By Keri Griffiths
Paris
France
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Paris, “The City of Light,” is famous for its romance, wine and stunning beauty. The city has been written about by many, but the one element that eludes most writers has been the ability to capture the city’s magic. Paris is alive; Paris is electric; and Paris is a city that takes hold of your heart and will never let you go.

Visitors can fly into the city through Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Paris-Orly Airport (ORY). You can book your flight through EscapeWizard.com by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Spectacular hotels fill Paris, France. You can view our top selections below. Crowne Plaza is in our minds the highlight hotel of the city, and we suggest it. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book through EscapeWizard.com.

When you think of Paris there is one structure that comes to mind: The Eiffel Tower. First built for the Paris Exposition in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is an enormous structure of exposed latticework supports crafted from puddle iron. To get to the top you can brave the climb (over 600 steps) or can stand in line for the elevator. Whichever you choose I promise that the view of this wonderful city will be worth your patience and time.

Musée du Louvre is, arguably, one of the world grandest museums. Beginning its existence as a humble fortress in the 12th century, it grew to the heights of extravagance as the Royal Palace in the mid 1300’s. After the French Revolution the Louvre began its new life as home to some of the worlds greatest art work. You can easily spend an entire day wondering through the many galleries, admiring the stunning sculptures and paintings. There are the “Big Three” that you just can’t miss: Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Winged Victory. But there are also about 35,000 pieces of art spanning decades, centuries, and all of them are breath taking. EscapeWizard.com recommends buying the museum’s guide book and taking a moment to get your bearings. Decided what you simply have to see before you leave this magnificent museum.

Cathédrale de Notre-Dame is one of Paris’ most enduring symbols. Construction on the cathedral began in 1163 and completed in 1345, but was horribly damaged during the French Revolution. In the 19th century, architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc set about restoring the cathedral. While the Notre Dame is not the largest or oldest church in France, there are very few that can compete with its architectural beauty. The hand carved detail on the exterior and interior of the structure is enough to render even the most seasoned traveler speechless. Looking at the sheer size of the building it is hard to believe that men spent hours, hanging from ropes, carving the statues into the face of the church. Inside is just as awe inspiring; soaring vaulted ceiling, delicately crafted arch ways and stain class window. Music fills the building and you would swear that the structure was singing its welcome. If you time your visit to coincide with a service then admission is free for visitors.

After several days of sightseeing, you will have seen some of the cities most famous destinations, and now you want to relax. Well, how does a romantic dinner on the Seine sound to you? According to the locals, the river Seine doesn’t just run through the heart of Paris it is the heart of Paris. It soothes romance and relaxation into this breath taking city. Take your lover on one of the many cruises up and down the river. Enjoy each others company, see the beautiful skyline of Paris at night, and savor the gourmet delights that the French are famous for.

No matter how long your stay, Paris is a city that will leave you wanting more. It is a place that is hard to forget and even harder to stay away from. So head on over to EscapeWizard.com and book your trip to this magical city.
Hotels in Paris
By Amina Fishburn
W Paris-Opera
4 rue Meyerbeer, 75009 Paris, France
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As one of Europe’s premiere cities, Paris is filled with prestigious history and grandeur. With a reputable food, culture and art scene, it is an awe-inspiring place to visit. The W Paris-Opera is ideally located in the heart of the city. The hotel is roughly 45 minutes away from both Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Field Airport (ORY). Taxis are readily available for easy transportation to and from both airports. Guests can check-in any time after 12 p.m. This centrally located hotel allows visitors to conveniently explore the Louvre Museum, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, shop down the Champs Elysees, and access all that the ‘City of Lights’ has to offer. Exploring can easily be done either by foot, taxi, metro, or bicycle from the hotel.

The W Paris-Opera has a myriad of room and suite choices. All are equipped with 40-inch LCD TVs, floor to ceiling windows, and 24-hour Room service. In addition all rooms have wireless high-speed Internet access. The hotel has 91 guest rooms, which are contemporary yet have tasteful Parisian touches. After a long day of exploring the city, the W Paris-Opera allows for guests to refresh in rainforest showers and relax in one of The W’s signature beds.  

If walking all over the city is not enough of a workout, guests can enjoy FIT on the fifth floor of the hotel, which has state of the art work out equipment and views of the Montmartre. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in the hotel’s public areas for guests to utilize. The W Paris-Opera provides a Whatever/Whenever Service to assist with reservations, show tickets, and suggestions to get the most out of your stay.

With all that Paris has to offer it is important to choose a hotel that will give travelers access to the city and a place to relax and unwind. The W Paris-Opera gives guests until 3 p.m. to checkout and is a Starwood Preferred Guest hotel.  EscapeWizard.com can help with your booking needs, click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Paris
By Annabeth Simon
Prince de Galles, Paris
33 Avenue George V Paris, 75008 France
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Known as the City of Lights, Paris is a city rich with architecture and history. Prince de Galles hotel is located just steps away from one of the most amazing avenues in the world: the Champs-Elysees. The exquisite hotel is within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, and the Seine River, along with many other historic sites.

The historic hotel was built in 1928 and features two standard guest rooms, three suites, and one luxurious apartment. The Art Deco room features the beautiful décor of the era, a flat screen TV, a media hub, and a king or queen sized bed. The Art Deco Balcony room has all the same amenities as the Art Deco room, but with the addition of a balcony looking out on historical Paris. Each suite offers a separate living room with includes a desk and armchair, a flat screen TV, a media hub, and a Sony PlayStation. Each bedrooms offers either one king size bed or two twin beds, another flat screen TV, and a master bath, as well as many other amenities. The gorgeous apartment is 72 square meters and features a terrace with the amazing view of the Eiffel Tower. The apartment is staffed by a private butler and features a dining room that seats six, which is easily accessible from the nearby kitchen. The living room offers the same amenities as the other rooms. All guest rooms feature complimentary high-speed Internet access. The apartment features two bedrooms, a guest bath, and a master bath in the master bedroom. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request, as well as a variety of other amenities.

The hotel employs a full time Luxury Collection Concierge to help your Paris trip be everything you dreamed of. Guests of the Prince de Galles hotel enjoy complimentary access to in room dining both day and night, a fitness facility and wellness space, and much more. There is an elegant bar and superb restaurant located inside the hotel. For any business travelers, an exclusive meeting room and a variety of services are available upon request.

For those travelers looking to experience the historic side of Paris, look no further than the Paris de Galles hotel. In addition to being a historic hotel, it is within walking distance of many of the most amazing sites of Paris and the incredible staff is available to help you discover Paris. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking this great hotel for you; click here to search for great pricing (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Paris
By Jessica Beck
Park Hyatt Paris
5 Rue de la Paix, Paris, France
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Located in the center of Paris on the coveted street, Rue de la Paix, Park Hyatt Paris is the essential hotel for the eager tourist. It is within walking distance to major landmarks and museums as well as close to the Louvre.

As a guest at the Park Hyatt, you will sink into your lush, cozy bed after a day’s worth of exploration and experiences. The Park Hyatt makes mornings easy by providing plush robes, comfy slippers, and morning newspapers upon request. Hyatt keeps in mind that not all of its guests are here for pleasure and provides you with an oversized work desk to complete any business you may need to do during your stay. Enjoy high-speed internet access and satellite on your LED flat-screen television while you unwind and regroup after touring the city. If you feel like a night in, enjoy a movie with your Blu-ray DVD player while munching on delectable goodies from Hyatt’s 24-hour room service cuisine. Soak in a bubble bath or refresh yourself in a beautiful stone-enclosed rain shower. Hyatt has even made sure to provide heated floors in your limestone bathroom, contributing to your 5-star hotel experience.

Additional hotel amenities include Le Spa, a fitness and wellness center providing guests with top notch spa treatments, salon services and a state-of-the-art gym. There are three on-site restaurants to choose from for your convenience and three lounges and bars on site to help you unwind after a day of shopping and exploring Paris.

Enjoy a lavish, incomparable stay at this perfectly located hotel. You will be showered with luxury and 5-star quality services. Book your stay at the Park Hyatt Paris with EscapeWizard.com by clicking on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Paris
By Jessica Beck
Crowne Plaza
10 Place de la Republique, Paris, France
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Located in the central area of Place de la Republique, you can immerse yourself in the chic life of a Parisian by people-watching from Crowne Plaza’s beautiful terrace or outside of your luxurious room or Suite. With over 320 rooms, this Plaza hotel has plenty of different rooms to choose from and different options for fully accommodating your every need and desire. It is the perfect hotel for anyone traveling to Paris, whether for work or play, the Crowne Plaza offers services unique to every purpose. The friendly concierge is waiting to book you tickets to a show or provide you with all the information you need to know in order to get the most out of your stay in the grand city of Paris.

As a guest of Crowne Plaza, you are greeted with a complimentary morning newspaper every morning to read as you sip on your freshly brewed complimentary coffee from your in-room coffee maker. Flip on your cable television as you sink into your plush bed and unwind after a day of exploring. Each guest room bathroom is complete with bathtub, bidet, and hairdryer. Upgrade to a Suite and be rewarded with a daily complimentary continental breakfast. You will also be provided with additional amenities such as a scale, a separate living room area, and a dining table.

Hotel amenities include an on-site fitness center located on the 4th floor—perfect for relieving any travel jitters and work stresses. Le Dix is the Crowne’s in-house restaurant serving its guests with fine French cuisine. It also has a cocktail lounge area to grab a drink before a night out hitting the town. Also, the Crowne Plaza makes work easy for you by providing you with a spacious work desk and in-room high speed internet capabilities. There are business services and located a two minute walk away is a Copytop business center available to you for any special services you may need during your stay.

Enjoy a relaxing, incomparable stay at this perfectly located hotel. Book your stay at the Crowne Plaza with EscapeWizard.com by clicking on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Paris
By Sarah Hay
Westin Paris - Vendome
3 Rue de Castiglione, Paris, France
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Let the beauty of Paris wash over you as you soak in all the sights and sounds of the City of Lights while staying at the Westin Paris – Vendôme. In the center of the first arrondissement, the Westin is perfectly placed just steps from the Louvre Museum, the Palace Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower and the Tuileries Garden. The world-renowned stores of the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore are nearby, as is the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame.

Every one of the 438 guest rooms at the Westin Paris-Vendôme is designed with your comfort in mind, and all feature a wide variety of standard amenities. You’ll find in every room such perfect touches as televisions with satellite channels and Internet access (for a fee), along with high speed Internet access (for a fee), plus dual-line speakerphones with data ports, bathrobes and hairdryers, 24-hour in-room dining, and White Tea by Westin™ bath products.

The hotel has a spa on site, the Six Senses at Rue de Castilione, Paris, along with a WestinWORKOUT gym, and a relaxation ritual performed nightly, Unwind. There is a 24-hour concierge service at your disposal, and babysitting services and laundry are available as well. Three on-site authentic French restaurants can fill you up, and feature completely local ingredients, while the Tuileries bar will help quench your thirst for a delicious cocktail.

There are thirteen meeting spaces at the Westin Paris Vendôme, with capacity of up to 1,000 guests. If you’ve been searching for the perfect wedding venue, look no farther: the Westin offers dedicated event planners and meeting specialists to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. So, come partake of everything wonderful about Paris, and book a stay at the Westin Paris-Vendôme. Let the experts at EscapeWizard.com find the lowest possible price for your stay, by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Paris
By Sarah Hay
Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
BP 35051 Tremblay en France, Roissy, France
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When you’re flying into the City of Light, you won’t have to travel far to stay at a great hotel. Inside the International Charles DeGaulle Airport Terminal 2, you’ll find the only in-airport hotel in the area: the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. The free VAL shuttle service is right outside the hotel, connecting visitors to all three airport terminals. Even Disneyland Paris is only a short 12-minute train ride away. Traveling to downtown Paris takes only 30 minutes by high-speed rail, and the Train Grande Vitesse station, below the hotel, can connect visitors to multiple European cities.

There are 252 rooms at the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Center, including 12 suites, all completely soundproof. Rooms and suites feature flat screen LCD televisions, wireless high speed Internet access(for a fee), irons and ironing boards, complimentary daily newspapers, international direct dialing on dual line speakerphones, bathroom telephones, bathrobes and slippers, mini bars, coffeemakers, and round-the-clock room service.

At the hotel, guests will find a host of amenities to help ease their minds during their stay, including concierge, childcare, dry cleaning, laundry, and car rental services. There is a free 24-hour fitness center on site, along with a sauna, and massage treatments can help revive even the most stressed traveler. There are two authentic French restaurants at the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel, as well as a Galaxie Bar lounge, specializing in superb cocktails.

Business guests can avail themselves of the 22 meeting rooms at the hotel, the largest one covering more than 1,300 square feet of space. There is a technical staff on site, and audio/visual equipment is available as well. With so many amenities at your door, the Sheraton Airport Hotel & Conference Centre is the perfect choice when flying into Paris. Make sure you get a great price for your stay, by using EscapeWizard.com, just click here: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).