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Traveling to Paris

Traveling to Paris

 

Why travel to Paris on Air France

Regardless of which class you’re sitting in, traveling to Paris on Air France is a relaxing experience. We flew in Business Class from New York to Paris. Before we even got on the plane, we experienced the Air France Lounge that had all sorts of delicious snacks and drinks. Upon boarding the plane, we were greeted by the flight attendants who are fluent in English and French (and usually Spanish as well). The seats had plenty of room, and they allowed the passenger to lie down completely. Each passenger was given a small bag filled with travel-sized amenities such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, and sleep-mask. The table could be drawn out of an arm rest, and the TV had plenty of movie options in a multitude of languages. In addition, each seat came with a complimentary water bottle.

 

Business Class on Air France (photo credit: flickr Vic)
Business Class on Air France

 

Air France has several tasty meal options (vegetarian, light, etc) all of which were filling and broke the mold of stereotypical plane food. There were snacks before dinner, the main course, and then breakfast was served a couple hours before the descent. Dinner options included a chicken or beef stew, rice pilaf, and a fruit tart for dessert. The breakfast was yogurt, jam, juice, and a bread roll.

 

The City of Paris, France
The City of Paris, France

 

Why I like being in Paris

Being in Paris is a discovery in itself whether it’s the first time you’re visiting or returning for the tenth time. The ancient cathedrals and romantic bridges invite you to explore, but you’re never sure of what you’ll stumble across. For instance, you may be shopping in Grand Boulevards and then find yourself face to face with L’Opera. You might be walking down a street you thought you knew well and then take a turn into a small alleyway filled with antiques and hidden treasures. It was while walking down the famous Champs D’Elysee that I turned down George V and found Miss Ko, now one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. Not too far from there is L’Entrecote, a restaurant that serves only steak frites with a delicious green sauce yet always has a line waiting outside its doors.

 

Champs D’Elysee, Paris
Champs D’Elysee, Paris
 L’Opera, Paris
L’Opera, Paris

 

As you can see, Paris has a lot of wonderful places to visit and some are off the beaten track that most tourist haven’t even heard of. I’ve teamed up with Air France to make a guide of some of my favorite places in Paris that I think are important to see when you visit the city.

 

 

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Traveling to Paris with Air France for a relaxing and enjoyable trip. Here are some of my favorite places to visit in this fascinating city.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

11 Comments

  1. I haven’t tried the Miss Ko restaurant, will have to check it out next time I’m in Paris!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Carmen

      Miss Ko Restaurant is unique with its bobbleheaded ghost face murals painted everywhere. Projections of dancing grains of rice form and reform logos on the floor and walls.

  2. Melanie Eckert
    Reply

    I have never been to Paris, but I definitely want to go after reading this article! The pictures are beautiful!

    • Carmen

      Paris is a concentration of architecture, culture, cafes, food, wine, art, rich history, all in one city. It’s a must when you visit France.

  3. I love being in Paris too, Carmen, but I’ll have to disagree with you on Air France. You can’t judge an airline by the way they treat you in business class. When it comes to flying Coach, they are not any better than other major European airlines I flew. On the contrary, they stand out for obnoxiousness. And I am not making this remark based on a one-time experience, but on many.

    • Carmen

      Sorry to hear that you’ve had bad experiences with Air France. I’ve flown with them multiple times both on business and coach and we haven’t had any problems. Then again most of my family speaks French so that comes in handy.

  4. Paris is on my to do list! Everyone who’s been there is full of praise…Paris it must have something magical! Can’t wait to see it!

    • Carmen

      For me it’s a combinations things, seeing the architecture of the city, the art in the museums and being around the culture. Also, the food is fantastic.

  5. Love Paris! It’s one of my favorite cities. I will need to try those two restaurants you recommended on the next visit. We actually have flown Air France from LAX to CDG twice in Coach and had a much better experience flying any US airline anywhere.

  6. Maria Elena
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    Good afternoon Carmen
    I would like to go to Paris for a week I am thinking on getting a tour with Rick Steves, but after that I would really lile to go to Positano for 4 days the most. How can I pull that off? Is this doable?
    thank you for your help…

    • Carmen Edelson

      I definitely think that is doable and 4 days there is a good amount of time. Rick Steves tours are great!

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