First, (Drumroll…) the next reunion, as you already know, is in Paris, France.
Dates are from Thursday, 29th of October to November 1st!
The Chair for this reunion is Anne-Caroline Dispot-Kearney!
Here are the Hotel Suggestions:
- Hotel Sofitel Le Faugbourg : 1323 euros / double room.
- Hotel Bedford: 885 euros with view and balcony (last floor)
- Hotel les Mathurins : 1020 euros 3 nights double superior
Breakfast not included – 21 and 27 euros – / Nice alternative is to meet up in a traditional French Café.
All Hotels are located in the center, close to Place de la Madeleine, Opéra, the Louvre, Tuileries gardens, Champs Elysées with excellent connections.
A great shopping area also (Printemps Galeries Lafayette..).
– Estimates based on 3 nights 29th October – 1st Nov – based on current discount rates (03/06/2015):
Anne-Caroline’s suggestion is to book through/look at booking.com or similar travel agents as it is difficult to negotiate a rate and secure the bookings without it being a Corporate function.
Here is the Schedule of the Reunion:
Arrival Thursday 29th October:
Cheese and Wine party at Anne-Caroline’s place in the evening
Friday night (30th Oct.): several options:
– Classic dinner along the Seine,
– Restaurant on the Eiffel Tour (but early dinner 18h30 to access at reasonable rate with a good view),
– Café Marly facing Louvre Pyramid,
– Baccarat Chrystal restaurant.
These restaurants are trendy upmarket, but beautiful locations and should leave a memorable souvenir. Worth to do once in Paris.
NB : Need to secure bookings well in advance.
Could organize a guided visit of a museum: Louvre / Orsay / Picasso… in English, but needs to be pre-booked
Saturday afternoon: free pendent on wishes (shopping etc.)…
Saturday evening: Typical French brasserie
For those who have not yet made it there: outing to Versailles. Easy train connections.
Otherwise leisurely day in Paris before departure / brunch …
Could also take a leisurely walk through nice locations in Paris. AC is on her 4th final year at l’Ecole du Louvre.