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... two small mini busses so we loaded our bags and set off to the Charles De Gaulle Airport. We checked in our bags, cleared customs and went up to the boarding lounge area. We had quite a bit of time to spare so we found a coffee shop and enjoyed a drink before we boarded the plane. We were on a A380 again between Paris and Dubai. It was a pleasant 6.5 hour flight and we arrived in Dubai at 0.20 on Thursday morning. We had about 2.5 hrs before ...
... by the Eiffel tower; taking pictures with the Spartan flag, eating hot dogs stuffed in baguettes, enjoying ice cream and wandering around. I was quite annoyed by the people who were trying to pick pocket all the tourists. One of the guys literally stuck a clip board in my face to distract me and I was ready to knock him out (I usually don't get such violent tendencies).
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Today we woke up early to catch a train we took a one hour train ride to a small village called Arras. We took a twenty minute taxi ride until we arrived back on Canadian soil! Now I bet you're confused. We were at Vimy Ridge. Where in World War One the Canadians one the battle of Arras. The ridge was where all four Canadian regiments fought together. The Germans had been occupying the ridge for four ...
... their colour, detail and in some cases the painting itself it was very enjoyable.
The Louvre has some shops underneath it so we enjoyed looking at some of those, Milly made a small purchase form the Swarovski shop to remember Paris and we had lunch in gardens. Lunch was shared with sparrows, which the boys enjoyed feeding from their hand until the pigeons were also attracted and then the rats! Not the most relaxing lunch but entertaining.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPavillon Louvre Rivoli Paris
So much to see
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pavillon Louvre Rivoli Paris
About what you'd expect
Stayed here in January, so we got a fairly good deal (I think around 130 Euro/night). As expected, the rooms were quite small but they were very clean. The bathroom was larger than I expected and had good temp control / water pressure. Free breakfast is included which was nice, but with so many cafes in the area we wanted to experience than instead of hotel food.
By far the best part about this hotel is its location. If you're walking, you are within distance of many tourist sites. Otherwise, there are cab stands and metro stops within 2 blocks. We also felt very safe walking around this area at night.
Bottom line - this place is worth it if you are getting a deal. If not, you can proabably find similar 3-stars in the same area that might be better values.
Amazing location, Clean and Comfy
Passing through France on business, I decided to spend a weekend in Paris to relax. I chose the Louvre Rivoli based only on Location. This hotel is in the perfect location for visiting all the major spots in Paris! There are also great cafe's and restaraunts nearby. The hotel and room were spotlessly clean, and everything seemed almost new, although the room was a little small (I was alone so this was no problem). If I return to Paris I will definitely stay there again, the best room in downtown Paris for that price.
Excellent location, friendly staff. We callled directly and got a good discount from the front desk. Will stay here again.
We just returned from a trip to Europe over Thanksgiving and stayed two nights at the Pavillon Louvre Rivoli. We were a group of 5 in three rooms and were all very pleased with this place. Although the rooms are quite small ( as is the entire hotel), they are spotlessly clean,have modern decor and are well equipped including a mini bar, hair dryer, seperate closet and nice bathroom with tub/shower combo. The front desk staff spoke english very well and were friendly and helpful. We got a great rate on Orbitz that included breakfast which is served in the basement each morning. I was pleased that along with the common rolls/coffee/juice there was some protein offered with some lean ham and also yogurt and cheeses. All the food was quite good. The location is great in that it is so close to all the major things such as the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Metro and Tour bus/boat stops and it is also only about a block from the Monoprix ( all purpose- groceries/sundries/clothing/liquor) store. There is also a great restaurant directly across the street from the Monoprix called the Grand Opera. It is brasserie style and at the moment employs a very entertaining waiter who is a show all by himself!! The prices were reasonable and the food was excellent. This was our first time in France and we experienced none of the stereotypes you hear about.
Almost everyone was polite, happy, smiling and helpful.The only forewarning I would give is that unlike a lot of other european countries, you do not find as many people that speak English so be prepared with a few phrases to get through shopping,ordering in restaurants and taxis. Bon Voyage!!!
This hotel was found by my travel agent because of a great off-season price. It was well worth it! We had to book a trip to the D-day beaches at the last minute and the hotel staff (Anne) was amazing. She wrote out directions in both Engligh and French (in case we needed to have someone help us) and made sure everything was taken care of. They couldn't have been nicer. The rumor is that the French are not friendly...they've never stayed at this hotel!
Loved the Louvre Rivoli
Thanks to the reviews found on here, just spent a couple of days in this delightful hotel. Scrupulously clean, lovely, friendly staff and perfect location. Room at the back was very quiet - slept till 9am on 2nd morning! Breakfast was OK - not much choice (son so looking forward to pain au chocolat, but none to be found...) but for the money, this was a great bargain. Definitely recommend.
It was ok...
I just returned from a trip to Paris and a 5-day stay at the Louvre Rivoli. The location was great-- close to the Louvre and within walking distance from great shopping and monuments. The hotel was standard, very small but clean. It looked like some repairs had recently been made in our bathroom, but they had not had the chance to paint over the new patching.... Our room was tiny, but liveable. Noise was a problem, however. Every time the people next door to us entered or exited their room, the closing door would shake our room, rattling the photos on the wall and jarring us from sleep. Also the street is a tiny side street but there was a lot of noise from construction and some traffic, especially in the mornings. Overall, a good place to stay if you get it at a cheap price-- we got it for about $100/night. I'd also like to add that if you get a phone card in France, use it only at a phone booth. I checked out and had $80 in phone charges for dialing in to the prepaid phone card that I purchased at a small shop near the Eiffel Tower.
Best hotel we've stayed at in Europe
We got a good deal on this hotel ($100 per night). Stayed there 3/19/03 - 3/23/03 (four nights). We've visited Amsterdam, Rome, and Paris on other trips over the past three years, and this hotel (Louvre Rivoli) has been the best. The staff was very friendly, spoke very good english, and was very helpful. The lobby and everything in the hotel seemed like new - probably renovated recently and - and they keep it well maintained and cleaned. The room was small, but big enough to put your luggage in and move around. The bed was queen size - actually two twin mattresses put together, and the bathroom was totally brand new and spotlessly clean. My sister-in-law stayed in the same hotel in a different room, and hers was the same as well (so it wasn't just our room). The location could not be better. Even a friend of ours -who lives in Paris - came to our hotel and said it was a perfect location. We were about 75 meters away from a metro stop which was on one of the key metro lines (M1, the yellow line), so getting to any part of Paris was extremely easy and quick. Next time we go to Paris I will not even look around for other hotels -- I'll look first at this one for availability and book it if the price is right. By the way, if money is no object than simply go to the five star hotels. But if you are looking for a really good hotel for modest money (by Paris standards, anyway), then this hotel is the ideal choice.
Louvre Rivoli at 20 rue Moliere is a fine little hotel steps from the Louvre and Palais Royal. Small rooms and no view but good baths and everything spotless. Tasty buffet breakfast. Teeny lobby. Helpful day staff; grumpy night staff (but they let you in). At a fair price and just where you want to be in Paris.