An emblematic spot of the Golden Triangle, the Matignon brings soft light to its spaces, infusing a sensual modernity and an insolent refinement distinctive of Jacques Garcia. Paris Is Burning! of the Beirut Art Center, a non-profit association, space and platform dedicated to modern art in Lebanon in the Mkalles suburb of Beirut added to the number of exhibition spaces out there in the city, with a screening and overall performance room, mediatheque, bookstore, cafe and terrace. Right after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire following Globe War I, Beirut, along with the rest of Lebanon, was placed under the French Mandate. One restaurant that is assisting the City of Light to preserve its classy culinary legacy is Le Matignon, situated just off of the Champs-Elysée close to the Grand Palais. The 10th arrondissement of Paris centers on the Canal St. Martin and the restaurants and cafés which line its banks. The streets just northwest of Spot de Bastille are full of little bars which attract a mix of young suburban Parisians, ex-pats, and foreigners. Spectacular even though somewhat remote Parc des Buttes-Chaumont , which has the fantastic ginguette Rosa Bonheur in the best corner (close to métro Botzaris), and the delightful little Temple de la Sibylle overlooking its man-produced lake. Le Baron Club London Opening de l'Avenue, 14, rue Rampon (Métro: République), +33 1 47 00 61 98 ( hotel-avenue@ ), 73€ for a double, 64€ for single. Ibis Gare De Lyon Diderot, 31 Bis Boulevard Diderot (Métro: Gare de Lyon, use the side entrance of the station downstairs), +33 1 43 46 12 72, This certain branch of the Ibis chain is a bit much more comfy than most, in particular worthwhile if you have just arrived at Gare de Lyon.