We headed to France, August 9th , to meet up with our parents. ( both sets).
We flew XL airlines, it was decent, good food and service, no personal entertainment. Since the flight departure was 11.50 pm ( delayed to 3 am), we pretty much slept on the plane anyway.
First stop was the Mandarin Oriental. I decided to stay here 1 night, as I do sell the hotel a lot, so it was good to check it out and experience it. After doing a site inspection of it last year, it was totally wonderful to have a night stay here. Great location – on Rue St.-Honore, next to hotel Costes , Place Vendome , Tuilleries. 🙂
We had an absolutely huge room- super spacious and loved it totally- if you are in Paris and looking for something contemporary , clean lines and chic- the Mandarin is IT!
If you didn’t read the post about the inspection, here is it http://wp.me/p1PB4X-2C
We spent our first evening walking around, just enjoying the sights and sounds of Paris. Dinner was on the busy Rue du Bac street.