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    Where to stay in Paris??

    I'm taking my mum to Paris for her birthday this month. She loves art and France but she has never been to Paris so I wanted to stay somewhere close to all the sights but also want to take her to the famous art galleries. I don't know anything about the city and just wondered if anyone knows where is best to stay to be close to everything as we're not staying long. Thanks

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    How much are you willing to spend on the accom?

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    get a guide book. most places are close to the sites as it is a relatively small city and the metro is superb.

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    avoid the stade de france area!

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    csiman

    avoid the stade de france area!



    Ok thanks....Yeah I've heard the city is fairly small so if i just stay anywhere in the centre will it be easy enough to get around everywhere I want to?..

    Anywhere near to the Place de la Concorde ( between the Tuilerie gardens and the Champs Elysees) is great for an easy enough walk to the Louvre, Seine, Notre Dame and the Pompidou Centre.

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    exStudent

    How much are you willing to spend on the accom?



    Not a lot...I want to spend a lot more money during the days out so just in need of a clean, comfortable place to sleep in a good location really..

    i stayed in this hotel a few years ago and it was really lovely. reallly close to the tube stations as well
    tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml

    I stayed at the Hotel Concorde Lafayette had a metro station near me, not too far from Eiffel Tower and other destinations, but pricey hotel.

    forgot to say when i was there the louvre has free admission the first sunday of every month, huge queues but worth it
    Edited by: "missp27" 3rd Aug 2010

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    musee d'orsay, church de mary magdelaine are must sees as is a river cruise

    and of course the artist quarter up by montmartre
    Edited by: "csiman" 3rd Aug 2010

    We stayed in Saint Germain - lovely area IMO. As long as you find a nice spot to stay you need not worry the distance to the attractions, because the Metro is excellent.

    The other bonus is that Paris is very quiet in August, as all the natives are off on holiday.

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    moob

    We stayed in Saint Germain - lovely area IMO. As long as you find a nice … We stayed in Saint Germain - lovely area IMO. As long as you find a nice spot to stay you need not worry the distance to the attractions, because the Metro is excellent.The other bonus is that Paris is very quiet in August, as all the natives are off on holiday.


    yep, the only time I would ever go. Its like a ghost city with hardly any french. Bliss! lol

    I recently stayed in a hotel called Londres & New York, when i was over in Paris on a work trip.

    paris-hotel-londresnewyork.com/eng…tml

    Was nice enough - smack bang in the middle of the shopping district with the opera house round the corner.

    Metro is right outside the hotel, also with Saint-Lazare (One of 6 of the main train terminals in Paris) round the corner.

    I also can't recommend enough going to Paris on the eurostar, comfortable and very easy trip which takes you right into the centre of paris (Gare du Nord). Where getting from the airport to central paris can be an absolute nightmare.

    Also go first class if you can, it's not a huge amount more and makes the trip so comfortable.

    Next time i goto Paris, i'm going eurostar. Will never fly there again, as the eurostar just zaps all the faff out of traveling there.
    Edited by: "spritey" 3rd Aug 2010

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    Thank you all for the comments....they have been very useful!
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