry Gillier, the creator of the fashion label Zadig & Voltaire and located in the heart of Paris between the Opera and the Tuileries; Hotel Chateau Voltaire is the ideal destination for those seeking a taste of Parisian glamour and luxury.

The building's redesign by Franck Durand and Festen Architecture gives it a unique character that blends London's Chiltern Firehouse with Los Angeles' Château Marmont. It’s rumoured past as a brothel only adds to its allure.


Domaine National du Palais-Royal

‘No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Domaine National du Palais-Royal. Just a short stroll from the famous Louvre, this historic palace and its gardens are a haven of peace in the heart of the city.’

Surrounded by stunning architecture and sculptures, the Palais Royal is a true testament to Parisian beauty and sophistication. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and soak up all the history of this magnificent landmark.

Pierre Augustine Rose

8 Rue Hérold, 75001 Paris

For those who love all things French interior design, a visit to the Pierre Augustine Rose showroom is an absolute must. This elegant showroom is filled with beautiful French designs and fabrics that are sure to inspire you.

Villa La Roche

‘If you're an architecture enthusiast, you simply cannot miss a visit to Villa La Roche, the iconic home of Le Corbusier.’

Designed and built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, this stunning masterpiece is a true reflection of the unique architecture of the 1920s.

Pierre Yovanovitch

This appointment-only space showcases some of the most beautiful handmade French furniture. From sleek and modern pieces to classic designs, Yovanovitch's showroom is a true celebration of French craftsmanship and design.

By appointment only.

India Mahdavi

3 Rue las Cases, 75007 Paris

India Mahdavi's space is a wonderland of design and craftsmanship. The Iranian-French architect and designer is known for her unique vision and impeccable taste, making a visit to her space a must for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Parisian design.

St Germain

‘Wander the streets to discover galleries and antique shops.’

St Germain is a beautiful and historic neighbourhood in Paris, known for its stunning architecture, quaint streets, and artistic atmosphere. Visit the famous literary cafes, such as Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, where notable writers and philosophers used to gather. As you wander through the winding streets, you'll find yourself surrounded by boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and flea markets, where you can browse for unique treasures and one-of-a-kind finds.


Officine Universelle Buly

‘I can’t leave Paris without picking up a new scent or body oil from Buly. The attention to detail in everything is like no other.’

Jean-Vincent Bully, a French distiller and perfumer, opened his first store in Paris in 1803 where he became known for his aromatic vinegar that was said to cure many ailments and maintain a flawless complexion. Today, the brand offers a range of luxury beauty and personal care products using only the finest natural ingredients and traditional techniques.

OFR Bookshop

20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris

‘My favourite bookstore in Paris. Immerse yourself in a mix of old and new books.’

Ofr, located in the Marais district of Paris, is an independent bookshop that offers a carefully curated selection of art books and magazines on fashion, design, photography, and architecture. The store is set up with towering piles of books in a maze-like path, covering a vast range of print publications.

Marche des Enfants Rouges

Roam through the oldest food market in Paris and enjoy the tastes and multicultural aromas of the old covered market.

Astier de Villatte

173 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris

Each Astier de Villatte piece is handmade in France by French and Tibetan artisans. Their designs are inspired by 18th and 19th century ceramics and showcase the beauty of imperfection and the timelessness of true artistry. With their signature white glaze on black terracotta clay, these unique pieces are a true reflection of French art.

Paul-Bert Serpette

110 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine

‘Where time slows down and you immerse yourself in inspiration. Treasures around every corner.’

Paul Bert Serpette is a true treasure trove of antiques and vintage finds. Lose yourself in the inspiring mix of design and history, before enjoying lunch and a drink at the Le Paul Bert restaurant, located within the market and serving traditional French cuisine.