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Packing for Paris: Eight Essentials

Packing for any trip can be frustrating and daunting. But when you’re heading to the fashion capital of the world….

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Winter in Paris

Hordes of tourists flock to Paris in the spring and fall. I certainly can’t fault them—it’s a beautiful time of year. Flat-topped plane and chestnut…

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The 2011 Little Black Book of Paris

New in Paris: January Edition


Hotel 7 Eiffel
is perfectly situated between Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower in Paris’s 7th Arrondissement. The 32 guest rooms are decorated in subtly hued luxe textiles with modern furnishings and diffused lighting from Italian designers. Amenities include large dressing closets, MP3 docks, individually controlled air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and even a laptop computer available to borrow. Guests can enjoy cake prepared by chic patisserie Hugo & Victor in the lounge bar between 4 and 6 p.m. Relax on the lovely rooftop terrace, where breakfast can be enjoyed over views of the Paris skyline. Rates begin at 270 euros.

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Historic Cafés in Paris

The Paris café is an institution. No trip to the City of Light would be complete without visiting at least one. Most cafés keep continuous…

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Eight Ways to Save on Airfare to Paris

The economy has begun to bounce back, and that means more people are traveling this year than in 2009. That also means that airfare to Paris is not at rock-bottom lows. Airfare will undoubtedly be one of the biggest expenses on your vacation. With a few penny-pinching tips, however, you can still save money. Remember, any money you save on airfare can be put toward shopping or sipping champagne.

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New in Paris: April Edition

Taking its cue from the Opéra district, where it’s located, the Hôtel Athénée Paris is showing off its new decor with an operatic touch, courtesy of Jacques Garcia, who took his inspiration from the romanticism of 19th-century Italy. One of the best features of the Paris hotel is its luxuriously cozy Red Bar, which is decorated in deep purple and crimson tones, with plush and luxurious velvet couches and walls lined with original photos signed by the greatest opera stars. The bar offers the comfort of a private lounge and serves predinner drinks and cocktails. Each of the 20 guest rooms has its own unique score inspired by 4 timeless operas. Each room is graced with walls decorated by the Maison Pierre Frey, bespoke furniture, velvet and taffeta furnishings, a safe, a minibar, air-conditioning and an LED satellite TV. Gorgeous Bisazza mosaic glass tiles line the bathrooms. The hotel also features free Wi-Fi, luxury concierge service and a smoking lounge. Rates for doubles begin at 230 euros.

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New in Paris: March Edition

The Radisson Blu Ambassador Hotel, located in the Opéra district, just went through a renovation. Located near the Opéra Garnier, the 297 rooms and suites of the Paris hotel are housed in a Haussmann building dating back to 1927. The redecorated rooms now reflect a relaxing yet contemporary decor thanks to English designer Paul Bevis, who used marble, wood, leather and luxurious fabrics in shades of purple and beige. Rooms on the top floors are afforded fabulous views of Paris rooftops, the Opéra Garnier and the Eiffel Tower. The addition of an executive lounge on the eighth and top floor is devoted entirely to welcoming V.I.P. clients. Amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property, Nespresso machines in business rooms and suites, a breakfast buffet, a fitness center and the hotel’s signature

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Hôtel Secret de Paris.

New in Paris: June Edition

Luxurious and beautifully designed, Hôtel Secret de Paris, a new boutique hotel located in the Trinité neighborhood, in the 9th Arrondissement, offers 29 guest rooms. The hotel features themed rooms (think Musée d’Orsay, Moulin Rouge and Opéra Garnier) with ambient lighting, and amenities like a spa steam bath, a sauna, a fitness center and massage.

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New in Paris: February Edition

Royal Garden Champs Elysées has recently undergone a makeover of its 72 rooms, suites and apartments. The hotel, which holds a prime location near the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, has been transformed into an elegant and modern space decorated in the French style.

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