Articles Mentioning Paris Hotels

7 of the World’s Most Expensive Cities and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

For the urban travel aficionado, the world’s biggest, baddest, and most expensive cities have unmatched allure. Places like New York City, Tokyo, and London are certainly some of the coolest, busiest, and most energy-packed places on earth, but just a couple nights spent in any of those destinations can leave your bank accounts quickly drained.…

6 Unexpected Things You Can Do at Versailles

Maria Teresa Hart/Oyster The Chateau de Versailles. The name alone is so full of pomp and circumstance, every word seems to carry a baritone boom followed by trumpets. It’s a must-see sight for just about every visitor to France (and French people themselves!) with good reason. The Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, and the…

The Best Girlfriend Getaways in Europe

An annual girls getaway is a tradition many women look forward to. Whether you’re traveling with your best friends, mom, or second cousin once removed, sharing a special travel experience is something you’ll always remember. To help you start planning, we’ve rounded up eight awesome girlfriend getaways across Europe. Each one appeals to different interests,…

The Most Luxurious Hotel Closets in the World

The Supérieure Room at The Peninsula Paris/Oyster Traveling can be all about living out your wildest fantasies. For some, that means journeying far and wide to climb a mountain, while others satisfy their wanderlust by relaxing on an exotic private island. The hotel experience, too, is often about turning your reveries into a temporary reality,…

Video: Descend Into the Catacombs of Paris

You may have braved haunted houses and visited abandoned ghost towns, but you haven’t experienced spooky until you’ve toured the tunnels of the Catacombs of Paris. Dubbed the world’s largest grave, the 200-mile subterranean network holds the remains of six million people in an eerie, yet artistic, arrangement. Exhumed due to overcrowding in cemeteries, the…

The Most Charming Boutique Hotels in Europe

A word of advice: Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to searching for the perfect hotel stay. In fact, for those seeking a more intimate, charming ambience with a personal touch, a boutique hotel is the way to go. Whether you’re heading off on a long vacation or sneaking in a short weekend getaway,…

Where Else We Would Live if We Could

Bridge Street/Oyster Wanderlust runs rampant in this office. Everyone is always “off to” or “just back from,” and there’s a steady stream of chatter about trips and destinations. Many of us plan to call New York home for the long haul, but in spending our days consumed with all things travel, thoughts about living in…

Top 5 Ships for Cruise Ship Haters

Cruise travel attracts plenty of haters. Just ask Tina Fey, who skewered it in her book “Bossypants” by concluding, “Cruises were designed to make something unbearable — a two-week transatlantic crossing — seem bearable. There’s no need to do it now. There are planes. You wouldn’t take a vacation where you ride on a stagecoach…

The Most Romantic Bridges in the World

Bridges can be traced back to ancient times. Many are built to serve a useful function of providing passage over an obstacle, like a body of water, but there’s something romantic about them, too. After all, they connect places to each other, and they are accessible for anyone to walk over, preferably hand-in-hand. That said,…

Paris Slated to Surpass Tourism Records In Spite of Terror Attacks

France can be characterized in many ways: charming, romantic, idyllic, and above all, resilient. And now, there are statistics to back up the latter descriptor. Following a 1.5 million dip in visitors from 2015 to 2016 — a decline due to recent terror attacks — France’s Ile-de-France area, which encompasses Paris, is back on top.…