Travel Blogs from Paris
S and I leave for Normandy tomorrow and are unsure when we'll have Internet again so here I go, on the iPod touch...for now I'll just kind of list what we've done.
Totally forgot all my french. Guess I better take it off my resume. Being semi-fluent 6 years ago means nothing now. Have put together a few sentences but overall feel …
... es Avenue, very grandeur and so many shops. We then got on the subway and headed to Abesses enjoyed a coffee we headed up that seemed like a thousand steps at the top an avenue of local artists will draw your picture for a small fee. we then took a tour of the Sacre Coeur Basillica. We stopped at a cute cafe for a Wine which made us delirious we were so tired lol . Back to our room quick quick I need to sleeeeep ... Goodnight Irene ...
... a ring on the ground and they want to find out if it is yours.....while you are confused and trying to communicate with them, they pickpocket you! Well, NOT me! My aunt told me all about this trick and when the gypsy came up to me, I told her NO! She scurried away pretty fast. She then approached another couple and I went up to them and warned them as well. I don't think she appreciated it. Finally, I decided that I should mind my own business ...
... by Notre Dame, the building has been here for 700 years. It is a huge gothic building that has survived the french revolution, hosted the coronation of Napolean and inspired Victor Hugo's legend of the hunchback of Notre Dame among many other events. Construction began in the 12th century & finished in the 14th, spanning the entire Gothic period. There is a band playing outside in the garden/park area on one side, we head around the corner to discover a ...
... split up so we could see the parts of the museum that most appealed to us. Mum and dad were in a group, Laura, Elyse and I went together James and Craig went off by themselves and Steve and Karen went together.
Laura, Elyse and I counted the amount of Jesus' that we could see in paintings in the Italian painting area. You can tell that the country is traditionally Catholic because so many paintings are religious, especially featuring either ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel SAINT-JACQUES Paris
Loved the Hotel St. Jacques!
We stayed at the Hotel St. Jacques during our first trip to Paris in Jan 2004. My husband and I wanted something affordable, clean and spacious, but also with French charm. A private bathroom was a must! We found all these things at the Hotel St. Jacques. We even had a tiny balcony with two sets of French doors off our room. Spring for the spacious double room, since it is still a great price. The location in the Latin Quarter was great, near Norte Dame, the Seine, cafes, the Metro, etc. If you are looking for a great bargain, the Hotel St.
Jacques is a true find. Also the staff was very helpful and friendly.
We didn't want to leave!
Hotel St Jacques was in a great central location. The staff was helpful and friendly. Our room was very, very worn out. I heard other rooms had been renovated..so ask for one of those. Also, make sure your reservation requests a room above the first floor of rooms. We had a lot of street noise being too close to the street. All that said, I would go back to this hotel due to it's location and price.
Halloween in Paris
This is a very nice hotel in wonderful surroundings. I like Paris and in particular St. Germain des Pres. Hotel St. Jacques is right in the middle of this beautiful area. There are many great restaurants and bistros in the area. The rates at the hotel are very reasonable considering the typical prices in Paris. Your travel dollar will be best served here.
Great and Reasonable
Very clean and comfortable. The rates are reasonable and the people are very friendly and helpful who work there.
Best Little Hotel in Paris!!
I stayed at Hotel St. Jacques in May 2002 for my 50th birthday. It was my first visit to Paris and being a woman travelling alone this was the best place to stay-very French. The hotel staff took very good care of me-they are the BEST. They even decided what I should do to celebrate my birthday. The room was fabulous, the French windows (I didn't mind the street noise-it was comforting), the bathroom was quite large.
Location was perfect, I felt totally safe. Close to metro and wonderful restaurants. I will always stay at Hotel St. Jacques when in Paris.
Adored Hotel St Jacques Paris.
We stayed 5 days at Hotel St Jacques, -a charming hotel in a great location. Lovely rooms with great bathroom. Also wonderful breakfasts.
Friendly staff. Would stay here again when next in Paris.
We stayed at the hotel in June 2003 on the last 3 nights of our honeymoon. It was a great little hotel. Located only a 10 minute walk from Notre Dame cathedral and 20 minutes from the Louvre. Restaurants abound and a subway stop is nearby. The hotel staff was amazing. They all spoke english and were very friendly and helpful in arranging guided tours and airport transfers. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated and the bathroom big/modern. The only (minor) drawback was lack of air conditioning. Large windows allowed for adequate airflow but also let in some street noise. We were there before the summer heatwave and had no problems. It would probably be uncomfortable in the middle of the summer. Even so, I would highly recommend this charming little hotel and would definetly stay there again. Rates were quite reasonable too and internet access is available for a small charge.
Very charming dignified little hotel in Paris
My boyfriend and I were in Paris for 2 weeks and we stayed at several different hotels (because we wanted to stay at different areas of the city)...and we found this hotel to be the best one for the price range that we were prepared to spend.
The staff were very warm and friendly...the hotel is in a very good location (within easy walking distance to everything)...and the room was very charming and we had a great view.
The next time we come back...this is where we're going to stay.
My boyfriend and I stayed there in August 2001. It was everything you'd expect from a quaint classically Parisian hotel. The room was beautifully decorated with a mural on the ceiling. the terrace was lovely and opened up to a view of the Latin Quarter. The location is convenient to everything --basically in the heart of Paris --the Metro is about a block down the street. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The bathroom was spacious and very new (and clean)and it had a hair dryer--I recommend paying extra for the bathroom. There was also a safe inside the armoire. We would love to stay there again!
We stayed at the St. Jacques in May of 2000, on our honeymoon. It was a last-minute find, because another hotel lost our reservation. We lucked out, because it was classically Parisian, with beautiful rooms, clean bathrooms, and extremely friendly staff. The rates were very reasonable. We'll definitely stay there again!