Aix-en-provence she suggests...
Looking for 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. E-mail:
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 Côté 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 room.
Misc.: Visa, MC, AX. English spoken (Patrick),
individual phone numbers, cable TV w/CNN
8, rue La Fontaine
0497066220. Fax: 0497066229. E-mail: Coteemail@example.com
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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.
- At 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.
- To request
the check, make a writing gesture in the air.
(Source--Europe for Women in Business, Author Tracey