What’s New in Paris?
The Bulgari Hotel Opens its Doors
Paris is always a good idea, but, beginning in 2020, it will be an even better one when the Bulgari Hotel Paris opens its doors at the prestigious address, 30 Avenue George V. The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts’ latest jewel will feature 76 rooms, an 82-foot pool, bar and restaurant, and a Parisian courtyard. Set on an exquisite corner of the Triangle d’Or, this 5-star hotel is being designed by the Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.
The Pullman Montparnasse to Reopen after Total Renovation
The 4-star Pullman Montparnasse (one of the biggest capacity hotels in Paris) will reopen after a three-year total renovation in the evolving Montparnasse district, strategically located in the heart of the Left Bank. Beginning spring 2020, this property will be the new flagship of the Pullman brand, with 957 panoramic rooms, 3 floors dedicated to events, 8,000 square feet of meeting space, an 8,600 square foot terrace, 5 trendy restaurants and bars, and a rooftop bar on the 32nd floor that offers a fabulous view over the capital.
Food Society: Exceptional Food Court to Open in the Heart of Paris
Les Ateliers Gaité, nestled in the heart of Paris, is one of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s most ambitious urban redevelopment projects. Food Society, a unique food and entertainment concept, set to open in spring 2020, will be located within this new commercial, professional and business district in Montparnasse. Walking distance from the Pullman and considered the largest food court in Europe, it will gather 35 restaurants and bars covering nearly 54,000 square feet. Each counter will offer a signature design with its own culinary identity. Throughout the day, the Food Society will provide high quality dining experiences, as well as a unique schedule of events and culinary activities.
New Tour Combines Art History & Humor
Mix it up with a professional tour guide of 12 years, who, at night for the last 7 years, has been on stage doing stand-up comedy in Parisian clubs. Combining his two passions, art history and humor, he has created Laugh your way through the Louvre and Laugh your way through Musée d’Orsay. He’ll show you the Louvre in a light you may have never imagined, while cracking up in front of Madonna and giggling in front of Greek relics at a walking pace. You’ll learn art history and some Greek and Latin words to impress your friends.
Did You Know?
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France was the most visited country in the world in 2019 with 86.9 million visitors.
High Speed Trains Make Travel to and from Paris Easy!
From Paris to:
• Bordeaux (2hours)
• Lyon (2 hours)
• Reims (Champagne) (45 minutes)
• Nice (5 hours)
• Loire Valley (54 minutes)
• Avignon and Marseille (3 hours)
Ride the Eurostar to/from London in only 2.5 Hours.
• The first proposal for a tunnel under the Channel was put forward by Albert Mathieu, a French engineer and included an artificial island half-way across for changing horses. Further proposals were considered by Napoleon III in 1856 and William Gladstone in 1865, while David Lloyd George brought up the idea at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
• The Channel Tunnel officially opened on May 6, 1994. It consists of three tunnels: two running tunnels carry the trains and a smaller, middle tunnel is used as a service tunnel.
• The Channel Tunnel project came in over budget by $15 billion when finished.
• The “running tunnels” are 24-feet in diameter.
• Over 13,000 skilled and unskilled workers were hired to build the Channel Tunnel.
• The Channel Tunnel is 31.4 miles long and has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world (23.5 miles).
• It was recognized as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” by the American Society of Civil Engineers.