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The World's 30 Best Places to Visit in 2019-20

Let exploration, relaxation or a mix of the two guide you toward your next getaway. Planning a vacation may sound simple, but knowing the world is filled with so many diverse destinations can make organizing a trip a challenging task. Using a methodology that takes into account expert analysis and user opinions, plus editor evaluations of everything from food and culture to sights and accessibility, U.S. News determined the World's Best Places to Visit in 2019-20. Whether you're looking for a cosmopolitan city, a picture-perfect island, a mountain retreat or something else entirely, the destinations on this ranking will help inspire you to book your next vacation. 30. Amalfi Coast, Italy This stretch of coastline along southwestern Italy will blow you away. The views of colorful pastel houses overlooking the Gulf of Salerno's azure horizon are beyond compare, and the food is equally impressive. Restaurants in the Amalfi Coast offer some of the freshest and most flavorful …
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Les Grands Verres

Les Grands Verres


This sleek contemporary Mediterranean bistro boasts a unique location in Palais de Tokyo, Europe’s largest centre for modern art.

Another venue from the unstoppable Quixotic Projects team behind a number of Paris’ favourite spots – Le Mary Celeste, Candelaria, Hero and Glass, Le Grands Verres occupies a generous space in the historic 1930s building that houses Palais de Tokyo. Brunch or lunch here pairs perfectly with a morning or afternoon exploring the museum’s exhibitions or a trip to the nearby Eiffel Tower, but Les Grands Verres is worth a visit on its own. The spacious main dining room boasts sleek booths and polished concrete bars, while the back opens up into a luminous space with large bay windows. There is also a large outdoor terrace offering unique views of the Eiffel Tower.
Sunday brunch options include Mediterranean-inspired dishes like shakshuka (Middle Eastern–style baked eggs) and braised chicken shawarma (a Middle Eastern pita wrap). The restauran…

Hero

Hero


Those looking to shake up brunch, look no further: this Korean canteen and craft cocktail bar is one of a kind.

Created by the dream team behind Candelaria, Glass, Le Mary Celeste and Les Grands Verres, Hero mixes up Korean fried chicken and killer cocktails. The ground floor hosts a small bar with a playful drinks menu featuring cocktails with names such as Nice Legs, Oops I Did It Again! and In Bed by Midnight (a go-to for gin lovers).
The inventive cocktail menu is a drawcard, but you can’t come to Hero without indulging in the yangnyeom (Korean fried chicken). You’ll find four varieties: chicken coated in a garlic glaze, a spicy sauce, plain or an option with a bit of all three, served along with banchan (side dishes) like kimchi and pickled vegetables.
The food is served upstairs in an impeccably designed room, complete with a pretty pastel colour scheme. Fried chicken is a messy affair, so Hero has cleverly set up basins and plush pink towels in the middle of the room for…

Marcelle

Marcelle


This tranquil spot in shopping district Étienne Marcel serves up fresh, homemade food in a beautiful space.

Marcelle’s crisp white façade and picnic-style outdoor tables set a chic countryside scene along rue Montmartre. Inside, the bucolic theme continues in a three-tiered space that feels like the inside of a modern Scandinavian farmhouse, with wood floors, wicker chairs and pots of fresh flowers throughout the space. Opened after a rebranding in 2017, Marcelle quickly became a local haunt for its delicious food and quaint interior.
Marcelle caters to the health conscious with superfood smoothies, pressed juices and dairy-free alternatives. The café lends itself to those looking to indulge as well, with a counter full of treats like strawberry tartes and petite cheesecakes. For brunch, Marcelle offers homemade gems like ricotta pancakes, fresh fruit salad, eggs benedict and rich granola. For lunch, the menu features dishes like quinoa risotto topped with chicken and Medit…

Ellsworth

Ellsworth


Situated behind the elegant Palais-Royal, Ellsworth does American-inspired comfort food in a chic Parisian setting.

This intimate brunch spot comes from Laura Adrian and Braden Perkins, the American duo behind upmarket restaurant and wine bar Verjus a few doors down. While Verjus’ focus is on its seven-course degustation, Ellsworth offers a casual experience in a beautifully designed space just a short stroll from the 17th-century Palais-Royal.
Affectionately named after Perkins’ grandfather, the man he credits with inspiring his career in food, Ellsworth serves up refined American comfort food infused with French flavours. Indulge in casual yet sophisticated dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, foie gras waffles, bacon pancakes and ricotta doughnuts, all presented on small plates designed to be shared. Pair brunch with a bloody mary or a glass of wine from the impeccably curated wine list, which showcases a variety of independent French winemakers.
Ellsworth is also open…

Neighbours

Neighbours


Nestled amongst shops between Bastille and République, this intimate haunt serves excellent coffee from international roasters.

When it opened in the summer of 2017, Neighbours was quick to become a community fixture. The second venue from Daniel Warburton and Angel Boucher of Honor (an outdoor café in a semi-permanent space off high-end shopping street rue Saint-Honoré), it came about because the pair wanted to expand into a more permanent space. The Australian-English couple serve coffee made with blends from UK-based Round Hill Roastery and European guest roasters like The Barn from Germany, making them unique from the many cafés using beans from Paris’ cache of specialty coffee roasters. They have also turned their focus to the kitchen with their second venture, creating a flavoursome menu that evolves with the seasons. It features hearty items like pulled pork, poached eggs and slow- cooked spiced beans on toasted cornbread as well as lighter options like gourmet gra…

Claus

Claus


This eatery dedicated to the art of breakfast is housed in an impeccably designed space near Musée du Louvre.

When Claus opened its doors in 2011, it was one of the first eateries in the city dedicated to petit déjeuner (breakfast) – a daring move at a time when those seeking a delicious start to their day were limited to croissants and burnt coffee. Claus is celebrated for its gourmet range of offerings, while its crisp white exterior and chic interior make it a beacon of good taste in the 1st arrondissement. Inside, the first floor is airy and bright, filled with a selection of gourmet jam, muesli, tea, scones and pastries. Up the spiral staircase is an eccentrically decorated room decked out in pine-green carpet and orange lounges filled with happy brunch goers.
The menu is made up of five set options, each offering a range of sweet and savoury dishes such as scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, muesli and fresh fruit salad, all served with a coffee, fresh juice and an assortment…