PARISCity vs. Country in Paris with Émilie Gervoson

In this series we follow 3 Parisiennes, short on time, but keen for adventure as they navigate life in Paris, local property prices and planning the perfect weekend getaway within 3 hours of Paris.

PARIS

City vs. Country in Paris with Émilie Gervoson

In this series we follow 3 Parisiennes, short on time, but keen for adventure as they navigate life in Paris, local property prices and planning the perfect weekend getaway within 3 hours of Paris.

City vs. Country in Paris with Émilie Gervoson

Émilie Gervoson – Co-Owner of Château Larrivet Haut Brion

Viticulture enthusiast and marketing aficionado Émilie Gervoson is co-owner of the family run Château Larrivet Haut Brion and one of the few female figures in the predominantly male bastion of winemaking. With a background in business and marketing, Émilie was the modern injection of fresh ideas the family vineyard needed to propel it into the 21st century. Living in Paris’s upscale residential area centred on Avenue des Ternes, we follow Émilie as she takes a break from Paris for a weekend getaway-cum-wine research trip to Bordeaux.

Two years ago Émilie mounted the Parisian property ladder by purchasing her first apartment south of the 17th Arrondissement. “It was love at first sight with this typical Haussmannien style apartment filled with charming original moldings and fireplaces” beams Émilie. Characterised by grand affluent townhouses most of the area’s architecture dates back to the mid-19th century. Centrally located in the city, the 17th Arrondissement is calm, high-end neighborhood that has been increasing in popularity in recent years. As with any real estate market, as demand increases, so too do the property prices with the average property price now _______.

One Day in Paris with Émilie Gervoson for the authentic Parisian Experience:

Breakfast: Café de Flore 

Feel like you take part in the great Paris history, perched quaintly on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain, this classic coffee-houses is a cliched hangout for the city’s intellectuals and writers, plus it serves some of the best croissants – the perfect breakfast place.

172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France

Lunch: Café de l’Homme

Perfectly located in the 16th arrondissement facing the Eiffel Tower, the Café de l’Homme enjoys an exceptional setting with a delicious mix of conviviality and fine dining.

17 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris, France

Dinner: Taokan

Cantonese chic with an open plan kitchen setting In the heart of St-Germain des Prés, TaoKan offers the best of contemporary Chinese cuisine.
8 Rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris, France

Culture: Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

An intoxicating blend of the old and new, this vast flea market is perfect to explore on a sunny weekend in Paris with more than 2500 stalls and surrounding bars and restaurants.

Drinks: Prescription Cocktail Club

Perfect for an after dinner cocktail, this chic Left Bank cocktail bar is innovative and quirky with a speakeasy-style vibe. Their signature cocktail menu are inventive, inspired an, occasionally experimental.

23 Rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris, France 

For a weekend escape Émilie heads to Bordeaux, the city full of good taste and elegance. Why go? “For the wine of course!” Beams Émilie. “Bordeaux oozes gastronomic excellence and top-shelf wines, plus it’s an opportunity to visit local vineyards.” Favoring a central location, Émilie stays at the Le Grand Hôtel, a refined yet opulent hotel home to Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred Le Pressoir d’Argent restaurant. “It is the perfect launch pad to explore the region,” explains Émilie “from the newly dedicated wine museum; “Cité du Vin”, to Cap Ferret, the nearby chic Oyster capital of France and the Jardin d’Ivresse (Garden of Drunkenness) an innovative wine experience we created at my family’s vineyard, just 30 minutes from Bordeaux, for lovers of great vintages”. When it comes to great restaurants Bordeaux is not lacking with big names such as Etchebest, Gagnaire and Ramsay, however Émilie favors Miles Restaurant, “with a surprise tasting-menu experience, it is a cosy and convivial, fine-dining restaurant run by four friends who met at culinary school.”