This was my third trip to France and as the saying goes “The Third time is the Charm”! If you have been following the blog this is also my third international trip this summer.
France opened its borders at the end of June and your favorite Rich Aunties took full advantage
This trip was all about luxury and relaxation and I was overwhelmed in the best way possible by the hospitality, fine champagne (aka French water), and fine cuisine from a Michelin-starred chef
The city of Paris was stop 1 of 3 in my journey through France so I will reveal each with a dedicated blog post to keep you up on all the details.
Entry Requirements for France as of July 2021
- negative PCR within 72 hours
- and/or full Vaccination with last dose > 2 weeks
- US Citizens can enter with vaccination alone if you have a direct flight and there are no additional stops, but you still need a COVID test to return to the US as of July 2021
- Requirements change DAILY! always consult the GOVERNMENT or national/regulatory websites for the most accurate information daily
Travel to France
I never take any flight for granted but I have to give it to Air France for making this business class experience top tier.
Pandemic travel is stressful enough and fight prices are INSANE so I will hold this experience near and dear
The crew at Air France help we keep the WIFI connected and champagne flowing so I could work peacefully and maximize my rest during this long flight from LAX to CDE
I had the pleasure of staying at of the Marriot Luxury Collection hotels The Prince de Galles.
“The Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris has intrigued and enthralled guests since opening in 1929. We welcome you to France’s storied capital with our 5-star service and Art Deco chic. Situated on Avenue George V, just a few steps from the iconic Champs-Elysées, our hotel places you near luxury boutiques, the tranquil beauty of the Seine and legendary landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe.” (website)
This hotel boast a restaurant, Akira Back named after Japenese Michelin-starred chef who has chosen the hotel as his first European venture.
Let me tell you all! The food, the craft cocktails and pastries from chef Cedric Grolet did not disappoint! Im not a big foodie so you know I am raving about cuisine it must be amazing!
Sightseeing and Luxury Shopping
Did you really go to Paris if you didn’t go to the Eiffel tower to have a crepe and some coffee? I think not!!
I’m all for visiting the iconic touristy spots then taking a trip off the beaten path to explore something new.
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887 to 1889 and is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Champ de Mars
is a large public greenspace in Paris, France, located in the seventh arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius (“Mars Field”) in Rome, a tribute to the Roman god of war.
Champs de Eylesse
We took a stroll down the Iconic avenue Champs de Eylesse and it was so much fun! Not only visiting stores but interacting with the locals and some pretty cool kids on the street.
Many are obsessed with the Saint Laurent tote (its me… Im obsessed) I got a brief history lesson and learned that the “Rive Gauche referred to the southern bank of the river Seine in Paris. Here the river flows roughly westward, cutting the city in two parts. When facing downstream, the southern bank is to the left, and the northern bank (or Rive Droite) is to the right.