Hotel des Champs-Elysees
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel des Champs-Elysees Paris
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... good red for lunch from the local fine wine store, where I had a 20min conversation in French & English with the bottle-o manager. He recommended a Languedoc red to me called Faugeres, "full bodied like you Australians like". I told him him that I would be drinking this at déjeuner and I would be back if it was "no chop".
Then I did some general exploration around St Germain, I haven't stayed in this area before so I reckon to get a good feel for the joint ...
... We could have hired this room for our wedding if we had a few million to spare! The King would have his throne in this room and the servants would enter and exit through the opposite end. In those days it was punishable to turn your back on the king so the servants would have to walk backwards over 75 meters out of this room. The guide said that often they fell and this was pretty hilarious for the King! We saw the real Coronation of the Queen artwork ...
... Simone do Beauvoir and John Paul Sartre set up shop during the Nazi occupation of Paris.
After all of this wandering around, we stopped at a neighbourhood bar for beers on the way home. After refreshing we went out again to dine at 1900 Montparnasse, an art nouveau period restsurant with beautiful stained glass, and fantastic food.
And then home to pack to leave ...
... meant the train ride wasn’t
as for long as we wanted. Sleep was cut short and we were rudely awoken to the
fact we needed to get up and move off before someone deported us. The feeling
that people get when entering Paris is usually shock and awe at such a
fantastic place. It is called the city of love after all. Ours was quite different. This brilliant plan
after all was to save time and get an extra day in Paris. The plan ...
... to comprehend the sheer, stupendous scale of it all. It is breathtaking in its ambition. It is not really a garden; more like a vast theatrical set. We remembered the charming and compact palace gardens at Wurzburg, which puts this gigantic backyard into context. The scale is astronomical. Immediately behind the palace is a huge terraced area, with those familiar large pools and reclining statuary. A huge arch, placed in the name of modern art, looks quite small.There is a ...