*HOTEL d'ESPAGNE :2 star
*HOTEL d'ESPAGNE :2 star
I stayed in many hotels in Paris b/c heavy Easter holiday season (March 28 to March 31)but only 2 of them I love the most.
*HOTEL DES VICTOIRES:3star
Both of them are new and no-noisy (hidding inside small road)and located in convinience area next to :metro,exchange bank,many restaurants,music stores,gift shops,internet center,small market ,public telephone....
-DOUBLE: 79.3 euro
2/hotel DES VICTORIES
-singles :over 95 euro
NOTE:Onething when you book hotel in Paris or European countries we should know:On the weekend the hotel price will lower than week day around 15 or 20 Euro less. -has:29 soundd-proofed rooms,satellite TV (MTV and CNN by English),minibar,hairdryer,laundry service,direct telephone,parking nearby,continental breakfast .
Place Vendôme and Place des Victoires (a few metres away) are equally beautiful and very elegant. In the past, balls were held in Place Vendôme. It's now a mecca for jewellery with amazing stores set around the large granite slabs of the square. In the centre of Place Vendôme is a column showing all of Napoleon's victories, made by the led of all his canyons.
Place des Victoires has a statue of Louis XIV in the centre and it's now home of great names of "haute couture".
A Priori Thé
A Priori Thé is my favorite tearoom in Paris!
Tea or lunch in one of Paris' prettiest covered passages, right next door to the shopping area of the Place des Victoires. Reserve for lunch hour, especially if you want a table in the passage itself.
If you want to spend...
If you want to spend some money or just window-shop (the French call it 'lèche-vitrine,' literally, 'window-licking'), try these: the rue du Faubourg-St-Honoré and avenue Montaigne for classic, upscale prêt-à-porter; the Marais and place des Victoires for avant-garde designer clothes; place Vendôme for jewelry; the Left Bank for established and up-and-coming clothing and shoe designers; the Passy area for secondhand shops; the Louvre des Antiquaires complex for antiques; rue Lepic, rue de Buci, and rue Mouffetard for street markets; and the Bastille area for trendy boutiques. And don't forget the bouquinistes, open-air bookstalls along the Seine.
If you can't wait for shopping and wanna do it online: www.galerieslafayette.fr.
There is a lot to say in regards to shopping in Paris, plenty to do... enjoy yourself...
Haute Couture shops found on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement.
Top quality shoes, bags, and leather goods are the province of Rue du Cherche-Midi and rue de Grenelle in the 6th.
Truly trend-setting fashions may be seen in the shops on Rue Etienne Marcel and Place des Victoires bordering the 1st and 2nd arrondissements.
Some of the better-known emporiums of Haute Couture and jewelry include: Cartier (8th), Celine (8th), Chanel (1st & 8th), Chaumet, Christian Dior (8th), Christian Lacroix (8th), Piaget, Yves Saint Laurent (16th), and Van Cleef & Arpels (8th).
Sadly, the Champs-Elysées — formerly the bastion of fashion and class — has degenerated into a neon strip of fast food chains, banks, airline offices, malls, and cinemas aimed squarely at the tourists. Exceptions to this trend are the Guerlain Parfumerie, with its turn-of-the century elegance and its curved staircase, as well as the neo-classical Virgin Megastore, a mammoth retail haven for recorded music.
Les Halles offers a subterranean shopping center with more than 180 stores, connected by a maze of escalators and mall-walks guaranteed to give anyone a headache. If you can survive the nightmare, it is possible to find low-budget copies of Parisian-chic fashions and other trendy clothes here. For a pleasurable and mainstream shopping experience à l'américaine, shoppers should check out the department stores in Paris. Two of the most famous rivals, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, may be found side-by-side on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement, carrying designer, brand name and private label merchandise.
La Samaritaine, located in the 1st between Les Halles and the Pont Neuf, is a five-store complex which prides itself as the one where "on trouve tout".
Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville - BHV, located in the 4th, is better known for practical commodities, such as furnishings, do-it-yourself supplies, lighting and auto parts, though they do stock a decent selection of clothing and accessories. Le Bon Marché, the only Left Bank (7th arrondissement) department store, earns top marks from both shoppers and food lovers, with its adjoining food halls and roof garden.
One of the most renowned places to find treasures in Paris is at the flea market. Paris has three main flea markets of ancient descent, situated around the old gates of the city. The origin of the name refers to the cast-off clothes of royalty which were commonplace in centuries of old, teeming with the little insects.
Entertaining in every respect, they are a good source of bargain treasures if you go early enough (between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.), before the massive influx of shoppers. Antikita's official web site of the Saint Ouen Flea Market (Porte de Clignancourt, 18th arrondissement ) provides a map of the sprawling complex and permits virtual windowshopping of its merchants' wares. The other major markets may be found at Porte de Vanves (14th) and Porte de Montreuil (20th). Prices varied. If you're coming from America, be ready to pay double for regular items. Be selective, the value of the dollar is lower than the Euro.
Bookworms will find most books in Paris to be somewhat expensive, particularly foreign books.
However, one of the most charming fixtures in Paris consists of the rows of bookstalls perched against the parapet of the Seine River, known as les bouquinistes. Here, many a connoisseur of ancient tomes has been able to find a particularly valuable first edition, given an appropriate degree of patience and a seasoned knack for bargaining. For general French titles, the largest and most convenient shop is the FNAC in the Forum des Halles.
Two of the better-known English-language bookstores are Brentano's (2nd arrondissement ) and Shakespeare & Co. (5th).
Place des Victoires, in Les Tuileries
Notre Dame, The west facade
Spaghetti with calamari @ Ziti's
More questions about New Eve in Paris
I will be in Paris (first time) from 30/12 to 2/12. Please ask my questions
1. Which hotel is the best - Hotel des Victoires, Hotel Louvre-Piemont or Hotel Cordelia?
2. Where better to go on NY Eve?
3. When start discount sales in shops in Paris?
Many thank for your help
Re: More questions about New Eve in Paris
1/ No doubt : Hotel des Victoires. It is well located near the Banque de France, 10 mn walk from Louvre. It is the cheapest of your list.
2/ Choose a restaurant which does not propose a special "Menu de Reveillon" : they are tourist trap.
At midnight don't miss the great gathering at the Champs Elysees
3: The sale begin the first days of January (3 or 4).
Have a good stay