minutes from the Eiffel Tower...
I just wanted to
let you know that when in Paris I always stay at the IBIS
Hotel, Cambronne. It is just across the street
from the Cambronne Métro stop, it always has the same
rate (I stay there twice a year for the past four years),
it is an 8 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower, and two blocks
away (on weekends) is a street market that is four blocks
long. Finally, it is a ten minute walk to Rue Cler and all
the fresh, daily, markets. Address: 2 rue Cambronne, 75015
Paris, fax: +33 1 40612229.
Joanne, Michigan, USA
near the Eiffel Tower...
I spent a week in Paris
in December (my first visit since 1972) and recommend the
Hotel Muguet (11 rue Chevert--75007
Paris) in the 7th Arrondissement on the Left Bank. Located
in the Rue Cler neighborhood it is only blocks from the Eiffel
Tower, The Invalides and Rodin Museum. Situated on a quiet
side street this gem has nicely appointed rooms and a very
friendly staff. I understand the Michelin writers stay there
and I understand why they do. The closest metro is École
Militaire. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Paris!
(tel: 01 4705 05
Just a block away is the
Rue Cler outdoor market where you'll find a post office, the
wonderful Boulangerie/Pastisserie which served fresh squeezed
orange juice, the Café Du Marché for filling
lunch and dinners, and shops & stalls offering fresh fruits,
breads, cheeses and chocolates. If you're so inclined just
walk a couple of more blocks and you'll find an "Irish" pub.
This whole neighborhood is delightfully charming.
Claudia, Hollywood, USA
breakfasts for the kids...
I travelled to Paris
for a weekend with a woman I work with, my 11 year-old daughter
and her 8 year-old daughter. We stayed at the Hotel
California, near the Arch de Triomphe. The hotel
"special rate" was great, they gave us a large room with three
beds in it, and didn't charge for the kids to have breakfast
in the morning (the breakfast was great too). I would definitely
stay there again.
Virginia, Chicago, USA
of restaurants close by...
found a great hotel on the left bank, Hotel
Sunny at 48 Boulevard Port Royal, 5th Arr. (http://www.hotelsunny.com).
My girlfriend and I stayed there for a week and enjoyed the
breakfasts consisting of baguettes, croissants and chocolate
croissants ($6.00). There were many nice restaurants within
walking distance -- Vietnamese, Italian, Moroccan, corner
cafes and patisseries. The hotel is near Les Gobelins metro
stop, the Montparnasse rail station, and a short walk to Jardin
Sunny is a two-star hotel and you have a choice of rooms with
a toilet and shower or a toilet and bathtub. The bath is a
little bit more than the shower. The price for a double bed
with shower is $71.00. All rooms have TVs and hair dryers.
There was a desk, but no dresser. A small closet had two shelves
we used for our folded up clothes, socks and underwear. The
staff is very helpful although we didn't find out until we
checked out that the desk staff spoke English. However, the
maids do not speak English. I wished I'd learned to say "More
towels, please" when the maid arrived at an inconvenient time
Libby, Atlanta, USA