23 Nov Weekend In Paris is Going Places
Weekend In Paris is going places this winter…
Although this blog is primarily about Paris, I also like to write about other cities that I travel to either as part of my annual pilgrimage to Paris or separately. This year is no different. I will be headed to some very cool places this winter – luxury destinations and in most cases, experiencing some luxury accommodations. There are some fantastic travel partners for my trip so let’s get started wetting your whistle for where I am headed in January.
Nice, France! Nice is very nice I hear. I have never been and I can’t wait to see the views from the Hotel Palais de la Méditerranée. Five star luxury awaits me and Gal Pal Elizabeth on the water’s edge of the Bay of Angels in the Côte d’Azur. While it will be way too cold to take advantage of the hotel’s private beach, we will definitely enjoy all that Nice has to offer in the winter. The Henri Matisse Museum is high on my list of things to do and you know I will definitely be stopping in a local church to light a candle or two for my special attentions at their own version of Notre Dame.
Monte Carlo, Monaco! This Grace Kelly fan can’t wait to cross the jewel of the Riviera off her bucket list. Yes, I will be sporting my Mont Blanc Princess Grace de Monaco timepiece on my wrist for this trip hoping a little bit of her elegance rubs off on me. My home base for a few days will be the prestigious Fairmont Monte Carlo, one of the largest hotels in Europe with unique wellness facilities and Willow Steam Spa. The hotel also has a casino and several boutiques in case you forget to pack that essential little black dress for night-time frivolity.
Paris, The City of Light, the scene where I devour chocolate éclairs, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne with reckless abandon. One of the most decadent hotels in the world will be a long-awaited stop for me in Paris. The landmark hotel Four Seasons Hotel George V is where I will lay my head for a night of sheer luxury. I know from first-hand experience, the Four Season’s brand dictates that each location maintains impeccable service and gorgeous well-appointed rooms. The dining options vary between formal classic rooms to private salons, each with their own themes. The Louis XIII room has a tapestry and fireplace transported from a château in the Loire Valley. Le Bar is an intimate space that is as welcoming to out-of-town guests as it is to its famous residents who frequent the spot. If you are looking for me, I’ll be at Le Bar!
Life is too short not to experience a bit of luxury! Follow me on my path to showing you some of the best places to stay and things to do in Europe. Stay tuned…
Weekend In Paris will be compensated in part or in whole for some of these luxury accommodations. My future reviews will be, as usual, written from my heart with total honesty. My philosophy is that I am “compensated, but never compromised.”