Administration and finance manager for VINGT Paris, Hamza was born and grew up in Paris, and now lives just outside the city, in Nanterre, with his wife and two young sons. However, he still gets his Paris ‘fix’ by commuting into the city each day to the offices of VINGT Paris, located in the famous rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st arrondissement. Having long worked in corporate finance, Hamza felt the desire to bring his skills to a smaller, more dynamic company and has been working happily with VINGT Paris ever since.
Favourite local bar?
L’entracte (47 rue de Montpensier, 75001) – because of the story of this bar – the first one in Paris! Opened in 1614, at this time the name of the bar was ‘La pissotte” (not very glamorous).
Favourite local café/restaurant?
Le Chalet des Iles (4 Chemin de Ceinture du Lac Inférieur du Bois de Boulogne, 75016). A real haven of peace on a little island right in the middle of Bois de Boulogne.
The cheese! Because with 1,200 different fromage in France, you can’t help but find one you like.
Ice cream. Because in summer or winter, it always good for the morale.
The best thing about your quartier?
I actually commute into Paris, but the area where our office is located – on the famous rue Saint-Honoré – is full of beautiful architecture, well-known shops and fine restaurants.