17 Place de la Madeleine;
VIBE: An institution among the fashion set, just off the tony Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
CROWD: Tom, Karl and DVF.
CUISINE: Caviar, caviar and caviar with potent vodka
infusions to wash it down.
PRO/CON: A small private room for cocktails only./The old-school decor could use a subtle makeover.
COST: From $200 per person; beverages not included.
Musée Jacquemart André
158 Boulevard Haussmann;
VIBE: The most prestigious event space in Paris—a French art collector’s mansion-turned-museum.
CROWD: High society, artists and financial bigwigs.
CUISINE: The museum offers a list of private caterers.
PRO/CON: No fixed closing time at which the party has to end./Host must hire coat check, museum attendants and third-party insurance at extra charge.
COST: From $200 per person to book the room, plus approximately $190 per person; includes wine.
16 Avenue Victor Hugo;
VIBE: Rich—an Art Deco mosaic and crystal and marble furnishings.
CROWD: Pierre Bergé is the owner, so expect fashion-forward folk such as Alexander
McQueen, Viktor Horsting
and Rolf Snoeren.\
CUISINE: Seafood imported from the world’s top producers.
PRO/CON: The buzz from the open Champagne bar./The hangover from the open Champagne bar.
COST: Approximately $200 per person; includes Champagne bar.