Paris is a lovely city to visit and I enjoyed every minute! My favorite hotel was Sofitel’s Hotel Scribe Paris – definitely luxury all the way! This lavish hotel is rich in history and in the Opera district heart of the city and within easy walking distance to many attractions. Just steps away from designer boutiques, shops and department stores. In April 2019 a “Parisian upgrade” will be completed and its 50 Million dollar renovation and will offer 201 rooms. The new rooms are fresh and resemble a “real Parisian apartment” modern perfect with classical bathrooms and rooms have a Coco Chanel design. The two story apartments are very inviting and great for families. The suites on the 5th and 6th floor are very large and spacious, connecting rooms are also available.
The look of the hotel is of a “classical time”, you really feel like a Parisian when you stay at the Hotel Scribe. The new lobby will be very inviting and the 1T Rue Scribe will offer a Gourmet Tea room with sparkling chandeliers, Laurent-Perrier champagne and homemade ganache au chocolat. L’Obscur is their cocktail lounge offering crystal flutes, glimmering lights, a very sleek and sophisticated atmosphere for pre-dinner drinks, and creative cocktails. Le Lumiere – Chef Sebastien Crison offers a contemporary French cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Carita products are offered in the Keiro Spa that offers all state of the art French cosmetology.
General thoughts on Paris:
Our tour by Walks (which is Signature Travel Network preferred supplier) of Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle (stain glass is a must see) and the Concierge was excellent. Violet, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable, personable and funny. We all learned so much on the tour and would recommend it to anyone. Walking tours are great way to see the sights and plan ahead! Max on this tour is 15 and have headsets to hear the guide.
The metro is easy to use for major tourist sights, but difficult to use for smaller areas. Uber was relatively inexpensive and much easier to get around. A private transfer to Charles de Gaulle is the ONLY way to go. The traffic was crazy and our driver was great. Allow every bit of 3 hours with security tight and it does take time to get through it all.
Stop and enjoy a pastry and coffee. Taste Paris and take in sights that are like no other!