3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris & 3 Nights Geneva with Mont Blanc (DRF)

“Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away…” We’re sure you remember these lyrics from the Go Go’s famous song from the 80s. You’ve probably even sung the lyrics—maybe in the shower. Monograms knows you need a vacation, that’s why we’ve made traveling to London, Paris, & Geneva easy! We’ve arranged your hotel reservations in each city, sightseeing, transportation between cities, transfers to/from the train stations, and daily breakfast. We’ve even arranged for you to have a Local Host® in each city, someone who is on hand to offer suggestions, answer your questions, arrange activities, and ensure your vacation is all you want it to be.

Your vacation begins as soon as you arrive in London, as we can seamlessly whisk you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will help you get settled and give you materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert. Hear inside stories about must-see landmarks, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben before arriving in time to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In Paris, your guided sightseeing with an expert local guide features inside visits to Notre Dame Cathedral, the iconic cathedral dating to 1163, and the Louvre, the world’s most visited art museum. And never fear…we’ve included VIP access, so you won’t waste time standing in line. Instead, you’ll be up close and personal with da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the museum’s other famous treasures. We’ve also scouted out the best place to capture photos of the Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there.

In both London and Paris, you’ll have a full day to discover more of these cities. But don’t worry, your Local Host will offer suggestions and can help arrange your activities. You may want to take a cruise on the Thames River in London or the Seine River in Paris. Perhaps ride the London Eye or take a ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. You may want to see a show in London’s West End or at Paris’ Moulin Rouge. The opportunities are endless!

Your guided sightseeing in Geneva features the Jet d' Eau, Europe's tallest water fountain, and an inside visit to St. Peter's Cathedral, the Romanesque–Gothic church best known for John Calvin's sermons during the mid-16th century. A vacation highlight is an excursion to Chamonix & Mont Blanc from Geneva. Chamonix held the first Winter Olympics and is famous for its magnificent beauty. We’ve included a cable-car ride to the top of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s tallest peak, offering you breathtaking views of Chamonix and the Alps. You’ll also have free time to explore on your own.

And did we mention we’ve included transportation between the cities? You’ll travel via the high-speed Eurostar train through the Chunnel, an engineering marvel, from London to Paris. From Paris to Geneva, you’ll travel first-class on the high-speed TGV train. We’ll even take you from/to your hotels to/from the train stations and get you on the correct train! It’s just another way Monograms makes traveling easily, so you can stop singing, “Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, have to get away…”


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes an excursion from Geneva to beautiful Chamonix and Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s tallest peak.

DAY
1
London, England

Welcome to London, a major settlement for two millennia and today a vibrant global city. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

DAY
2
London

Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank; the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe; and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.

DAY
3
London

For this day at leisure, your Local Hosts will have interesting recommendations, such as a walk along the South Bank with its theaters, museums, galleries, boutiques, and street cafés, and maybe a flight on Europe’s highest observation wheel.

DAY
4
London–Paris, France

Travel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris.

DAY
5
Paris

Morning guided sightseeing takes you to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world’s most visited museum, THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other treasures.

DAY
6
Paris

Full day to explore the magnificent “City of Light” at your own pace. Your Local Host will have many recommendations.

DAY
7
Paris–Geneva, Switzerland

Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (first class) to Geneva.

DAY
8
Geneva

On your morning guided sightseeing, see Geneva’s international sector, with some of the world’s major peace-making organizations. Admire the amazing Jet d’Eau, a large water-jet fountain situated where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhône River and visible throughout the city. See the Flower Clock, a masterpiece of technology and floral art, symbol of the city’s internationally acclaimed watch industry. Visit ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL, an imposing Romanesque-Gothic church in the Old Town that is best known for Protestant Reformation leader John Calvin’s inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century.

DAY
9
Geneva. Excursion to Chamonix–Mont Blanc

Today, enjoy a special highlight excursion to MONT BLANC. Travel across the Swiss-French border to Chamonix, a famous mountain resort where the first Winter Olympics were held. From the town center, ride a cable car to the Aiguille du Midi (Needle of the South), a rocky, 12,391-foot-high (3,777m) peak in the Mont Blanc mountain range with year-round snow. Its terraces provide an amazing 360-degree view of the Chamonix Valley and the Alps. A lift takes you to the summit terrace at 12,605 feet (3,842m) for stunning panoramas (if the cable car to Aiguille du Midi is not available due to adverse weather conditions, it will be substituted with a ride on the scenic rack railway to the magnificent Mer de Glace glacier on the northern slopes of Mont Blanc). Leisure time to explore Chamonix’s center and enjoy lunch on your own in one of the many local restaurants before heading back to Geneva.

DAY
10
Geneva

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Transportation

Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) London-Paris, with porterage; by high-speed TGV train Paris-Geneva (first class); by coach round-trip Geneva-Chamonix; transfers to/from train stations

Included Hotels

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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Paris
Geneva

Millennium Gloucester

4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey's Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.

Location & Highlights

Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London's greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Knightsbridge with Harrods and other famous department stores is two tube stops away and it only takes 10 minutes to reach Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Soho.

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
The 610 guestrooms are elegant, modern, and spacious. In-room amenities include individual climate control, satellite TV, pay-per-view movies, direct-dial telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, and safe.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

200 Westminster Bridge
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.

Location & Highlights

The London Eye, the London Aquarium, and the city's finest theatres, restaurants, and bars are just steps away, and Waterloo and Westminster Bridge Underground stations are two ideal links to reach the rest of the city.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
The Superior Rooms face the hotel's atrium and are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a desk, LCD flat screen TV, minibar/refrigerator, tea/coffee-making facilities, and a laptop safe.

Park Plaza Waterloo

6 Hercules Road
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

One of the newest hotels in central London, the 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.

Location & Highlights

Park Plaza London Waterloo is located within minutes of London's famous landmarks in the heart of the city. Getting around is easy, with London Waterloo Underground station, as well as Lambeth North underground station close by.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
All comfortable and contemporary guestrooms feature top amenities, including smart LED TVs, laptop safe, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee-making facilities, minibar, and 24-hour room service.

The Bailey's Hotel London

140 Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This hotel is a beautifully renovated Victorian London townhouse, located in the heart of fashionable South Kensington. Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington combines style and character, and is one of the most traditional and popular hotels in the area. The hotel provides concierge and 24-hour room service as well as Wi-Fi throughout. Olives restaurant serves Italian cuisine, expertly created by the Italian-born chef, and Olives bar is ideal place for catching up with friends, or just unwinding.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of fashionable South Kensington, the hotel is a two minute walk away from Gloucester Road underground station, which is served by three major lines. It takes a mere 15 minutes to reach Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. London's famous Hyde Park and Harrods department store are a short walk away, as are three major London museums.

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
The 211 delightful guestrooms at the Millennium Bailey's are quintessentially English in style. The rooms are well-equipped with satellite TV, pay-per-view movies, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, minibar and luxury toiletries.

Park Plaza County Hall

1 Addington Street
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Ideally located just south of Westminster Bridge and overlooking the River Thames, this hotel is within walking distance of London's most famous attractions. Stylish dining options are available at the hotel: LItaliano offers authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list and Spectrum Bar & Café is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Afternoon Tea and late-night drinks. The hotel also provides a fitness room as well as steam and sauna facilities, and Aurora Spa is available for beauty treatments or massages. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Location & Highlights

The Park Plaza County Hall London hotel is situated on the south side of the River Thames next to London's County Hall and is within minutes of some of the best attractions including the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the London Aquarium, and the South Bank Centre. To explore the city further, Waterloo and Westminster Bridge Underground stations are nearby.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
Monograms guests are allocated the upgraded Studio Rooms with a separate living area and kitchenette as well as two flat-screen TVs, laptop safe, work desk, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Activities & Excursions

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



No excursions exist for this departure

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London

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to London. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Plus, your Local Host® will share local London insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in London

A dedicated team of Local Hosts are on hand at every Monograms hotel to offer you advice during your stay in London - whether you need help on how to travel about the British capital, how to book one of the many optional excursions available, or to recommend a nice place to dine in style.

Top 10 London Attractions

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the world’s great museums. With works dating from prehistoric to modern times, it is a showcase of collections from around the whole world. Ten years ago, the museum’s inner courtyard was transformed into the largest covered public square in Europe; it is now worth a visit in its own right.

Camden Market

Explore one of London's more popular markets. The one-time undisputed center of London’s alternative scene still has plenty of delights, from vintage fashion and retro T-shirts to second-hand books and bric-a-brac.

Covent Garden

Stroll through the famous glass-covered market with its fashionable boutiques, cafés, and arts and crafts stalls or watch the jugglers, mime artists, variety acts, and musicians perform in the open piazza. The small roads around Covent Garden are also full of beautiful shops, lively bars, and great restaurants.

Hampstead Heath

Enjoy amazing views over London from Hampstead Heath. As London's largest ancient park land, it was first mentioned in 974 and remains very popular with locals, who love it for its wilderness areas and ponds.

Harrods

One of the world's most famous department stores, Harrods has everything—from food, fashion, and furniture to sportswear and 20 in-store restaurants. Must-see sights include the five art deco-style food halls as well as the store itself at night, which is illuminated by 11,500 light bulbs.

Highgate Cemetery

Now a Grade 1-listed park, the cemetery boasts a wealth of flora, fauna, and bird life. Over its 150-year history, the burial site and its natural setting have become inseparable, and it is this that makes it unique. Its most famous occupant in the east cemetery is probably Karl Marx.

Hyde Park

At more than 350 acres, Hyde Park is one of the largest green spaces in central London and famous for its Speaker’s Corner and Serpentine. Relax in one of the deckchairs that are available from April to September, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream or even a light lunch from one of the many stalls and cafés.

Little Angel Theatre

Founded by John Wright in 1961, this is the only permanent puppet theatre in London. The compact 100-seat theatre stages diverse productions devised here or by visiting companies, and it shares its space with the workshop where the marionettes are carved and created.

National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. Today, it houses 120,000 portraits dating from the 16th century, including one of the best-known paintings of William Shakespeare, a self portrait of William Hogarth, and Branwell Bronte's famous painting of his sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne.

Natural History Museum

This is the world’s leading museum of natural history. It features hundreds of exciting interactive exhibits, ranging from the dramatic earthquake experience to the spectacular dinosaurs exhibitions.

Old Bailey Criminal Courts

Not a classic tourist sight but the Old Bailey or Central Criminal Court offers a unique authentic insight into London and the British justice system with its peculiar wigged judges and barristers. The Old Bailey was built about a century ago on the site of an old prison. The courts consist of 18 courtrooms and nearly all have public viewing galleries. Entry is free.

Portobello Market

The Saturday antiques market on Portobello Road is truly unique as 2,000 antiques dealers tend their stalls full of intriguing items. You can spend hours looking for that special souvenir—and once you leave the antique stalls behind, you find yourself in the middle of the most colorful food market. Go early because it gets crowded.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand on the world-famous Greenwich Meridian Line, Longitude Zero (0° 0' 0"), which divides Earth’s eastern and western hemispheres. Explore the history of time and astronomy in this charming Wren building.

Saatchi Gallery - Sloane Square

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to show his sizeable (and changing) collection to the public. The gallery has been a major influence on art in Britain since its opening; it presents work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

South Bank

Why not spend a sunny afternoon on the bustling South Bank? It is an area equally popular with tourists and locals due to the amazing number of famous venues and things to do along this incredibly scenic walk by the Thames.

St. Katherine Docks

Situated next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St. Katherine Docks has been the focus of worldwide trade and commerce for over 1,000 years. It’s a quiet and unique place to eat or have a drink—plus, while you’re admiring the yachts, remember that it costs about £800 a month to park a 50-footer here.

Tate Galleries

If you like the arts, consider a visit to one of the Tate Galleries. Tate Modern is located in an unused power station and exhibits international modern and contemporary art, whereas Tate Britain is home of British art from 1500 to the present. Admission is free.

The English Tea Room at Brown’s Hotel

This is the best place in London to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea, including finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, and cakes! The English Tea Room has won the tea world’s highest accolade—the 2009 Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea award!

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Climb a creaky spiral staircase to a church attic for a look at Britain's only surviving operating theatre, where limbs were sawed off in front of a live, viewing audience. Tour an assemblage of other Victorian medical devices—you'll be glad to step soundly back into the 21st century!

Westfield Shopping Center

Europe’s largest in-city shopping center is a stunning architectural masterpiece with over 275 shops from luxury fashion labels to high street favorites and over 50 places to eat and drink, Westfield London is truly a unique shopping experience.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history; it has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the country’s most important gothic buildings.

Westminster Cathedral

The mother church of the Roman Catholic community in England and Wales is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine-style architecture of the eastern Roman Empire sets it quite apart from other London landmarks.

Paris

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Paris, FranceMonograms provides traveler's access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Paris. Our Local Host will ensure that you feel comfortable and welcomed while on vacation and help you maximize your time so you can enjoy Paris. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Paris and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Paris insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Paris

Hello, my name is Kenia. I am one of the Paris Monograms Local Host® and really enjoy greeting Monograms' guests. I have lived in Paris for over 15 years and it is a pleasure helping people to discover the city for the first time, or to enjoy a return visit. I still remember the first came I came to Paris, its stunning monuments, its elegance and its natural beauty really impressed me. There are fabulous art collections to discover, delightful restaurants, and the romantic Seine. We look forward to meeting you, we are always happy to make new friends.

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

Try a walking tour of the Montmartre district, where artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh worked. While in Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart). This pristine, white-stone church features one of the world's largest mosaics, which depicts Christ with outstretched arms, and a massive 19-ton church bell. Sit on the steps outside the church for wonderful views of the city to absorb the Parisienne joie de vivre (joy of life).

Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Center, Musée Rodin, Musée de la Vie Romantique

Stroll through centuries of artwork at the Musée d’Orsay (closed on Mondays), which houses an extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne, or drop by the Pompidou Center, an architectural wonder and home to the National Museum of Modern Art. Musée Rodin, contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell and the quaint Musée de la Vie Romantique, located in a private mansion, includes mementos of the romantic literary figure George Sand, as well as paintings by Ary Scheffer.

Place des Vosges/Marais District

A few blocks from the famous Bastille Square, this charming area is full of historical buildings and art and shopping possibilities. Visit the Picasso Museum, or the Victor Hugo House to learn more about the author of Les Misérables, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

City Parks

The impeccably formal Garden of the Tuileries offers an unbroken vista towards the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche. It remains the largest and oldest public garden in Paris today. Jardin du Luxembourg is loved for the greenery and multitude of statues, playgrounds and the famous Guignol puppet show. Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it can be accessed freely and offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument.

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

In the Roaring 20s, this quirky bookstore on the Bohemian Left Bank was the meeting place for some of literature's greats, like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Joyce to name a few.

Islands of Paris: Île de la Cité & Île Saint-Louis

The largest is Île de la Cité, with its famous Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. It is also home to Sainte-Chapelle adored for its intricate stained glass windows and La Conciergerie, a prison-turned-museum where Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, and 40,000 other victims of the Reign of Terror were processed before their execution. Its sister island, Ile Saint Louis was developed in the 17th century by King Louis XIII as a retreat for the wealthiest Parisians, and is still largely residential with much of its original village charm. The island is possibly Paris’ most idyllic setting for a day of shopping, dining, and browsing an art gallery.

Seine Bridges

Find your favorite bridge, there are 37 and they are all different, from plain to gilded and from new to over 400 years old. The top 5 are: Pont Neuf si the oldest bridge in Paris dating back to 1578, the time of King Henry III. The Pont Royal, which gets its name from its royal benefactor King Louis XIV is near the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries garden. Pont Alexandre III is immediately recognized for its beautiful decorations of lampposts, cherubs and nymphs and gilt gold. It was built as a symbol of the relationship between the Russians and French and is named after Tsar Alexander the III. The Pont des Arts was the first metal bridge built in Paris. Arts seems to be perfect name since the bridge has been the source of inspiration for numerous painters and artists. The Pont au Double is a single arch bridge made out of cast-iron. Initially built as a bridge to carry patients to the hospital, it collapsed in 1709, and was replaced with the bridge that it seen today.

Markets and Specialties

Ask your Local Host how to get to the flea market for affordable objets d’art, or visit one of the food markets. The French know how to turn food display into an art form. See rainbows of fresh fruit and vegetables, soft palettes of bread and colossal wheels of cheese; France has over 400 varieties of cheese! And when you're ready for dessert, specialty stores abound-from tarts and pastries to crêpes and pain au chocolat. Other specialties to try include onion soup with a fresh baguette, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), croque-monsieur, quiche Lorraine, escargots, steak-frites and famous French wines and champagne.

Shopping

Shop at haute couture boutiques in the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré district or the Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne. You may want to spend some time browsing the Galeries Lafayette (with weekly fashion shows) and Printemps department stores. Perfumes and scarves are classic gifts, as well as French berets, lace, collection dolls and pottery.

Cafés

When you are ready for a break, join the locals at one of the cafés, sip a glass of wine or a café au lait (hot milk coffee), and watch the world go by in true Parisien style.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Walk through the world’s most visited cemetery and burial grounds of many famous people including Oscar Wilde, James Morrison and Frédéric Chopin.

Geneva

Meet one of you Local Host in Geneva, SwitzerlandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Geneva. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Geneva, Switzerland insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Geneva, Switzerland

My name is Olga. I was born in Egypt, as a Swiss citizen, and raised in the city of Alexandria. I feel that I was destined to make a career in the multicultural field of tourism. I have lived in Geneva for over 30 years and have been a local guide and tour escort within Switzerland and nearby countries. I look forward to welcoming you to my lovely city, to show you not only its scenic beauty, but also its cosmopolitan and historical qualities.

THE UN’S PALACE OF NATIONS

On a one-hour tour, learn about the history of the Palais des Nations, and see some of its important rooms including “The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room”, decorated by famous artist Miquel Barcelò; “The Salle des Pas Perdus”, from which you can see the Armillary Sphere and the monument commemorating the conquest of outer space; and the Council Chamber, where many important historical negotiations have taken place, with murals by José Maria Sert.

CAROUGE

“A village in the city.” This ancient market town that formerly belonged to the kingdom of Sardinia, is a Genevan version of “la dolce vita”. Its streets lined with boutiques, food shops, galleries, and artisan workshops exude a Bohemian atmosphere. Visitors appreciate the lively ambience on its leafy squares.

MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Also known as MAMCO, located in an old factory building, is a dynamic museum on the cutting edge of modern art in Europe. Supported by a stable of artists from the nearby Centre of Contemporary Art, MAMCO constantly reinvents itself, updating not only its exhibits, but also its interior construction three times per year. The works of Marcel Duchamp, the inspiration for the museum, are on display year round.

INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT MUSEUM

Emotion, discovery, reflection, this museum offers a unique opportunity to enter into the history of humanitarian action. Three separate areas, each developed by a well-known exhibition architect, allow visitors to explore three major challenges in today’s world: defending human dignity, restoring family links, reducing natural risks.

PATEK PHILIPPE MUSEUM

Trace the evolution of watch-making in Geneva from its humble origins through to its current pinnacle as the world-leader in the industry. The museum presents an evocative collection of timepieces dating back as far as the early 16th century, demonstrating the artistic and engineering prowess of Geneva’s past and present masters. Modern masterpieces from Patek Philippe’s latest collections are also on display, as well as music boxes, pistols and other historic items spread over the museum’s four floors.

SWISS CUISINE

Switzerland was historically a country of farmers, so traditional Swiss dishes tend to be plain and made from simple ingredients, such as potatoes and cheese. Raclette (melted cheese usually served with ham and potatoes), rosti (potatoes traditionally cooked – first boiled, then peeled, grated and fried in butter until golden), cheese fondue, eaten by dipping small pieces of bread or potatoes in melted cheese.

ARIANA MUSEUM (SWISS MUESEUM OF CERAMIC AND GLASS)

This museum is one of the most important in Europe with over 20’000 objects of pottery, stoneware, earthenware, porcelain and china. Built on the initiative of Gustave Revilliod (1817- 1890), its neo-baroque features set it apart from the local architectural style.

PLAINE DE PLAINPALAIS

Plaine de Plainpalais is a huge open space in a rhombus shape located in central-south Geneva. It is most famous for hosting the biggest flea market and farmers market in Geneva. The flea market is open on Saturdays from 6a.m. to 6p.m.

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