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Originally from Russia, Anna Sherbinina first came to Paris when she was signed as a model and has since worked for fashion brands such as Givenchy, Kenzo, Versace and Jitrois. Simultaneously pursuing a career as an actress, she has featured in several films and received a Best Actress Award during the 2010 Milan International Film Festival. We find out her ultimate way to spend 24 hours in the city she now calls home.
MY PERFECT DAY IN PARIS
Which hotel would you like to wake up in?
AS: I would love to wake up with my loved one at the Park Hyatt Vendome Hotel, which has all of the advantages of a luxury hotel but with an intimate atmosphere. Michel Jauslin, the manager of the hotel, has created a beautiful and unique environment where you really feel at home.
What are your favourite experiences in Paris?
AS: I love to stroll along the Seine, the Tuileries Garden, walk across the Pont des Arts, and then visit the Musée d’Orsay where I would stop to visit one of their beautiful art exhibitions. I would also spend part of the afternoon visiting the Louvre, then I would go to an amazing bookstore in the Saint Germain district called L’Ecume des Pages, followed by a delicious hot chocolate at Chez Angelina.
What are your favourite restaurants in Paris?
AS: For lunch, I love to sit next to artists and writers at Café de Flore, or otherwise dine at Apicius restaurant for a more gastronomic experience. We celebrated my birthday there and it was divine. At night, I would attend an opera or ballet performance at the Opéra National de Paris, followed by a romantic dinner at La Maison Blanche restaurant which serves delicious food. If it is during the summer, I would book a table on the terrace with beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower. Otherwise, I would also be very happy going to a typical Parisian bistro to enjoy magret de canard, homemade tarte tatin and a nice glass of Bordeaux wine
Where do you love to go out in Paris?
AS: Since I love to party, I like to go to Mathis club where you’ll find a lot of people from the movie industry—we have so much fun there. I also recently discovered the David Lynch-designed club, Silencio, which has a really cool atmosphere. My favourite club for dancing is the legendary Le Queen on the Champs-Elysées. The ambiance is really crazy, like being in the 80s! All these places make Paris such a glamorous and photogenic city, with thousands of different atmospheres to experience. Everyone will enjoy their own experience in Paris. In my case, I really love this city.
ANNA'S PARIS ADDRESS BOOK
1. Favourite Paris Hotel
Park Hyatt Vendome | paris.vendome.hyatt.com
2. Favourite Landmarks
Tuileries Garden & Pont des Arts
4. Favourite Book Store
L’Ecume des Pages | ecumedespages.com
5. Favourite Tea Salon
Chez Angelina | angelina-paris.fr
6. Favourite Place For Lunch
Café de Flore | cafedeflore.fr
7. Favourite Fine Dining Restaurant
Apicius | restaurant-apicius.com
8. Opera & Ballet
Opéra National de Pari | operadeparis.fr
9. Favourite Romantic Restaurant
La Maison Blanche | maison-blanche.fr
10. Favourite Exclusive Bar
11. Favourite Private Club
Silencio | silencio-club.com
12. Favourite Nightclub
Le Queen | queen.fr
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