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Olivier Dubray

A trip to the City of Light is certain to dazzle should you tap into the expertise of our Navigator extraordinaire, Olivier Dubray

Navigator Biography

Some people fall into a career in hospitality, others make it their life’s work. Olivier Dubray is most definitely one of the latter. A Navigator of over seventeen years and a member of the Clefs d’Or association, which only admits elite-level concierges, the native Frenchman takes pride in making guests at the Renaissance Le Parc Trocadero Hotel “feel like Parisians and not like an ordinary tourist” – scouting the Parisian lifestyle magazines and using his local knowledge to ensure their trip to Paris plays out like it did in their dreams. Olivier’s own wanderlust is unquenchable. Originally from the north of France, he is inspired by the freedom and possibility of travel. His own voyages often take him as far as Africa, where he resists the tourist trails in order to experience life as a local and spot some rare wild animals. You will struggle to find any lions or zebras roaming free in Paris, of course, but Olivier seems pretty head-over-heels with the City of Love, too. He is particularly taken with the “chic and bourgeois atmosphere” of the 16th district where he works. A typical day begins with a brisk espresso at "Carette" (“a nice tearoom on Trocadero square”) and ends with a glass of wine at Flow on the Seine. Sandwiched between is, well, a sandwich, or a baguette at La Petite Marquise to be more precise. Oh, the good life…


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Fondation Le Corbusier

Maison La Roche houses one the largest collections of designer Le Corbusier works.
At the very edge of the 16th District, Foundation Le Corbusier is a veritable palace dedicated to architect and designer Le Corbusier. Initially designed as a combination of house and art gallery, this sprawling modernist maison is the perfect exhibition hall for the designer's work, even the space a testament to his architectural prowess. Over 8000 pieces of design work are inside.
Address: 8/10 Square du Docteur Blanche, Paris, 75016, France
Phone: +33 1 4288 7572
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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Bucherer

Invest in timeless elegance with timepieces from Rolex or TAG Heuer at this luxury watch store.
Bucherer have been keepers of time since 1888. The Swiss luxury brand was launched by Carl F. Bucherer and is sold across Europe in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Looking to tap the Parisian market, their flagship store replaces the 144-year-old Old England and occupies three levels of this iconic building. Its proximity to the opera makes it well-known among tourists and shopping enthusiasts.
Address: 12 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, 75009, France
Phone: +33 1 5504 8490
Opening hours: Open every day except Sunday from 9.30am to 7pm

Nicolaî

She was the first woman to be awarded the prize of best international perfumer from the French Society of Perfumers.
The grand-daughter of Pierre Guerlain, Patricia Nicolai has a fragrant lineage. She was trained by Jean-Paul Guerlain and worked extensively in the corporate fragrance world before realizing her dream – a small, family-owned company where she could truly express her artistry in her scent creations, without having to deal with a committee. Her line is the equivalent of fashion’s haute couture.
Address: 69 av Raymond Poincare, Paris, 75016
Phone: +33 1 4755 9092

Brut

Excellent cheese and wine experience, cool interior decor!
Surrounded by the hustle of Pariis' 16th arrondissementThe Brut cheese and wine cellar, is s, is set in an authentic and raw wood décor. Cheeses, cold cuts and other rustic products can be enjoyed with a glass of wine chosen on site.
Address: 22 rue Lauriston, Paris, 75016
Phone: +=33 1 4553 6582
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Ciel de Paris

At the top of the Montparnasse Tower, this chic restaurant offers panoramic views and fine French dishes.
The view before everything! Indeed, this restaurant is located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower, a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides. For the rest, the restaurant and the bar welcome you in a chic and refined French cuisine. The Champagne Bar is open until 01:00 am.
Address: Tour Maine Montparnasse, 33 Avenue du Maine, Paris, 75015, FRANCE
Phone: +33 1 4064 7764
Opening hours: 8:00am to 11:00pm
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ORE

Chic brasserie overlooking the castle of Versailles, French gastronomy on the menu, and big dinners in the evening.
Ore is an refined brasserie located on the first floor of the Dufour Pavilion. During the day, a unique place to take a break during the opening hours of the Castle: breakfast, lunch, snacks and pastries. In the evening, the restaurant becomes the scene of great dinners for exclusive events.
Address: Pavillon Dufour, Versailles, 78000, FRANCE
Phone: +33 1 3084 1296
Opening hours: 9:00am to 5:30pm
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Bar a bulles

Decorated in a spirit of flea market, this café-restaurant with vegetated terrace offers tapas and brunch.
The Bar à Bulles is located a few steps from the Moulin Rouge cabaret in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The Bubble Bar is a bar, but also a restaurant and terrace installed above the machine "Moulin Rouge". Come here for a drink, brunch or dinner in a cozy atmosphere.
Address: 4Bis Cité Véron, Paris, 75018, FRANCE
Phone: +33 9 7323 7972
Opening hours: 6:00pm to 1:00am