City Guide: Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy on Paris

June 8, 2016

When it came to putting together a city guide for the French capital we went straight to Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy, the owner of boutique consulting firm L'AGENCE EJHand wife of perfumer Kilian Hennessy of By Kilian. Here she shares all of her favorite Parisian spots, plus activities the whole family will enjoy!



Describe the city in three words:

Romantic, Decadent, Proud

Easiest Way to Get Around:


Best View of the City:


Photo: Tatijana Shoan


My husband and I live between NYC & Paris so we have an apartment. If I were going to stay in a hotel though, I’d stay at La Reserve, 42 Avenue Gabriel.

Spot to Get Pampered: Clarins Spa at the Royal Monceau, 37 Avenue Hoche.


Caviar Kaspia


The Bar at the Hotel Costes

Must-Visit Restaurants:
Chez L'Ami Louis for typical French and an insane wine list. Caviar Kaspia, a fashion crowd favorite and Kinugawa for amazing Japanese.

Best Place to Grab a Morning Coffee:
Carette at 4 Place du Trocadero.

Cocktail Bar:
Bar at the Hotel Costes, 239-241 Rue Saint Honoré


Souvenir to Bring Home:
Kilian perfume at 20 Rue Cambon.

Best Place to Shop:
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and Le Marais (on Sundays).

Favorite Activity:
Jardin d'Acclimatation (for kids under 12), Fondation Louis Vuitton,
THATLou Treasure Hunt at Le Musee du Louvre and the

Tourist Spot You Love:Eiffel Tower, it sparkles at night, every hour on the hour for 5 minutes until 1am.


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