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The Hotel Pulitzer Paris recommend december to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
A Magical Month of Light and Cheer
In December, Paris bursts out of its sleepy autumn quiet and lights up– literally and figuratively. Trees up and down the Champs-Elysées are strung with garlands of shimmering light, and many other places around the city are decorated in the same festive spirit. An ice-skating rink is set up on the plaza outside of Hôtel de Ville (Paris City Hall). Christmas markets spring up all around the city, with their warm wood-roofed booths, vin chaud (hot wine), enchanting decorations and gifts, and gourmet treats. Chanukah celebrations like menorah lightings add to Paris’ holiday-season charm. There are also plenty of ways to celebrate a memorable Christmas in Paris.
With all the good cheer, Paris in December is nonetheless fairly relaxed, making the month an ideal time to take advantage of the city’s many sights and attractions. Take your time exploring museums, sipping cinnamon-infused hot wine, or attending a special holiday concert.
The Hotel Pulitzer Paris is always on the move with the best recommendatios to enjoy Paris.
The next 26 of novemer Franz Ferdinand will be singing at LE ZENITH (Porte de Pantin
211, Av. Jean Jaures) with out doubt’s this will be one of the better concerts of the year in Paris!
do not miss this amazing opportunity!
Paris is without question best explored on foot and, thanks to Baron Haussmann’s mid-19th-century redesign, the City of Light is a compact wonder of wide boulevards, gracious parks, and leafy squares. When you want a lift, though, public transportation is easy and inexpensive. The métro (subway) goes just about everywhere you’re going for EUR 1.40 a ride (a carnet, or “pack” of 10 tickets is EUR 10.90); tickets are good for the vast bus network, too.
Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements (or neighborhoods) spiraling out from the center of the city. The numbers reveal the neighborhood’s location, and its age: the 1st arrondissement at the city’s heart being the oldest. The arrondissements in central Paris—the 1st to 8th—are the most-visited.
It’s worth picking up a copy of Paris Pratique, the essential map guide, available at bookstores, and souvenir shops.
Paris is by no means a 24/7 city so planning your days beforehand can save you aggravation. Museums are closed one day a week, usually Tuesday, and most stay open late at least one night each week, which is also the least crowded time to visit. Store hours are generally 10 AM to 7:30 PM, though smaller shops may not open until 11 AM, only to close for several hours during the afternoon. Some retailers are still barred by law from doing business on Sunday, but exceptions include the shops along the Champs-Elysées, the Carrousel du Louvre, and around the Marais, where most boutiques open at 2 PM.
Saving Time & Money
Paris is one of the world’s most visited cities—with crowds to prove it, so it pays to be prepared. Buy tickets online when you can: most cultural centers and museums offer advance ticket sales and the small service fee you’ll pay is worth the time saved waiting in line. Investigate alternate entrances at popular sites (there are three at the Louvre, for example) and check when rates are reduced, often during once-a-week late openings. Also, most major museums—including the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay—are free the first Sunday of each month.
A Paris Museum Pass can save you money if you’re planning serious sightseeing, but it might be even more valuable for the fact that it allows you to bypass the lines. It’s sold at the destinations it covers and at airports, major métro stations, and the tourism office in the Carrousel du Louvre (2-, 4- or 6-day passes are 30, 45 and 60EUR respectively; for more info visit www.parismuseumpass.com).
Stick to the omnipresent ATMs for the best exchange rates; exchanging cash at your hotel or in a store is never going to be to your advantage.
Restaurants follow French meal times, serving lunch from noon-2:30 PM and dinner from 7:30 or 8 PM on. Some cafés serve food all day long. Always reserve a table for dinner, as top restaurants book up months in advance. When it comes to the check, you must ask for it. (It’s considered rude to bring it unbidden.) In cafés you’ll get a register receipt with your order. Gratuities (service) are almost always included in the bill but it’s good form to leave some small change on the table: a few centimes for drinks, or 2EUR -3EUR at dinner.
What to Wear
When it comes to dress, the French reserve athletic-type clothing for sports. Sneakers are fine as long as they’re not “gym shoes” (think urban hip). You’ll feel comfortable wearing jeans just about anywhere as long as they’re neat, although before you head out for the evening make sure to check if they’re acceptable.
The Parisian reputation for rudeness is undeserved. In fact, Parisians are sticklers for “politesse” and exchanging formal greetings is the rule. Informal American-style manners are considered impolite. Beginning an exchange with a simple “Do you speak English?” will get you off on the right foot. Learning a few key French words will take you far. Offer a hearty bonjour (bohn-zhoor) when walking into a shop or café and an au revoir (o ruh-vwahr) when leaving, even if nobody seems to be listening (a chorus may reply). When speaking to a woman over age 16, use madame (ma-dam), literally “my lady.” For a young woman or girl, use mademoiselle (mad-mwa-zel). A man of any age goes by monsieur (muh-syuh). Always say please, s’il vous plaît (seel-voo-play), and thank you, merci (mair-see).
From 1o-11 of october
Join hundreds of antiques lovers at Paris’s Parc des Princes, where some 250 exhibitors sell furniture, silverware, artwork, jewellery and quality bric-a-brac. The fair, held four times a year, gives shoppers the chance to snap up a few bargains.
2. Art and the Environment (Free)
From 9 of september to octuber 11
Paris’ annual modern art festival, @rt Outsiders, comes to the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. The festival explores issues relating to nature, science and technology. This year, the theme is Extreme Environments, both inhabitable and uninhabitable.
3.Pariscience International Scientific Film Festival
From 7-11 of october
4.The Butterfly Garden At The Parc Floral (free)
From may 12 to october 12
Kids will love the butterfly garden at Paris’ Parc Floral. From spring until autumn each year, visitors can flutter down to the garden and watch the insects’ progress as they burst forth from their chrysalises to become colourful butterflies.
Some 40 different species live at the park’s Jardin des Papillons and children can discover them all before letting off steam in the surrounding park.
5.Tasting Week – La Semaine du Goût
From 10-18 of october
Fish is not always in batter, chips do not grow on trees and hamburgers can never replace the joys of a good steak. Real food is the subject of Tasting Week, celebrated in France’s key towns and gastronomic regions.
During this fabulous gastronomic event, top chefs and cooks, farmers, writers and restaurateurs unite to bring good taste – and the rich French gastronomic tradition – to the French public all over the country. The Semaine du Goût brings a mass of foodie events to the whole of France, from dégustations (tastings) to cooking workshops, demonstrations and gourmet exhibitions.
Pleasure is the central theme, while vegetables such as asparagus and fruits like pomegranate are lauded for their sensual offering of taste and form.
The gastronomic education of children and young people is a priority. A determined team of some 3500 chefs is sent to French schools to initiate children into delicious and healthy cooking. Meanwhile, some 400 restaurants offer reduced price menus for students and special childrens’ menus are served at selected restaurants in Paris and the French regions.
A village atmosphere is created in an initiative entitled des repas entre voisins - meals with neighbours. Each household cooks a meal and places a table outside in the street, for everyone to discover the joys of home cooking and local dishes.
Each region celebrates the joys of local produce and recipes with markets, cooking demonstrations, workshops and festivals.
Please visit the Tasting Week website for further details of events taking place all over France.
From 16-18 od october
Salon Baby sees over 150 exhibitors descend on Parc Floral de Paris every year, before moving on to Strasbourg, Lille and Nice. The touring fair presents the latest in baby products, healthcare, clothes and toys, furniture and decoration.
7.Salon du Chocolat
Salon du Chocolat, at Paris’ Porte de Versailles, is heaven for chocolate lovers. Devour delicacies and learn about the art behind this international ambrosia. Surprise, suprise, you won’t be alone at this fair, which draws thousands of visitors per day!
At this fabulous event, visitors can discover the latest in industry trends from a series of chocolate tastings, demonstrations and symposiums as well as witnessing douceurs and chocolatiers creating their fineries.
8.International Contemporary Art Fair
From 22-25 of october
Artists and collectors flock to Paris’ Grand Palais and Louvre for the International Contemporary Art Fair, one of the major dates on the global calendar. Buy an original painting, print or sculpture – what better memento of your visit?
Illustrious guests at recent fairs have included Micheline Szwajcer from Belgium, Waddington Galleries from the UK and Metro Pictures from the USA. The fair places an emphasis on the work of young, emerging artists, and stalls by newer galleries such as NW Projects London, Art & Public Geneva and Pepe Cobo Seville.
9.La Bastille Modern Art Fair
From october 27-01 of november
Over 500 exhibitors gather on Paris’ Place de La Bastille square for the Grand Marché d’Art Contemporain. Thousands of visitors browse the canvases, ceramics and installations on display. The theme for autumn 2009 is “La Foule” (the crowd).
10.Disney Halloween Festival
From october 03 to november 01
You’ll have to be brave if you go looking for Minnie and Mickey during the Halloween season at Disneyland® Paris – you might find yourself coming face-to-face with Cruella de Vil, Captain Hook or that naughty imp Stitch instead!
Children can be transformed into goblins and wizards with free Halloween makeovers, dress up in their creepiest costumes and head to the daily Halloween Show, in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
On 31 October itself, a scarily good fireworks display takes place as part of the special festivities.
You can read the article following the next link: http://www.doitinparis.com/visit-paris/hotel/montmartre-unnusual-hotel-pulitzer-1703
The Grupo Regina Hoteles recommend for the next month the Elton Jhon concert in Paris!
Elton John will be on Paris with “The Red Piano” tour at octuber 02 of this year.
The amazing concert is going to be in the Palais des Congres Paris! Its one of the last opportunities to see the tour because it ends in England at the end of 2009!
The characteristic design of the hotels of El Grupo Regina Hoteles, and particularly the one of the Hotel Pulitzer Paris attracted the TV France 2 Channel who’s going to record the program “C’est au Programme “ the next 18 of September. The program will be transmitted the next 24 of September.
Find more information in this link: http://cestauprogramme.france2.fr/
El característico diseño de los hoteles del Grupo Regina Hoteles y en particular del Hotel Pulitzer Paris atrajo a TV France 2 quien rodará su exitoso programa “C’est au Programme” en las instalaciones del hotel. La transmisión del programa se hará el 24 de septiembre. Próximamente añadiremos algunos clips del programa!
Puedes encontrar información detallada en: http://cestauprogramme.france2.fr/
The Grupo Regina Hoteles want to keep people inform about the best options of places to visit in the cities where have his hotels (Barcelona, Paris, Roma and soon Buenos Aires) That why we have this Top 10 museums in Paris.
1. Musee du Louvre
Musee du Louvre, Paris, Ile-de-France
You really could spend all day in here. Maybe even 2 days. A fascinating collection of artifacts, even the building itself is amazing. I’ve always felt rushed to get through, so if you really want to enjoy it, get there early and plan your day around it.
2. Musee d’Orsay
Musee d’Orsay, Paris, Ile-de-France
Like the Louvre, interesting collectiong housed within an interesting building. A must if you enjoy art.
3. Musee du Vin
Musee du Vin (Wine Museum), Paris, Ile-de-France
Museum of wine. Pretty sure I don’t have to say anymore.
4. Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Ile-de-France
Not a museum, but worth going to see. Be ready to climb up all the stairs. Small history exhibits near the top provide a small resting place.
5. Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou, Paris, Ile-de-France
Just going to see the building alone is worth it. This collections inside are pretty good as well.
6. City Museum of Modern Art
City Museum of Modern Art (Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), Paris, Ile-de-France
Interesting collection. Most art fans enjoy it.
7. Musee de l’Histoire de France
Musee de l’Histoire de France, Paris, Ile-de-France
I’ve never been, but I’ve heard its pretty good. And yes, there is more to the history of France than retreating.
8. Hotel des Invalides
Les Invalides, Paris, Ile-de-France
Better for history buffs than anyone else, but still interesting nonetheless.
9. Musee du Luxembourg
Musee du Luxembourg, Paris, Ile-de-France
Another must for art fans. Interesting collection, no rush to get through the museum.
10. Musee Picasso
Musee Picasso, Paris, Ile-de-France
If you like Picasso, or think you might, go; you’ll love it. If you’re not a Picasso fan, don’t waste your time.