Monday, 31 October 2011

Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn comes to Paris screens

Two months before it is seen in US cinemas, Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” will open in France to huge anticipation from the thousands of devoted French fans of the famous cartoon character. The publicity for the event is so enormous that Speilberg himself was in Paris last week at the Gare du Nord to wave off a specially customised Tintin train travelling to Brussels.

Tintin is a boy reporter who journeys with his friends throughout the world in an unending series of adventures. The character was created in 1929 by the Belgian artist Herge.Over 300 million copies of the famous comic books have been sold, and the intense interest in everything Tintin is testament to the enduring cross-generation popularity of the stories.

This is Hollywood's first stab at the Tintin tale, and we must all wait to see how well Speilberg and Co. have succeeded. For those in the US and UK who have never heard before of the intrepid Belgian wonder-boy, then expect to get a bit more acquainted with him as well as characters such as Captain Haddock and Omar Ben Salaad.

If you come to Paris in the coming weeks, expect to see Tintin looking out at you from innumerable cinema billboards. And mindful of that, if you are visiting, here is an update promotion for hotels near the Champs Elysees ..........

Champs Elysees Hotels offers and deals

Watch out for more superb deals in November.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Louvre Museum Paris - new offers

Just a quick mention here for the new promotions for our select hotels near The Louvre, one of Paris's most visited tourist attractions, and one that holds some of the world's greatest art treasures. 

Unfortunately, despite its fascinating exhibits, it is sometimes so packed it is almost a relief for many to just get out from the crowded atmosphere and into the fresh air, especially on blistering hot summer days.  Solution?  Pick another day that's cooler and less crowded  -  perhaps off season, perhaps now.  Because really, it is just too good to miss  -  even with minor discomfort being part of the experience.

With that in mind, do consider also some available new discounts for luxury Paris hotels, as featured below .....

Back with even more offers soon.

~ See the latest discounts at Paris Best for Paris hotel deals and offers.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

President Nicolas Sarkozy delights in a new baby, and maybe a new image

Nicolas Sarkozy is the first French president to have the distinction of having a baby as holder of the office and today has spoke of the "profound happiness" both he nad his wife Carla feel at the birth of their new baby girl.  Very few details have been given in relation to the birth as the French president endeavoured to maintain a cloak of privacy from the attention of the prying media.

The British Prime Minister David Cameron has related the good wishes of both himself and his wife Samantha to the happy couple saying that they were thrilled to hear the news.  

Some of President Sarkozy's close political associates are hoping that the new arrival and the image of the president as an active parent may help soften his image in the eyes of the public. However, if previous experience is anything to go by, it is hardly likely that we are going to witness any sudden dramatic change in the French leader's often off-putting persona.

From that good news to even more good news. Once again I have more updates for bargain breaks for budget hotels in Paris.  Our current special is for weekend breaks -

Who knows, if you find yourself in Paris during the event you may even be lucky enough to be invited to the christening.  But probably not.

~ See the latest deals at Paris Best for promotions for Paris hotels near the Champs Elysees.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Paris in October - latest deals for visitors

If you are in Paris at the moment or are planning to come sometime this month of October, you will notice the difference in the atmosphere from the hectic Summer months.  Essentially, it's quieter.  Less tourists, and so less crowds at the city's principal tourists hot spots.  That in turn means, of course, less queues and a lot less time waiting around. 

If you are descending on the shops with the purpose of slashing out in all directions with a purse-full of major credit cards, you will be delighted to hear that you will have more of the place to yourself because the crowds in the shopping districts have at this stage also shrunk noticeably.

Some people may moan a little that Paris in October is a little wetter and cooler. And so it is  .... and so what.  It is still great, and as a personal choice, I prefer it like this when the air is sharper and fresher, and that stifling, oppressive heat of Summer has disappeared and being replaced with an atmosphere that many find more bearable.  

Anyway, on to the business end of things, and that means the very latest discounts for Paris hotels.

Here are some of the promotions now available -  

Luxury Paris hotels offers

~ View current deals at Paris Best showing offers for Disneyland Paris hotels.