Travel Blogs from Paris
... famous street in the world (the Champs Elysee). Next to Sacre Coeur is a place where you can find lots of painters, they can draw funny pictures of you. Mum said "you can get one of you but only the kids". It was a pretty funny picture, my little sister had a funny mouth, my brother looks like the funniest man and I look like a duck. ...
... 2 hours to climb the bell towers (massive queue) and decided instead to jump on a boat and cruise the Seine for an hour or so, which was pretty cool and got a little bit more history of Paris from the River perspective. Cruised on past Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Pont Alexandre III bearing the Paris coat of Arms (2 naked women), the square where King Louis and Marie-Antoinette lost their heads ( that must had suxed) and under the Pont des Arts or ...
Awoke to a glorious sunny day; would have been a hot day to ride. Went for a pre-breaky walk up to the top of the old ecluses; beautiful in the early morning light. Sat and contemplated, recorded some birdsong; so much here!
Back for a last breakfast on board; a fantastic omelette/frittata. Went for a walk whilst we waited for the bus, after paying our bills.
Bus came and we piled in after heartfelt thanks to Martin and Joop (Arie left ...
... a night out at a Cabaret (similar to the Moulin Rouge, which was just down the road) which was so amazing. I have decided my next career choice will be a cancan girl. Their bodies! Absolutely stunning girls. I got a bit ****** off though because the waiter told me off for cheering at one point. He told me off in French too, so I couldn't even understand what he was saying. One of the girls on our table, Lauren, (from Canada) studied French at school so she translated ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Manufacture Paris
This hotel was great!
It was small but very clean and cozy, definatly enough space for a couple. Very clean bathroom with full bath, quint little balcony, friendly service and best of all inexpensive! It was also close to a metro stop.
The hotel services were excellent and the elevator was appreciated!
I also felt very safe (across from a police station.....yet still so quiet!) there was no loud traffic noise at all!
reception was very helpful with directions, maps ect.
Overall I would stay here again for sure next time.....best found gem on the whole trip!
We reserved one of the larger rooms on the top floor in August, having heard that the smaller ones were really small. There is a comfortable amount of space, the front desk was nice and courteous, and our room was clean. One forgotten wake-up call and no coffee bags (shortage?)for several days despite several reminders were the only problems. Yet, friendliness and politeness which are precious commodities in Paris, more than made up for it.
it's probably the best hotel around the area if you have to stay near Place D'italie.
Cute and cozy little rooms
I stayed at this hotel May 2003 and paid
La Manufacture. Ah La Manufacture. What can be said about this hotel.
I was dismayed to find out recently that the Manufacture is featured in one of Ypma's "Hip Hotels" book. What's hip about this hotel I am at a loss to say. The double room I and my boyfriend were given was really poky - there was hardly enough space to walk around the bed, and while doing my hair and my make up I had to keep the bathroom door open, so that my elbow would not hit it! The furniture was made of cheap and nasty MDF board, not even disguised! I cannot remember how much we paid, but it was by no means cheap enough to be qualify to be in Ypma's "Budget" book. I would never stay there again.
From the moment we arrived the hotel staff were charming and welcoming.
They were very helpful and knowledgable, and went out of their way to be friendly. The rooms are tiny but cosy and well appointed. We had a large balcony (5th floor) which helped. The bathroom in our room was not ideal as the shower drained poorly which gave you about 5 minutes before flooding but otherwise is fine. We extended our stay buy 2 days and the hotel staff were accomodating. We didn't try the breakfast as there are a number of restaurants and cafes nearby, which also allowed us to eat conveniently when too exhasuted by site-seeing to venture further. C'est fantastique!
Very pleasant hotel
Very good value for money, very comfortable and well appointed hotel and room. Although compact, the room contains everything you need and are nicely decorated. The location is idea for touring Paris - very close to the Metro at Place D'Italie, lovely walks to the Left Bank, Rue Mouffetard, Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens etc. Great Italian food and lively atmosphere at Monte Cassino restaurant across the road. I would definitely come here again.
This hotel was part of a package deal and we were really looking for something cheap and were a little worred it would be horrible.
Loved the Manufacture
I have stayed at the Hotel de Manufacture twice and thought it was great. The rooms may be small but contain everything you want. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. It is in a great place to use as a base to see Paris with a lot of the attractions being within walking distance (if you like long, leisurely walks!). It is in a quiet street off Rue Gobelins and has lots of shops and cafes and is a few minutes walk from Rue Mouffetard - what more could you ask for? The breakfast is basic but lots of it and there is a bar although I never used it.
Hotel la Manufacture, Neighbourhood 13, Paris. It's fine. Functional. Location-wise, out of ten, four, five max. Reliant heavily upon the metro. Easily a 30 minute journey to the Champs Elyssey and that's on a good day. The area in which La Manufacture is located boasts none of the steadfast Parisian prides and is run-down and rather characterless. The hotel staff are lovely, very friendly, helpful. The hotel is clean if not in need of a good refurbishment. Particularly the shabby carpets and upholstery. Rooms are housekept on a daily basis. This hotel I sourced from the Herbert Ypma "Hip Hotels" book but really, it does not belong there. Not at all. There are hotels in Paris that should be visited before this one that's for sure. The rooms are ridiculously pokey and small and the undersized foyer area desperately needs a shake-up. Whilst la Manufacture is clean and safe, it is not good value for money and the location is less than favourable. However, there are Turkish Baths in the vacinity which, on a subjective basis, may redeem somewhat. I would not stay there again. Try the Marais area. Central location, grandoise distressed buildings, cobble-stone streets, beautiful style to it, heaving with bustling restaurants and spacious arty bars.