Subject: Guide to Paris
In today's Daily Telegraph (my UK newspaper) the travel expert mentioned a wesite which is useful for anyone visiting Paris.Its Paris Discount hotel booking service is free . the site also has Ticket avenue which can arrange seats for all kinds of peformance arts,cabaret and and dinner cruises in Paris and the Gourmet Society, which will reserve tables at Michelin starred restaurants for a FF50 per head booking fee. The blurb in the Telegraph goes on to explain that the the Gourmet service was designed for Americans who are not sure enough of their French to try to make the reservations themselves. There is a phone no. manned by an Englishwoman for anyone interested in this service: 0033 1 53 63 84 83. Obviously this is the no.ringing from UK so you would have to use your own code for ringing Paris. I checked out the website, although I could not access it via Google, my usual search engine, but I did find it by using Dogpile, another American search engine which I find wonderful. Anyway, the site is good and the hotel notes give decent info. and list room prices. there is also a section in which travellers give reviews of the hotels they used. the listings run from very inexpensive hotels to more luxurious one and you are able to browse by the area of paris in which you want to stay. The site has quite helpful info. about getting into the city from the airport. Just a suggestion. Anyway greetings from London where the sun has eventually decided to shine just a little after months of grey skies and rain.

Ann speakman