Alexander Levy shares his favourite Paris addresses for the upcoming Ryder Cup!

As the best French golfer in the world rankings, Alexander Levy is one of France’s finest hopes for the next Ryder Cup, contested between teams from Europe and the United States. For the first time in its history, France will be hosting this famous competition at the Golf National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (78), from 25 to 30 September. In a spirit of fair play, the young French prodigy passes on some of his favourite addresses to the US team. A wealth of information if you are planning your event or a group stay in Paris during this major international championship!


Alexander Levy

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.

Discover below addresses not to be missed near the event:

ore-Ducasse au château de Versailles

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
Château de Versailles - Pavillon Dufour -1er étage - Place d’Armes, Versailles, 78000

Located in the heart of the Pavillon Dufour, whose reorganization has been entirely confided to the architects Dominique Perrault......

Number of seats 120

Cocktail max. capacity 80

Domaine du Manet 3/5

Hotel

43 avenue du Plan de l’Eglise, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, 78180

Situated at the edge of one of France’s regional natural parks, in the heart of the Yvelines departement only 30 minutes from......

Number of guest rooms 72

Number of meeting rooms 24

Le Grand Café d'Orléans

Fast food | In a museum or monument
Aile du Midi - Château de Versailles, Versailles, 78000

The Grand Café d’Orléans is situated in the Midi wing, or Princes wing, built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1676 and 1681 to......

Number of seats 190

Cocktail max. capacity 60

ReminiSens, Restaurant - Théâtre

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | With show (cabaret, singing, etc)
20 rue Baillet Reviron, Versailles, 78000

ReminiSens, Restaurant – Théâtre organize your Business parties in an elegant and intimate baroque salon decorated as those of......

Number of seats 80

Cocktail max. capacity 50