Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk Take Paris: Get the Details of Their Romantic Week
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On Saturday, Paltrow and boyfriend Brad Falchuk arrived in Paris from Munich for an Instagram-perfect jaunt in the city of lights. The couple — who stayed in a landmark hotel just steps from the Champs Elysées — immediately headed off to the Vuitton Foundation, Frank Gehry’s stunning, glass-constructed building located in the city’s Bois de Boulogne neighborhood.
On Sunday, Paltrow reportedly stopped by Chanel’s flagship boutique on rue Cambon, where Coco Chanel opened her first boutique in 1910. According to Goop’s Paris travel guide, the boutique is a sight to be seen: “Spanning three lushly-appointed, black and white floors, the cap-toed ballet flats, quilted bags, and tweedy jackets are all connected by a sweeping central staircase.”
In the evening, the couple enjoyed an intimate dinner at Montparnasse’s Le Dôme restaurant. The legendary seafood brasserie — known for their famous sole meunière (which is gently cooked and crisped in salted butter) and millefeuille dessert (a classic French pastry made of layers of razor-thin puff pastry and sweet cream filling) — first opened in the early 1900s and has been a fashionable hotspot ever since.
The following day, Paltrow posted a photo of a favorite Paris museum: the Centre Pompidou, which she’s visited many times, beginning with a memorable trip with her father Bruce when she was eight. “The view from the top of the #centrepompidou is at least as stunning as the art contained within its walls. What a glorious place,” she wrote.
Paltrow had a decidedly stylish day on Tuesday. She attended Chanel’s Haute Couture show, cozying up to design titan Karl Lagerfeld before she and Falchuk had what one observer called a “romantic” dinner at Le Stresa.
The intimate, candle-lit Italian bistro is — yes, you guessed it — among Goop’s favorites. Despite the fact that, according to the site’s guide, “it can get embarrassingly scene-y,” it’s an incredible spot for old-school Italian and one of Paltrow’s top five favorite Paris restaurants. Pro-tip: “Pasta is definitely the thing to order.”