where Messi will live, shop and dine in the French capital
Not all cities are created equal, especially if you have £ 400,000 a week to spend. Paris, with its lavish department stores, ornate apartment buildings, Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury hotels and bars filled with both vintage champagne and not-so-vintage models, is arguably the greatest playground of the footballers in the world.
Today, Lionel Messi, his wife Antonela and his three young sons boarded a plane from Barcelona to Paris. The footballer would be devastated to leave the Spanish city, but he can take comfort in the fact that a world of glamor awaits him in the French capital.
Messi will already know that Paris is home to the most luxurious establishments on the planet – and while it may seem impenetrable on your first visit, once you understand the intricate cultural codes around what to eat, wear and say, it is an absolute pleasure to live. Better yet, a £ 25million a year after-tax salary means the new PSG star can likely ignore all the rules and still be greeted with open arms by Parisian society.
Here, we’ve put together a guide to where one of the richest men in sports could sleep, eat, drink, and shop once he settles down in local life.