Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Place de la Concorde

Trip back in time and stay at the oldest, most luxurious hotel on Place de la Concorde, the historic Hôtel de Crillon. Though it's packed with 17th and 18th century tapestries, sparkling chandeliers, gilt-and-brocade furniture, fine sculpture, and Louis XVI chests and chairs, the anachronistic state-of-the-art amenities will remind you it's 2010. No wonder Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, poor little rich girl Barbara Hutton, Charlie Chaplin, international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa, and Orson Welles slept here. So have Elizabeth Taylor and Arnie (Schwarzenegger). Marie-Antoinette may have let them eat cake, but history tells us this is where she took music lessons. Mariah Carey, Axl Rose, and Madonna no longer need to study, but they've all spent the night. There's even a Leonard Bernstein suite, named for the great 20th century conductor and composer, which features three bedrooms, two living rooms, a sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath and high tech equipment. Stand on the large terrace and take in a majestic view of Paris, from the Eiffel Tower to the Musée d’Orsay. Want to see for yourself? You're in luck. Tablet Hotels is giving away round trip airfare for 2 to Paris and 5 nights at Hôtel de Crillon. Fill in the tabula rasa and enter.

Voilà - the link to the Tablet Hotels Sweepstakes:


  1. Wow - is your blog devoted to every Paris trip contest you can find, and then winning the trip? What a great premise! I am going in Sept., and I hope you and your readers win your dream trip of a lifetime! Good luck!

  2. Thanks, Cynthia! C'est vrais! Sometimes it's hard to find contests in this economy, though. Bon Voyage!