With the leaves from the trees beginning to fall, autumn is approaching- fast! If you want to kick start autumn in style, then why not head out to Paris where you can enjoy leisurely strolls through The Tuileries and Carrousel gardens, or wine and dine yourself at the mini Palais. Sounds right up your street? Take a look at the best ways to explore Paris according to Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Stroll- The Tuileris and Carrousel Gardens
Take in the best of Autumn’s colours with a leisurely stroll through The Tuileries and Carrousel gardens and make your way through the leafy setting to the Louvre, where you can enjoy a hot chocolate after a meander through the galleries.
Visit www.louvre.fr/en for more information
A singer in love - passionate, jealous and impulsive; a romantic painter, an idealist and a defender of liberty; a police chief with a lust for flesh, power and blood, ready to do anything to achieve his ends. Puccini’s spectacular opera is being performed at the grand Palais Garnier - Opéra National de Paris between 10th October – 28th November.
Visit www.operadeparis.fr/en/ to book tickets.
Every year on the third Thursday of November (Thursday 20th November this year), the young red vin de primeur Beaujolais nouveau is released on to the market. Just 6-8 weeks old, the wine is intended for immediate consumption. Celebrate its release at the glamorous Mini Palais restaurant located inside the Grand Palais.
Visit www.minipalais.com to book a table.
Relax- Hotel Indigo Paris- Opera
The city’s latest boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo Paris—Opera is opening its doors at the end of September. Located in the elegant Opera quartier, the hotel is encircled by Paris’ prestigious theatres, music halls and opera houses. Its design reflects the neighbourhood’s cultural charm and opulent architecture with theatre-inspired murals throughout. Savour a French delicacy in the Tartare(s) Restaurant inspired by Chef Christophe Raoux. The Louvre, Angelina and the Grand Palais are all walking distance away. Room rates start from £232.34 GBP for a superior room based on two people sharing.
Visit www.ihg.com to make a booking.
Treat Yourself- Tea at Angelina
Angelina is home to Paris's most lip-smackingly scrumptious desserts - all served in the grandeur of a belle époque salon just steps from the Louvre. The hot chocolate is pure decadence. For a sweet bite we recommend choosing the Mont Blanc, a crispy and crunchy meringue base topped with smoothed whipped cream and covered with layers of delicious chestnut cream.
Visit www.angelina-paris.fr to book a table.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is debuting its boutique brand in France with the opening of the luxurious and chic Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera at the end of September.