Parisian security officials have launched a major security operation after an incident at the Louvre. A French soldier on guard at the museum opened fire on a suspected attacker.
EVA Air has announced an increased service on its Paris-Taipei route which will operate daily, non-stop flights as of Monday, October 10th. Increasing from three-times-weekly, EVA Air will continue to operate its existing service with the iconic Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet, introducing a modern, standard livery Boeing 777-300ER for the additional four flights to the European City of Light.
Two of Paris’s most famous tourist attractions, the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay, have been closed due to flooding in the French capital.
Frank Marrenbach, chief executive of Oetker Collection, has announced the recent appointment of Luca Allegri to the role of managing director of Le Bristol Paris. Allegri will take over the leadership of the award-wining Parisian palace in August 2016. He will take over from Philippe Perd who has been assigned this function temporarily on top of his role of managing director of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes.
Yotel has announced the Paris location for their next hotel opening. Due to open in July, it will be the first ever in-terminal hotel at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The luxury cabins will be situated in the secure transit area in Terminal 2E, home to Air France and the SkyTeam Global Alliance. Yotel’s Paris launch will form part of the opening of the brand new airport lounge area Instant Paris.
Nestled in the heart of St-Germain-des-Près, sitting between antiquarians, typical Parisian brasseries and fancy shops, stands the Hotel Pont Royal, a fabulous literary hotel well-known for its signature bar since 1923. Praised by some very famous authors, such as Hemingway, Miller or even Sartre, the five-star hotel enjoys the perfect location for those who want to be near the most beautiful sights that the French capital has to offer.
Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière, situated just off the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris, has been recognised by the prestigious World Travel Awards as Europe’s Leading City Hotel. Here Chris O’Toole reports for Breaking Travel News on how the property is using its heritage in French cinema to wow its thoroughly modern guests.
Police in France have arrested six men after 1.3 tonnes of cocaine was seized from suitcases on board an Air France flight. Police discovered the stash of pure cocaine stuffed in 30 suitcases on September 11th in what is thought to be the largest drug haul ever made in the Paris area.
A rescue operation is under way to search for passengers of a train that crashed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, on Friday, killing at least six people and seriously injuring eight. The train, which had just left Paris, was heading for Limoges when it derailed, crashing into a crowded station platform at rush hour.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated following an anonymous tip threatening to blow up the attraction, according to reports.
In an effort to overcome the sometimes surly reputation of the city, Paris Île-de-France has launched a campaign designed to wow British visitors during the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. Entitled ‘Celebrate Your Victories in Style’, the unorthodox promotion will see holidaymakers offered a chance to win a free break in Paris every time a British athlete claims a gold medal at the Games.