France's efficient train system makes it possible to explore another part of the country and still be back in Paris for dinner. Pick the town that plays to your passions, whether you favor Impressionist-style gardens, Europe's grandest palace, quaint medieval streets, or Champagne cellars.
Staying in a hotel is supposed to be a treat, not a waking nightmare of unanswered complaints and shabby surroundings. These 10 signs are early warnings that you may have checked into Hotel Hell. Notice one or more of the problems here? You might want to spend your money elsewhere—and we'll show you how to make a drama-free escape should you need to.