About Paris


The capital and largest city of France, in the north-central part of the country on the Seine River. Founded as a fishing village on the Île de la Cité, Paris (then called Lutetia) was captured and fortified by the Romans in 52 B.C. Clovis I made it the capital of his kingdom after A.D. 486, and Hugh Capet established it as the capital of France after his accession to the throne in 987. Through the succeeding centuries, Paris grew rapidly as a commercial, cultural, and industrial center. The city was occupied by the Germans in World War II from June 14, 1940, to August 25, 1944. Population: 2,110,000.

History

In 1993 the Department of Health and Human Service's Administration for Children and Families (ACF) began working with State public assistanceagencies (SPAAs) and other Federal agencies to develop information-sharing projects proven useful in verifying public assistance client circumstances. ACF sought to identify information-sharing opportunities, and to lead and coordinate the activities required to take advantage of these opportunities. As a result, ACF is able to provide SPAAs with information from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation and pension payment records and interstate public assistance benefit payments.

Between 1993 and 1997, ACF provided twenty nine (29) State public assistance agencies with VA compensation and benefit information for their use in verifying public assistance client circumstances when determining public assistance eligibility and benefits. The District of Columbia,Kansas, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee reported actual and projected program (AFDC, Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI and other Federal and State public assistance programs) savings achieved through State agency use of the VA information. While not providing written reports, the other twenty-four (24) States that received VA information generally indicated that the information proved useful when verifying client circumstances.

In September of 1997, while providing VA information to States, ACF also provided information to sixteen (16) States regarding possible duplicate interstate public assistance payments (AFDC/TANF, Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI and other Federal and State public assistance programs). States participating in this initiative signed State-to-State agreements for the interstate exchange of information on active cases. The agreements do not cover other situations such as closed cases being investigated for possible overpayments. Sample copies of the VA and Federal match agreements can be found in the PARIS Agreements section of the site.

In May 2002, PARIS received approval for a new match with active and retired Federal civilian employees, and active and retired military.

Official website: www.paris.fr




Accommodation in Paris area.


Hotel Majestic Paris Hotel Majestic Paris ****
Set within the prestigious surroundings of the Champs Elysees Avenue, and the Arch of Triumph, the Majestic hides behind its modern styled front a rich and cosy interior, ideal combination for your business and leisure stays. Each room is decorated with taste and the Louis XVI furnitures, moldings and drapes quietly conceal the latest and modern conveniences.
Single or double room at 195 EUR
Hotel Mercedes Paris Hotel Mercedes Paris ***
Nestling in one of the most famous avenues in Paris, the hotel Mercedes is a splendid example of the 1930’s architecture - the date of its first opening. The rooms have been recently entirely renovated and offer great comfort.
Single room at 129 EUR
Hotel Regina Paris Hotel Regina Paris ****
The Regina hotel is a historical and majestic 6 storey building located in the Louvre area. The hotel overlooks the Tuileries gardens on one side and faces the grand Louvre museum on the other, with the Place de la Concorde and Champs Elysees just a few steps away this hotel is ideally placed.
Single room at 335 EUR
Hotel Brescia Paris Hotel Brescia Paris ***
Close to the major chain stores in downtown Paris, this hotel offers a discrete charm and a warn friendly welcome. The Hotel Brescia provides every modern amenity you expect from a superior 3 star, from spacious tastefully furnished rooms to wi-fi access in all the premises.
Single room at 104 EUR
Hotel Pavilon Bastille Paris Hotel Pavilon Bastille Paris ***
Across from the Opera Bastille, a few steps from the "Marais" area and in the heart of the new "hip" district of La Bastille, this town house boutique hotel and its flowered courtyard will welcome you. The award - winning design of the hotel, a concept of J-P Heim - an internationally respected architect - is widely appreciated by its clientele.
Double room at 130 EUR
Hotel Tronchet Paris Hotel Tronchet Paris ***
The Hotel Tronchet is a place where sanity blends with fashion, music, art and history. Located in the heart of Paris, between the areas of Madeleine and Opera, the visitor discovers Paris at leisure. The district mixes the "Three Paris", Paris for culture, Paris for Business and Paris for big department stores
Single room at 140 EUR
Hotel Danemark Paris Hotel Danemark Paris ***
A few steps from the Luxembourg Gardens and close to Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hotel Danemark is a small and attentive hotel for the most demanding traveler. Its convenient location allows for an enjoyable and unforgettable stay in the heart of Paris' legendary Left Bank.
Single od double room at 132 EUR
Hotel Plaza Opéra Pariz Hotel Plaza Opéra Pariz ***
The Plaza Opera Hotel is a typically Parisian balconied building, situated to the west of the Gare du Nord in the bustling Opera district of Paris. The 34 guestrooms have modern décor in soft pastel colours with bedspreads, curtains and chairs in bold checks or stripes. All have direct-dial phones, minibars, satellite television, and bathrooms with showers and hair dryers.
Single room at 85 EUR
Hotel La Manufacture Paris Hotel La Manufacture Paris ****
Just 15min from Orly airport and only ten minutes from the train stations Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon, Hotel La Manufacture occupies a prime position in an up-and-coming area of Paris.
Single room at 125 EUR
Hotel Le Marquis Paris Hotel Le Marquis Paris ****
Ideally situated next to the Tour Eiffel, Le Marquis is in close proximity to France's most renowned impressionist museums, convenient to all historical monuments and gastronomic restaurants, the haute couture boutiques of Saint Germain des Prés and the antique Spécialists of the Village Suisse ...
Single room at 240 EUR



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