fun art through out the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet

best bed: Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet, Paris, France

  Historic café meets historic hotel family… Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet is a luxurious amalgamation of two fascinating histories. When Louis Fouquet bought Le Criterion bar in 1899 it was already over 100 years old. Rue Le Criterion had been…

great design everywhere at le royal monceau

best bed: Le Royal Monceau, Paris, France

  Exceptional luxury is what I expected at Le Royal Monceau. After all it has been chosen as one of only 25 hotels the French Government has given the distinction of Palace. Five stars on steroids, the best of the best…

the main staircase at La Reserve, Paris

best bed: La Reserve, Paris, France

I’m pretty sure La Reserve is what heaven is going to look like, smell like, taste like, BE like!  The hotel truly is divine. Originally the home of Napoléon III’s half-brother, the Duc de Morny, it was built in 1854…

the vampire museum

paris museums you’ve never visited

Paris off the beaten track!  Visit any or all of these wonderful, wacky, off the tourist track museums and learn something new about this old-favorite city. The Counterfeit museum Can you tell the real thing from a fake? Here’s a…

luck or money?

Would you rather be rich or lucky? My favorite museum provides the answer. Haunted by great wealth and heartbreaking tragedy the beautiful Musee Nissim de Camondo is a Paris treasure. Conte Moise de Camondo had it all.  He was the…

my favourite things: LYON

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