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Loved Latour Maubourg!
Last week we stayed at hotel de latour Maubourg. Me and my 11-yr old daughter stayed for 5 nights, but the first night my husband and son joined us so for that night we needed 2 rooms. We really really loved it! I knew the neighbourhood because I've lived there long ago when I worked in Paris as an au-pair. It is a nice, safe and quiet neighbourhood and in front of the hotel there is the metrostation. We found the hotel VERY beautiful decorated; nice furniture, linen, marble mantelpieces, decorations etc. Before we came they asked us by mail what colour roses we would like in our bathroom!! Everyone working at the hotel was very polite and nice and they spoke very well English. We travel quite a lot and we've stayed in many hotels around the world and we would really recommend this hotel to everyone!!
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Within the Périphérique, which is the beltway that encircles Paris, any point in the city is within a thousand meters of a Métro station. Thus, in theory, you could stay in any district and get around easily. We have stayed in various geographic areas in Paris and can share these thoughts.
The Meridien Porte Maillot, which I would recommend, is a very large hotel near the Palais de Congres and the Arc de Triomphe. It is near the edge of the city, which makes it a very long walk from most places, but it is an easy departure point for the airport. It is also just steps away from Ballon des Ternes, one of our favorite restaurants. The bus for CDG airport leaves from in front of the Meridien, which is a wonderful convenience and Hertz car rental was right next door.
The Mercure chain is reasonably priced, very dependable in comfort and amenities and easy to book. Whenever we have been touring away from Paris and have returned without a reservation, the Mercure has always found us a room. There are Mercure hotels in various locations in Paris.
Our favorite locations are the Ile St. Louis and Latour -Maubourg, which we call the American Sector (The American University is there). There are many small hotels in this area near the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides (which houses the tomb of Napoleon I) and it is quiet. This is a prime consideration since a good night’s sleep is my primary requirement of a Paris hotel. There are also many nice quiet restaurants nearby.
The guidebooks and the experts advise against the expense of breakfast at your hotel but I disagree. This is a convenience and a luxury that adds to the trip and starts the day right. Most small Parisian hotels take extreme pride in serving the morning café au lait.
Metro Ligne 8
Ligne 8 - Line 8
La Motte Picquet - Grenelle
Strasbourg Saint Denis
Filles du Calvaire
St Sebastien - Froissart
Faidherbe - Chaligny
Porte de Charenton
Charenton - Ecoles
Alfort - Ecole Veterinaire
Maisons-Alfort Les Juilliottes
Creteil - L'Echat
First built in the 17th Century as a hospital and nursing home for injured soldiers, Les Invalides is best known nowadays as the final resting place of Napoleon I. The official website welcomes you with a sharp reminder that this is the home of the Army Museum but there's little doubt that most tourist see that as an hors d'œuvre running alongside the main dish - the Emperor's tomb!
When you enter the Church of the Dome you are greeted by the sight of a very impressive tomb! Resist the urge to take a snap and run out victorious. This isn't the one you want. No, it's his son's...or his brother's...well anyway, it's not his! No, Napoleon's tomb can be found directly under the stunningly decorated dome, a level beneath the extraordinary church altarpiece. Made of Russian red porphyry and sitting on a green granite base it's certainly meant to impress upon you the power and importance of the man who lies within. It took a while to prepare though. Napoleon died prisoner on the island of St Helena in 1821 but he wasn't interred here until 1861.
Believe me, a visit here isn't morbid but fascinating. Oh, and the Army Museum isn't bad either...
Opening hours :
From October 1st to March 31st :
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 to 17:30
From April 1st to June 14th, and from September 16th to September 30th :
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 to 18:30
From June 15th to September 15th: every day, from 10:00 to 19:00
Metro stops: Line 8, Latour-Maubourg, Invalides
Line 13, Saint-François-Xavier, Invalides, Varenne
RER : line C, "Invalides" stop
Bus : 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93, Balabus
I would suggest the Latour Maubourg to anyone visiting Paris who is searching for a lovely hotel, in a great location, with beautiful rooms, and extremely helpful staff. We stayed in one of their red deluxe rooms, which i can heartily recommend. It was large, very clean, and charmingly appointed with period furniture. The staff were always smiling, and friendly, and the location, opposite the Latour Maubourg metro, and close to the Eiffel Tower, couldn't have been more convenient. I would most definately return to this romantic
We loved staying at the Hotel Latour Maubourg. We stayed for 3 nights this May 2007. We booked on an independant website and when we had problems with our dates the hotel reception was very helpful and sorted out the booking without question. We had a red deluxe room which was large, clean and comfortable. The staff were freindly and very polite. The breakfast was excellent with a wonderful girl running the breakfast room. We visit Paris often and have had some problems with hotels in the past. However we think that Hotel Latour Maubourg is the best value, location and all round service we have found and we will come again and would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting this wonderful city.
Perfectly boutique, perfectly romantic!
What a wonderful weekend at Hotel Latour Maubourg! The location is perfect with delicious brasseries just around the corner. The Eiffel tower is just a short walk (7 min) and every cab ride we took to all major attractions were around 5 euros.
The hotel staff is gracious and very friendly; they offered to call and make reservations for each of our dinners! The room was simply gorgeous (they upgraded us to a junior suite!) with separate bath and lovely windows with great views! Perfect for travelers wanting a romantic, “let’s rendezvous in a mansion for the weekend,” type of stay. We can’t wait to return!
We had a fantastic stay at the Hotel Latour Maubourg - even before we arrived the staff could not have been kinder, they were so helpful (particularly Roberta who had to deal with endless emails from me!) and obviously really care about customer service. The hotel was spotlessly clean and we had a really lovely room - it is also in a great location right next to Les Invalides and is so convenient, there is a Metro and a taxi rank literally outside the front door and it's only a short walk away from the Eiffel Tower. I would wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone wanting a wonderful relaxing break in Paris.
Mike and Christine Sedgwick, London
We had an absolutely fabulous stay to celebrate our Pearl Wedding at the Hotel de Latour Maubourg last weekend. The hotel is really charming and such a great location. We cannot praise Sandra, Roberta and other members of the team who we met enough. Nothing was too much trouble. We had to postpone our original weekend in March as the Eurostar was cancelled for 24 hours and Sandra and Roberta were just so helpful. During our stay they made us really welcome and answered goodness knows how many questions - thanks for putting up with my extremely rusty French!!, even though you both speak perfect English! One of the highlights of our trip was Saturday night at the Caveau des Houchettes - a jazz club in St Michel - Sandra spent quite a bit of time checking out jazz locations for us, and this was fantastic. Extremely easy access to the metro and loads of lovely little bars and brasseries in close walking distance. And don't miss the Musee Rodin just the other side of Les Invalides, beautiful gardens and sculptures. We'll be back ...........
Hotel Latour Maubourg
I am looking for a review of the Hotel Latour Maubourg in Paris. After many hours searching the "net", this quaint looking hotel in the 7th district looks promising. Any info would be appreciated.
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The area wher this hotel is located is excellent. You are walking distance to the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, etc....It seems like a good option !