"A note: The Hemingway bar at the Ritz will be closed for at least another two years while the hotel is undergoing complete renovations. To be sure, its look and feel (and the same bartender) will be preserved. "
"Donna - laughing. Guess I've been a gypsy for way too long to let a waiter (who is TRYING to do his job by speaking English) cause me to want to slap him. Taxi drivers are something else...but they tend to look stronger than I. "
"Kitty: Your daughter should contact the chamber of commerce in Avignon and see if it knows of any rooms for rent. Next step (and I assume she speaks French) is to talk to everyone (meaning places that sell bread and newspapers) to see if anyone…"
"Provence is more than doable since the TGV from Paris to Avignon is only 2 hours and 10 minutes. My question is whether or not you plan on renting a car once you get there. The suggestion of staying put is excellent and doing days trips. Please…"
"Depending on the weather, (and as of now, it's supposed to be terrific), I'd buya ticket for the (very touristy) but fun - hop on and off bus. You'll see all of the sights and be able to pace yourself and walk around the neighborhoods. Take a…"
"With the upcoming opening of the Mandarin Oriental. Paris is going to be the forth most expensive hotel city in the world.
Which doesn't mean you have to spend a king's ransom. There are plenty of wonderful less costly hotels in Paris and you'll be…"