Paris Journals

Paris in September - Part I

A September 2003 trip to Paris by roza4

Quote: This was my second trip to Paris, the city that so many of us associate with romance and fashion.

Hilton Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

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Hotel | "Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hilton"

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Website: www.cdg.hilton.com To get to the hotel from Paris, follow Peripherique to Porte de la Chapelle and Route A1 in the direction of the airport, then take airport exit from A1, follow signs to Roissypole. The hotel is on the lefthand side. You can also get to the hotel by taking RER B in the direction of Charles de Gaulle airport, exit Terminal 1. If you guarantee your room with a credit card, they will wait for you no matter how late you arrive. From the outside, the hotel is a gray modern building, without any distinctive architecture. Parking is 25 euros/night. There is a free-of-charge shuttle between the hotel and the airport available between 6am and midnight e...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Hilton Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
(Adjacent to CDG Airport)
Paris, France 95708
1-800-744-1500

Flor Rivoli

Hotel | "Hotel Flor Rivoli"

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Website: www.hotel-flor-rivoli.com E-mail: hotel.flor-rivoli@wanadoo.fr This is one of the typical Paris dumps that has the audacity to call itself a two-star hotel. To get here by car, turn from Rue de Rivoli on Rue Bertin Poiree. There is one double bed in the room (each room faces metro Chatelet and a very noisy Rue de Rivoli). Triple costs 80 euros, plus 0.65 euros/person/night tax, and I was told that the third bed is free. The third bed turned out to be a regular folding chair that is too small for an adult to sleep on. At first, the folding chair in the room was so dirty that I had to complain, and after repeated complaints, the maid came in, apologized, and gave us a different...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 26, 2003

Flor Rivoli
13 rue des Deux Boules
Paris, France 75001
(33) 01 42 33 49 60

Musée Jacquemart-André

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Attraction | "Musee Jacquemart-Andre - Part I"

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Metro Saint-Philippe du Roule phone: (33) 01 45 62 11 59 open: 10 am – 6 pm daily website: http://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/jandre/ Prices: 8 euros – adults, 6 euros – students, price includes audioguide When you buy a ticket (ticket office and bookshop are all in one), you get a coupon (which is good for over 2 years) for free entry to one of the other museums owned by Institut de France and managed for it by Culture Espaces. These include Chateau de Valencay, Villa Ephrussi de Rotschilde, Villa Kerylos, Chateau de Baux, Theatre Antique d’Orange and Musee National de l’Automobile Collection Schlumpf Mulhouse. "A glimpse into refinement and wealth,"...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 29, 2003

Musée Jacquemart-André
158, boulevard Haussmann
Paris, France 75008
+33 1 45 62 11 59

Musée Jacquemart-André

Attraction | "Musee Jacquemart-Andre - Part II"

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Continued from Part I Through the open door of Cabinet de travail you can see the Boudoir with a fresco by Tiepolo "Justice and peace" on the ceiling and paintings by Vigee Lebrun, David, Prudhon on the walls. Next room is the library that has paintings by Rembrandt with unmistakable dark backgrounds and amazing, well-lit face and eyes staring at you from the canvas. There's also an especially interesting Van Dyck’s "Portrait of magistrate". The story is that at one time the Louvre, one of the Amsterdam museums and André were bidding on this painting and it was not established who the author was. André offered the highest bid that could not be matched by the museums, and later it was de...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 29, 2003

Musée Jacquemart-André
158, boulevard Haussmann
Paris, France 75008
+33 1 45 62 11 59

Musée National du Château de Malmaison

Attraction | "Musee National du Chateau de Malmaison - Part I"

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Phone: (33) 01 41 29 05 55 Open: April, August and September 10am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5:45pm, May – July 10am – 5:45pm, October – March 10am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5:15pm; Sat and Sun 10am – 6pm (5:45pm during winter) Prices: 4.5 euros – adults, 3 euros - students Free entrance on first Sunday of the month Bois-Preau is closed for restoration Rueil-Malmaison is a suburb of Paris. To get here, take metro to "La Defense - Grande Arche," then bus 258 in direction of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, exit the bus at stop "Le chateau," then follow the signs to the entrance. The chateau was built in 1622 and bought by Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon’s first wife, in ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2003

Musée National du Château de Malmaison
Avenue du Château
Paris, France
+33 1 41 29 05 55

Musée National du Château de Malmaison

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Attraction | "Musee National du Chateau de Malmaison - Part II"

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Continued from Part I To the left of the entrance is a large dining room with Greek goddesses painted between the columns and a dining table on wheels in the middle of the room that can accommodate 10 people. The council room next door has walls with green and blue stripes with paintings of armor around the doors. There are two paintings of Josephine and a large, throne-like, very bright green chair with the same color cover on the table; the rest of the chairs have red fabric. The library is beautiful, with books in cabinets along the walls. In the middle is a table with six chairs to have a talk with your party guests; in the back is a bureau supported by lion-shaped legs. Ceiling frescoes ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2003

Musée National du Château de Malmaison
Avenue du Château
Paris, France
+33 1 41 29 05 55