Rémi Lashermes believes the best way to experience Paris is to live like a local even if you are not. It is an approach that informs his life as well as his work as a Navigator at the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel. Growing up in Clermont-Ferrand, in the Auvergne region of France, and having only arrived in Paris after living in the south of France and London, Rémi is well aware of the major question posed by newly arrived guests: where to start in a city offering boundless discovery? The trick, he argues, is to live and breathe the city as Parisians do. For this particular adventurer —who has now lived in the city over 10 years — that means moonlit runs along the Seine and scooter tours of the picture-perfect streets, often followed by a designer cocktail in his favorite bar or a glass of red wine in a bistro with an outdoor terrace. So check off the major sights and then consult Rémi as to where it’s really at. You may wish to start with the iconic 17th district. “You can feel the atmosphere of the quintessential Paris you’ve always imagined,” Rémi says of the area surrounding the hotel, “with jewels of Haussmann architecture and Le Parc Monceau. You can add a small group of fine restaurants to that list — a subject close to Rémi’s heart. “I am a true epicurean,” he says, like the true Parisian he has become.