A client advised me to make sure that I do a VIP service, due to security delays and long lines, as a result of the attacks in Paris that had just occurred less than a week before my trip. My client arrived in Paris, wishing he had thought to do so. So as he advised, I requested the VIP service. It took me no more than 10 minutes to go from the door of the plane to the luggage carousel. I did not have to do the long queues upon arrival, thanks to the service of Daly Global Chauffeur Service.
I stayed at Le Burgundy, and I truly believe this is the best kept secret in Paris.
Le Burgundy is a fashionable boutique hotel located 5 minutes walking distance from Place La Madeleine. There is shopping close by, on Rue St. Honre and Place de la Concorde. The Paris Opera is located on a very quiet street, only a 2 min walk from the Madeleine metro station.
The bathrooms are spacious. All rooms are equipped with generous amenities, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
The décor of the hotel is chic and contemporary, with a great use of primary colors; yellows, blues, and reds. The elegant furniture blends well with innovative modernity and elegant fabrics
Amenities include a spa, sauna, and a hammam, as well as an exercise room, and an indoor pool with a fountain.
Le Baudelaire Restaurant is a Michelin Star restaurant, serving contemporary French cuisine.
I definitely enjoyed my stay and I recommend this fine experience to my clients without any hesitation.
Creative Destinations crafted a great trip for me!
After enjoying Paris, we left the hotel and moved to the Loire Valley, about a two-hour drive away. The Loire Valley has a long history, with about 1000 years of astonishing, rich architecture. Kings, queens, dukes, and nobles established their feudal strongholds in this broad and fertile valley along the side of the River Loire.
The Chateaux is a former 19th-century hunting lodge, with 31 Empire-style rooms, set on 178 acres of majestic forest. The gardens and lakes are inviting for a leisurely walk, which will most likely be accompanied by black and white swans, Egyptian geese, ducks, and even deer.
The Hotel has a great culinary school with a very modern kitchen equipped with the latest in appliances, and the instructors are great chefs, who work at the two star Michellin restaurant in the hotel. I took a class, and I was very impressed with the chef and his teaching. French food can be complicated, but his demonstration and willingness to share his secrets made the whole class fun and very informative. I learned lots of new tricks!
The pool and spa are beautiful. This hotel is wonderful for families, and children will be very happy here with so much for them to do, even cooking classes are available to them.
There is also an outdoor cinema next to the pool for a unique cinematic experience.
The Renaissance facades, stone arches and carved-stone window frames and doorways make up this enchanted Medieval village, perched on a rocky hill. The morning light gives the whole village a touch of gold.
Other activities include visiting wine cellars and olive mills, doing cultural visits, riding on hot-air balloons, mountain biking, and visiting Arles and Avignon.
Once I arrived, I submerged myself in the gentle charm of Provence.
The rooms are tastefully decorated, all with their own unique decor, featuring a blend of Provencal and contemporary styles. Some of them even have a nice outdoor area to sit.
I ordered the best frog legs I have ever tested.
M. Loiseau, the lovely and charming wife of the legendary Bernard Loiseau, was a great hostess. I had the pleasure to savor one of her latest champagne creations! Dominique Loiseau spoke with great passion about her late husband’s legacy and his culinary art.
The Town of Saulieu is at the edge of the Morvan Natural Park, an area of woods, pastures, lakes, and rivers. Anyone who enjoys walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, or riding will enjoy the unspoiled countryside all around.
It is a key stepping-off point if you want to venture in a variety of directions.
Saulieu is located between Chablis and Beaune, between Auxerre and Dijon, between Beaunee and Châtillon-sur-Seine, and between the Auxois and the Morvan.
The hotel makes a great stop for people vacationing in the Alps or for drivers cruising the region, who want to rest for a day or two in this timeless place.
The gated property is nested amongst terraced gardens, statuesque palm trees, green pines, and bougainvilleas - a scene like a “Dulce Vita” movie.
I really like Le Parc and La Mer, both positioned at the edge of the peninsula, with super panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean Sea and the pretty beach.
With 8 deluxe rooms and 12 suites, all decorated with great taste and comfort, the hotel has a Michellin restaurant called The Table of Patrick Raingeard. There is also a cinema, spa, gym, and a library with DVDs and CDs. It has it’s own private beach, and the outdoor pool is really beautiful.
Eze Village is only 4.3 kilometers away. The ancient, fortified village is a must-see while visiting Cap Estel. The 12th century stone town has castle ruins and a tall bell tower.
The sunsets at Eze are especially romantic.