Cannes—More than the Red Carpet

This article was excerpted from The Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Cannes. Cannes’ legendary palm-studded seafront, La Croisette, is a place where everyone from foreign royalty to movie-industry glitterati from all over the world have rubbed shoulders. The annual Cannes Film Festival, a two-week binge of premieres and fetes, kicks off the season each [...]

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Paris—in the midst of an energetic transformation

This article was excerpted from The Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Paris. There’s a new energy in the air in Paris, a city long known for resisting change. Gastronomic creativity and new talent fused with a movement to breathe fresh life into forgotten buildings and dormant institutions has brought about much tranformation. The 11th [...]

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Paris Transformed

From the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition Paris, a city known for resisting change, is shaking itself out of its long languid spell. There’s a new energy in the air, spurred by the arrival of a generation of new culinary talent and a movement to breathe fresh life into forgotten buildings and dormant institutions. Gastronomic [...]

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Exclusive, Private Hotel in Great Paris Location

From a Diamond Contributor who has a new venture as a global investment advisor: Hotel Duc de Saint Simon This is a lovely, intimate, sophisticated hotel. Every guest room is unique. Great location, close to the River Seine and the Musee d’Orsay. www.hotelducdesaintsimon.com 14 Rue de Saint-Simon 75007 Paris, France 01 44 39 20 20

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Legendary Paris Hotel With Incredible Level of Care

Gold Contributor who traveled the world for Callaway Golf and now spends a lot of his time in Africa helping the people of Uganda Suggests: Ritz Paris Business hotel with incredible level of care. Beautiful health club, classical and elegant restaurant, beautiful pool bar, and High Tea. Home of the Bar Hemingway, which was restored [...]

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Paris Hotel With Highest Level of Care

PARIS HOTELS Gold Contributor who traveled the world for Callaway Golf and now spends a lot of his time in Africa helping the people of Uganda Suggests: Plaza Anthenee Business hotel with incredible level of care. Spacious, recently renovated rooms that open onto either the avenue Montaigne, Cour Jardin, the rooftops of Montmartre or a [...]

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French Chateaus, Lots of them-Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey (2010)

Chateau de Vault de Lugny, Vault de Lugny, Burgundy Gorgeous old chateau with beautiful grounds on a river, dogs, chickens running around. Comfy rooms, good wines. CHATEAU DE VAULT DE LUGNY – 11, rue du Château – 89200 VAULT DE LUGNY – Tel. : +33 (0)3 86 34 07 86 – Fax : +33 (0)3 [...]

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Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey (Fall 2010)-The Crillon Classic

The HOTEL CRILLON is Paris is simply amazing. So old world, classic, what we in Flying VIP speak call “Gold Standard”. One of our most travelled contributors reminds us of this gem–and specifically room 415.

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Le Chalet du Mont D’Arbois-All Seasons luxury and Charm

Le Chalet du Mont D’Arbois, Megeve, France For a weekend’s skiing in consummate charm and luxury, previously a Rothschild hunting lodge. Incredibly comfortable rooms, superb dining room and perfect service. It has become pricey since we went there.

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Left Bank Hotel-Restored Old World Charm

Another great recommendation from an old friend, a savvy investor and a world traveler. Hotel d’Aubusson, Rue Dauphine.  Four star refurbished mansion in super location.   This left bank hotel is near the Louvre, Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame in the St-Germain-des-Pres area. Beautiful lobby and great bar:  live jazz most nights.  The staff could not [...]

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