You're not from Paris, but you come here from time to time for a few days. What do you like to do in your free time?
Alexander Levy: I am often in Paris for a tournament or for interviews. I take advantage of the occasion see a football match at the Parc des Princes. Last time, I went to see PSG play Lille. I like both the atmosphere and the sporting aspect. I would urge the Americans to go and see at least one game if they can!
Coming to Paris is also an opportunity for me to do some shopping: I make some shopping purchases at Bon Marché in the Sèvres-Babylone district or at Galeries Lafayette next to the Garnier Opera House, a classic. I love spending time in Paris.
What are your favourite places for a stroll or a cultural outing?
Alexander Levy: I particularly like the Eiffel Tower, the view from the top is absolutely amazing and when the weather is good, I like to picnic on the lawn of the Champ de Mars. Two of my other favourite monuments are the Louvre, and Notre Dame, which I walk to after visiting the museum. Two top sights not to miss on a trip to Paris! Also not to miss, the Palace of Versailles, near to Saint-Quentin golf course, for its royal apartments and a stroll through the splendid gardens.
Could you recommend a few bars or restaurants for the American players or business and leisure tourists?
Alexander Levy: I am a huge fan of gourmet Asian cooking and especially Japanese cuisine, so I’m quite a regular at Miss Ko, a restaurant with the hallmark of Philippe Starck, on the Champs-Elysées. Not to miss is the homarshu, a spring roll with lobster, avocado, and mango. After a visit to the Palace of Versailles, I like to go and eat at the Limousin, a very good meat restaurant close to the Palace whose specialty is leg of lamb. For bars, I recommend the ‘Bar à ciel ouvert’ of the Shangri-La Hotel, which offers a breathtaking view of Paris, especially the Eiffel Tower.
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