06 Jul What, Where and How Paris Summer Plans Revealed
What? My latest trip to Paris begins Monday!
Where? Luxury accommodations at Paris’ first Art Déco hotel. The Hotel Lutetia is in the heart of the Left Bank across from the Bon Marché. We will be dining at their Brasserie Lutetia restaurant for dinner one night and feasting on the daily breakfast dishes sure to send us off happily each morning. Who doesn’t love a piano bar? We will end up several nights, I am sure, at the chic and lively bar which I am told is the heart and soul of the hotel. Be on the lookout for my interview of Jean-Luc Jean, the head concierge for inside scoop about the latest happenings at the hotel and surrounding area.
Where? Giverny Excursion! We are all set to float along with the hoards of tourists to visit Monet’s gardens in Giverny. We won’t mind though because we will be on a small tour with Context Travel Paris‘ docent Marie Dessaillen who will guide us around and share with us the secrets of the flora and fauna located here. We will visit Monet’s house as well and photograph July’s blooming flowers – typically more reds and rose colors. Let’s hope for no rain so I can share photos with you of the entire grounds.
What? Wine tasting! We head to Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence Bar for 2012 – Ô Chateau. We will taste five wines including one champagne and feast on incredible cheeses, bread and charcuterie while enjoying our time learning from the hip sommelier who will be our wine guide. Ô Chateau is not just about the wine, they also have a restaurant that has received rave reviews. We will have dinner there one night and I will review the restaurant. Stay tuned!
How? In typical Weekend In Paris style – skipping the lines! I’ve booked us with Paris’ Easy Pass Skip the Line Tour of both the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. An amazing service which promises no waiting in line for tickets or to get into the exhibits (permanent collection in the Louvre) and no waiting to go up the tower. Brilliant idea! I can’t wait to review the service to see if it will receive the Priscilla seal of approval!
Where? The Four Season’s George V La Galerie is our destination for afternoon high tea (oui champagne). More than likely, we will have such a grand time and so many amazing treats that it will likely serve as our dinner as well. Therefore, I am NOT making dinner plans for that evening. If any of the Gal Pals are hungry after this, we will pop out to a bistro for a bit of soup or something.
Follow along with us next week as we discover new fashion, wine advice, hotel pleasures and of course foodie feasts!