Best places on outskirts of Paris
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jan 28, 2013 5:42 AM Last Post By: Kerouac2
Jun 30, 2007 8:41 PM
Best places on outskirts of ParisMy wife and I love Paris and usually find a small Hotel in Paris but with the Metro being so extensive we were wondering what suburbs of Paris might be better. For example: stay somewhere near the end of one of the Metro lines and commute into Paris daily using a multi-day pass.
We would certainly appreciate some advice about nice suburbs (i.e. good restaurants/shopping) and suggested places to stay if possible. We plan to visit around the end of the year.
Thanks very much in advance.
Jun 30, 2007 9:23 PM
1Better than what? Better than Paris?
If you mean 'cheaper,' you don't need to leave Paris. You can find excellent hotels in the outer arrondissements for no more than 50€ (and rustic hotels for no more than 30€). It all depends on what you are really looking for.
Jun 30, 2007 10:11 PM
Jul 1, 2007 5:31 PM
Jul 1, 2007 9:11 PM
4I don't see the interest of staying at the outskirts of Paris.
Jul 1, 2007 9:47 PM
5There is no point in staying outside of Paris proper IMHO. The bourgeois suburbs mentioned above are plain boring with little nightlife. However, you can stay outside of the center (but still within the city limits) for a less touristy, more parisian atmosphere. Hotels can be found starting at 35 EUR or so.
I can recommend the Batignolles area in the 17th arrondisement. plenty of bars, restuarants, etc, no tourists (just a few expats like myself ;-) ) and easy access with metro and bus. some hotels in this area:
Style Hotel, 8 Rue Ganneron
tell +33 1 4522 3759
fax +33 1 4522 8103
double: EUR 57
109 Rue Legendre
tel +33 1 462 760 40
fax +33 1 44853706
double: 40 EUR
Hotel Paris Legendre
149 Rue Legendre
+33 1 46275173
fax +33 1 46 27 6938
HOTEL DES BATIGNOLLES
26 Rue des Batignolles
phone : +33 (0)1 43 87 70 40
Hotel El Dorado
01 4522 3521
17 Rue des dames
The Rue des Dames and Rue de Batignolles offer shops, boutiques, bars and restos. there is a little square with a church and a park. metro stops are Rome and La Fourche.
Jul 1, 2007 11:04 PM
Jul 2, 2007 1:05 AM
7I stayed in the Latin Quarter (near Rue Mouffetard - please excuse the potentially dodgy spelling) and it was fabulous. Walking distance from Notre Dame, plenty of Metro stations around and it couldn't have been better. I don't know if it's a bit touristy or anything - it was my first time in Paris so I've got nothing to compare it to - but we really liked it.
Jul 2, 2007 5:11 PM
8Lagatta, I love how you describe my neighborhood as "lively, cosmopolitain (but slightly scruffy)" as opposed to a poster a few days/weeks back whose words were something like "simply awful".
Just goes to show there's something for everyone in Paris !
Jul 2, 2007 6:55 PM
9Very funny, the OP was asking about best places to stay on outskirts of Paris, and the main replies are: "why stay on outskirts? it is boring! I give you plenty of addresses of hotels in Paris, I know what you are looking for"
Ahaha, it reminds me of some funny stories during my past travels. I was in an Asian country. I told some locals that I wanted to taste local food. They showed a restaurant for foreigners listed in the LP. "No, no, it's touristy, I want to go to where local people go". Then they showed me a McDonald. "No, I want local food with local people!!!". They replied: "Why you want eat like locals? I know what you foreigner like the most to eat. I show you good place to eat for people like you. Trust me, 100% satisfaction".
More seriously, people here who say there is nothing outside Paris, do not know what they are talking about. Hopefully, they will not disturb me when I stroll around there in the outskirts or have brunch in these typical charming restaurants with a view on the river or on a park, frequented in the past by famous French painters or writers. But sh! It is secrete.
Jul 2, 2007 7:51 PM
what suburbs of Paris might be better
So #9, we are all anxious to hear which suburb is better than Paris. Since that was the criterium given, that's why the rest of us were at a loss to suggest a suburb. I can certainly recommend cheap suburbs, bourgeois suburbs, pleasant working class suburbs, suburbs surrounded by nature, suburbs with interesting sights to see, but it is beyond me to name a suburb of Paris that is better than Paris.
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