Escape to Paris

by Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Journeys to Come is a podcast about travel hosted by Australia’s Queen of Travel Catriona Rowntree. Each week we share memories from recent trips and talk about upcoming adventures.

In this podcast, Catriona explores Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the bottom of a hot chocolate at Angelinas.

Tune in and find out how you can contribute to painting the city’s iconic iron lady; get secrets from Catriona’s Paris guru in a special Ask The Concierge; and explore the city like a local with Catriona’s Parisian guide.

Listen to the podcast here

 

Sharing their travel stories this week

  • Anne Debauve, Eiffel Tower communications and media relations
  • Michael Erwin, General Manager, Victoria Palace Hotel, Paris
  • Marie Dubuisson, Catriona’s Parisian Guide

 

Anne Debauve, Eiffel Tower communications and media relations

Catriona goes to the top of France’s Iron Lady, the Eiffel Tower, with Anne Debauve and finds out how long it takes the paint this iconic structure – by hand, with a paintbrush! And Anne tells Catriona you can help paint this iconic structure.

The Eiffel Tower receives 6-7 million visitors per year with a range of ways to get to the top: by elevator or by stairs.

 

Michael Erwin, General Manager, Victoria Palace Hotel, Paris

Located in the centre of Paris, Catriona discovered this historic hotel on her last visit to the French capital. Her Paris Guru Michael Erwin gave her two maps on arrival: fashion and food – and she was in heaven!

 

Marie Dubuisson, Catriona’s Parisian Guide

With hot chocolate in hand, Catriona sat down with her Parisian guide at the delicious Angelinas and discovered the best way to skip the queues at the city’s museums and galleries.

Marie also shared some insights into the many neighbourhoods, known as arrondissements, and says the best way to get around the city is on foot! She says “we walk all the time” and it helps with all the beautiful food you will want to eat.