Lars Pillman Newsflash
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You can now savor Paris in slow motion. The Hôtel Plaza Athénée (25 Ave. Montaigne, Eighth Arr.; 800/650-1842;; doubles from $1,042) and Le Meurice (228 Rue de Rivoli, First Arr.; 800/650-1842;; doubles from $916) are offering a classic way to see the city: on a vintage-style Comète cruiser. The bikes—in geranium red and moss green—are free for hotel guests to use and are equipped with a helmet and chic nylon saddlebag.