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A Winter Weekend in Paris...

June 2012

Imagine your partner has been invited to Paris in January and you have been invited ‘to come along to’.
A very nice idea – you have two days to amuse yourself in this fascinating city and thanks to the great transport systems it is easy to get around both within the city and the surrounding villages and towns by metro, train and others!

Let’s plan your time in advance – list what you really want to see.
So you already know Paris though you also know that Paris is for ever changing and there are always new things to do in the city?

Let’s make a list – The recently opened Museum of Contemporary Art of the city of Paris in the Palais de Tokyo – a fascinating new collection.

The new arrangement of works of Art within the Musée d’Orsay – of course already famous for the works of the Impressionists - is now even richer as more easily assimilated in a short visit.

The ever fascinating Louvre Museum which collects the new and the old – the very modern shopping gallery in the Carrousel du Louvre which you can enjoy on your way into the Louvre museum recently dotted with a very modern audio system for its visitors.

But you want to get out of Paris as well and see the countryside – let’s choose two fascinating areas within easy reach of the city – Champagne & ChantillyWow that sounds great!

Chantilly is the fascinating town situated just north of Paris near CDG airport (but not too close!) where the splendid castle houses the second most important art collection in France after the Louvre!
Where the racecourse is home to two of France’s top thoroughbred horse races in the summer season and where the Royal Stables, built by the Prince de Condé houses a very complete collection of equine history and memorabilia and where the dressage academy gives a daily demonstration. Chantilly is also the home of the famous cream (!) and has excellent golf courses in the very close vicinity.

Let’s spend a few hours in Champagne – why not! From Paris the TGV train takes just 45 minutes to this mythic area where centuries ago a certain Dom Perignon – a religious cellar master – invented the Champagne method which still today, over 300 years later, is one of the most popular and sought after drinks in the world. You can visit some of the cellars belonging to such world-renowned names - as:
Moet et Chandon, Mercier, Krug, Pommery, Taittinger, VeuveClicquot, Ruinart, Mumm, Jacquart and more……or you can just enjoy the elegant shopping streets of Reims or the more country atmosphere of Hautvillers and Epernay.  A must is a short visit to the gothic Cathedral of Reims, where the Kings of France were traditionally crowned. Or for historians a visit to Eisenhower’s HQ where the armistice of May 1945 was signed!

And when we return to Paris after a busy day in Chantilly or Champagne – where shall we go for dinner – will it be the Champs Elysées, Montmartre or perhaps a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine –

Tomorrow we will try the trendy new stores on rue Tronchet or the rue de Rennes before visiting the Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps – perhaps have time to try their new Cheese and wine tasting venture

WOW so much to look forward to!

We at Holt Paris Welcome Service are waiting to welcome you very soon!


Interested in learning more? Please contact Susan Holtat france@euromic.com

Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Chateau de Chantilly


Vineyards of Champagne

Cathedral Notre Dame de Reims