Oui, c'est encore la belle France, from the bright lights of Paris to the rocky shores of Brittany & the chic vibe of the Côte d'Azur -- both deluxe and pas cher.
Christmas in Colmar, in Alsace-Lorraine
Europe’s towns and cities famously light up and don holiday finery for Yuletide, but during the Christmas season in Colmar, in northeast France’s Alsace region – already famous for its charming historic quarter, with its cobblestone streets, canals, and half-timbered houses – the displays reach another level entirely, going far beyond lightbulbs adorning the main streets to the façades of the small houses in its old town illuminated in all the colours of the rainbow. The results, as any…Read more…
Sounds pretty awful, Elyse -- the time you put in, the disappointment, the embarrassment. Still, I'd contact them again, if only because you have nothing to lose. With your antennae up this time, you'll know if you're going to get assistance or not.
They were not very nice to me a few years ago. They invited me on a FAM, had me get letters of assignment and two hours later when I provided them, the THREE trips were filled up, so I wasted my time and looked foolish and then had to explain to my editors that i was not really invited.
Elyse, have you approached the folks at the French Tourism office here in NYC?
Bonjour, tout le monde!
Je voudrais savoir s'il y a des membres qui travaillent avec un hotel ou faissent les relations publiques avec un agence avec plusieurs clients qui sont hotels et restaurants?
Here's the scoop en Anglais.
I will be traveling to Bordeaux from the 3-8 of September for Intermezzo and a couple of my beverage industry trades. I would like to look into extending my stay a few days beyond the press trip in Paris as I think I can get some interesting material. While I may be hosted by the Mandarin Oriental a couple of days after Bordeaux (9/8 and 9/9, I would like to find out if there are other hotels who can extend complimentary rooms on assignment (I can provide the letters of assignment). If it turns out to be a short stay, and hotels can't offer comped rooms, I am still interested in reviewing a couple of hotel or independent restaurants with very inventive sommeliers and interesting wine from the Bordeaux region, so it will tie in with the main features I am doing that focus on Bordeaux's wine and influences on other regions of France.
Let me know your thoughts. If I secure extra days in Paris, I will inform the people booking flights to France from L.A.
All the best,
We're celebrating Atlantic destinations and crossings at The World on Wheels starting with an old London trip infused with newly discovered pictures. Come along as we take the Eurostar for a day out to Paris: http://tinyurl.com/cwmzbwo
These are called 'heating hands' - they are used by glove makers (in this case in Grenoble) to iron out the wrinkles in kid gloves. Only one manufacturer still makes kid gloves by hand - unfortunately a dying art.
Have you ever heard of the Festival de l'Alicoque in Nyons, in the Drome? If you love olives and olive oils then let me tell you what it's all about.
Are food and drinks really that expensive in Paris?
And the final part of our trip: from Pantheon to Centre Pompidou
Girls weekend in Paris - Day 2: From Notre Dame to the Pantheon