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RESERVATIONS ONLINE. . .
would like you to visit their web site. EasyToBook is the booking
service for hotels that offers the best discounts making online hotel reservations
simple, easy and secure giving the traveler access to a vast choice of
carefully-selected and superb discounted hotels. The site offers thousands
of discounted rooms, all of which may be booked (and canceled) instantly.
money because every hotel room offered is guaranteed to have the
best rate available on the Internet; you pay no reservation fee and have
a wide choice of fine hotels in Paris as well as throughout France and
elsewhere in Europe and the world ~ at all price levels from 1 to
5 stars! And, because there are no 3rd and 4th parties involved in
your reservation, the hotels can provide the lowest rates through EasyToBook.com.
EasyToBook.com your best choice for online booking? One thing might
be the Dutch approach of high quality customer service. Your satisfaction
is their goal. They designed their web site to be easy to find on
the Internet, easy to use and to contain accurate information about hotels,
their surroundings and local tourist attractions.
example, EasyToBook was one of the first companies to use Google Maps and
provides customers with 360 degree pictures to give a total view of the
hotel and the room. This avoids customer disappointment later.
Since the founding of the company in 2004, it has expanded yearly, moved
the head office to Switzerland in 2006, and it has plans to cover the world
because you can receive the best discounted rate doesn't mean the hotels
on EasyToBook.com aren't high quality accommodations. Here are two
Hôtel Opéra Paris on boulevard Haussmann is a 4-star hotel:
Château Les Crayères just east of Paris in the Marne is a
be sure to visit EasyToBook's France hotels pages using the following links:
and tell them
On Your Own sent you!
ivory-colored classical note cards present our exclusive pen and ink drawings
of magnificent château chambres d'hôtes in France.
An assortment of twelve with matching envelopes will provide you with a
unique and elegant
way to drop
a few lines to friends or to express yourself with a distinctive thank
you message. Our cards also make very thoughtful and original gifts.
See our prices below which include postage and handling.
Three of the
twelve cards (châteaus Canisy, Motte and Foulon) are
size of each card when folded is 5 1/2" wide by 4 1/4" high
(14 cms wide
by 10 3/4 cms high), printed on beautiful matte finish card stock.
They are blank
inside, and the name of the château
on the face of the card is indicated on the back.
the United States / packet of 12 assorted cards includes first class
postage and handling.
or Mexico / packet of 12 assorted cards includes first class postage
/ packet of 12 assorted cards includes air mail postage and
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Châteaux for Sale!
Château in Gascony on 290 acres of land
Completely restored with
spacious modern kitchen and heated swimming pool
département of Gers in southwestern France, this fine château
has spacious en suite bedrooms, true French style and lots of character.
views of the Pyrénées mountains, the mild climate and proximity
to Bordeaux wine country, music festivals, and the Armagnac region make
the location of this château ideal for living in France or operating
a luxury bed and breakfast.
more information or to contact the owners, please send an email to us at
with Gascony Château in the subject line.
CENTURY FRENCH CHÂTEAU FOR SALE
and Bed & Breakfast accommodations
tourist-rich Loire Valley, on the banks of a tributary of the Loire, is
this amazing Medieval château with four self-catering gîtes
and a lovely bed and breakfast, too! For those interested in living
in luxury while operating a successful and enjoyable business, this château
is perfect! Currently, a French/English speaking couple are the very
capable on site managers.
THE GRAND FIREPLACE AND DINING HALL
11th century château, gîtes and B&B sit on over 5 hectares
of beautiful property, complete with gardens and a heated swimming pool
open from May to October. The château can accommodate up to
14 people in its five spacious guest rooms, and has a dining hall fit for
a king! In fact, Kind Henri IV was a guest here in 1576!
AND SWIMMING POOL
of the château will find the area abundant in things to do and see.
They will enjoy late medieval and Renaissance art and culture at the nearby
Château d'Angers which is famous for its tapestries of the Apocalypse
and Mille Fleurs gobelin tapestries. The amazing Abbaye de Fontevraud
is not far away, nor is the wonderful Château de Saumur and nearby
riding center. Wine lovers will enjoy the appellations and vineyards
of Anjou as well as visiting the grand castles of the Loire.
to the château itself accommodating ten adults and four children
in 5 guest rooms, the bed and breakfast lodges ten+ people in 4 suites
and 1 double guest room; and the four holiday cottages/gîtes
will accommodate up to a total of 20 people who are looking for self-catering
holidays on the grounds of a magnificent château. The cottages
and bed & breakfast are elegant and comfortable with parquet and stone
floors, beamed ceilings and spaciousness and include underfloor heating,
air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, and, upon request,
Internet connections. All modern comforts are provided.
can come for rejuvenation and wellness treatments at the château
as well. There is an infra-red sauna, a Jacuzzi, and massage showers.
Currently operating to full capacity, groups can take the entire property
for special celebrations, friend and family reunions or group wine tasting
those interested in learning more about purchasing this property, serious
inquiries should be sent to email@example.com,
please put 'Loire Château' in the subject line. We can
provide further photos, more details about the property, and sale price.
We look forward to hearing from you!
photos courtesy of the château owner. All rights reserved.]
Château near Aubusson
Price Reduction !! ***
Creuse département of France's Limousin region draws those
seeking fine porcelain in Limoges, exquisite tapestries in Aubusson, and,
as it is a land of natural beauty and tranquility, the ideal locale for
a relaxing and memorable holiday. Set in the scenic foothills of
the Massif Central, the Creuse is hilly and wooded with lakes and
rivers in abundance ~ and, it is an angler's paradise. Lac de Vassivière
is one of Europe's largest man-made water sports complexes offering 1100
hectares for swimming, snorkeling, wind-surfing, sailing, speed boating,
water skiing and fishing.
this exquisite château opened its doors to guests following three
years of extensive restoration, and it was renamed after a prominent Aubusson
family who kept the tapestry manufacture alive during the trying times
of the Empire and Restoration periods.
entry hall, restaurant with magnificent fireplace, château
has been painstakingly renovated, and all efforts were made to retain the
period features of the residence. The basement houses the kitchen,
banquet hall and wine cellars. The ground floor features the Grand
Salon with a stunning period fireplace and high ceilings, the Conservatory
for breakfast, the Petit Salon for quiet times and reading, a Billiards
room, and the Restaurant for the enjoyment of gourmet cuisine in a classical
Two of the
ten en suite bedrooms at the château
such as this with ten large suites, all with en suite bathrooms, five of
which are on the first floor - luxurious rooms with high ceilings,
and five more spacious and refined guest suites on the second floor - is
the perfect château for renting, chambres d'hôtes, or
as the private residence of a large and active family. [Furnishings not
the château is being offered for sale. As you will see in these
photographs, it is a truly unique and inviting. This sophisticated
and elegant residence needs nothing more than for a new owner to move in.
information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and put 'Creuse Château' in the subject line. Merci!
FRENCH CHÂTEAU FOR SALE
the département of the Vendée in western France, with easy
access to the Atlantic shore, a beautiful 19th century château is
now for sale. Currently used as a family residence and bed &
breakfast, the château shares its 13 hectares of parkland (32.5 acres)
with three small rental cottages, a longère recently completely
renovated as a 'dortoir' with facilities for conferences, seminars, weddings
and other large gatherings, a heated swimming pool, horse stables and a
not only provides private accommodations for its resident owners, but it
offers two double guest rooms, one twin guest room and two suites, all
with en suite bathrooms, for guests, as well as a formal dining room, finely-detailed
classical French interiors, exquisite stained glass and other unique attributes.
The château is in excellent, move-in condition. The total
capacity of the château, cottages and longère is 40 persons.
GLASS, HEATED POOL, CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE
many tourist attractions, including the historic city of Nantes (a half
hour drive from the Château and two hours from Paris via TGV), Le
Logis de la Chabotterie (historic castle of the Vendéen War) fishing,
hunting, museums, son et lumière spectacle at Puy de Fou,
the seaside resort of St Jean-de-Monts, La Roche-sur-Yon, the
Île de Noirmoutier, and the Marais de Challans.
OF CHÂTEAU AND DEPENDENCIES
road to estate is at top left center of photo]
and its dependencies generate a very substantial annual income for its
owners, while maintenance costs and taxes are very low.
a serious interest in the possible purchase of this château can contact
us at email@example.com,
(please indicate Vendée Château in the subject line)
and we will be happy to provide more details, photos and price information.
We promise a prompt response to all inquiries.
PARIS FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP &
PARIS APARTMENT RENTALS
Glenn Cooper of Rentals
in Paris, your expert on Paris real estate, can help you find the
perfect Paris apartment. Glenn has lived in Paris for 22 years and
worked with many clients to buy their own Paris pied-a-terre worry
free. His inside knowledge of Paris real estate and how one gets
things done in Paris has helped him to grow his apartment hunting service
over a number of years.
Glenn is now offering buyers
the opportunity to own a fixed yearly period of one of his beautiful ideally-located
Paris apartments. His Fractional Ownership properties are
located on the Île de la Cité and in the Marais. You
can view his web site which presents his fractional ownership properties
. PLEASE MENTION FRANCE
Your Own WHEN CONTACTING GLENN.
Ownership is still available for this
with a view of Notre Dame Cathedral
For a small fraction of what
a Paris apartment would cost if you purchased the entire property outright,
you can own a lifetime share of a beautiful, perfectly-located Paris apartment
with complete maintenance in place so that you will enjoy the property
in a truly care-free manner. This new concept is perfect for first
time buyers in Paris who really want to go ahead but don't want to be bothered
with all of the day-to-day concerns that property ownership requires.
A Paris apartment is a very
solid investment since the housing market is so limited. It
will certainly increase in value over time, and you will reap the benefit
of enjoying your property and spending timne in Paris annually. As
time goes on, you can give the share of the apartment to your children,
or sell it to another buyer if you should decide that this suits you.
The value of your share of the given apartment will certainly increase,
so you can always be confient that you can sell it for the same amount
you paid or even make a profit. So, for the years you use your property
and enjoy Paris, you will be doing so at a very small cost.
For complete details, locations,
and more photos, visit the web site or email your American contact in Paris,
Glenn Cooper, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also phone him from the US at 1.516.977.3318. PLEASE
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WHEN CONTACTING GLENN.
STROLLS IN PARIS
the Ages offers
a series of seventeen strolls to help you discover little-known facts about
the City of Light (and two guided tours outside the city) which will be
revealed to you in a most entertaining and enlightening manner by Arthur
Gillette. He knows Paris. Arthur is an American graduate of Harvard
(Magna Cum Laude in French language and literature) with a doctorate from
the University of Massachusetts. He has lived in Paris since 1958
and for many years was an official at the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) head quartered in Paris. At UNESCO
he was Editor-in-Chief of Museum International magazine.
just imagine what a stroll with Arthur Gillette will offer you! As
the author of the Paris Through the Ages series of nine pocket
map-guides, and an expert on Paris and her monuments, your time
could not be better spent. Strolls are organized for small groups
(and almost always for a party of family and/or friends) to allow people
to interact and ask questions along the way, focusing on the vestiges of
a single historical period -- in some cases on a single monument. Each
stroll takes from two to two and a half hours and is done at a comfortable
and leisurely pace. The themes of sixteen currently offered strolls
necessary, so to schedule your stroll and to obtain prices, contact Arthur
Gillette by Email at email@example.com
or phone him at 22.214.171.124.51.67. Ask how you
can obtain Arthur's Pocket Guides including maps, too!
(its arena, baths and more)
Medieval Sampler (Saint
Germain de Prés church, the 13th century Cordeliers monastery refectory,
the Cluny abbots' "townhouse")
(university and student life in the Latin Quarter between the 12th and
Wall Route Right Bank (follow
the 12th century rampart from the Louvre to the eastern extremity of the
Wall Route Left Bank (follow
the 13th century rampart as it wends its way through courtyards, mews and
an underground parking lot!)
Dame Cathedral (hear
about some unsolved mysteries surrounding the Grand Old Lady)
of the Capital: Île de la Cité (a
sampling of events that marked Parisian history through 2300 years of uninterrupted
rue de la Huchette: Heart of the Latin Quarter
(architectural reminiscences of Renaissance King François Ier, 19th
century poet Charles Baudelaire, a 16th century Royal Prosecutor, and Napoleon
Bonaparte, as well as the oldest tree in Paris, the intimate 12th-13th
century St. Julien le Pauvre church and other medieval memories)
"Grand Century" on the Île St. Louis (an
intimate round-island look at the architecture and history of some of Paris's
grandest 17th century mansions, including where author James Jones lived
for many years)
Naughty Marais (feats
of derring-do whose ghosts haunt what was once THE place to live in the
Along The Canal St-Martin -
(A look at what's left of the Bastille's story and reality, the handsome
(!) early 17th century St. Louis plague hospital, and Paris’ main 'inland
waterway' – a strollers’ delight)
Mouffetard Quarter: “Quaint” PLUS
(a highway leaving Paris for Rome 2,000 years ago, rue Mouffetard still
boasts a street market that has functioned since about 1350, not to forget
a public fountain erected by Marie de Medici, the house where Ernest Hemingway
lived in the 1930s and segments of the Medieval city rampart)
Architecture: Parisian Art Nouveau (visit
some of the masterpieces of Guimard, Chédanne, Sauvage and other
Belle Epoque builders) see photo
- (Along the weeping willow-bordered Marne River banks you'll discover
famed 1900s guinguette dance halls, the Ile of Beauty (where 14th century
Bastille-builder King Charles V loved and died), some crazy turn-of-the-century
houses worthy of Charles Addams, the capital of France's rowing champions
and one of the original Paris Halles (central market) Baltard pavilions,
dismantled and reassembled as a cultural center in the early 1970s.
Clean and Angular – Art Deco Architecture in Paris
(some of the best Parisian samples – Samaritaine department store, Théâtre
des Champs Elysées, Palais de Chaillot, La Coupole Café etc.
- of the movement that inspired such great American creations as
New York's Chrysler Building, with memories of F. Scott Fitzgerald and
Josephine Baker, among other American luminaries)
- 25 August 1944: The Liberation of Paris (military
and political highlights of the "glorious week" -- some grave and others
humorous - pinpointing aspects of American involvement)
– major Parisian roots of the American Revolution.
& Senlis: Day-long
visits to historical high spots near Paris such as the 'predecessor to
Versailles', Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and Senlis, whose layered
vestiges stretch back 17 centuries, can usually be arranged by prior request.
Car transportation provided as needed.
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are made between the buyer and the advertiser, and any differences or disagreements
that may result because of said purchases will be resolved between them.
Cold Spring Press and FRANCE On Your Own are not a party to any
transactions between buyers and sellers unless specifically agreed to in
writing by Cold Spring Press, P O Box 26098, San Diego, California
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