Live Like A Parisian

There are endless reasons to visit Paris: the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral where Mary Queen of Scots married Francois II on April 24, 1558 , the world-class shopping, the fabulous food, and the people-watching café culture made famous by writers Ernest Hemingway and Jean-Paul Sartre. Then there’s strolling along the River Seine and over its ultra-romantic bridges, the more than 130 museums, and those stupendous parks spread out before you in a feast for the senses.  And let’s not forget the famous hot chocolate and pastries at Angelina on the Rue de Rivoli. (You’ll put on five pounds in five minutes but don’t worry, you’ll work it off with all the walking you’ll do in this eminently walkable city.)

      But let me give you another reason to visit Paris: I am hosting a week’s trip for 10 to 30 people September 12-18 to the City of Lights and Reims through TrovaTrip and I would love to have you join me. We will hit every city highlight there is, eat like kings, shop ‘til we drop and drink Champagne like the pros, all for only $3599 for the first ten people who sign up. At that price you get seven nights at the four-star Crowne Plaza Republique, 11 activities, six breakfasts and two dinners, an experienced local guide and transfers to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. For one glorious week, we’ll experience the Parisian lifestyle just as Parisians do.

We’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, the Madeleine church and the Eiffel Tower, as well as the Tuileries Garden, a public garden created by Catherine de’ Medici in 1564. We’ll walk Paris’ trendiest neighborhood, Le Marais, and visit a typical Parisian market. Markets are ubiquitous in France and the French shop from them daily. We’ll also see Montmartre and its magnificent Church of the Sacred Heart, Sacre Coeur, roam through the Place du Tertre, the square known for its artists and cafes and visit Dali Paris, an exhibition dedicated to the works of the famous surrealist.

We’ll also travel to the city of Reims, where we’ll visit the 12th century Roman Catholic cathedral of Notre Dame de Reims where French kings were crowned, and go on a tour of a historic champagne house in the Champagne region. And of course we’ll tour the Palace of Versailles built by Louis XIV, and its gardens, just outside Paris. Look for the palace’s magnificent Hall of Mirrors.

Several spots on the trip have already been taken so don’t forget to look at the itinerary and sign up! It’s going to be so much fun. Au revoir!

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