Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Have three-four days to spare? Plan a trip to Monaco!
On day 2, walk up to Monaco-Ville, visiting the Palace and Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs, before heading to the nearby Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium. Move on to the Prince of Monaco's Private Collection of Classic Cars, and the stalagmites and …
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Camping Charente-Maritime: It was the small things that made the difference
If good accommodation is crucial to this type of holiday, then the pool facilities are a close second and they did not disappoint. We had literally picked La Pinede by showing the kids pictures of different campsites and the photograph of the aqua park …
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Special report: An immigration crisis on Britain's doorstep in Calais
Inside the camp near Calais Harbour. “On the day he died, we were talking in the street … The camps are broken up by ethnicity – the Eritreans behind the Hotel de Ville, the Kurds in the dunes by the Hover Port. Most of the temporary residents in …
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Victoria harbor redevelopment report eyes landing spot of MV Coho ferry
Revitalization of Inner Harbour, overlooked by the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings and serving as a gateway to downtown, has been a political thorn at Victoria City Hall and on the British Columbia provincial level for many years …
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From Le Meridien Paris Hotel What attractions are nearby?

Question by Stephanie: From Le Meridien Paris Hotel What attractions are nearby?
The address is 81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr,75848 Cedex 17 Paris,75017 France
I will be there for 3 days what should be my “must sees” Does anyone have any itinerary suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by Tin
See the website of your hotel, it gives lots of indications.
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1919&language=en_US&localeCode=en_US

Tube station : Porte Maillot, line 1.
RER (suburban train) station : Neuilly Porte Maillot, line C.

The hotel is at the 17th district of Paris, nice, smart, safe and central neighbourhood of Paris.

A few steps from the hotel there’s a shopping centre, Les Boutiques du Palais, not huge but with good stores and there’s even a typic tea room, Angelina, famous for a pastry called Mont Blanc and for the hot chocolate. There’s also Paul, chain of bakeries, not so good, there’s much better in the neighbourhood.

2 very good bakeries, one is at the corner of rue de Courcelles & rue Pierre Demours : delicious brioche & croissants, good salads, sandwiches and meals to take away.
http://www.boulangerie-courcelles.com/index.html
The other good bakery I know is Desgranges, it’s closer to your hotel, at 5, rue Pierre Demours, try the baguette Passy Passion and the financiers. http://www.maison-desgranges.com/boutiques.htm

There’s also a local market at rue de Lévis, lovely pedestrian street, very nice atmosphere. Then, at avenue des Ternes, lots of shops, same at rue de Courcelles.

Some restaurants I recommend :

– Patio Provençal, good value for money, nice place. http://www.tripadvisor.fr/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d1009472-Reviews-Le_Patio_Provencal-Paris_Ile_de_France.html#mtreview_132462101
– Caïus http://www.caius-restaurant.fr/
– Il Ristorante, very good Italian, the chef makes delicious chocolate truffles served with the coffee.
http://www.gillespudlowski.com/62979/restaurants/paris-17e-rocco-et-ses-fetes#.USbIKK4U5XI

Near your hotel there’s the Parc Monceau, you can’t miss it. The Arc of Triumph & the Champs Elysées avenue are nearby. A great thing is that the RER C (there’s a stop at the door of your hotel) goes to most of the touristic attractions : Eiffel tower (go there very early in the morning or there’s 2 hours queue, unless you book online http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/en.html, Orsay Museum, St Michel square (Latin Quarter), Notre Dame Cathedral.

Must sees :

– Eiffel tower
– Notre Dame Cathedral
– Sainte Chapelle : magnificent stained glass.
– Saint Louis Island, just behind Notre Dame, little 17th century island, very romantic, lots of cafés and little stores.
– Louvre museum or Orsay museum, depending on what you like, both are big, the Louvre is huge.
http://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage
– Tuileries gardens
– Concorde square
– boat tour on the Seine river
– Opéra Garnier
– ceiling of Galeries Lafayette department store

– Main neighbourhoods to visit :

> Saint Germain des Près (6th and 7th districts) : the most typic Parisian neighbourhood.
> Latin Quarter (5th district) : Saint Michel square, Sorbonne university, rue Mouffetard.
> Le Marais (3rd and 4th districts) : historic buildings, trendy stores and cafés.
> Montmartre (18th district) : Sacré Coeur Basilica, Place du Tertre.
> Champs Elysées (8th district)

Plan of the tube and RER http://www.transilien.com/contents/en/Docs—PDF/Plans/plan_metro.pdf
Plan of Paris http://www.plandeparis.info/plans-paris/paris.html

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Nice Fragrance Hotel – Rose photos

Check out these Fragrance Hotel – Rose images:

Flower pillar, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel Hong Kong
Fragrance Hotel - Rose
Image by Dennis Wong
I was invited to a wedding banquet in this hotel.

When I walk along the corridor, the delicate fragrance of roses attracts my attention. I stopped and taken this photo. I wish I can capture the aromatic mood.

Goeff Hamilton Rose
Fragrance Hotel - Rose
Image by Roger Isabell
Goeff Hamilton from Aberdeen Rose

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Marina Bay Hotel, Singapore

Check out these Bay Hotel Singapore images:

Marina Bay Hotel, Singapore
Bay Hotel Singapore
Image by slack12
Marina Bay Hotel, Singapore.

Yet another view from the ArtScience Museum… overlooking Marina Bay Hotels, Singapore Flyer and the Helix Bridge
Bay Hotel Singapore
Image by williamcho
Thank you all for all the kind comments and following my stream. Have a pleasant day!

About the ArtScience Museum
Embracing a spectrum of influences from art & science, to media & technology, to design & architecture, The ArtScience Museum features over 4,600 square meters of galleries to inspire visitors of all ages, walks of life and from shores near and far.

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Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Bay Hotel Singapore
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Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Roxy Snowboards

Roxy is definitely serious about snowboarding. They also have found the one way to set their selves apart from the rest of the competition. Roxy has developed the one and only snowboard brand that is made and targeted at the female market. That’s right. These snowboards are for girls only! Roxy uses award winning technology and industry leading materials in the development of their snowboards and with some famous female riders such as Amber Stackhouse, Roxy is definitely being touted as top class snowboards for female snowboarders.

The only problem with Roxy is that their options are limited. They do offer some stylish and cool boards; however, they are not quite as funky as other board companies. The colors and the graphics tend to be more laid back and “classy” for the female boarder. They also offer the perfect youth girls board that is great for those tiny little feet which increases a youngster’s maneuverability skills of the board and allows them to turn the tricks and stunts of their older counterparts. The little ones can feel like a pro with this board.

These boards offer some award winning technology with their boards. The Magne-Traction technology is a twin shape board for freestyle that allows the female rider to play in the park and on the pipe with ease. Roxy also offers a Banana Traction technology that enables female riders to have a better freestyle game, more control and makes their ride so much easier. Other shapes include directional twin shape.

Roxy boards can cost upwards of a little less than $ 500; however, you can find websites where you can save 40% off of the purchase price, making the boards around $ 300. Now, what female doesn’t love a great shopping bargain whether it’s boards or not? Roxy definitely has the market cornered in the female boarding industry.

Besides boards, this company offers a line of boarding boots, skis, apparel and much more.

If you want to hit the slopes and parks in style, then Roxy is definitely the way to go. You can be in fashion from head to toe. Roxy offers beanies, caps, shirts, pants, socks, boots and much more. Girls, definitely pay attention to Roxy and the boarding gear that they have to offer.

Roxy, however, is limited and you should keep this in mind. Through research on their website, there was no snowboard bindings offered only ski bindings. This company seems to focus their website attention to the apparel that they have to offer and not necessarily to the sporting equipment. I’m sure if you continue with research on the Roxy snowboard brand you will come across more items and somewhat bigger options when it comes to the snowboarding line; however, you won’t find it on their website, unfortunately.

Don’t let this fool you, they do offer great technology and award winning boards for the female snowboarder and that accounts for a lot in this industry.

Go to Snowboarding Zone to get your free ebook on Snowboarding at Roxy Snowboards Snowboarding Zone also has information on Snowboarding Gear along with a lot of other free information. Come by our new Snowboarding Community site today for free ebooks and other free information that can help you today.

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