4 nights in Paris, where to say?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jan 15, 2013 4:02 AM Last Post By: chiaram
Jan 13, 2013 11:29 PM
4 nights in Paris, where to say?Hi,
We're going to Paris in mid July, there are like a million hotels to choose from and I'm looking for a central location for the sites and Metro access (also reasonably priced). I've heard about the latin quarter but I'd also like to see Moulin Rouge, apparently there is a lovely artsy village behind it and go to Eurodisney for a day as well.
Thanks in advance,
Jan 14, 2013 2:48 AM
Jan 14, 2013 9:38 AM
2Sounds like you need to visit a real guidebook first.
I live right next to the metro just north of Montmartre, and the local hotels charge 25-35€ a night. If you stay a bit south of me, say around Gare du Nord & Gare de l'Est, the budget hotels run from about 40€ to 75€. If you move on to the Latin Quarter, you won't find much for under 100€ (but yes, cheaper places do exist).
I am 15-20 minutes from the center of Paris by metro or bus and the train stations are about 10 minutes from the center -- just so you'll know that Paris is extremely compact and transportation is excellent.
Disneyland is 45 minutes from the center but going there in mid-July would most likely be a nightmare -- it is the absolutely most crowded time of year there.
Jan 14, 2013 11:06 AM
You'd be better off picking a hotel based on the character of the district it's in -- the arrondisement. The Latin Quarter is the 5th. Moulin Rouge etc. is the 9th. You'll be better off if you make a small effort to be better informed than 'having heard'. Consider the Marais district, for example.
Jan 14, 2013 1:10 PM
4Thanks for the comments, my budget is probably around 70 euro a night, I have had a look at some apartment sites but they seem to offer them only for weekly or monthly. I don't mind the style of hotel just so long as it's clean.
I'm really excited about visiting, France looks like a beautiful country and it's been on my list for a very long time.
Jan 14, 2013 10:33 PM
Jan 14, 2013 11:21 PM
6Does your tentative research include a visit to sites like hotels.com? That's the sort of thing I look at first when I don't know much about the city I am visiting.
The Eiffel Tower area is particularly inconvenient to the other sights of the city. It would be among my last choices for a location to stay in Paris.
Jan 15, 2013 12:46 AM
It's a polarizing experience for sure. Some people like it, but rest assured that the majority of the audience will be gullible out-of-towners on a package tour, coming to see some titties under the pretense of a fancy night out.
All of Paris is well connected by metro and given that most of the sights are spread out across town, it doesn't matter much where you stay- there will always be some travel involved.
Jan 15, 2013 4:02 AM
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