Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Luxury New Year in Paris

Paris is a city steeped in luxury and decadence, its streets are home to some of the top fashion houses in the world offering the best of haute couture, its restaurants are occupied by Michelin stared chefs and its luxury hotels offer contemporary boutique accommodation alongside traditional Parisian glamour. The City of Light provides the perfect backdrop for a luxury New Year break.

For unrivalled long established Parisian glamour stay in the Four Seasons George V, this luxury hotelis just steps away from the Champs-Elysees where much of Paris’ New Year celebration takes place. The hotel which was built in 1928 regains its fine original architectural detail and offers guests suites with private terraces and some of the best views across the city. If a private New Year is your idea of luxury, treat yourself to some room service, a bottle of champagne and take in the view of the fireworks and passing crowds from your own personal terrace.

If fine dining is what you crave on New Years Eve, Le Cinq, the restaurant at the George V offers its diners Michelin stared cuisine in the height of elegance, with all table settings, china, linen and silverware being custom made for this luxurious restaurant. The food and service are too the highest of standards, but be prepared to pay for it, neither rooms nor dining at the George V come cheap.

Paris is synonymous with all that is fashionable, if you are looking for something more chic than traditional head to one of the cities Boutique hotels. Located in the ultra trendy Marais area, the 5 star Murano Resort Paris offers its guests contemporary accommodation with the best of modern and sleek furnishing. The hotels Murano Bar is host to live DJ’s and the perfect place to dance into the New Year.

If a luxury New Year is top of the agenda but with a limited budget why not celebrate the way many locals do, if you are in self catered accommodation head to one of Paris’ many markets and stock up on fresh delicacies such as oysters, fois gras, caviar and of course plenty of champagne. Enjoy your delicious finds with your loved ones without the hassle of busy restaurants and bars and head out just before midnight to take in the atmosphere and watch the lights on The Eiffel Tower. If you enjoy the spectacle of the larger tourist attractions but are less keen on the bustling crowds avoid the Champs- Elysees, get a couple of plastic Champagne flutes and head to Montmartre. The Sacre Couer Cathedral plaza although still busy is certainly less crowded than the Champs-Elysees and offers unrivalled views across the city, perfect to enjoy a glass of champagne, watch the fireworks going off for miles around and enjoying the celebratory cries of Bonne Annee!

Charlotte writes for new travel site Simonseeks.com and if you are looking to visit Paris this New Year, you might want to also look at the top rated recommended Paris hotels on Simonseeks, where you can find inspirational travel guides and expert advice.

3 comments:

  1. To me, a New Years Party gives everyone permission to get really get wild and crazy, to get drunk and shout and carouse and make a real fool of yourself. It’s the time to blow off steam about the past year, and charge into the New Year with gusto.

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