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Paris Escapes Articles Index


List of articles written by Paris Escapes:

How Much to Budget for Your Trip? - A daily budget for a typical day of sightseeing in Paris, France. Also, articles on how much groceries cost and how much to spend on food and drink in Paris cafes.

Eiffel Tower: Tips for Your Visit - The Eiffel Tower is a "must see" for your visit to Paris. Read our inside tips for how to maximize your trip to the Tower.

Best Seine River Cruises - Our list of the best cruises for budget travelers, champagne-lovers, romantics, dining and dancing, children and fashionistas.

Five Free Things to Do in Paris - The best things in Paris are free - here are five fabulous Paris experiences that you can have for free.

Top Ten Places for Romance in Paris - No other city in the world evokes an image of romance than Paris, France. Experience the romance of Paris by visiting the ten most passionate places in Paris.

Five "Ritzy" Experiences at the Ritz Hotel Paris Open to the Public - The Hotel Ritz is a fabulous place to stay during your trip to Paris. Not staying at the Ritz? You can still enjoy the amenities that the Ritz has to offer - many at a reasonable price. Listed are five unique ways that you can spend a few hours enjoying the famed Ritz service and plush surroundings without breaking your budget.

Paris Apartment or Hotel? - Five Questions to Help You Decide - Apartments can be a cost-saving and roomier alternative to hotels. And, anyone who has walked the streets of Paris has fantasized about what it is like to stay in a fabulous Paris flat and live, briefly, like a Paris local. Answer our five questions in this article to determine if an apartment rental is the best option for you.

Sexy Souvenirs: Guide to Buying Lingerie in Paris - Paris is the City of Love. No souvenir is more appropriate for your loved one than a product that paris is famous for - sexy lingerie. Don't know where to buy? Check out our four recommendations.

De-mystifying the Detaxe: Guide to VAT Refunds - Don't leave money behind - follow our step-by-step instructions on how to receive your VAT refunds.

Shopping Tips for Galleries Lafayette/Printemps- If you are really serious about shopping in the Paris department stores, follow our shopping hints on how to maneuver like a pro.

Tips for Using Credit Cards in Paris - Which cards should I use? How many should I bring? Our three credit card tips - guaranteed to save you money and time.

10 Tips for Enjoying Parisian Restaurants - Don't be intimidated by all the hype. Dinner in a Parisian restaurant does not have to cost more than your monthly mortgage payment. Read our helpful hints on what to expect when dining in Paris.

Top Paris Bars - A list of our favorite bars in Paris classified by type. A list that has something for everyone - romantics, tequilla fans, people counting their pennies, and shoppers looking for a break.

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants - A list of our favorite places to eat in Paris. Dine at these and you won't be disappointed. Recommendations for all budgets.

Unique Paris Restaurants and Bars - Searching for something different - a bar made entirely of ice, a restaurant where you're totally in the dark, cocktails that you drink out of baby bottles - browse our list of our off-the-wall bars and unique restaurants.

Belle Èpoque Restaurants - Dine in gorgeous turn of the century surroundings reminiscent of the days of the Cabaret and the Cancan. The unique decor and atmosphere is the highlight of these restaurants.

Île St. Louis Shop Walk- Boutique shops selling clothing, scarves, handbags, gourmet food stores specializing in Olive oils, fois gras, cheeses and pastries, and the best ice cream in Paris at Berthillon.

St. Germain des Prés Shop Walk - Designer shops, home furnishings and fabrics, antique stores, pastries and chocolates, ending with famous Parisian cafés.

Louvre Tour for Shopoholics - See the Louvre from its perspective as a royal palace. Extravagant rooms for royalty and exquisite royal gems.

Paris Escapes Hotel Reviews

Our unbiased hotel reviews.

Hotel Beaumarchais - Hip, colorful, boutique hotel located near the Marais and the Bastille. Great value for your money if you're looking for a hotel off of the tourist track, but within walking distance to most Paris attractions and the Paris club scene. 3 stars. Read our review.

Hotel Ritz Paris - If you dream of being pampered in Paris, you won't be disappointed by the famed Ritz service (three staff members for each staying guest) and the hotel's opulent surroundings. This royal experience doesn't come cheap (rooms start at 700€). Read our review to determine for yourself if staying at the Ritz is worth the splurge.

Hotel D' Angleterre - Charming, historic hotel in the heart of St. Germain de Prés. For history buffs, this hotel was where the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, declaring the United States as independent from England. Ernest Hemingway also stayed here in the 1920's. 3 stars.

Hotel Mansart - A reasonable, classy mid-size hotel around the corner from the Place Vendôme and surrounded by the most glamorous hotels in Paris. A great choice if you enjoy high-end window shopping or if the 5 star hotels are out of your budget. Stay at the Mansart, and hang out at the Ritz around the corner or the Park Hyatt across the street. 3 stars.

Le Grand Hotel - Intercontinental Paris - One of the historic five-star "grand hotels" of Paris. Built in 1862 and recently renovated, Le Grand Hotel overlooks the Paris Opera House and is across the street from the famous Paris department store, Galleries Lafayette. The hotel sits on an entire city block, and each one of its 470 rooms is designed in 19th century French style with all modern conveniences, and exceptional service. If you are a fan of five star hotels, Le Grand Hotel will not disappoint. 5 stars.

Hotel des Deux-Îles - A small boutique hotel on the lovely Île Saint Louis. Choose this hotel if you're committed to staying on Île Saint Louis. 3 stars.

Hotel Jardin de l'Odéon - Boutique hotel located on a tiny street by the Luxembourg Gardens has a modern feel. Good value for your money. 3 stars.

Hotel Malar - "Shabby chic" hotel located a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower. Ideal for backpackers and other budget travelers. 2 stars.

Author: Cheryl Montgomery

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