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What Paris Las Vegas can offer that Paris, France can’t

Last updated: January 6, 2017 at 9:19 am. Posted by in Paris Las Vegas. Comments Off on What Paris Las Vegas can offer that Paris, France can’t.

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What does Paris, France have that Paris Las Vegas doesn’t? The Eiffel Tower? Nope, we got that. The Arc de Triomphe? That, too. French bistros? Boulangeries? Patisseries? Check check check. Paris Las Vegas packs in all the charm of Europe’s most romantic city, but levels it up with super-charged Vegas excess—plus plenty of goodies you just plain ol’ won’t find in Paris, France. Like what? We’re glad you asked …

Full-scale casino gambling

Paris Las Vegas Casino

Slot machines. Keno. Sports books. Paris, France may have some of the world’s best museums and historic architecture, but games of chance? Not so much. Unlike other French cities—particularly those along the Côte d’Azur—Paris has remained particularly resistant to casino-style gambling. There are a few gambling halls sprinkled with poker tables and a few other tables games, but nothing like you’ll find in Las Vegas in general—and not like Paris Las Vegas specifically. Within the 85,000-square-foot Paris Las Vegas casino, you’ll find more than 1,700 slot machines (including high-limit Champagne Slots) and 100 table games—all under 40-foot ceilings painted to emulate the Paris sky.

Martorano’s South Philly cooking

Martorano's meatball at Paris Las Vegas

We love all of Paris Las Vegas’ restaurants. But we know the “other” Paris is full of quaint eateries that inspired spots like La Creperie and JJ’s Boulangerie, and as much as it hurts to admit it, the lovely Mon Ami Gabi is itself inspired by classic French bistros. Heck, there’s even a Gordon Ramsay restaurant just outside of Paris in Versailles. However, Parisians, you’re not going to find tough-talking Steve Martorano’s South Philadelphia-style Italian cooking—or his famous meatballs—within 4,548 miles of your fair city. And that only gets you to his first restaurant, Café Martorano, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It’s another 2,500 miles to Martorano’s at Paris Las Vegas!

Amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip

Paris Las Vegas strip eiffel tower

To be fair, Paris, France isn’t exactly a slouch in the “amazing views” department, especially if you get yourself some height via la tour Eiffel. But as pretty as the City of Lights is, it’s no match for the neon-and-LED spectacle that is the Las Vegas Strip. And at Paris Las Vegas, not only can you get a sky-high view with the Eiffel Tower Experience (or while dining at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant), but also a “surrounded by it all” experience from the Strip-adjacent sidewalk patios at Mon Ami Gabi or HEXX Kitchen + Bar.

Rome and Hollywood are a short walk away

Calvin Harris, Guy Savoy, Mariah Carey

OK, technically, Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood. Plus Bally’s, Flamingo, The Cromwell, The LINQ…Paris Las Vegas’ very location is its own selling point. Within mere steps, you have access to celebrated international chefs (Guy Savoy, Gordon Ramsay and François Payard to name just a few), the world’s top DJs (Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Calvin Harris all call OMNIA Nightclub “home”), and residencies from both global superstars and fast-rising new talents (try Celine, Mariah and Elton at The Colosseum or the likes of Tyga, Chris Brown and The Weeknd at Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub).

Bonus for U.S. travelers: No passport required!

If you’re a resident of the United States, then the only passport you’ll need to visit Paris Las Vegas is an appetite for good times (OK, fine, a little bit of cash can’t hurt…and maybe a Total Rewards card). No visa needed! Just book your room, hop in your car or grab the next flight out and you’ll be sipping Champagne inside Napoleon’s Lounge in no time. Bienvenu à Paris!

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Pj Perez is a longtime Las Vegas resident and UNLV graduate who has been writing about his adopted hometown for a variety of travel guides, websites and magazines since the 1990s, which isn't possible, because he's not that old. When not jockeying behind a keyboard, he can be found with a bass guitar in one hand and a gin cocktail in the other.

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