Articles Mentioning Paris Hotels

11 Gorgeous Hotels That Were Made for Instagram

Whether you like it or not, social media has transformed the way we travel. Case-in-point: An increasing number of travelers are turning to Instagram — not only to document their trips, but also in search of holiday inspiration, including what to do and where to stay. After all, if you went on vacation and didn’t…

6 Things You Should Never Do in Paris

Visiting Paris can be daunting for faux-pas-conscious travelers, particularly as Parisians have a reputation for being quick to judge foreigners who don’t follow local conventions of dress and behavior. While this reputation might be a bit extreme, there are a few rookie mistakes to avoid in Paris. Here are six of them.

Our Favorite Hotel in 10 Popular Paris Neighborhoods

Deluxe Suite at Hotel Plaza Athenee/Oyster The question isn’t if you should go to Paris, but rather when to visit and where to stay. With such a wide variety of hotels — from top-of-the-line luxury stays to charming and trendy boutiques — it can be hard to choose the right one for you. That’s why…

9 Unexpected Urban Beaches Around the World

Cities like Miami, San Diego, and Honolulu are beloved for their combination of urban pleasures and oceanside beauty. There, upscale dining and lively bars lie a short distance from a soft blanket of sand and beautiful waters. Well, while you may not realize it, cities like Paris and Berlin have beaches, too. Though they’re not…

The Most Famous Hotels in Paris

“When I dream of afterlife in heaven,” Ernest Hemingway once said, “the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz.” The writer’s beloved home-away-from-home and its fellow Parisian palaces are some of the grandest hotels in the world, and many are as legendary as the patrons who were devoted to them. Below, a list of…

18 European Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

For a Europhile with vacation days, it can be hard to remember that there are actually seven continents. Our rally cry is “Europe or bust!” Thankfully, there’s enough on the continent to keep us exploring for a lifetime — and we’ve got the bucket list to prove it. If you’re constantly drawn across the Atlantic…

11 Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Europe

Bed and breakfast — such a simple formula can help travelers feel at home in big, unfamiliar cities. Though B&Bs might conjure images of New England hideaways or stately Southern mansions with rocking chairs set up on screened-in porches, Europe, too, is filled with these quaint, intimate retreats. So, if your idea of a special…

6 Chic Paris Hotels You’d Never Guess Are Chains

Believe it or not, not all chain hotels are created equal. Sure, there are those that feature uninspired decor, bland food menus, and bare-bones amenities, but others are chic, with fashion-forward furnishings and decorative details. For proof of that latter group, head to the stylish city of Paris. Ahead, we pulled together a list of…

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

Oyster.com/Hostellerie le Marechal On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the top half. Maybe we’re vaguely aware of the regions of France with names that match our favorite wines: Champagne? Bordeaux? Pinot Noir? OK,…

9 Popular Tourist Destinations That Still Pack a Lot of Local Culture

One of our common travel woes is excitedly visiting a new destination, only to be met with a tourist trap that’s lost most of its culture (we’re looking at you, Bali and Cancun). Fortunately, there are many destinations that are able to attract millions of visitors each year while retaining the region’s way of life.…