Paris is one of the top destinations in the world, with millions flocking to see the City of Lights each year. This week, Peter Greenberg broadcasts from the iconic Le Bristol Paris, right in the center of the city.
Listen in as he interviews an award-winning French mixologist, an interior designer studying the French style, and an aviation expert. He also talks to a ghost tour operator who gives his take on the most haunted places in Paris. Check in with Peter as he broadcasts from the lovely Le Bristol Paris.
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David Scowskill, chairman and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council, discusses the latest trends in the travel industry, including the current conference happening in Hainan, China.
Didier le Calvez, general manager of Bristol Hotel Group, talks about luxury travel and what people are looking for in luxury hotels. He discusses some of the biggest changes at Le Bristol, including the constant changes made to the lobby and the addition of the new lobby bar.
Victoria Mather, travel editor for Vanity Fair, talks about her recent travel adventures. She also provides her personal litmus test on what makes a hotel truly luxurious. Mather discusses the new Shangri-La hotel opening in Paris and how it will help redefine luxury travel in the city.
Father Sebastiaan, an author and the owner of Haunted Paris Tour, brings listeners a spookier side of Paris. He explains that, as a culture, the French are not particularly spiritual, but Paris is one of the most haunted cities in the world. Father Sebastiaan also describes the chilling and amazing wonders of the abandoned catacombs beneath the city.
Deborah Anthony, owner of French Travel Boutique, gives us a sneak peek of her new book Beds and Boudoirs. She talks about the history of Parisian interior design and reveals that bedrooms once meant more than just a place to sleep.
Maxime Hoerth, mixologist at Le Bristol, brings us Le Bristol’s signature champagne cocktail called 365, which was only served to 365 lucky people for the first year. He gave Peter a taste and made him an honorary member of the prestigious list.
Paul Charles, former BBC presenter and aviation expert, talks to Peter about some of his favorite airlines and what makes them so good. He also discusses the demise of customer service on airplanes and how airlines should embrace the same appeal flying once had for people.
By Alyssa Caverley for PeterGreenberg.com