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... next station and then went around collecting money. It was funny but they did sound quite good. Eli would have given them money but they didn't come up our end of the train. There are also beggars every now and again in the metros. Most of the ones I've seen in the metros have been muslims and they haven't looked particularly out of pocket. The homeless people in the streets actually look quite dignified - much more well kept than the ones you see every now and again ...
... to Musee Rodin, the collection, workshop and works of Auguste Rodin. There is a beautiful sculpture garden with roses and huge sculptures by Rodin. We didn't go inside, because of the free entry the wait was about an hour so we may go back on Tuesday to look at the paintings. After finding some lunch we walked to the Musee D'Orsay, the old railway station with a huge glass roof which I really wanted to go to, but once again free entry meant at least an hour wait so ...
... Elen for the reminder. Walked some way to the Luxembourg gardens and palace. The French when they did away with aristocracy etc did the right thing eventually and made those palaces into public parks. This place is stunning and generously scattered with Parisians sunning themselves, picnicing, coffee, kissing and stuff. We wandered, so beautiful at 26 degrees and sunny. Found the Aoki patisserie that Vicki alerted us to ...
... 1/10 of the whole museum but we saw the Mona Lisa and some other important art works – that was the plan. We got back on another one of those buses and quickly got to/went through Notre Dame Cathedral. On these buses, which we also got tickets for online ahead of time, we saw many great sites like the Paris Opera, Moulin Rouge, etc. which was good ftom the open air second tier buses and especially nice when there was a breeze. It rained ...
... shop near by. After Montmarte we headed to the Louvre where we had a blast! Got to see Venus di Milo, Mona Lisa and King Louis XIII's living quarters. That museum is huge! Later on we headed to Champs Ellysees and shopped around and got MORE Macarons at Laduree. The salted caramel Macarons were the best I've ever had no joke. So great that I am going back today to get more! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel d'Aubusson Paris
We recently returned from a stay at the Hotel d'Aubusson -- what a terrible disappointment! After reading so many positive reviews here, we decided to stay at d'Aubusson instead of our usual hotel in the Latin Quarter. While we absolutely loved the location . . .we were mind-blown by the cranky staff, terrible room (the "suite" which was not!) and the constant "oh-by-the-way" charges for everything. We travel to Paris fairly frequently and find the Parisians to be, generally speaking, friendly and helpful. At the d'Aubusson, no one ever cracked a smile and questions for help were met with cold stares and defensive attitudes. We were consistently charged for the "whole breakfast" when we only ordered coffee and tea and the mini-bar "police" came banging on the door the moment the do not disturb light was turned off. Also, despite using a local number, we were charged (without being informed of such) $20-$30 each time we signed on for internet access and . . .our favorite of the many "sock it to you" charges was that while we were proudly told that our suite had a DVD play, you had to PAY 10 euros to get the cables to use the DVD player.
We spent 6 nights at this beautiful hotel in "Old Paris". The staff was the best! Easy in the top 10! "I want to go back there!
My husband and I just spent four days of our honeymoon at this amazing hotel. The staff is helpful and friendly, the hotel is beautiful, the rooms spacious, and the location - a minute from Pont Neuf - is perfect. We arrived to roses (in honor of the occasion) and the hotel gave us a gift to commemorate the date of our wedding. We love this hotel and can't wait to come back!
As a lifelong dream, My wife and I along with another couple experienced Paris for a 6 night stay at the D'Aubusson. Arriving on the 20th of February, we had a wonderful 4 night stay while enjoying this very central location to the left bank sights and pleasures. Off to Normany for 2 nights and a visit to the D-day beaches, we were very pleased that the desk staff had found rooms for us at the D'Aubusson upon our return. A quick walk to Pont Nuef and Notre Dame is testimony to a convenient hotel. An excellent front desk with Sebastian and Augustine provideing many of the highlights of Paris in our inquirys.
Because airfare in February is so reasonable, and it was the occasion of my 50th birthday, we (my two teenage daughters, my sister and brother-in-law and I) splurged on the Hotel d'Aubusson. Fine, quiet room with lush linens, perfect bath, beautiful lobby with fireplace and beamed ceiling, and very pleasant breakfast room. It is in a perfect location, just a block south of the Pont Neuf, easy walking distance to Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle, the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, the RER train and the Metro. The neighborhood is charming, with delightful shops along winding cobbled streets, and famous cafes and restaurants, such as the Cafe Flore and Deux Magots. We had wonderful dinners at Allard and Balzar (waiters with Gallic humor), and wish we had time for Cafe Procope. However, there are many lovely hotels in Paris, and what sets the d'Aubsson apart is the friendliness and charm of the staff. Because it is a small hotel, you feel the staff knows you immediately. We were particularly fond of M. Silver, who we named the "Maitre du Chocolat" after he made the best hot chocolate for my daughters in the hotel bar.
Visited the D'Aubusson in Sept 03 and LOVED every second. Beautiful, spacious rooms, VERY friendly staff, perfect location! When we return to Paris, we will stay here only! Loved it!!!
This is a great choice!
Fantastic hotel! Perfect location! Great Staff! This is a winner in our book! We stayed for 4 nights and wished we were there longer! Room was bigger than expected for Paris and we were in a standard double. It was simply decorated - not overly done. May try deluxe room next time. Very service oriented staff - went out of their way to help. The location is ideal -- we were just a few minutes away from everything. We will be back!!
Loved this hotel and its incredible location
We stayed here 3 years ago, and I'd have to agree with everything I've seen written about this hotel. The location is perfect, so close to wherever we wanted to go. Our room was huge, even by US standards, so was the bathroom. We were facing the road but triple glazed windows ensured we had no noise at night, none! The only negative I can say about the hotel is the high price for a mediocre breakfast.
My home away from home in Paris!
I'll never stay anywhere else again.
Why? Lovely, accomodating, helpful staff. Fun bar. Great champagne by the glass. Spacious rooms. Comfy beds. Well equipped bathrooms. Not obnoxious prices. Killer location. (1/2 block to Seine, 1 block to St.
Great location, fine service.
Stayed here 6 nights in June 2003. Great location 1/2 block to Seine. Close to Notre Dame & Louvre. Staff all speak English. The service was very good. The rooms are nice, large and the hotel has a nice courtyard & lounge. I'd stay there again, certainly a four star hotel.