Al Fresco Dining Survey—France

Some of the top al fresco dining picks from our members (in response to 2010 Global Al Fresco Dining Survey) Cote d’Azur Club Cinquante Cinq (Club 55), “St Tropez, spend the day at the luscious beach, the water is fantastic, people watching even better. Have dinner at this great place under the tree and tents [...]

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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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Vin, Pain and Fromage-Name says it all

Vin, Pain and Fromage YUMMY!!! this is indoors with seating for about 12 upstairs and again downstairs very country french and completely different from the zillion cafes here. I had a big bottle of “cidre brut” with a croute that was a ginormous slab of fresh bread with ham, melted cheese, bacon, tomatoes – and [...]

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Le Comptier de la Mer-When in Cannes-Restaurant with a “View”

LeComptier De La Mer I always stop here on by trips to Cannes for some festival or other. It’s great people watching, the grilled sole is great, other fare is very good, people watching at a premium being on the Croisette.  Lots of  well-heeled types. What’s not to like? 53 Blvd. de la Croisette (Rue [...]

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