TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Athena Paris
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... cabins with en-suites. There is a comfortable dining area and a very relaxing seating area on deck where it is lovely to sit and relax before dinner with a beer or wine after a day on the bikes. Our five-star Dutch chef "Sander" produces the most delicious meals from the well equipped kitchen. He never ceases to amaze us. Breakfasts are cereals, pastries and each day either eggs, crepes, French toast and more. After breakfast we make our picnic lunch from ...
... open the suitcase at my front door to gain access. I have succumbed to a head cold but I don't think it will develop much further but maybe my fellow plane travellers have other ideas. The flight from Paris to Dubai was 6 hours 16 minutes and that is absolutely bearable. They served dinner one hour forty five into the flight so that broke it up quite well and as it was over nine hours since I had breakfast I was pretty hungry. When I was boarding ...
Bright and early to beat the crowd, we were off on the train from Gare Lazare, N.W. across the French countryside towards Normandy. Much of our trip was shrouded in fog but after about an hour of travel to Vernon and then a ten minute shuttle to Giverny we arrived under a clear sky at the property that inspired so many of Claude Monet's paintings that we are all familiar with. Giverny is a ...
Thursday was a travel day. We drove to Brive, dropped the rental car and and settled in for a 5 hr train trip into Paris. Despite discovering that taxi drivers in Paris can be as unpleasant as Sydney or Melbourne, we were soon happily settled in our St Germain (left bank) apartment hotel - bland but very functional with the Seine right outside the front door, so perfect for our last few days.
So where do you eat on your first night in the city ...
... It's right next to the Jardin de Luxembourg. Hotel is called Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg. The highlight of the week was my birthday dinner. Greg and Mandy had done some excellent restaurant research and we went to a very French place, complete with live music. Our hotel was even happy for us to have a bottle of Mumm (that we'd brought from Reims) as pre-dinner drinks in the lobby. They supplied ice bucket and glasses! You get an ...
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