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A Local Perspective on Paris

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Contact: Melanie Gravdal


Why Would Anyone Choose Feeling Lost Over Feeling Like a Local? …

LITTLETON, Colorado – February 11, 2015 – Paris – the “City of Light” – is revered for its romance, its fashion, its architecture, museums, bridges and, of course, its skyline featuring the Eiffel Tower. The setting of countless novels and movies, it’s no wonder Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.”

In 2015, Monograms is providing travelers more than 20, inclusive travel packages that feature Paris. Package options include everything from a 4-day Paris Getaway (priced from $753), 6-day Paris & Nice and 7-day A Week in London & Paris vacations to more extensive choices like 8-day Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice to 10-day London, Paris & Rome.

In a place where everything is foreign, Monograms promises to make France more enjoyable, manageable and fun. When travelers choose to travel to Paris – and through all of Europe – with Monograms, they stay in the heart of the action thanks to a choice of hand-selected hotels; they get the VIP treatment by skipping lines at must-see sights and they arrive stress-free, thanks to transportation to and around their destination.

In addition, Monograms provides travelers their own, on-site Local Host® who helps them personalize their experience: A one-of-a-kind, featured component of every Monograms vacation. In a city where the air itself feels enchanted, a local’s insight to help find everything from the best views to the most magical and cultural city walks is invaluable.

Kenia Mazola and Stephane Daire are two of Monograms’ Local Hosts in Paris. They have provided those travelers thinking about a Paris vacation in 2015 a handful of helpful, insider tips. According to them:

  1. The best views of Paris can be found from Montparnasse Tower.
  2. Strolling the Marais District – 18th century streets filled with charming antique stores, galleries and cafes – provides a glimpse of the intimate medieval city of Victor Hugo and Balzac novels (a time before Paris’ grand avenues were built).
  3. A favorite – and famous – Parisian dish to try is the tasty “butter and ham” sandwich (referred to as the “Sandwich Parisian”).
  4. France’s most famous cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, is far more than a tourist attraction: It remains an active church. Consider basking in its 800-year history with an evening concert of classical music and medieval Gregorian chants.
  5. The Montmartre is the best spot in the city for delicious late-night eats.
  6. If you love wine, consider embarking on a wine-tasting through Paris’ Latin quarter.
  7. When spending time in Paris, enjoy the gardens. Local Host Stephane calls Paris’ gardens “temples of beauty and perfume.” He suggests a walk through Tuileries Garden – a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde.
  8. Whether it’s the first thing you see when you arrive or the last image you have as you depart, both Local Hosts agree the Eiffel Tower is a must-see. Stephane commented further to say the iconic tower, “inspires us to dance, jump and photograph ourselves and to commemorate our time in this beautiful city.”
  9. If you make it to the top of the Eiffel Tower, reward yourself at the “Champagne bar.”

For more information about Monograms – or for the latest deals, including a $100 air credit on 2015 Europe Vacations – visit

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With nearly 40 offices staffed with more than 200 travel experts that extend as far as Asia and as wide as Europe, Monograms has a rich reputation as a company travelers can depend on to help them simplify travel planning while creating special dream getaways.  Monograms affords travelers the power to personalize their vacation without having to take care of planning details or logistics, thanks to the on-site support of a Local Host. With Monograms, travelers are assured their vacation details are taken care of, including hotel, transportation, sightseeing and more, so they can simply focus on having fun.  Monograms is part of the Globus family of brands, an award-winning, travel industry leader with 85 years of international travel expertise.  The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI). Travel agents can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting “Like” us on Facebook.