Hotel de Fleurie
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... as she was waving goodbye. She will see me soon but she will certainly miss her Dad and Sister!
(apart from being half an hour late leaving she had a safe journey home).
So 4 of us down to 3 now!
We really didn't have alot planned after leaving Carmen until we were Googling and came across that today was the final day of 'Tour De France'.
Our initial plans saw us still in Amsterdam today so we didn't think about it again so there was no doubt in ...
... of transport was a Taxi (mini van). 70 euro
approx. $100 to get across busy Paris passing through tunnels and watching the crazy Parisien traffic.
Here we are greeted at our digs by Patrick who showed us his very decorated and funky apartment.
To those of you who heard me speak of Airbnb, the accommodation company, this is how it works. Either greeted by the host or given directions of how to get there.
Our flight landed early into Charles de Gaulle airport. Since our seats were near the door, we deplaned right away and were 2nd and 3rd in line for customs. Actually, we didn't have to wait, which was even better. Bags took about 10 minutes to come out, which was fine. Then we tok the inter-terminal train to Terminal 3, where we bought tickets and boarded the RER train for Paris. It was cool on the platform, which felt good after the stuffy flight.
... The park is very large and we can imagine it being a Parisian haven in the warmer months. It was there were I spotted the Eiffel Tower for the first time, saying I was excited is an understatement.
After leisurely walking through the park we made it to the museum. Somehow we walked straight to the ticket office without any problems and were in very quickly. The louvre is an enormous museum one of the largest in the world and of course ...
... you're ready." Ragtime turning out the sun and moon, Its gravity is soothing It winds me in a sleek cocoon I'll reveal myself when I'm ready, I'll reveal myself invincible soon. I arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, and proceed to get the hell away from there as fast as possible. I grab the number 5 line down a few stations to 11e arrondissement, and my flat is only a short walk away from the metro, up a nondescript boulevard. The flat is in a cliché of Paris apartment: ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de Fleurie Paris
The centralized location of the hotel on St. Germain Blvd. and proximity to a major metro stop overshadowed any negative aspects of the quality of the hotel, which were few. The staff is friendly & helpful and our room, altough a little small, was charming, clean and perfectly adequate for the amount of time we stayed in the room. The best part is the unbelievable Gerard Mulot pattissier is right around the corner. Skip the continental breakfast in the hotel, unless you have to sit down at a small table in a windowless quiet room, and have walk to Mulot and have a wonderful cafe creme (best coffee we had anywhere) and a warm pastry...etherial.
The rooms were so unbelieveably drab that coming home at the end of the day was depressing. I would never consider staying there again.The location however, is excellent.
Great Location....Friendly Staff.... Very clean rooms.
We spent four (4) nights at the Hotel de Fleurie in early October 2003.
While the rooms may have been somewhat smaller than we are use to here in the US they were very clean, well appointed and the loaction was great. Easy walk to Louvre, Notre-Dame, Orsay, Luxembourg, Pantheon, and St Germain des Pres..... plus lots of great restaurants and cafe's... markets and shopping all close by. The staff was very friendly and spoke great English and were extremely tolerant to the four of us... now of whom spoke much French. When we make our next trip to Paris we will stay at the de Fleurie!
Few problems at the Fleurie
best thing about the hotel is it's loaction in St Germain. There are a lot great restaurants and bistros to choose from, and the Odeon metro is 2 minutes away and enables easy connections to all the sight seeing attractions. Rooms are small although they are quiet. Overall OK for a Hotel charging 150 per night
Praise for the Fleurie
We stayed in the 6th floor room at the Fleurie which is mentioned by the Toronto writer, and we loved it and thought it full of atmosphere.
This goes to show, chacun a son gout. This hotel is clean, pretty tiles in the bathroom (which was rther small), nice staff, and fabulous location. Didn't mind the elevator to 5th and then climb to the 6th routine, the view over the rooftops was well worth it. Never ate breakfast at the hotel, Gerard Mulot is around the corner on rue Seine, one of the best bakeries in Paris.
Even after calling Francine in reservations to state that we would be 24 hours late due to hurricane Isabel they sold the room out from under us. The best they could do was a substitute hotel with a view of a cinder block wall five feet from the window. Try the Saint-James & Albany for class treatment
Good value, ideal location
We recently stayed at the Fleurie. It was our 12th trip to Paris, and each time we have stayed somewhere different. The Fleurie has a wonderful location--one of the best we have ever had.
The standard rooms are really small, and we would upgrade if we stayed there another time. There was lots of storage space. The bathroom was small, and the shower stall was a bit difficult to use. The staff were friendly and helpful.
We were given a room on the sixth floor. The elevator only goes to the fifth, and there is a narrow stairway to the two rooms on the sixth.
They have sloping ceilings and felt quite claustrophobic. We asked to be moved, and there was no problem.
We only had breakfast twice, and it did seem expensive. We walked to Paul, a famous bakery/pastry shop on Rue du Seine, and had a wonderful breakfast for much less.
My husband and I have stayed at the Hotel de Fleurie numerous times and are delighted with each visit. The staff is very accommodating in English. The location is withing walking distance to many of the main attractions of Paris......Notre Dame, Luxumbourg Garden, Louve, Champs Elysses. It is 1/2 block from fabulous restaurants and shopping.
We suggest requesting a room facing inside as opposed to street side for quiet. The rooms are small, but nice with marble baths.
The subway is just a couple blocks. The rates are excellent for the St.
We have a travel agency and always recommend this hotel to clients who want to be centrally located.
Elizabeth and Van
We stayed at this hotel last week, and loved it! We were two families (with 5 kids altogether). We used a combination of the en famille suites and deluxe doubles. The suites contain two rooms, each with a bath, with a very small entryway between them--so you could close the outer door, leave the inner ones open to join the two rooms in a suite.
While the rooms weren't large, they were quite comfortable. The deluxe double was very spacious and elegant, with a king-sized bed (awesome mattress!) and room for a roll-away to accommodate a child with his/her parents. All the rooms were lovely. The hotel is small, so the kids were comfortable moving between all the rooms (we had rooms on two floors, and on one floor, at two ends of the floor--but the hotel is so small that this was no problem at all--there are only 5 or 6 rooms on a floor). Our only difficulty was in the partial shower enclosures--often hard to take showers (especially for kids) without drenching the bathroom--but that's Europe.
There is an internet connection (charged separately) in the sitting room for folks who can't bear not to check their e-mail. The air conditioning system was great, a big plus on the 90 degree plus days we had. The staff was friendly and helpful, and made us feel quite welcome.
The hotel is incredibly convenient in St. Germain de Pres--we walked most places. But that also means it's in a busy neighborhood, so you can hear some street noise (including the restaurant next door) sometimes. Didn't bother us, especially when the heavy drapes were drawn at night, but it's probably not ideal for someone who is very sensitive to noise.
We would definitely hope to stay here on a return trip to Paris.
Small but very charming and great location
Our family of four spent two two-night stays here in July 2002, with a week in between for travel in the South of France. We had two separate rooms the first stay, and an adjoining "chambre familiare" the second. Rooms and bathrooms are very small -typical for the Left Bank - but comfortable and well-priced. The staff were very helpful: we left luggage there without a problem between our stays, and any request was handled promptly and efficiently.
Great location a block from St. Germain des Pres, in the heart of the Left Bank, minutes from great bistros, Notre Dame, Montparnasse, etc. Don't miss Gerard Mulot, a world-class patisserie/chocolatier/boulangerie just around the corner.
Hotel is rated 3 stars: friends stayed at a nearby 4-star place that was no better -- and quite a bit more costly -- than the Hotel de Fleurie.
We would stay there again without a moment's hesitation.