Taking Paris by Storm

Taking Paris by Storm
... most impressive festivities are in Paris, there are plenty of other Bastille celebrations in other hot spots that are worthy of making the trip to France.  Here are a few: Hotel du Palais, Biarritz – Once the summer mansion for Napoleon III and Empress Eugenia, this grand oceanfront hotel has beautifully restored 19th century antiques.  Other specialty features include a Guerlain spa, a bunker a putting green for golf fans.  (map) Pan Dei Palais, Saint-Tropez – Once a historic mansion, now...
June 5th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: France, Holiday events, Paris

Eiffel Tower on the Cheap

... year, the Eiffel Tower (map) celebrated its 120th anniversary.  And what a 120 years it’s been! Located beside the River Seine (map) in Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in the city. Following its completion in 1889, it was the tallest structure in the world, and remained so until the Chrysler Building (map) in New York City displaced it from that top spot. Originally built as the entrance arch for the Paris World’s Fair, also commemorating the 100-year anniversary...
July 18th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: architecture, Attractions, buildings, Eiffel-Tower, France, Paris, Sightseeing in Europe

Bon Appetit From Chef Remy

... a stir.   This is exactly the case with Disney’s newest, smallest chef who’s a big hit with the guests enjoying meals at Les Chefs de France, one of the restaurants featured at the France pavilion in Epcot. Escorted by a Maitre D’ rolling a gourmet food cart, Remy, the rat turned Chef from Disney-Pixar film “Ratatouille”, makes whimsical table side visits four times a day.  Winding around the restaurant, the audio-animatronic Remy appears from underneath a silver-domed...
July 11th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Bon Appetit with Chef Remy, Chef Remy, Epcot, France, Les Chefs de France, Magic Kingdom, Ratatouille, Recreation & Sports, Restaurants & Bars, Walt Disney World

Budget Travel: Le Sandwich

... GEvent.addListener(map,'resize', function() { map.setCenter(map._lastCenter); }); } Tags: cheap eats, Food & Beverage, France, Paris, Restaurants & Bars, sandwiches ...
May 30th, 2009 | Kim Poulin | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cheap eats, Food & Beverage, France, Paris, Restaurants & Bars, sandwiches

Le Carnaval Hits Washington, DC

... ($55-$65) to go along with your costume at the Embassy’s site. French Caribbean Masquerade Party La Maison Française at the Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 (map it) 202-944-6091 Date and Time -  Saturday, February 7, 2009 – 8:00 p.m. to Midnight. Tickets -  $80 per person and can be purchased online. Attire – Festive or Caribbean Carnival style. Nearest Metro Subway Station – Farragut West – Blue and Orange lines, then...
February 5th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Embassy, France, nightlife, People Watching, Restaurants & Bars, Washington DC