(Closed) Where to stay in Paris?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

You could stay almost anywhere in Paris and be in a good spot!  I’d start looking at hotels on trip advisor and seeing what people have said.  I lived in Paris for the summer in college, and I stayed in the 14th arrondissement.  It was fine — not too touristy, but close enough to everything.  However, for a shorter stay, I’d stay closer to the middle.  The arrondissements are organized like a snail…1 is at the center; 20 is on the outside.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I spent a semester in the 15th, right near the Eiffel Tower. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

the 4th (specifically, le marais neighborhood) is my favorite! It’s walking distance to everything you’d want to see as a tourist, and there are a lot of little museums nearby (it’s right by the Pompidou Centre and the Picasso Museum), but there are also a ton of cute boutiques. It’s also the Jewish neighborhood, with the best falafel (L’As du Falafel, on Rue des Rosiers–perfect cheap, quick meal!). I spent a couple extended periods in Paris, in different areas, but I always love the 4th!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I stayed at the Hotel du Levant in the 5e arrondissement, and loved it.  The hotel was nice, and I loved my stay, but it was kind of gaudy. The location was perfect though, it was very easy to get around to everything, but wasn’t terribly loud and busy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@redheadem:  No problem!! I vote for the 15th, the 5th, or the 4th, as finnaroo suggested. While the metro is a popular mode of transportation, I walked amost everywhere (and lost a lot of weight, ha ha)!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I really liked the hotel where I stayed.  It was in either the 5th or 6th arrondissement.  It’s the Hotel Jean Bart, located directly to the west of the Jardin du Luxembourg.  It wasn’t too expensive, and the staff was very nice.  The main attractions around the river were easily walkable, but I also liked the Montparnasse area just south of us.  

Paris is definitely walkable, but they have a great Metro system.  It looks much more intimidating than it is, because there are a lot of routes.  Mostly I walked, but when I overdid the walking the first day it was nice to have the Metro to fall back on!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@redheadem:  Yes, several.  You can go between the left and right banks (in this small portion shown, the south and north, respectively) really easily

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would just avoid Montmartre because it can be seedy, but hotel prices are much less expensive there, so it looks appealing. I went a couple of times and my favorite area to stay in was the latin quarter because it is young, and fun, and has lots of great restaurants. Prime real estate I think is off Champes Elysse. 

Not only is Paris walkable, but their Metro system is fantastic!

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