While I was doing some work on line, I came across these old hotel and luggage tags that were souvenirs from Paris at the turn of the last century. The history of their existence and the evolution of the hotel industry in Paris is interesting–basically it was a reaction to the needs of a society being influenced by this new concept called “travel” which was being made easier and more accessible to a wider audience. Universal exhibitions held here over a period of years in the late 1800’s led to an increased need for rooms. Paris, wanting to outdo London …read more
My commitment to quizzing you on your knowledge of Paris has been lacking so I thought we need to test ourselves once again. I think this one might be a bit too easy, but let’s see.
True or False?
The Golden Triangle is the oldest casino in Paris?
The Triangle d’Or is a neighborhood in the 8e arrondissement famous for its fashion boutiques. It gets its name from the three landmarks that define it, Avenue des Champs Elysées, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue Georges V. The densest concentration of high-end fashion boutiques, as well as headquarters for Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are in this area, …read more
Ok, hopefully, you have found a reasonably priced flight to get you to Paris. Now, where does one hang up one’s hat once they arrive? I see you having two options: 1. Staying in a hotel or 2. Renting a vacation apartment.
I am sure all of you are familiar with staying in hotels, but may not be familiar with staying in European hotels. Just like anything, how much you spend determines what you get. My experience has run the gamut from two to five star establishments. 2-stars should get you a clean room, perhaps a folding chair and fairly …read more