Aix-en-provence she suggests...
lots of ambiance and character in this elegant,
chic city? The Cardinal's definitely got that
special something. It's an 18th-century, two-building
hotel with nice-sized, high-ceilinged rooms and
it's beautifully furnished in the French provincial
style. Lovely art, a stone staircase, fireplaces
(non-functioning), and pretty gardens contribute
to the overall romantic effect. We don't want to
sacrifice too much to character, though, and all
rooms feature thoroughly modern bathrooms.
Rates: 270-310F/41-47EUR single; 325-375F/50-57EUR
double; 500F/76EUR apts
Misc: Visa, MC. English spoken, TV
Address: 24, rue Cardinal
Contact: Tel: 0442383270. Fax: 0442263905.
Avignon she suggests...
Many of the
rooms in this hotel boast 18th-century stone walls
and high wood-beamed ceilings. How lovely!
Every room is simply furnished, bright, and pretty.
There are only three floors and no elevator but
there is a beautiful 18th-century staircase that
heightens the sense of history you'll feel in
this thriving cultural city. You may want
your own facilities but keep in mind that rooms
with no shower or toilet are less expensive.
Parc is owned and managed by the very warm and
friendly Roger and
Rates: 225-240F/34-37EUR single; 260-290F/40-44EUR
double; 335F/51EUR triple.
Misc: Visa, MC, Limited English spoken.
Address: 18, rue Agricol Perdiguier.
Contact: Tel: 0490827155. Fax: 0490856486
apartment of her own in Cannes...
Hotel C�t� Mer/Sea Side
had the wonderful opportunity of staying
in one of these studios. I felt like I had
my own apartment in Cannes. It's a unique
and charming, 19th-century, renovated theatre
hotel with contemporary, furnished, huge,
modern studios and apartments. The fully-equipped
kitchenette was a pleasure. A bonus for
the working woman -- each room is equipped
for computers and modems. Modern, huge bathrooms,
brightly colored tiled floors, and high
ceilings add up to fabulous rooms for the
money. Be forewarned that during the TV
and film festivals there are minimum day
requirements. The hotel is located on the
2nd floor of an apartment building so don't
expect any type of lobby or reception area.
P.S. The hotel is owned and managed by Patrick
Brovelli who is quite charming. I promise
you won't be disappointed...
|Rates: 525F/80EUR (low
season)-775F/118EUR (high season) double.
Call for triple & quad rates. Check
for discounted rates for 4 nights or more.
Breakfast is included and served in your
Misc.: Visa, MC, AX. English
spoken (Patrick), individual phone numbers,
cable TV w/CNN
Address: 8, rue
Contact: Tel: 0497066220.
Fax: 0497066229. E-mail: Cotefirstname.lastname@example.org
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out in France...
Now that you
have your hotel tips, here's a few dining out tips.
Learn them well and your French waiter might even
think he's serving a local.
the dinner table, hands are placed on
the table when you are not eating.
should be broken, not cut. It is placed
on the table, not the plate.
your knife and fork side by side across
your plate when the meal is over.
water is frequently served at a meal.
is served at the end of the meal. Put
the cheese on your plate and not directly
onto the bread.
request the check, make a writing gesture
in the air.
(Source--Europe for Women in Business, Author
going to Paris, there's every chance you're going to shop!
For terrific "how to" tips,