Summer or spring are the best times to enjoy a leisurely lunch at delightful Bagatelle Park, deep at the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. Tables are set out in the shade of the century-old trees next to the delightful scented rose garden. Chef Alain Raichon comes from the Jura, so expect to sample traditional regional dishes such as chicken with morels cooked in vin jaune. He also makes his own foie gras. Combine eating here with a visit to the park's folly, built in just 64 days as a bet between Marie-Antoinette and her brother-in-law, the Comte d'Artois.