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Viktor & Rolf's Paris An essential part Parisian living for centuries, and an epicenter for the emerging democratic society of the 19th century, theJardin des Tuileries is where you'll find designersViktor & Rolf when they're not tucked away in their atelier, designing their eponymous label's latest collection.
"Nothing beats a walk with the dog in the Tuileries and a look at the Maillol sculptures early in the morning," the designers said, sharing their appreciation for the public gardens located between the Louvre Museum and the?Place de la Concorde. Brimming with works by Aristide Maillol, the park, pictured above, is anchored by the authentically 17th-century?Grand Carr?and the more modern carousel.
Elsewhere in Paris, the gents enjoy spending afternoons taking in art at Galerie Perrotin, known throughout the city for featuring some of the most provocative contemporary artists. Sculptor Lionel Esteve, famous for creations both color-saturated and minimal (seen above), and earthy painter John Henderson are showing at the moment, and Farhad Moshiri's blazing red canvases will soon join them.
After getting their fill on art, Viktor & Rolf are known to stroll over to Prunier, where they sup on king crab ravioli and Breton sole belle meuni?re at the art deco-infused brasserie. "It has an incredible interior, especially the private room on the first floor, which is good for a dinner party."
Described as their "home away from home," the men stay atHotel Le Meurice facing the Tuileries Gardens. "It has impeccable service and great food from top chef Yannick All?no. Try the Wagyu beef burger," they suggested.
And when leaving the City of Light, a lamentable scenario for all, the men appreciate the architectural marvel that is of Charles de Gaulle International Airport (pictured). "This is our favorite airport," they said. "It's spacious and futuristic without being overwhelming." And it's always open, ready to welcome you back into the city with open arms.