Travel Blogs from Paris
... pictures, I turned to go down the main road that led away from the building. Ahead I could make out a tall obelisk topped with gold - I had to check it out!
The road took me to the Place de la Concorde, a large open space with fountains and the obelisk that I had seen earlier - Cleopatra's Needle. There were a lot of tourists there so I did not try to get closer to the Needle, which was fine. You could see the hieroglyphs carved into the sides and it ...
... not!! Postscript: Upstairs was full as 2 people came down for a seat they had been standing upstairs at the top of the stairway for two hours! When the train did arrive people were in such a rush to board they did not let the exiting passengers off - one of which was old and needed assistance! Mon dieu the French! We past a canal with a small DIY canal boat. The old Luxton Place pink would be so IN, in France. The screen did not give us any info on speed initially but after ...
... Paris has indeed delivered. Most of the cars you see on the street are very different from what you see in the bay area, because most are French made (Renault, Citroen, Peugeot) and none of these brands sold in the US. Even the brands like Toyota or Honda which you see in the US, have an entirely different set of models sold here.
Whats even more interesting and what I was sort of expecting was the abundance of small ...
... loud, obnoxious kids. Luckily, they learned their lesson and were in better form for the rest of the trip.
A bus tour of most of the sights in Paris was first on the agenda. Unfortunately, the strong accent of the narrator prevented me from learning much from this tour. We were dropped off at the Eiffel Tower and paid the extra 1.50 Euros to go to the top. I just couldn't bring myself to pay the ...
... it in the loch. This first loch into Arles is apparently a large one, a 17 metre drop so the process of pumping out the water takes some time. However there is no where we have to be so we just sat drinking coffee or cocktails waiting to pass through. It is a very comfortable group. They are all very well travelled and very interesting but also really easy to talk to. I guess there is no surprise with this as these are Jan and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Langlois Paris
Quaint, clean and great location
My husband and I spent a week at the Hotel Langlois (June 24-July 1) on the recommendation of a friend. We loved it! The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. We were able to check in early, a welcome luxury after flying through the night. As noted in other reviews, the breakfast was ample and tasty although the breakfast room is a bit cramped. The location is great for the metro and a close walk to the Galeries Lafayette. Our room - #31 - had a large, clean bathroom. The only complaint we had was the shower (little water pressure, wild temperature changes), which is fairly common in Europe. Overall, a very pleasant experience. I would stay there again and highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Paris.
What a small hotel in Paris ought to be like
Stayed 3-6 June, rooms 55 & 51. Very pretty and very clean. Room 55 spacious with fine (antique) furniture. Room 51 - no antiques and more cramped. One was 99 euros the other 79. At this price hotel represents excellent value. Breakfast room is tiny - could overflow if hotel is full - but you can always have breakfast served in your room. Breakfast itself fulfilled expectations!
Double-glazing provided excellent sound-proofing, although hotel is actually in a quiet street. There is some internal noise from plumbing and creaking floors but, hey this is France and it didn't spoil our stay. With metro only 50 metres from hotel, it is well-placed for getting about. 10 minutes walk from Opera and Galeries Layfayette. I would highly recommend this unique hotel.
An excellent choice
My wife & I (ages 51 & 50) spent the first 6 days of our honeymoon at this hotel from May 24 - May 29, 2004 . I did extensive web research before selecting the L'Anglois, and was very proud of my selection. No complaints whatsoever. I have travelled through Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and London about 10 times over the past 20 years, and so have experience with the always unique European hotels. This goes down in my book as a highly reliable hotel that we will return to the next time we go to Paris. My new wife fell in love with Paris; this hotel contributed nicely to our wonderful memories. We walked everywhere: the Louvre (ca. 35 minutes), Notre Dame (ca. 45 minutes), Sacre Coeur/Montmarte (ca. 30 minutes), the Arch de Triumphe (ca. 50 minutes). But if you're not into walking, the metro is easy and cheap. The RR station (Gare St. Lazare) is an easy 13 minute walk. Laundromat a block & a half away. A charming experience and excellent value.
What a welcome to Paris!
Absolutely lovely! It was our first trip to Europe May 31 - June 5) and with the huge selection of hotels to choose from, I was somewhat overwhelmed. However, the reviews on this website as well as in guidebooks were right on the mark with this place. Courteous and efficient staff; very helpful when we needed to check in early and also hold our luggage until our plane left. Rooms were very nice, beds comfortable - we stayed in one room facing the street and another facing the courtyard. Never had a problem with road noise as we were on the 6th floor when we faced the street. Definitely look forward to returning!
Deserving of more stars
Our 3 night stay in May 2004was made extremely comfortable by the friendliness and helpfullness of the owner and staff. The hotel is well located and within walking distance of most of the usual tourist interests. Altho' the furnishings are dated, there is an ambiance throughout the hotel which overcomes that concern, i.e. artwork, fireplaces. The rooms and baths are unusually large and mmaculate. Breakfast is more than adequate in pleasant surroundings. Be sure to take the advice of Mme. and have dinner at Le Bistro des Deux Theatres on Rue Blanche. The hotel, in our view, deserves a high 3stars, and is Paris in all respects
WOW. Almost perfect.
Stayed at this hotel based on reviews on this site. Will likely be going back --- something very rare for me as I am NOT a creature of habit.
GREAT value. The floral paintings in both common spaces and the rooms are delightful. The rooms are very well furnished and appear exactly as shown on their web page (do visit it!).
Very convenient location -- both to Metro/RER and to the RoissyBus which stops about 5 blocks away (less than 500m).
My only slight drawback is that the reception staff were a bit stern and less than warm and welcoming. This was made up for by the very pleasant and helpful breakfast staff.
Our family stayed at the Hotel L'Anglois for two nights at the end of February and had the two-room suite (#34). It was an absolute delight. The headboard was built-in, ornately carved wood with a hidden door to the very elegant and modern bathroom. There was a marble fireplace, ten foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows in both rooms covered with velvet drapery. the breakfast room was charming and light-filled and the chocolate croisants are heavenly and the orange juice was freshly squeezed. The staff is helpful and friendly and the Metro is very close. What a great place!
Just before christmas myself and seven other friends went to Paris for three days and stayed in this hotel and we had the best time ever! The staff were very friendly and spoke english to us becuase we couldnt really understand. This was very helpful. The rooms were beautiful and we had a massive bathroom. We will definatly be staying there next year.
Would definitely stay here again
My husband and I just returned from Paris where we spent 6 nights at the Hotel Langlois. We absolutely loved the hotel. Although it was only a two star we had all of the amenities of a three star or better - and the price was great. When we were looking at hotels I had wanted to stay at a smaller, boutique-style hotel rather than a large chain. This place was perfect - it's exactly how I had hoped it would be. Our room was a very good size and complete with a decorative fireplace, antiques, beautiful paintings and a gorgeous bedroom set. We enjoyed our own private bathroom and since our room was on the top floor we had a wonderful view of the city. The elevator also was a highlight of the hotel and the staff were all very friendly. Unfortunately we didn't eat at the hotel, but did enjoy many local restaurants and were pleased that a Metro stop was only a half a block away. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Excellent for value.
We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in November. The hotel is very centrally located and convenient to all major tourist sites, in particular it is very close to Gare du Nord. From Gare du Nord to the hotel costs about 6 euros. We paid 89 for one room and 99 euros for another. The rooms are very large in comparison to average European hotels and the stuffs were very friendly and helpful. Overall the hotel is excellent for its value. We would certain use this hotel again when visiting Paris.