Traveling to Paris and want to combine your urban city break with a little r&r at the beach? Do like the Parisians do and head to Deauville, the glam seaside resort in Normandy where Coco Chanel opened her first shop. Deauville steals the spotlight in September when a veritable parade of Hollywood stars arrive for the American Film Festival, and last year’s G8 summit also drew the world’s gaze to the beachfront promenade. Deauville has wide, sandy beaches, excellent shopping in Tudor-style buildings, a bevy of equestrian events, not to mention gambling at Casino Barrière.
Now you can make a day trip out of it with a new offering from Hotel Fouquet's Barrière, the luxurious five-star hotel on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Fly to Deauville aboard a private helicopter (just a 45-minute ride!) then spend the day by the sea: picnic on the beach, go for a swim, relax at the thalasso spa, and hit the casino. Available until December 26, 2012 and priced from €5,070 in an Executive Room, the "Fly Me to Deauville!" offer includes: transfer by car from Hotel Fouquet's Barrière to the Paris Heliport; round-trip transfer by helicopter to Deauville; a lavish picnic on the beach, prepared by Jean-Yves Leuranguer, Executive Chef of Hotel Fouquet's Barrière and recipient of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award, or a lunch at the Hotel Normandy Barrière Bar; plus one night in a room or suite at the Hotel Fouquet's Barrière, including breakfast and a VIP welcome.
For more information, see the hotel's website: www.fouquetsbarriere.com.