Right approximately now the whole thing – consisting of the safety movies we’ve seen a hundred instances – are a few of the things we miss about flying.
We mainly omit the a laugh safety films that airlines offer up that allows you to get us to pay attention while we’re on the planes – or off.
So if France in your list of locations you’ll pass as soon as the coast is obvious, then check this new safety video out from Air France.
In it, flight attendants lay out all the critical commands that you’ll see in any protection video, but while also touring iconic French landmarks which include the Opéra Garnier, the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, and the sunny French Riviera. The virtual excursion maintains via the vineyards of Provence, beyond museums, a fashion display, a traditional French café terrace, and along the banks of the Seine and its famous booksellers.
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A few month’s returned I turned into invited – truly, challenged – to visit Paris and London in just four or five days.
“Not viable,” I insisted. But I changed into inclined to give it a try.
Here’s a slightly edited version of the tale I wrote for Travel + Leisure with a few thoughts for how to do it.
To make this rapid trip paintings, fly into one city and out of the
other, and e book a seat at the high velocity Eurostar train to
travel between the 2.
Plenty of airlines fly among the US and each London and Paris
and it is feasible to discover deals on a one-way or open-jaw ticket the use of gear on
airline contrast sites or a knowledgeable tour marketing consultant.
British Airways currently gives as much as 50 flights from the U.S.
to London each day, depending at the season, from 26 U.S. gateways and could be adding
flights from both Pittsburgh and Charleston to London in April 2019. The
airline lets in passengers to cut the fee of flights by way of using Avios points in the direction of
Air France currently gives greater than 150 flights every week to
Paris from 12 U.S. towns and is including Dallas/Fort Worth as its 11th
U.S. gateway on March 31, 2019. The French flag service gives flash fares to Paris (and other
locations) about once a month, so sign up to comply with the provider’s Facebook
and Twitter accounts.
Eurostar trains make the experience from metropolis center to town center,
between London’s St. Pancras International
Station to Gare du Nord in Paris, in
just over 2 hours for a little as $60 every manner. Eurostar price tag pricing
fluctuates like airline tickets, with the bottom charges normally offered for
midweek journey. Be certain to maintain onto your boarding skip: it offers 2-for-1
entry to many museums and exhibitions in both cities.
Where to stay; what to do
London, there are plenty of hotel to select from proper close to St. Pancras International railway station, that's steps from
the British Library and its many loose events and
exhibitions. Nearby is the Wellcome
hip and loose science and health-themed museum that markets itself to the “incurably
Coal Drops Yard, built in 1850 to deal with the 8 million tons of
coal brought to London every year, has been
transformed into the city’s most up-to-date modern destination. Located in King’s Cross,
only a few mins’ stroll from St. Pancras, the purchasing and eating middle
boasts extra than 50 shops, eating places and cafés, along with the flagship keep
of Wolf &
gathers cool services from impartial manufacturers, and Casa Pastor, serving Mexican-stimulated tacos,
along mezcals, Mexican beers and imaginative margaritas.
For comfort and a
hefty dose of the historical, splurge on a -night time live at the St.
Pancras Renaissance Hotel, inner St. Pancras station. The “Seat to
Suite” package deal includes living room get admission to as well as a concierge escort between your
room and your seat at the Eurostar teach, which departs from St. Pancras
If you’ll be heading returned to the states from Paris, pick a
hotel inside the town center that gives clean get right of entry to to museums, café and other pinnacle
The newly renovated 97-room Renaissance
Paris Vendome Hotel, close to the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre within the city’s historical 1st arrondissement
is a good alternative. Book a breakfast-blanketed package (croissants galore!); are trying to find
out close by “hidden gems” cautioned by means of the hotel’s “Navigator”; and allow the
front table book you a seat (ideally on the chef’s counter) within the lodge’s
Restaurant, which serves an ever-converting menu of Israeli-inspired
Middle Eastern food.
You can save time by combining traveling and first-rate dining with the aid of having
lunch or dinner at (or on) Ducasse sur Seine, chef Alain
Ducasse’s new restaurant on an electric boat providing diners a 90-minute cruise
on the Seine. Or board the Bustronome, a restaurant
inner a double-decker bus that drives via many of the town’s top sights all through
a three-hour tour. (There’s a London version of this as properly.)
You might not get your fill of croissants, baguettes, macarons or
different French pastries at some stage in a quick two-day visit, however you’ll study a few
professional French bakers’ hints to take home during a gourmet strolling excursion
or a French breach-making elegance prepared by way of a local excursion organization which include Meeting
Here are some snaps from a current excursion of the 540-seat front room capping off a quick 4-day go to to London and Paris that included a journey at the Eurostar as a part of the #LondonParisNow marketing campaign.
The bar – known as “Le Balcon” – became designed by Mathieu Lehanneur and is self-serve a lot of the day, however from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. there’s a bartender on obligation mixing up a menu of forte-created cocktails.
The health location encompass restrooms with saunas, 20-minute complimentary Clarins spa services, a ‘detox’ bar with healthy potions and a quiet relaxation vicinity with day beds.
Detox bar at CDG Air France living room . Photo _
Detox potions at Air France CDG front room. Photo
There’s also a special play for children and a ‘Petit Salon’ place providing more privacy for unique visitors:
Air France lounge at CDG – Kids location. Photo-
And then, of course, there’s food. In addition to a self-serve buffet, there’s a “Gourmet Table” where a chef prepares a ‘dish of the day’:
Air France says this is what passengers can look ahead to in other cities wherein the lounges are scheduled to be upgraded as well.
Three new flights kicked off over the weekend that I desire I’d been on!
Air France commenced nonstop service to Paris from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday, March 25.
The carrier adds to Delta’s flights among SEA and CDG and kicks off with three times per week provider (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) on a Boeing 777-two hundred and will increase to five times every week (adding Mondays and Tuesdays) during the summer season.
Air France first served Sea-Tac between 2007-2012, whilst that route changed into given taken over by using Delta.
On Saturday, March 24, United Airlines kicked off seasonal nonstop every day carrier on a 787-8 Dreamliner between Denver and London Heathrow (LHR).
And over the weekend Qantas finished the inaugural – historical – flight for direct provider between Perth, Australia and London. The 787-9 Dreamliner made the journey in ‘just’ 17 hours and 14 mins.