Feb 05, 2:57 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By J.E. Reich 02/05/19 AT 2:56 PM The death toll has reached 10 in Paris' deadliest fire in over a decade, after flames engulfed an eight-story apartment building Tuesday in the affluent neighborhood of the 16th arrondissement. One of the confirmed dead was a baby and at least 31 people, including six firefighters, have been injured. President Emmanuel Macron said France "had woken up to tragedy."An unidentified woman, with a purported history of mental illness, has been arrested for setting the fire to the building.Before the fire erupted, occupants of the building heard the woman arguing with another tenant, reportedly an off-duty firefighter."So you’re a firefighter? Here’s a fire," she allegedly exclaimed.After midnight, the building was set ablaze. The woman, who authorities confirmed is 40 years old, was later found … [Read more...] about Paris Fire Update: Death Toll Continues To Rise In Deadly Apartment Blaze
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World International Affairs A Saudi princess has reported the theft of about $930,000 in jewelry from her luxury hotel room in Paris, a police source revealed on Monday. The unidentified royal member was staying at the Ritz Paris when the theft occurred on Friday afternoon, Agence France-Presse reported. There were no signs that someone had broken into the five-star hotel suite, but the jewels were not stored in the room’s safe. France’s anti-organized crime brigade has launched an investigation into the incident, a legal source told the news agency. A woman walks past the luxury Ritz Paris hotel on the Place Vendôme this past February. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images The hotel declined to comment on the case when contacted by Reuters. However, the news agency reported that this would be the second heist from the hotel, located on Paris’s Place Vendôme, this year. Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces … [Read more...] about Saudi Princess Reports Over $900,000 in Jewelry Stolen From Paris Hotel Suite
Gangs of thieves dubbed "the hotel rats" are preying on guests at Paris hotels using various scams and techniques to steal tourists' belongings, French police have said. With the number of tourists visiting Paris set to swell over the next few weeks during the summer high season, thieves who prey on visitors will also be out in numbers. Visitors might know about the pickpockets on the Metro or the street scams to avoid, but are less likely to be aware of the thieves targeting them in their hotels, often pretending to be fellow tourists. These kind of thieves and pickpockets have been dubbed "hotel rats" because of the way they sneak and scurry around in the background often unnoticed, but they are known to target some of the capital's poshest hotels. "They go to hotel complexes in Paris but also in suburbs around the city like Courbevoie or Vincennes, where there are also tourists," Tony Mariet, the commissioner of the capital's anti-scam BRB (Brigade de répression du … [Read more...] about Paris tourists warned about thieves who prey on hotel guests
1. La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette Paris is a busy city, but for a quiet oasis spend an afternoon at La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette. The rooftop terrace in the 9th arrondissement has both a breathtaking view of the French capital and a virtual reality telescope, which gives you a view of the city as it would have been in 1912. 2. Shangri-La Hotel terrace If you’re seeking ultimate luxury and a close-up view of the Eiffel Tower, spend the evening on the candlelit terrace at Shangri-La Hotel. 3. Le Quarante Trois Le Quarante Trois is in the heart of Paris in the city's 6th arrondissement. Sit on a romantic terrace just across the Seine from Notre-Dame with a cocktail and enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night. 4. Le Bistrot des Dames For a more low-key terrace, try Le Bistrot des Dames. During the summer everyone wants to soak up the sun, so it can be a challenge to find a free spot outside a cafe. However, Le Bistrot des Dames is … [Read more...] about Are these the 13 best cafe terraces in Paris?
A new survey has revealed the most expensive hotels in the City of Light. And there is one clear winner. The iconic Hotel Ritz, located on Paris’s prestigious Place Vendôme, is the most expensive hotel anywhere in the city, according to a survey by Luxury-Hotels.com. Below is a full countdown of the top 10 priciest places to stay in the French capital. The survey compared prices at every luxury hotel in the French capital based on the rate for a three-night stay. The prices listed the most affordable double room during June 2018 – the month when hotel rates in Paris are usually at their highest. With a rate of €1,300 euros for the least expensive room, the Ritz Paris leads the ranking. First opened in 1898, the famous hotel has entertained numerous heads of state, royalty and celebrities down the years. It reopened in June 2016 after 4 years of renovations overseen by acclaimed French architect Thierry … [Read more...] about In Pictures: The top 10 most expensive hotels in Paris