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Where I stay in Paris...

In Paris I love to stay at Hotel des 3 Collèges. JourneyWomen can expect a tiny perfect room and private bath, bright, fresh and nicely designed, including a desk. They offer single and double rates that don't include breakfast, but it can be ordered separately. The neighborhood is great: a student district (around the corner from the Sorbonne), a short walk to Luxembourg Gardens (lovely for breakfast on a sunny morning), a block from rue St. Michael. It's a good 5 minute walk to the metro (but in Paris, who cares?). Address: 16, rue Cujas, 75005 Paris, Tel: 1 43 54 67 30, Fax: 011 33 1 46 34 02 99
Sandra, Ontario, Canada


Another vote for the same hotel...

The last three times I've been to Paris, I have stayed at Hotel des 3 Collèges. This was an hotel tip I originally found through Journeywoman and it was very much appreciated. I'm staying there again with my mother this year.
Sandra, British Colombia, Canada


Hotel Gem in Paris...

I spent a week on my own at the Hotel Practic in the Marais district in Paris. This little gem is on a quiet street near Place Des Voges, a short walk to almost everything. The neighborhood is wonderful. The hotel is on a quiet square but close to a metro stop -- perfect for a woman traveling alone. My room was on the sixth floor (no elevator) but the walk up was good exercise. I left the hotel at midnight my first night and walked across the Seine to the Latin Quarter. It was cold and moist and I tell you when I came upon Notre Dame, in the mist, at night -- she took my breath away. P.S. If you go be sure to ask for the top floor room on the square. The interior rooms aren't so nice but the ones in front are good value. Contact: 9, rue d'Ormesson, Paris 75004. Tel: 48 87 80 47, Metro: St Paul.
Joan, San Diego, USA


I went back after four years...

I want to recommend The Hotel Pont Royal near the Gobelins Metro. I stayed there in 98 and then again last week. With the toilet down the hall and the shower two floors down, it's not for everyone. But it has charm - pretty wallpapers and old armoires. Every morning the windows in front are polished; it's immaculate. It has a cheery breakfast room looking out over a little interior garden. When I was eating my morning basket of bread and yummy coffee, a German couple asked the French speaking hostess how many years she had been serving breakfast. The answer: twenty-nine years! By the way, the Hotel Pont Royal cost me US$42.00 a night. If you want the in-suite bath, western style, it goes up to $90.
Sharon, Anchorage, Alaska


Small Hotel in Paris...

I always use the well-priced and friendly, family, Hotel Eugenie, 31 Rue St. Andre Des Arts, 75006, Paris. It's in the Latin Quarter within walking distance to Musee D'Orsay, Les Halles, Louvre, St. Germain Des Pres and, lots more. Tel: 33.1.43.26.2903. Fax: 33.1.43.29.7560. E-mail: eugenie.hotel@wanadoo.fr.
Helene, Edmonton, Canada


Fun ambiance...

You can't beat this place for Left Bank location or ambiance. L'Atelier Montparnasse, a three star hotel, sits a stone's throw from the metro, and the cafes where artists the likes of Picasso and Chagall once did their thinking. This women-owned whimsical address pays homage to the area's rich "art" history. Over the tub in each bathroom is a large, colorful mosaic of a well-known masterpiece. Who do you want to shower with, ladies -- Gauguin or Modigliani? Rooms are quiet, small and cozy. Address: 49, rue Vavin, 75006 Paris. Metro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Montparnasse. E-mail: hotel@ateliermontparnasse.com
Evelyn, Toronto, Canada


My fab apartment find in Paris...

I happened to be in Paris during a season of fully-booked hotels and was fortunate enough to find a very cute furnished studio in a modern building in the heart of the city's shopping district. This second floor apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette, separate toilet and shower, double Japanese futon bed, dining table for 4 and a small living room set of coffee table and 2 arm chairs. The complete cost for this 25 sq. meter unit was only US$500 per week. That fee also included maid service! If any JourneyWomen are interested in further information, they can contact Yannick Gautier at 33-1-4878-8888 or e-mail: bocoray@wanadoo.fr. The apartment location is very accessible to the metro station. It's also close to the Paris Opera, within walking distance to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur and in the heart of the downtown shopping area. In fact, Yannick operates a home decor boutique at nearby Galeries Lafayettes. A real steal!
Athena, Jersey City, USA

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