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Named our City of the Year back in February, Paris continues to impress.

Interior of La Société in paris

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The newest destination to tickle our taste buds, La Société, nestled in the ample artistic bosom of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, is an expansive restaurant-cum-jazz bar that combines a dense British oakiness with a distinctly 'je ne sais quoi' French flavour.

With interior refinement from Parisian design stalwart, Christian Liaigre - owners Jean-Louis Costes and Alex Denis opted for classic over contemporary. The simplicity of the design however, along with the rich, chocolate pallet and the abundance of decadent materials sets La Société high above archetypal design boundaries.

Art plays a dominant part in La Société’s opulence, with photographic work from Peter Lindbergh, a marbled champagne bar from Sophie Lafont and sculptural work from Mathieu Lévy and Sara Favriau. Along similarly sensory lines, La Société also provides diners with an impressive program of live jazz performances. Judging by La Société’s diverse agenda, even the most voracious of cultural appetites is sure to be satisfied.

Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms