Hotels in Paris...
Where I stay
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
Sandra, Ontario, Canada
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
Gem in Paris...
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
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:
126.96.36.199.2903. Fax: 188.8.131.52.7560. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helene, Edmonton, Canada
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.
Evelyn, Toronto, Canada
My fab apartment
find in Paris...
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: email@example.com. 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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