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February 9, 2012 2:11 pm

France, Romance, and Food

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A true treat is to stay at the French owned, five star Hotel Fouquets. Located on the Champs Elysees, and with views of the Eiffel tower, it even comes complete with your own private butler.

You don’t have to venture far for fabulous food.  Inside Fouquet is the restaurant Le Diane. The service here is superior and the food spectacular, from the mouthwatering entrees to the desserts, presentation, design and, most importantly, the taste.

If street food is more your fare—Le Marais, known as the “Jewish area” of Paris—boasts some mouthwatering kosher bakeries and falafel stands. Be sure to check out the Jewish Museum while you’re in the area.

One of the most romantic trips to take in Paris is a Bateaux evening boat cruise.  Gliding down the Seine, you will see the Eiffel tower, Statue of Liberty, Notre Dame and many of the other major sights visible from the river.

Check out the Nissim de Camondo Museum, once home to a Jewish family; if the artwork doesn’t take your breath away, the story of the family’s demise sure will.

While French food is fabulous, if you are looking for a flavor of the East, the newly opened Shang Palace inside the Shangri-la hotel is a fantastic option.  The chef, Frank Xu, provides spectacular Cantonese food, which is not so typical for Paris.

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