What, Where and How Paris Summer Plans Revealed

Lovely guest room at the Hotel Lutetia with a peek of the Eiffel Tower.  Photo courtesy of Hotel Lutetia

Lovely guest room at the Hotel Lutetia with a peek of the Eiffel Tower.
Photo courtesy of Hotel Lutetia

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.

Monet's gardens.  Photo courtesy of Context Travel Paris.

Monet’s gardens.
Photo courtesy of Context Travel Paris.

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!

Skip the Line Louvre Tour.  Photo courtesy of Easy Pass  Paris.

Skip the Line Louvre Tour.
Photo courtesy of Easy Pass Paris.

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!

La Galerie, Four Seasons.  Photo courtesy of the FS Paris.

La Galerie, Four Seasons.
Photo courtesy of the FS Paris.

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!

 

5 Comments
  • Kim 24/7 in France
    Posted at 01:27h, 08 July Reply

    I too was a French teacher and now enjoy all that France has to offer – Giverny is on my to visit list!

  • Carol locandro
    Posted at 08:54h, 06 July Reply

    I’ll be with you the entire week. Sounds magnifique!

  • Carol Ann Peeler
    Posted at 08:08h, 06 July Reply

    I definitely need to join your Gal Pal’s group! I am a retired French teacher who has been taking groups to France for 30 years. I love Paris and other areas of the country I’ve visited. Giverny is such a beautiful and peaceful place! Thanks for all your tips. I love reading your posts!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 08:39h, 06 July Reply

      Hi Carol Ann!

      How cool that you were a French teacher! Boy could we use you on our trips. I speak restaurant French only.

      The Giverny trip should be amazing this time of year and how can we go wrong wine and cheese tasting?

      Thank you so very much for the devotion to reading the blog and for your kind words.

      Cheers,
      Priscilla

  • Andrea Cooper
    Posted at 04:54h, 06 July Reply

    Sounds wonderful, especially Giverney!

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