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Old 05-20-2020, 02:57 PM
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Taking my wife to Paris for her birthday end of October. Neither of us have been. Any suggestions for places to stay that are convenient to all the places fist timers will want to see? I understand that one place won't be close to everything, but any suggestions and or experiences will be very much appreciated. Thanks!
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I'd check out AirBnB and look for a house on the map close by where you want to be. I've had very good luck with using AirBnB for vacations.
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where to stay? OUT!
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I'd say Honfleur. Paris is down right nasty.
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I hear the Ritz is pretty good and is in a good location. If not there, then Hotel George V for second choice.
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Paris..love it hate it. It would be great if it wasn't full of...Parisians.
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Try to stay out of the morgue. Paris is ate up with the the Covid.
Have fun!
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
where to stay? OUT!
Damn you beat me to it !!
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The intercontinental in the 8th is my favorite. Nice property, great location.

have also stayed at a Hilton in the opera district that was nice as well.


If money is no object the Peninsula or Le Bristol.

taxi/train/uber is unavoidable to see everything you’ll want to see, it’s pretty spread out.

be prepared, even at a high dollar property, the room will be much smaller than what you’re used to at American properties - and old, anything with a good location is going to be small and old.

im not a big fan of Air BNB when abroad - like the comfort and convenience of a western hotel.

Can you talk the wife into Germany instead - A lot of places in this world to see that I’d personally rank above Paris.
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We stayed in the 18’th arrondissment know as Montmartre. Active residential tree lined street, generally 4 story apartments and your pick of dozens of small bars and restaurants. Was up on a hill walking distance further uphill in sacre coeur church and Minutes from the subway. The further up the hill the nicer the area. In my opinion you don’t want to be right downtown in the tourist areas. We did ABNB.

OTher arrondissments offer a lot of shopping, or other congregations of certain lifestyles.

we spent 10 days in France with the last 4 in Paris. Some of the historic sights and museums are spectacular. I live in the country but enjoyed the city life, being able to walk for a few minutes and pass what I wanted for groceries, bars, restaurants and pastries. That said, my most memorable time spend there was in Normandy (we stayed in bayeux a couple nights) and then the Loire valley at an inn. Middle of farm country “literally”, quiet and down right peaceful. Towns were 20 min or so away.

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Done the Hilton Opera district, the George and the Ritz in Paris.
My pick now, is a smaller boutique hotel. The Hotel Juliana https://www.hoteljuliana.paris/en/
Large rooms, great personalized service, centrally located, can walk to lots of sites and great restaurants.
Best of all, the rates are not Paris crazy!
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I have only stayed at the Renaissance Paris Vendome, and the location was excellent. It’s right next to the Louvre and walking distance to many attractions. Public transportation will get you to the rest. Enjoy your trip.
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Where there are no bedbugs.
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Stay in the St. Germaine neighborhood. Creat cafes and central walking to all. We stayed in the hotel dauphine and I would recommend it absolutely. Never in a million years did I think I would like Paris, but my wife an I have been twice and would go back in a second. October is amazing. We went at tht time of year for my wife’s birthday a few years ago. Great weather. Jeans and a sweater all day. After sightseeing all morning, sit in the Luxembourg gardens with a baguette, some cheese, and a bottle of white or rose and read a book and live the life. Great time. I recommend the rick steves guide and do one of his “walks” every am. Pick some you like. Love this place. Happy to answer any questions
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Thanks guys. Y'all are awesome. Ive tried talking her into other countries to no avail...She wants to see Paris. What mama wants, mama gets. Keep the cards and letters coming
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Bristol. One of the best.
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Great city to visit. I don’t think the naysayers and negative comments are an accurate reflection of the people or the city. I was there two years ago with the family and it was amazing.

However, I can’t imagine many people traveling over seas this October... I would take that in to consideration more than where you’d stay... think about staying in the US... New Orleans? Charleston?
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If I was going to Europe in October, I'd probably be traveling to smaller cities by automobile. Big cities require traveling on subways which are just big petri dishes.

We were in Paris 11 months ago, and my wife returned in November. We've been to Paris numerous times, and I've spent enough money there. I doubt we'll ever return except to fly out of CDG--a terrible airport.

Our trip toe Berlin, Dresden and Budapest was cancelled in March, and we're still trying to get our 'credit' at American Airlines turned into a full refund. There are just no places in North America we want to visit.
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Check out guest apartment services, https://www.guestapartment.com,. We used them on our last trip. They have some fabulous places and do a great job on the management of them. It cost less to rent an apartment for a week the. it would have to stay in a hotel. We stayed on the Ile St Louis a block from the Notre Dame and within walking distance of the spots to see. The apartment had full amenities including washer/dryer, fridge and most importantly a mr. Coffe drip coffee maker. The coffee in Paris was terrible. There were Starbucks everywhere but in most other places it stank. The other great thing was the boulangerie right around the corner. Get up turn on the coffee, run to the bakery fresh croissants and back for the breakfast of campions.
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We rented an apartment near Notre Dame and were well satisfied both in the accommodation and cost. Sorry, it's been years.

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