Hipotel Paris Belleville

21 Rue du Vicq d'Azir, 10 Arr., Paris, 75010, France

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Good For Families
  • Families50
  • Couples18
  • Solo25
  • Business26
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    Not so bad after all


    This hotel has a dreadful reputation, and the only reason I booked it was that I needed a place to sleep for three nights, starting the next day, and this was one of only two hotels in my price range that were still available on booking.com.

    Since I arrived with very low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel was clean, the sheets were clean, the shower worked and there was no mold or scum anywhere to be seen. Okay, the room was quite basic, but it did have en suite facilities and the price of 56 Euros per night was acceptable.

    This did not include breakfast, but there were several cafés in the neighborhood that offered a French breakfast for € 4.50, including a nice one downstairs in the same building.

    The website said the hotel did not offer any internet connection, but when I got there it turned out they had WiFi for an extra 3 Euros for one night, 5 for two nights or 7 for three nights. I took this and it worked fine.

    The full name of the hotel is now “Hipotel Paris Belleville Gare de l'Est”, but the sign on the door still says “Hôtel Vicq d’Azir”. It is in fact not far from the Gare de l’Est (East Station) -- an easy quarter-hour walk.

    Second photo: I assume that this street, rue Vicq d’Azir, was named after the French physician and anatomist Félix Vicq d'Azyr (1746-1794), even though he spelled his name with a y and not with an i.

    Third photo: My room was basic but clean, quiet and perfectly adequate for my needs. The view from the window was of the job center across the street, but for this price you can’t expect a view of the Eiffel Tower, can you?

    Fourth and fifth photos: People cycling nearby.

    Next Paris review from October 2013: Place du Colonel Fabien

    Directions: Location on OpenStreetMap.

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Forum Posts

Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by mdmackinnon

Thought it was closed -- am I incorrect?

Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by travelgourmet

They are closed due to a strike. Read about it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/6666020/Pompidou-Centre-remains-closed-as-strike-enters-fourth-day-and-threatens-to-spread.html

Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by ranger49

Yes - it was closed last Novemeber but reopened in Dec 2009.


Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by pfsmalo

Quite right Barbara, re-opened after a couple of weeks strike. The Post Office in the centre Pompidou is now closed since May, for undisclosed reasons. If the original poster can read French, you'll find all the info at : www.centrepompidou.fr.

OOps just spotted very small top right corner of the homepage - English and Spanish.

Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by ranger49

I wonder if the original poster was thinking of the Picasso Museum and the d'Orsay - both undergoing renovations/


Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by travelgourmet

Musée d'Orsay is the one closed for 2010 for renos. My previous answer was a mistake as I read the date of the paper as Sept 1, 2010 and the article was published Nov, 2009 written in small letters. Oh, well, sorry. That's what I get for trying to help. A side note. I saw the Musee d'Orsay in 1987, a few months after the opening. It was not crowded and it was the buzz around Paris.

Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by ranger49

Larry - an easy mistake to make, done it myself more than once :)

Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by goodfish

Actually, it looks like only 1 section (level 5) of the Musée d'Orsay is currently closed. Good thing the rest is still open as we're planning to see it sometime in the next two weeks!

I'm sort of sad though - between Paris and Amsterdam, both Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Rijksmuseum have large sections undergoing work, and the Picasso is closed altogether. :(

Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by travelgourmet

Ouch! In the USA, we say about my two replies,"Great, you're batting 2 for 2 in strikeouts." lol :-(

Re: Is the Pompideau closed for renos September 2010?

by travelgourmet

Coach Pedro, thanks for giving me another chance. :-)

Travel Tips for Paris

Beat the rush – start early

by tiabunna

Most tourist destinations in Paris open at 1000 (an exception being the Orangerie which opens at 1230). It seems though that most people, locals or tourists, don’t start moving till late: so one secret is to be among the few early starters. You will find that an 0900 start will give you an excellent start to the day for visiting outdoor places such as parks. Then, by mid afternoon when the numbers have swelled everywhere, you can head for somewhere quiet and relax, having covered your day’s programme with minimal fuss.

The photo shows the queue outside the Orangerie just after opening at 1230: by that time, a bunfight is unavoidable.

Les Pages Jaunes

by djou_box

to find any address or phone number in paris and in france (write the name of the city where you are looking for an address in the field "Localité") according to activity ("activité")
in almost every country, you can find the yellow pages (les pages jaunes), so here is french address :

Les Champs-Elysées

by Lilasel

"Aux Champs-Elysées, aux Champs-Elysées
Au soleil, sous la pluie, à midi ou à minuit
Il y a tout ce que vous voulez aux Champs-Elysées" (Joe Dassin)

"In Champs-Elysées, in Champs-Elysées
Under the sun, in the rain, at midday or at midnight
There is all that you want in Champs-Elysées"


by gigi_huang

Strike is also one of the stuffs that make France famous and french people unique. On my first day in Paris, there was a big strike. People painted themselves into different color and walked towards a place. Policement were following them to control the traffic along the demonstration line.

For Paris, especially, pack light!

by LBKesner

Paris is one place I prefer my backpack convertible bag (Campmor Essential Carry-On) to my wheeled bag (Rick Steves Wheeled Bag), because of the stairs! Each time we've visited Paris, we have been in a hotel with a small lift--not large enough to accomodate a large group and oversized luggage. Taking my own bag to the third floor, I would have preferred not to have to lug my heavy wheels. My canvas bag would have been a much better choice. If you are staying at the Ritz, I suppose this is not an issue. For those of us, enjoying a two or three-star hotel, however, packing light is the thing to do for Paris!


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Address: 21 Rue du Vicq d'Azir, 10 Arr., Paris, 75010, France