Tag: France

Trip Report: Air France Paris to Cape Town (CDG-CPT) Business Class

This is part 4 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air France Flt. 864 Paris- Charles de Gaulle to Cape Town Sched. Dep. 10:10AM    Actual Dep. 10:45AM Sched. Arr.  10:30PM      Actual Arr. 11:18PM Boeing 777-200, Business Class My flight from Dulles landed at the M concourse
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Turkish Airlines Washington-Dulles Lounge and Air France Business Class Washington-Dulles to Paris  (IAD-CDG)

This is part 3 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air France Flt. 55  Washington-Dulles to Paris B777-300ER, Business Class Sched. Dep. 6:35PM   Actual Dep. 6:29PM Sched. Arr.  8:00AM +1    Actual Arr.  7:38AM +1 It’s been awhile since I’ve flown out of Dulles.  But this
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Israel Trip Report: Starting Out IAD-CDG-TLV in Air France Business Class

This post is the first in a series describing my recent trip to Israel with my boyfriend. Our trip included Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Pride. Air France Flt. 39  Washington-Dulles to Paris – Charles DeGaulle, Business Class, Boeing 777-300 ER Dep. 4:06 PM   Arr. 5:15AM +1 Air France Flt. 1960  Paris to Tel Aviv, Business
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Trip Report: Heading home on Brussels Airlines Business Class CDG-BRU-IAD

Now that we’ve been back from our Seychelles and France trip for a full three calendar months, it seems to be the appropriate time for the final blog post on the trip – our flights back on Brussels Airlines from Paris to Brussels to Washington Dulles. We leave for Israel in two days, and I
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Hotel Review: Feeling Welcome at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

I am not a huge Hyatt customer, simply because there aren’t a lot of Hyatts where I want to go, and most Hyatt Regencies/Grand Hyatts remind me of conferences. But some of my favorite hotel stays over the past few years have been at Hyatt properties in Argentina, New Mexico, and Vietnam — particularly Park
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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Trocadero, Paris

We had a total of five nights in Paris. We could have done an Airbnb or apartment rental, but instead we split the stay into two different hotels – mindful of my boyfriend’s no-fun rule that he will not change hotels if it means less than two nights at a given property. Paris is a
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Trip Report: Of French Public Transportation, and Flying Air France from Montpellier to Paris-Orly

Air France Flt 7551  Montpellier MPL to Paris-Orly ORY A321, Economy Dep. 5:20pm Arr. 6:40pm From Montpellier, we planned to fly back up to Paris, as the train would be quite long, and quite expensive. We were able to get tickets on Air France for about $65 each, which was pretty reasonable. The Montpellier airport
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Exploring Montpellier and the Crowne Plaza Montpellier

Our last stop before returning to Paris was one night in Montpellier, in the South of France. Our train from Lyon arrived at the main train station in Montpellier. We had actually passed our hotel on the train into the City, but it seemed a bit too far to walk with luggage. It took us
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Trip Report: Exploring and Eating Through Lyon

Where were we? Ah, yes, Lyon. We spent two nights and nearly three days in Lyon, and it turned out to be one of my favorite cities in Europe. Lyon is the third-largest city in France, with a metro area population of over 2 million, but is often overlooked by tourists in favor of Paris,
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Hotel Review: Hilton Lyon in Cite Internationale

Lyon is France’s third largest city and thus, unsurprisingly, has no shortage of hotels. In the main tourist areas (Vieux Lyon and Presqu’île) and the downtown area, most of the hotels are either independent or part of the Accor chain (Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, etc.), along with a few Best Westerns. In the Cite Intenationale area
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