At least once a year I love to indulge in a bit of luxury, travel with concerning myself with money and enjoy some of the finer things in a particular city or country. This year I went with a friend to Paris and we did exactly that, it was really refreshing as we’d visited a few years before and there were so many things that I waned to do that we had to say no to due to the money it cost. If you plan on heading to Paris this year and what to indulge in any kind of luxury, large or small, then here were my favourite 5 things that added a touch of class to proceedings.
It can be tempting to think that the big chain hotels offer you the best in luxury but this is not always the case in and Paris you will find some of the luxurious and stylishly designed boutique hotels that you’ve ever visited. These hotels are themed and independently ran and as a result of this the eye for detail and the dedication to giving you a pleasant stay is far higher.
Champagne on The Seine
Many people take a tour down the River Seine to meander through the city with an in-ear tour guide telling them about the delights of the city, sadly these are often on plastic seats on open-air boats where you could be a victim to the weather. A far more preferable option is to take one of the glass-topped comfort boats that serve champagne and oysters for you as you sit in comfort watching and learning about the Parisienne skyline.
Transfer in style
It’s worth starting your trip off in the right way and what better way than to get a chauffeur driven car for your airport transfer. We used a company called Blacklane who were excellent, we received a text as we got off the plane to let us know that our driver was there and we were greeted by his cheery face as we walked through arrivals. We were driven in a sleek black Mercedes and taken to our hotel, no waiting, no hassle, just good service. The company also offers a business van airport transfer so if you are going with your company then they look after that as well.
The Moulin Rouge is the World-famous cabaret and burlesque show that attracts thousands of people each year who come to be wowed and entertained. The best way to visit the Moulin Rouge is by opting for the VIP package which comes with a 3 course meal, skip-the-queue access, coat checking and your very own personal balcony to watch the show from. If something is worth doing then it’s worth doing right… right?
Shop, Shop, Shop
Shopping in Paris is the real deal, for em it’s like going on a night out, full of excitement and I love to to get dressed up to the nines before I go. Each arrondissement in Paris offers something different, from the large fashion houses around the Champs-Elysées to the chic Golden Triangle in the 8th arrondissement. Even if you just intend to window shop around these stunning department stores and boutique shops I would still recommend going, it’s such a thrill to around this level of high fashion.