BEST WESTERN Ducs De Bourgogne
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... was the "Manif pour tous," or Protest for All, which is a really ambiguous protest that we are still trying to figure out what the heck they're mad about this time. Probably it has to do with the French government tinkering with the idea of starting to teach children in elementary school about how gender identity is not a given like your sex (male or female). Aka, boys you can wear pink and girls you can play sports! Which I think is a really cool idea, but considering how ...
... The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror, RC Coaster and Crushs Coaster. After these rides we got some lunch and then headed to Disneyland Park. When we got there we walked down the Main Street, then to Big Thunder Mountain, where more rides began. After this we went on the Indiana Jones Coaster, then to Alice in Wonderland Maze, Buzz ...
The lovely Aurelie met us at the airport looking slimmer than we remembered, she's lost 12kg after having the boys (Thomas pron. "Toom ar" & Robin pron. "Rob air")! She navigated the Parisian traffic with aplomb whilst delivering a travelogue of where we were and such before taking us on a tour of the area around their home in the lovely little village of Les Alluets le Roi.
We presented the boys with ...
... Randal & myself to go on the tour.
Our guide explained the latest theory (developed by some historical
experts from strong evidence) behind who Mona Lisa actually was. Apparently the
last King of France had a mistress who died shortly after giving birth to their
******* child. The king raised the son and commissioned Da Vinci to paint a
portrait of the sons mother (possibly from an earlier sketch) so the son knew
what his mother ...
... stop at the Arc de Triumph we headed off down the Champ Elysees. First stop was Laduree macaroon shop! This was absolutely amazing and far better than Sydney’s store. We were then given a while to have a look around. When everyone eventually arrived back, we jumped on the bus and drove to the bottom of Montmartre. After a short walk up the hill, we arrived to an amazing view of all of Paris. There were many ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Ducs De Bourgogne Paris
Just a few bullet points to discount for any excitement from the trip:
In preparation for our trip to Paris we booked this hotel nearly 4 weeks in advance, via Best Western's own web-site. As part of the deal they were offering we had to pay for the room in advance (the only option on their site).
We have just returned from a four night stay at the Ducs De Bourgogne and were pleasantly surprised at the high standards of this hotel. We booked a late deal over the Internet and got a very cheap deal to this hotel, leading us to assume that it may be rather average....how wrong we were!
I stayed at this hotel two times. I like the location, very convenient to most tourist places. Good value for the money. On my first stay, I thought that the room was quite noisy because I could hear people in the next room, but on the second trip I did not notice any noise. It is possible that I had just loud travelers in the room next to mine on the first trip.
A charming place to stay!
Stayed for 3 nights in a small, but very nice room on the top floor. It was quite hot for late May and so the air-conditioning was just perfect. Also the minibar fridge is very usefull. There´s a supermaket close by - so need to buy anything from the minibar. The bathroom was quite small, but very nice and clean. Looks like it had been renovated only a short while ago.
Front desk staff and maid service is excellent. The location is very convenient, 5-10 min walk to Les Halles metro station, Louvre and Centre Pompidou.
We just returned from a blitz visit to Paris and stayed at Ducs de Bourgogne for exactly 24 hrs.
THEFT UNDER A WATCHFUL EYE (THE MANAGER)
I stayed at the Hotel in September. As we were leaving the hotel in which we stayed a week and we ask the hotel manager if we could leave our luggage and camera. She said do not worry I will not take my eyes off it we came back from their restaurant downstairs for only 5 min. our camera case was gone and 20 films were missing. Nothing left from our 3 week trip to Europe
You would think she should know better to lock up our luggage in a special room until our taxi came but she didn't. We suffer the consequences. I would think twice before staying there. Only apology we got was I'm sorry. I would not recommend anybody staying there with valuable you might have them stolen from your room or the lobby or under the WATCHFUL EYE THE MANAGER.
Excellent loation with good price
I stayed in this hotel for a few days. Excellent location, all tourist attractions are 5 minutes away by walk. Subway station Les Halles is almost cross the street. For those who love shopping, Le Samaritaine-big department store is very close too. My room was very clean but pretty small by American standards. I think next time I'll ask for a double room. The staff is very helpful and speak relatively good English.
Stayed in a small double room -Aug. and Sept. '02- on the top floor facing the street. We weren't bothered by the noise as we travel with a noise machine which is worth its weight! The room was small, the floors creaked a bit and the furniture rather old but on the charming side. There was a mini-bar refrig. with the usual inflated prices and it was barely cold. The bathroom was very nice, clean and roomy since when they renovated it they took out the "useless" bidet, which is always in my way. We had no water on the floor from the shower because they have put in a swinging clear plastic panel which works well. There is only one small elevator which broke one day but was fixed in a few hours. The maids do tend to waylay it on the floor where they're working but you would too if you had to carry all the linens and trash up and down. The daytime manager [I should have learned her name] was lovely and one of the waitresses at breakfast in the basement was sweet. The small buffet was o.k. for $11 but you had to remind them to refill the ham. The location is very convenient.
great central location near shopping, restaurants/cafes, the louvre as well as other sigths, and several metro stops. it's a very busy street and can get quite noisy at times if you have the windows open. also the walls are quite thin so you can hear people in the other rooms (my only real major complaint). we had a hard time sleeping one night due to noise other guests were making. the staff was just absolutely wonderful!! very helpful and friendly. the breakfast buffet was excellent as well. the rooms were pretty small as was the lift. but i think that is par for paris. everything was very clean. be careful taking a shower.....still not sure why most of europe insists on NOT using shower curtains....it's such a inexpensive item that would save a lot of clean up. the staff made up for any shortcomings the hotel itself had.