Hotel Francois 1er
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In April we had a visit from home - mum and Yvonne came to stay for a weekend on their way to Paris. I went and met them early Friday morning to spend a few days touring la cite with them!
I met them at the cute little boutique hotel that they were staying at and got a tour from les residents. We then took the metro down towards the Notre …
... there. It is called the Latin quarter because students have traditionally lived there and spoke Latin. It is also very central to all the sights of Paris so is a great place to stay.
Anyway, we mostly would take a bus to an area of Paris, walk around, look at shops, have dinner, and take the bus home.
Around the middle of our week we went to some of the tourist attractions. We realized we had photos of ourselves on my website from our 1993 trip to Paris, ...
... On the very top of it I felt so secure, so powerful, so in love. We also had a game to play in there. We went through 3 rounds of choosing random people and guessing their nationalities. Well, the match ended up with the outcome of 1:0 which meant the failure of mine. Erik is damn good at guessing. Being a looser I'll have to eat something disgusting one day. All I can say - come to mamma, my "reward".
What I would also want to be is snails ...
... round-about that circles it.
It has 12 feeds coming in and no painted lanes but there appears to be at least 6 lanes going around. Whilst I call it crazy, it seems to tick along just fine with regular honks from drivers communicating hurry ups and watch outs. We saw no accidents in the time we were watching which surprised and perhaps disappointed us for entertainment value (horrible I know) and I cringed watching cyclists and scooter drivers take their lives ...
Paris Day 3, Friday June 14 Friday morning we walked East for Breakfast in search of a "Creperie". Our search ended in a new territory at Creperie le Ty Breizh on Boulevard de Vaugriard. We have made a goal of eating at Cafes that have French Menus without English Translations, seemingly, as a proof of authenticity. Yet as we improve in speaking, acting, and behaving like the French… We are immediately recognized as English or Swedish. What is the give ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Francois 1er Paris
Lovely Boutique Hotel
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in January 2006 and found it to be a lovely hotel. It is a small boutique hotel which I don't think anyone is trying to hide (with regard to the gentleman from Turkeys comments).We had a lovely room with a comfortable bed and a really nice small bathroom. The breakfast was fine although neither of us fancied any of the hot food although there was plenty to eat with dried or fresh fruit,yogurts pastries etc. The staff at breakfast were helpful and the reception staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. It is in a great location and easy walking distance to Les Invalide or the Eiffel Tower. Also very handy for the Metro just a couple of minutes away.
I stayed at this hotel three consecutive years. In 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Do not have reservation on net
I confirmed my reservations 2 days ago and paid the accomodation to my agent but when I arrived at the hotel at 02:00 am. They told me that we are sorry, but we had some problems about some rooms, we tried to fix them but couldn' t, but no problem for you we make an another reservation at a different hotelfor you and you will love this hotel and ...etc. I also realized that the hotel is not so similar then the hotel pictures in the web site of this hotel. Very small loby and entrance when you compare the pictures on the net. If you want luxury and quality you could not find at this hotel
My wife and I have been to Paris several times and we chose to stay in the Champs d'Elysee area this trip. The hotel appeared to be on a quiet side street just steps away from the most famous street in Paris. It was. The hotel staff was incredibly nice, and after we complained about noise in our first room because of the elevator shaft, they quickly and cheerfully moved us to another. The rooms were very plush, the bed was great, and the bathroom modern but still European in concept. The concierge arranged for a car that we drove to Provins (what a place for medieval history lovers) and simplified that experience. We just left the car in front of the hotel and they did the rest. The hotel is about a quarter of a mile from the King George V Metro Stop on the Champs d'Elysee and very close to the upscale shopping streets that run of the Champs. The Champs is a little touristy and packed with people but there are some good, late night restaurants nearby. The hotel is well placed for exploration of the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand and Petit Palais, and our favorite, the Pont Alexandre III bridge. This is not the left bank, however, and there are hotels closer to the Louvre and Notre Dame. The hotel was well priced for its amenities and location.
A Great Hotel
I really enjoyed my stay at the Francois 1er. The service there is excellent. The rooms are definitely four star material. The location is wonderful. It's located a block away from the Champ Elysees. I had a wonderful time!
Would go back
Just back from 3 blissful nights at the Francois 1 er. The rooms are small but beautifully appointed, with great attention to detail and although we were at the front , overlooking the street there was no noise. The desk clerk recommended Chez Andre, a nice restaurant close by and we ate across the street from it another night at "relais d'entrecote"which was full and fun with a set menu of steak and fries. There are a lot of really high end shops nearby and the George V was down the street, having been there I would go back to Francois 1er.
We won this hotel on skyauction. Breakfast was great pastries, lean ham, croissant, cheeses, fruit and juice. The rooms were small, clean, and for the most part quiet. Zyad the desk clerk told of many nearby exciting restaurants, including l'Orange where we had rose petal sauce over veal. There are two metro stops to the hotel, either the one at Nation or a second closer to the hotel stop, but you have to switch trains. We bought the carte orange on a Monday which allowed unlimited access to the metro and buses up to the second zone. The hotel has a little bar near the reception and they will fix you a cocktail, tea, or coffee. It is a neighborhood hotel with easy access through the metro to get around Paris. There is a market across the street where you can pick up fresh fruit and herb teas. The hotel will pick you up at the airport for $35 euros and they will carry your luggage in.