If your thinking of a having a Spa in Las Vegas there are loads of Hotels that have them. Every kind of massage possible can be had in Vegas, there are men only spas. ladies only, mixed spas and just about everything you need for a spa is supplied, most Hotels supply towels slippers, free refreshments all you need is to enjoy...
Paris has so many WONDERFUL things to do other than gamble and drink.
1) Ride up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The elevator is glass and you watch yourself go up and it made my knees week! However, it has GREAT views of the strip. In fact, you can even watch Bellagio's fountains and hear the music when the shows are going through. If you're visiting in the summer it's nice to go up in the evening and cool down.
2) Shopping! I picked up quite a few different souvenirs here. Great shopping :)
3) Paris had very friendly waitresses and pretty good slots!
4) Get the Eiffel Tower margarita or strawberry daquiri!! They cost about $20 but it's an entire pitcher. We took these and sat outside the fountains taking a break from the casinos.
If you went to the real Paris, wouldn't you go up the Eiffel tower? Well, it's a no brainer to go up since you get an amazing view and it costs only $9 to go up. i went on a Sunday night so I don't know much about lines on a Friday or Saturday but the wait wasn't that long to go up. I think the best time to go up is at night because Vegas and its lights are an amazing sight to behold and seeing it from the top of the Eiffel tower is pretty spectacular! Also when you go up, there are bars, but there are camera holes all around so you can take pics without having the bars ruin the shot. Sometimes there might be a lot of people and all the camera holes are taken but if you wait patiently you'll get your shot. Another bonus of going at night is that you get to see the Bellagio water show from a very different angle, you can't hear the music but its still a cool sight to see.
Now I dont particularly have a head for heights, but I wasnt going to miss the family trip up to the top of the Eiffel Tower in the Paris Hotel/Casino. As you wait in line for the glass elevator to come back down, you can look out over the Casino floor and when the doors open, you step in and up you go!. The attendant in the elevator was an elderly man but was very informative giving us details of the size of the Tower (50% of the original) and the only copy of the Eiffel Tower outside of France. While hes talking it takes your mind off the metalwork of the Tower flying past you and then with a little bump you arrive at the top. As the doors slide open there is a security guard waiting to greet you and the hoards waiting to go down after having filled their senses with the fabulous and breathtaking views.
I stepped out and altho the space up there isnt that big, there was still enough room to wander around the perimeter and to stop and take photos.
The views really were astounding and you could see all the hotels from one end of the Strip to the other...and some!
We were staying in the Bellagio at the time and we could pinpoint our room from the top. The sight of the fountains going off was spectacular from this height and well worth the wobbly knees at being so high!
We stayed about 20 minutes then headed back down almost leaving my stomach at the top, but all in all it was worth every cent!
paris casino is french themed casino with a collection of replica paris landmarks. like new york new york it is an interesting peice of architechture. the interior of the casino is a replica paris neighborhood. a very interesting casino to visit when in las vegas.
Las Vegas’ favorite French Restaurant – Pamplemousse le restaurant - now open for lunch Mondays through Fridays
and dinner seven days a week
Las Vegas - Pamplemousse le restaurant, just off the Strip on East Sahara and Paradise, celebrates its 35th birthday this year and some exciting changes are afoot.
Founder George LaForge hand picked Jean-David Daudet and his wife Lee Ann to join him in the operation and ownership of the 85 seat restaurant. Daudet hails from the Burgundy region of France, where he owned and operated his own acclaimed restaurant, Le Trou Poinchy, for twelve years before moving to Las Vegas as the Executive Chef for Drai’s at the Barbary Coast.
Daudet began his career training under Marc Meneau of L’Esperance – long known as one of France’s culinary institutions.He spent four years with Meneau as his 2nd in command, and another five years combined as chef at the Michelin starred restaurants La Bergerie and La Gaichel in Luxembourg. Daudet’s wife Lee Ann is an American who is fluent in French after time spent in Europe as a film producer and casting director. She also works as the Director of External Affairs for Blue Man Group.
“What Georges LaForge created in Pamplemousse is a very special place where friends gather and enjoy great food. My goal is to keep all that is wonderful about the restaurant – the charming candlelit rooms, the waiters reciting the menu, the classic dishes like Duck, the Lamb, and the Veal, the crudité basket, olives and French bread that we deliver to each table.”
Daudet has added a few of his own specialties including a Chilean Sea Bass cooked with soy and ginger, Salmon with Spinach in a Puff Pastry, a Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarte and some new deserts including a Chocolate “Volcano” Fondant and a Grand Marnier Soufflé. “We’re using a greater amount of organic ingredients, and have expanded the wine list – particularly the wines from France and California.”
After exiting Caesar's Palace, I walked up and over the major roads to get to the Paris Resort and Casino. I knew there was a Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas and I was pretty sure that this is where I would find it. I walked through the entrance under the Eiffel Tower and found the restaurant which still wasn't open so I strolled through the area with all the restaurants, designed to look like a Parisian street. I was tempted by the crepe stand and a couple of the cafes, most other people were lined up at the buffet, a common sight in Las Vegas. There's also the high end Eiffel Tower restaurant, a little too pricey for me I suspect.
You have 2 choices to view the Strip from above.
The Stratosphere, or the Paris Eiffel Tower.
The Paris option is far batter.
A. It is more central
B. In a better hotel/casino
C. It is opposite the Bellagio fountain show
The tower is a half size replica of the real thing. They originally wanted to make it the real size but planning permisison was refused.
I forget the cost to go up, maybe $15, well worth it
Most of the casinos offer round the clock poker tournaments starting every 2 hours. The group that I was with entered one at Paris for the cost of $65. Players were also obligated to join the hotel's players club (free).
My husband went along just to hang with his buddies. But out of 60 entrants the field began to narrow and my husband appeared to be blessed with beginners luck. 3.5 hours later he won the entire tournament much to the surprise of the more seasoned players. His portion of the pot was $1200. He received a W-2 tax form with his payout.
Though I didn't have a chance to go in, the Paris hotel is pretty from the outside, so I have no doubt it's pretty inside too. Their restaurant has a patio out front that affords its guests an unobstructed view of the Bellagio fountains.
Some would probably call this a tourist trap and maybe rightly so, but I say, go ahead and be a tourist. Granted the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas isn’t Paris. It is only about half the height of the real thing. But you can get some great views from the top. You can get out and walk around looking down on the city and out to the mountains in the distance. If the wind is not blowing too hard you can get a bird's eye view of the water and fountain show at the Bellagio across the street. Unfortunately we were there on a windy day. The ride is fairly short and costs only $7. Open 9:00 a.m. to midnight, weather permitting.
The Paris Casino was quite charming in that it really did look like the small sidestreets and cafe's of Paris. The lobby was very very appeling as well. it was also connected to Bally's casino, they even use the same chips. One of the highlites of the Paris casino wasthe real lie version of the Eiffel Tower. For a small price you can ride the elevator to the top for a great view of the strip.
Every so often you achieve that perfect coffee moment...for the big headed guy, this was the place...slepy and dragging, he did a double espresso here and it was PERFECT. Perfect coffee tasteand soon he was buzzing around like ya should at Vegas....it was down one of those fake Paris streets inside....mmmmmmm espresso
We all went up to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (about $10-$15 pp) and the view is absolutely breath-taking. There is a platform built within the Tower at the top that one of the two elevators takes you to. When you're on the platform (which I would think could hold about 50 people if we packed together) the "wall" is the Eiffel Tower side, so you can stick your hand through and you're hand is "outside." The wind feels great that high up. The view is amazing at night and I suggest going then as well to see the Fountains at Bellagio from right above (since Paris is across the Strip from Bellagio, at that high up, you're almost on top of it).
There is a guy in Paris Casino, right by the elevators/across from the pastry place, who is painted in bronze color and does some really cool things. He bends and leans in direction and such ways that are not humanly possible because you would fall. He looks like he is automated. If you did not see him come and set up his props, you would think he was not real. There is also a clown there (both perform at different times,) who makes fun of people and plays tricks on people as they walk by. He's REALLY funny. They also have this tango thing. One minute you are walking minding your own business, and next thing you know, a woman grabs you from behind and starts dancing tango with you while a small band plays in the background and a bunch of people watch you make a fool of yourself. It's pretty funny. (Check out the last pic. I don't have a pic of the clown. He was too funny.) Unfortunately I do know their schedules, but there was somebody there at all times.