DREAMS OF ESCAPING

SPRING COMES EARLY IN PARIS

Paris in the Spring - city of brasseries, historic gardens, hidden vineyards, and cellars full of cheese.

 

Paris. The very name conjures up unashamedly romantic images of strolling hand-in-hand by the Seine. This maybe a cliche, but the appeal still holds true. France is the world's most popular luxury travel destinations in part because the French approach their world as they do their food-- by condensing "flavors" into impossibly rich forms. For first time visitors and repeat the architectural beauty, artistic richness and culinary savoir-faire of Paris will seduce travelers alike.

 

Begin your tour in Paris with six nights at the stylish Hotel Esprit Saint Germain within walking distance to the Louvre, the shops of Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, and many other Paris landmarks and attractions.  One of the city's newest designer hotels, Esprit Saint Germain is across from the Saint Sulpice Church, surrounded by chic boutiques and restaurants. The stylish interior features raw plaster walls, slate tiles, marble flooring, warm comfortable leather and rich fabrics. There will also be free time to explore the city independently.

Highlights

  • There are endless possibilities:

  • Get lost in the Louvre and then have lunch at La Souffle.

  • Walk through Place Vendome and the Place de la Concorde, the largest Square in Europe. 

  • Shop at E. Dehillerin for those marvelous French pots from Mauviel that will last generations.

  • Enjoy the view of  Sacre Coeur while lunching at L'ete en Pente Douce in picturesque Montmartre.

  • Meet for Fashion High Tea or book a treatment with Anne Semonin at Hotel Le Bristol.

  • On Monday, meet Marie-Antoinette’s endearing spirit at the opulent palace of Versailles.

  • Ile-St-Louis boasts the best ice-cream shop in Paris; this is Berthillon.

  • Send the day at Le Cordon Bleu to get a diploma in  “Art de Vivre”, the art of living.

  • The Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent foundation. The museum was created to display the history of the house of Yves Saint Laurent.

  • One last photo stop at one of the finest views of the Eiffel Tower.

Boxed Suggestions

Stay at the elegant Esprit Saint Germain

Book at table at panoramic restaurant « les Ombres » in the shadow of Tour Eiffel

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