Hotel Central St. Germain in located conveniently to most of the central attactions in Paris. Just a few blocks will have you at the Seine River, Notre Dame, The Louvre and Musee d'Orsay. The subway (metro) line is also closeby - I'm sorry I don't recall the name of the stop.
The hotel is located on a narrow side street, which is nice as you do not get the street noise. It is clean, has been recently remodeled and nicely appointed. Our room slept 3 comfortably, and had 2 large windows that opened to allow fresh air in. The room also had airconditioning and a large bathroom. Our room charge included continental breakfast, which was a bounty of assorted breads, fruit, yogurt, cereals, fruit juices and coffee.
Across the street was a cafe, where we enjoyed a sandwich and a bottle of wine. The clientelle appeared to be local vs. tourists, and the staff was friendly. The area in general is plentiful in shops and cafes.
The price was reasonable for a 3-bed room and location - we paid $178 (dollars - thru Expedia prepaid) in Sept '04. I would stay at this hotel again when returning.
Directions: Neighborhoods include the cinemas and bookshops of Place St-Michel, the chic shops and cafés of St-Germain-des-Près, the famous market street of rue Mouffetard, and the gardens of Luxembourg and Jardin des Plantes.
My fiance and I are getting married in the UK next week. We are then honeymooning in Tahiti. Or flight leaves Paris for Tahiti on Sunday 16th at 11.30. We are therefore travelling over from the UK on the Saturday after our wedding reception and will arrive in Paris at CDG airport at 4.30. This gives us one night in Paris and I was hoping for some suggestions.
We were hoping to stay somewhere that makes a few sights easy to get to and find a romantic corner of Paris to wander round and find a restaurant. Also maybe do an hour long cruise of the Seine, that kind of thing.
Can anyone point me towards where is best to stay, places to avoid etc.
We have both been briefly to Paris before. I seem to remember Montmartre being a romantic area, but I may be wrong. It seems to be nearer to the airport.
Please help. I need to book something!
Paris is in high season now and getting a reservation at a really nice hotel at this point could be impossible. You need to state your budget for the one night hotel stay. Try www.laterooms.com for last minute hotel rooms. I suggest staying in the 5th or 6th districts. Montmarte is not near to the airport but is in the direction of it.
I would suggest if it is in your budget to stay in Hotel Central Saint Germain in the 5th, a nice 3 star hotel in one of the liveliest quarter of Paris, Latin Quarter. Concerning restaurant, my choice would be to eat in Restaurant called La Coupole, near Montparnasse area. It is a very nice and famous restaurant, typical French cuisine and affordable for what you can have!!!
Best Wishes for your wedding!
Take her to the bridge Alexander IIIrd near the Champs Elysées, for a romantic view to the Eiffel Tower
Try the Hotel Favart Opera, http://www.hotel-favartopera.com/ is a romantic 3 stars hotel, located near the Opera Garnier in front of the Opera comique. the hotel has a really nice decoration. It is located in a calm street. Prices are reasonables.
I hope you will enjoy Paris
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Address: 3 rue Champollion, 5th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75005, France