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Paris was a complete surprise to me, because I had many misconceptions about it; it wasn't on my list of to-do's. However, I was wow'ed by Paris. Huge building after huge building, block after block. Our hotel, Hotel Libertel, was located just 1/2 block from the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret. Today we explored Paris. We bought a 2-day Metro subway …
Theo and I headed to the Louvre this morning to see it since he's never been to it and I only remember seeing the Mona Lisa and nothing else. The line was really long but moved really quickly and we were inside in 20 minutes. We then realized Theo didn't have to pay because he lives in Europe, so we spent some of the money on an audio guide. They have Nintendo DS audio guides that give you a map of where you are in the museum and icons to click for information ...
... When we arrived we took the RER train straight to la Gare du Nord and spotted our hostel right outside of the station. The hostel was modern, clean, hip and friendly with a bar just downstairs playing live music every night and serving free breakfast each morning. After checking in we went to the Latin Quarter for a 15 euro three course dinner and a stroll near the Notre Dame Cathedral.
For our full day in Paris, I took us all around town:
- Walked to the Sacre ...
From the Louve we went to Muse D'Orsa, for a afternoon of french impressionist painting and sculpture. Famous works held here are workd by Van Gogh(self portrait), various paintings of Degas ballerinas and works by Gaugin and Sisley to name a few.
By the end of the day my legs had had it; too many stairs over the last few days only broken by the a punt of flat walking. Thank goodness Paris is relatively flat, its just the number of buildings with ...
... part of the trip. She wore her red beret and a little dress, and pirouetted around under the tower while we waited for our ascent. It's spectacular from below - larger and more graceful than it looks in pictures. And as we reached the first level, the tower lit up, sparkling with dancing silver lights that dazzled from up close. Livvy was mesmerized; the rest of us tried desperately to catch it on film. But some things won't be ...
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Este hotel está situado en una zona tranquila de Paris, pero bastante céntrica, a medio minuto del metro...
Habitaciones de buen tamaño y buen bufé de desayuno. No tenéis por qué tener ningún problema.
We booked our trip to Paris not being too concerned about the quality of the hotel, as it was only going to be a base for us and we didn't want to pay over the odds. Considering what we paid, we were pleasantly surprised by the standard of this hotel! The location is excellent, close to two Metro stations and is situated down a fairly quiet street. Staff were courteous and helpful and spoke English
This is a quiet hotel off the busy streets. The sound problem is not with the hotel, but with who you get for a neighbor. The walls are not an acoustical barrier. The bathroom is modern and spacious with an exceptional shower for a European hotel. The breakfast is above average with cooked eggs and sausage as well as cold items. What doesn't appear in the description is the fact that the rooms have a small refrigerator for their honor mini-bar items which can be used to store your own stuff (we eat our main meal at mid-day and snack on baguette and cheese with wine in the room at night). The location can't be beat; there are two Metro stations within three blocks and six bus lines within even less distance. There is a supermarket around the corner and a sanitary aware boulangerie two blocks away (They use tongs and avoid contact with the item and then the money, something rarely seen in French food dispensing establishments). We have stayed in Paris over a dozen times in the last ten years and this hotel is one of the best for value and location.
The location of this hotel can't be beat! Very central to both the Metro and Opera district. Many good restaraunts near by.
I stayed at this hotel from Nov 28 to Dec 3, 2005. Location is very central, just 200 yds from 2 metro stations, approx 10 mins walk from galeries lafayettes, and many other stores. There are numerous excellent restaraunts nearby. The breakfast every morning was plentifull , with a good range of cerals, juices, yoghurts, breads, tea/coffees, and a hot meal option. Staff were friendly at breakfast and if you arrive close to finishing time at 1030, staff will accomodate you and you wont feel as if they want to throw you out.
This hotel is located in a quiet area of Paris, but its still in the center and only a 30 second walk to the metro station...
Ok sized rooms, clean and a good breakfeast buffet.. There should be no worries booking this hotel.
Have stayed in the franklin on a number of occasions and as many have said before it's clean and offers great value with a great location and yes although nearing a refurbishment in some bedrooms, it still shouldn't put people off staying. Yet to have a bad experience with the staff, who are always found to be very helpful and there's a good selection for breakfast. The location is very central with the metro within 1 minutes walk (actually you could probably crawl in one minute to the metro it's that close), this leaves the whole of Paris at your fingertips to explore, either by metro or walking to some of the more popular sites (walk to Moulin Rouge 10 mins , sacre coure 10 mins after a short hop on the metro), opera house 10 mins. galleries 5 mins). Looking for food is even easier as there's a selection of goos places right on the doorstep of the franklin ranging from local cuisine to italian to indian and chinese. Always a pleasure to return to this little gem of a hotel.
The Franklin is set on a quiet street just off Rue la Fayette. First impressions are good. However, the bedroom, although of a reasonable size and spotlesslsy clean, had seen better days and is probably due for refurbishment although the bed itself was very comfortable. The rest of the hotel was fine.
I stayed here in 2 rooms with family namely my husband and myself, two teenage sons and our ten year old son. We found the hotel clean and generally quiet and the staff helpful when asked and courteous at all times. The rooms are small, but big enough, and the long french door windows can be opened for fresh air. The air in the hotel was very pleasant and not at all stuffy like some hotels.
Handy to Opera House and Montemare .
My wife and I stayed here 5 nights . This is a 3 star hotel that needs refurbishing but otherwise it's not too bad . The rooms are clean and comfortable . Staff were moderately friendly . Unfortunately the lift broke down 3 days in a row but I have been informed by Accor Hotels , the company owning the hotel , that this problem is being rectified . Other than that , we were satisfied with our stay .
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area and it's about 10 minutes walk to the Opera House . About 20 minutes walk up through Montemare is the huge Sacred Coeur Church . Its on top of a hill but is well worth the slog up as it's beautiful inside and the view over Paris from outside is great .