London VS Paris

Nov 2nd, 2006, 10:41 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9
London VS Paris

We are planning a trip Dec 7-Dec 12 and we cannot decide if we should go to Paris or London. It will be my husband and I, we are looking for a fun trip away from the kids. We love wime & food, and have never been to London or Paris. We will be coming from Philadelphia. Also what are some nice hotles in Paris.. we usually stay at the Ritz but there is not one. Thanks!
kmberstar is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 10:46 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 467
There is a Ritz in Paris !
norween is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 10:48 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,453
My vote is for Paris. How about Four Seasons Hotel George V for a high end hotel.
MFNYC is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 10:55 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9
I was just looking at the Four Seasons! It looks very nice... do u happen to know if location is good?
kmberstar is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 10:57 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 235
Hi kmberstar,

Although I personally prefer London, I recommend you go to Paris. As it is your first time to either city and you are getting away alone with your husband, treat yourself to Paris. Paris is great for a romantic getaway, and has great museums and food.

Enjoy!
one2travel is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 10:58 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9
Thanks for the push towards Paris, that is what we were thinking!
kmberstar is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 11:02 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 799
London is great.

But make it Paris for this trip.
dwzemens is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 11:07 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,626
I love London, too (and used to live there), but if you like wine and food, then the clear winner is Paris.

There's a Four Seasons that is supposed to be quite nice. You might also have a look at the Walt Hotel (upscale boutique).
Kate_W is offline  
Nov 2nd, 2006, 11:10 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,291
In London, they speak English, well, kinda.

In Paris, they have great food. Perhaps I have given you food for thought.

London is very expensive.

In Paris, the wine is very cheap. More food for thought.
wally34949 is offline  
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:58 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 167
Paris...paris...paris...Paris!!!!! Need I say more...Paris!!!
I love London as well, but Paris with your husband.....well, just cannot be beat!!
swissgirl is offline  
Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:06 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 34,738
Reading a good guide book might help you decide..you know, you can see what each city has that appeals to you personally.
Since the Paris Ritz is kinda famous, it seems to be a good idea for you to learn a little more about the 2 cities.

I always wanted to go to England so London was of course, my first trip to Europe..after many trips to London, we spent al ong weekend in Paris and from then on, we went to Paris all the time.
Next I have to see Madrid and Barcelona, Florence and Rome...so start reading and making those lists for things you want to see and do.

Happy planning!
Scarlett is offline  
Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:11 PM
  #12  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,118
I believe that the Ritz in Paris was the first one; opened in 1898.

Some folks like the Plaza Athenee, others the Meurice.

You could google "Paris luxury hotels".

ira is offline  
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:13 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63,250
I'm pretty sure kmberstar took her trip LAST Dec. since she posted this in November, 2006.
janisj is online now  
Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:21 PM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 36,390
Swissgirl, is there a reason you purposely topped this 10 month old post and confused so many people?

NeoPatrick is offline  
Sep 13th, 2007, 10:38 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 172
She probably didn't notice the date either.
Belledame is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:28 AM.