Travel Blogs from Paris
... out on the grass and then headed to Hard Rock for dinner. We had a free ice cream sundae with an entree which was exciting after all that walking :). We got there, hair a mess and sweating and backpacks piled up next to our table. I immediately went to the bathroom to fill my bottle up with water.. such backpackers.
After dinner, we wanted to go see the Museum of Prostitution. I have such a heart for human trafficking and we thought it'd be interesting to see ...
... by Hemingway, Stein, Fitzgerald, Eliot and Pound.
We were confident by this time that we could get on the Metro or RER and make it home. I figured out how to use that stupid little map of ours. I got us on the RER and then transferred us to the Metro. We only had to make one small adjustment after going the wrong direction for one stop. No big deal we were back on track in no time.
We ate dinner at Cafe Le Procope. It is considered to be one of the ...
... s uncle even played the guitar for us! We must have looked extremely exhausted because he suggested we take a nap in the room he had prepared for us. We agreed to take a 10 minute nap before going into Paris. We slept for 3 hours. Say hello to jet lag. We were taking a nap at 11:09am, which was 5am EST. We went to Gare de l'est, which is the East Train Station, which is where we have to take our train to Nancy. We ran some errands, picked up our train tickets and ...
... as many quality shots as possible. It was nearing Christmas time as well, meaning Christmas markets were everywhere and we were able to eat and shop and enjoy the holiday season everywhere we went. Over our 2 week stay in Paris, Lennea andI waked ...
... of Martinique composed of the members in that small French Territory in the Caribbean, sang a song in our Song Book. It was very moving. Then came the first split sermon, from Mr Hervé Irion – a French native now an American citizen living in Texas. He spoke on the transition period represented by the 7th Day of the Feast, the end of the Millenium to be soon followed by the Last Great Day when billions of human beings who have ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Beaubourg Paris
We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights in a twin room and had the advantage of trying 2 rooms - on the ground floor and the 1st floor.
I chose the hotel for it's location, Le Marais/Beaubourg. This area, in my opinion, is the prettiest and funkiest in Paris. I chose it for it's charm, many of the walls are original old stone, the ceilings are beamed and there are little wrought iron balconies at the full length windows. The reception staff were helpful and polite and the rooms were kept spotlessly clean. But back to the location, don't just head on the metro to the big tourist attractions, make some time to wander through the streets surrounding the hotel, rue Vieille du Temple with amazing zinc bars and cafes. The rue des Francs Bourgeois with it's gorgeous boutiques and then come to the Place de Vosges, the perfect place to sit in the sun with your picnic that you have picked up at one of the fantastic boulangeries and fruit shops. If you have been to Paris and done the big attractions this is the perfect location to chill out, drink wine sitting at a pavement cafe, watch the locals, go to great restaurants and shop till you drop for original clothes, jewellry and home interiors. Oh, and the museums are great too. All in all, this hotel is ideal for it's location and price. It is also romantic with bags of charm and character. The only hotel I have been to in Paris that I would go back to and the only location that I will ever stay in again in Paris!
Hotel Beaubourg was great
We just returned from a three night stay at Hotel Beaubourg with our two teenaged children. We were given two rooms side by side which was perfect. The location was fantastic, price good, three blocks from the Metro and an easy walk to Notre Dame and the river. It was clean and was quiet every night. Just down the street was an area (Rue Rambuteau)for buying bread (boulangerie), wine, cheese (fromagerie), etc. everything you'd need for a great picnic. We would definitely go back to Hotel Beaubourg.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
A 5 minute stroll to Notre Dame, a 20 minute rollerblade to the Eiffel Tower, fall out of bed and you are in the Georges Pompidou Museum. What more could you want?
Stayed here for 4 nights in June. This was my second time at the hotel. The hotel itself is quite charming. The first time I stayed my room and bath were on the small side (usual for Europe) but the most recent time both were bigger. Rooms were clean, public areas nice, and the hotel is on a quite side street right next to the Pompidou Center (hideous, in my view). The people are nice and helpful without being overly friendly. For the price and location, it is hard to do much better in Paris.
As far as the hotel goes, it is what you would expect in Paris - a small room without many of the standard amenities you would expect from a hotel in the US - no gym, no landscaping, etc. Yes the elevators are small but I can live with that. The staff speaks english and are always helpful. Breakfast at the hotel can be purchased at an additional cost but I don't think it is neccessary - there are many places to eat around the neighborhood. The place is clean and is an excellent starting point for your vacation in Paris. First, it is a 5 minute walk to a train stop that will get you to the Louvre and Champ D'Ellysees in 10 minutes. There is another train stop less than 10 minutes away that will take you to the Versaille Gardens, Eifffel Tower, and the B RER line to either of the major airports and the Paris Nord train station. Also, you can walk to Notre Dame in 10 minutes, and the Seine is a 5 minute walk away. There are plenty of places to eat but not too much shopping. Less than 1/2 block from the hotel is a supermarket where you can buy water and fruits and snacks.
Charming rooms, good price
Stayed with three friends in the Hotel Beaubourg in December, 2003. After location and price, we primarily chose this hotel based on its web site and reviews. It did not disappoint. We stayed in two separate rooms, and found the price of having a twin room versus a double w/shower was significant, and well worth the 12 euros per night difference. The twin room had more walking space, higher ceilings, and a bathroom about three times larger. The rooms were well decorated, clean, and the service staff was very friendly. The location was very convenient to shops and the subway, and the price is hard to beat!
Nice place, great location.
Very nice long weekend at a well located hotel. Excellant value for money in high priced Paris! The front rooms get a lot of street noise if the windows are open. On warm days, ask for a room in the back. I'd send Mom here, so it's recommended.
Lots to do
Rooms are adequate size, especially for Paris. Location is great, as within a 5 minute walk there are cafes, restaurants, Pompidou centre, metro stop, supermarket, cash machine, bakery. Staff was friendly.
Room size was adequate, beds were comfortable and the room was clean. Continental breakfast was included :coffee, tea or orange juice;croissant; and french bread only. Christine at the front desk was VERY helpful. Good location to the metro, museums, the Seine River and other sights . We had a front room and experienced two noisy nights from the street outside the hotel. There is a bar across the street. Recommend a room at the back of the hotel.