With my brother here in Paris this year, I planned a new take on my 2013 bike trip across Paris.
This time we will do it on electric scooters!
6am: First stop, the strip where the poshest hotels in Paris are located, next to Le Louvre. You will see Le Louvre in the pictures below. Here is a the penthouse bathroom from Le Meurice’s brochure.
They had a dark past though.
In August 1944, the Meurice Hotel became the headquarters of General Dietrich von Choltitz, the military governor of Paris. Von Choltitz famously disobeyed Hitler’s commands to level the city of Paris. Hitler reportedly screamed to von Choltitz over a Hotel Meurice telephone, “Is Paris burning?”
Arc de Triomphe at sunrise.
The stunning Dior building on the Champs Élysées
The destination: La Grande Arche
And the view from its podium. Note the teeny-tiny Arc de Triomphe dead centre now 4 kms away.