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Going to Cannes
you will be in Paris for several days, consider an apartment.
For photos and
pricing information on apartment rentals click on these two links:
apartment rental information (Venere) or Paris apartment
The number of
apartments or hotels available will depend on the dates of
Venere website is a great way to choose among a large quantity of apartments in
different locations in Paris. You can see the list immediately of all the
properties with an accompanying photo. Plug in your dates and check on the
You will be given
a good description of the property, photos, and rates. Reserve on line at
the same time.
Venere's self-catering apartments, bed and breakfasts, serviced
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October are big trade fair and convention months.
Book early to
avoid the competition when you have special needs or requests.
Hotels will be
more expensive and require early booking.
Hotels with Eiffel
Hotels in the charming 7th
Guide for finding a cute hotel in
Hotels along Colleen's
Remember that twin beds usually means a larger room. A double is a double
bed and smaller room.
HINT: Pay for a three-bed/triple hotel room and it usually
means a sofa bed for the possible third person and that means a larger room and a
place to sit instead of your bed!
hotel rooms are small.
Hotels in the 7th arrondissement
The hotels in the 7th arrondissement
are in close proximity to the
Eiffel tower, Invalides, Boulevard Saint Germain, Musée d'Orsay. One area of
the 7th is especially charming because of its village feel in the vicinity
of rue Cler.
Hotels with Eiffel
Hotel Duquesne Eiffel
The hotel is
completely air conditioned. The closest metro stop is École Militaire.
For more information about the area read about Splendid Hotel Tour
Eiffel since it is in the same neighborhood.
Hôtel Splendid Tour Eiffel -- has received very positive feedback
I have found
the perfect hotel where you can lie in bed and look out your window at
the Eiffel tower. Don't tell anyone!
looking for spring flowers near the Eiffel Tower, got off the bus one
stop too early and found a treasure
instead. How often can you lie in bed and look out through the French
doors that lead to a 2 foot by 6 foot balcony at the Eiffel Tower?
describes itself as being in one of the most beautiful areas of the
capital; two steps away from the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides Napolean's
grave, Rodin museum, Orsay, etc.
This hotel has 48
rooms including junior suites; each is equipped with satellite television, mini bar,
safe, telephone, hair dryer, and supplementary WiFi. Four rooms have a
direct view. The side rooms have an Eiffel Tower view if you step out onto
the small “balcony” (about 2 feet x 4 feet) as well as either an
view or view of the military school .
Room sizes vary and the one with the best view is the largest (large by
normal Paris hotel standards). Three people can stay in this particular room
which has a double bed and a sofa bed. Since there is no charge for the
third person and if you are lucky enough to have a reservation sufficiently
made in advance, this junior suite is a good bet.
Room 607 is a junior suite (up to three people) that looks out at the Eiffel
Tower and is roof top level (mansardée). Room 507 is a junior suite,
is the largest room and has the best view. Rooms 307 and 207 also have a
direct view and are called double superior.
If you have seen the Flat Iron building in New York you know that the sides
wedge out. That is what happens with the Hotel Splendid. This affords every
room in the hotel with an indirect view. The best side view is the Invalides
side that lights up magnificently at night.
In speaking with one of the hotel representatives, she asked that requests
for upgrades and better rooms be made at the time of booking.
High season is considered to be May, June, September and October. Low season
is July, August, January and February. The others are a toss up.
In the vicinity is
a grocery store, a couple of banks, the post office, at least three
brasseries, metro (Ecole Militaire, line 8) and two buses.
see this hotel on other websites, but
click on my link for up to date, renovated interiors.
As always reserve and book through my link to
Splendid Hotel and I will receive a small commission. You are charged
the normal hotel rates.
29, avenue de
01 45 51 2929 or
01 45 51 24 77
Hotels in the charming rue Cler
Au Vieux Paris
I went over to the
local Citadines residence hotel in the Bastille and looked at the studio and
1 bedroom apartments. They have 16 locations within Paris (and others around
Europe and China).
Once you choose
your location and put in your dates on their
website, you will be quoted rates.
This is the way to
go (I have not looked at other companies yet) if you are staying for several
days or longer. A hotel restricts you to one room, the one-bedroom gives you
the option of taking a nap while the other member(s) of your party watch TV
or make tea in the kitchenette. Wait until you see the photos.
This is an
economical way to stay in Paris (with the money you save you can go out to
eat at a nice restaurant!).
available with prices, locations and photos upon request. Their theme
is "faites comme chez vous" (...make yourself at home), it's easy to
Louvre Montana (Emeraude hotel)
12, rue Saint-Roch
"We stayed in
the Hotel Montana...It was right across from the Louvre. Small, but
clean and a perfect location." --Desiree 2006
This is a
three-star hotel, entirely air conditioned and "a stone's throw from
the rue Faubourg Saint Honoré...."
Hotel de l'Académie Deluxe -- Saint Germain-des-Prés
32, rue des
in the heart of historical Paris", the hotel is the former house of the
De Rohan Duke; has air conditioning, ADSL and WiFi connection, etc. Some
rooms have a private balcony.
Grand Hôtel de Champagne
Peter and Jane stayed in
Grand Hôtel de Champagne and loved the location and hotel.
You are a block and a half away from Quai de la Mégisserie (gardening strip
along the Seine) between Pont au Change (Châtelet and) Pont Neuf.
a three-star hotel expecting its fourth star with air conditioning. The
rooms are beautiful and charming (wood beam ceilings, luxurious bed
coverings, small) and the rooms are very quiet.
looked at a standard (#304) with double bed and tub and a double superior
(#307) twin beds and shower. All rooms have extra pillows. Their sale months
are July, August and February.
Currently a standard is 162 euros in season and double superior is 195
building dates back to 1562, their brochure contains the history of the
building and the street -- Colleen
rue Jean-Lantier (1st arrondissement)
(0)1 42 36 60 00 Fax 33 (0)1 45 08 43 33
Debby recommends the
Hotel Muguet as
"the cutest two star, beautiful, clean, really nice people at the front
desk. They had a view of the Eiffel Tower with a little balcony and flowers.
Their large double room had two beds, an extra bed and a full bath."
See my page on charming 7th
11, rue Chevert
Hotels along Colleen's Paris
The following hotels are along or very close to my walks (see "Neighborhoods"
on the home page).
All hotels have modern amenities. Prices are always for one or two persons.
They vary according to the number of beds (big bed/grand lit or two twins (deux
lits) and whether you prefer a shower/douche or bath/bain.
Always check the hotel websites for promotions - especially August!
Walk no. 3
(Passages in the 11th)
Hôtel Marais Bastille
36, boulevard Richard-Lenoir
Tel: 33 1 48 05 75 00
Mº Bréguet-Sabin, close to
Bastille and Place des Vosges
Hôtel Lyon-Mulhouse **
8, boulevard Beaumarchais
Tel: 33 1 47 00 91 50
close to Place des Vosges -
Rooms 30 and 22 have two queen-size beds, are large and excellent rooms,
on the little courtyard and you see the top portion of the Opéra
Bastille. Room 30 has two sinks, room 22 has one. All rooms are air
I highly recommend this hotel as good price-quality ratio -- Colleen
close to the Bastille
5 Rue Castex - 75004
Very charming -- great! location and fully air conditioned
Walk no. 4
(Little treasures behind big doors)
Cute, charming and
92, rue du Cherche-Midi
Tel: 33 1 42 22 97 40
Fax: 33 1 45 44 89 97 Mº Vaneau
no. 4 (Little treasures behind big doors)
Hôtel Sèvres Saint Germain
Cute and rustic looking; free WiFi access in
the lobby; fully air conditioned; located
up the street from le Bon Marché.
22, rue Saint Placide
Tel: 33 1 45 48 10 67
Fax: 331 45 48 96 91
joli/cute Paris hotel
I have found a
great little pocket book on cute hotels in Paris.
"Jolis hôtels de Paris à petits prix" is published by Parigramme and
describes many hotels, They do not hesitate to share
their favorites with the reader. It is, however, written in French.
with a limited knowledge
With a French
dictionary you are off to a good start when you obtain “Jolis hôtels”.
The first word or
phrase of every hotel description is highlighted and already provides an instant
summary of the place.
The rest of the paragraph provides the detailed description
and suggests what to expect from the hotels, as well as their personalities.
editors have looked at romantic, déco design, authentique,
homey, rustic style, bourgeois (although when translated the word means
middle-class, the descriptions are much more colorful and dressy than Americans would
interpret middle-class), and cultes (following certain trends, i.e. oriental
theme, in a hospital, former house of prostitution, the 70s, etc.).
Their dream hotel?
An establishment of modest size, situated in a calm
environment, with a warm reception, a garden where you can have breakfast and
rooms with personalized decoration and internationally accepted standards is
their dream focus.
includes a lot of additional information, with additional themes still
in the development stages:
of the current edition are:
hotels of Paris (in their opinion)
-- right bank, left bank and at the
entries to Paris
ways to spend the night in Paris, other than traditional hotels:
--hostels, bed and breakfast Parisian style (developing B&Bs for
anglophiles), family pensions, apartment-hotels, renting apartments
a room in Paris
--reservation centers, some hints to avoid mistakes
4. How to
make use of or
and the fashionable hotels in Paris (even if you
don't reside there)
to have breakfast in luxury, drinks, gourmet snacking
Readers asked these questions
A reader asked the question:
My sisters and I are coming to Paris in the autumn. I was wondering if you are
familiar with this hotel and could offer us any advise about hotel
accommodations in Paris. (She suggested a couple of hotels, I found the others).
Hotel l'Ile Saint-Louis (three stars) in the heart of the island, close to
Notre-Dame - small hotel anticipate very small rooms (one room for three people
with a folding bed - more for an infant).
Hotel Moderne Saint-Germain (three stars) - (room 38)
This is the one I saw
on a small impasse (narrow side street) with birds chirping.
Window in the bathroom
and two windows in the main room.
Two twin beds side by
side and a twin over in a corner next to the closet.
Big room -- small flat
screen tv -- no charm, but clean and practical, closet space, shower, mini bar,
remote AC control, clean.
The breakfast eating
area is partially exposed to the street as if you would be in a bistro behind
the glass along the sidewalk of rue des Écoles.
Hotel Agora Saint-Germain (three stars)- quiet street - good location
close to Notre Dame.
came across this hotel while walking the neighborhood.
have one room for three people (no. 4) with double bed and one single inside
room. The window looks into the small courtyard. Shower, hair dryer, big room,
Trianon Rive Gauche Hotel (three stars) - quiet street that leads to
Luxembourg Gardens - near Sorbonne - seven rooms for three people - nice entry.
The Trianon Rive Gauche has a very
comfortable reception area -- newspapers available on the highboy with the
Well, I came back at
the time designated but no luck seeing a room; the receptionist was all alone
and had her hands full!
This hotel is very
close to Luxembourg Gardens and on the same street as the Sorbonne
Remember, the trade
fairs are taking many hotels in September and October -- since you are thinking
of the autumn for a trip.
Saint Jacques is a two-star next door but has no air conditioning. Cute interior
- belle époque murals; I saw three rooms.
Autumn: Sept/Oct is high season due to so many trade fairs and conventions
(salons) in town -- that is why finding a hotel will be more expensive and
require early booking.
Going to Cannes?
Try using my Venere reservation system for a place in Cannes . At the end of April, I found 13 for the dates of the Cannes festival. Normally, there are over 97. Of course, during the festival, you are looking at 223-860 euros a night.
You might try areas around the city or a youth hostel or a car near the beach (we stayed in our SAAB in Nice back in the 80s because we were so poor! there was a shower on the beach though! and what a view!)
Flying standby is option or you might consider the train, however.
For example, using the SNCF/TGV website, you can take a direct train from Gare de Lyon to Cannes. Fill in the blanks and click on &Rechercher&. You may pick up your tickets at any train station.
SNCF runs specials for first class. The special might only be for a train at a certain time, for example, for 25 euros more you can go first class (114 vs. 139 euros) . On the return trip they suggested numerous times and special prices, for example: 64 euros 2nd class; 65 euros 1st class!
The official Cannes tourist website is available in English. Look at tourist office's hotel booking website.
I hope this gets you started on your adventure!