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... think covers the whole of central Paris - haven't worked out if they have a fixed time limit yet.
Stopped at a place called Brioche Dolce (or was that something they sold?) opposite the station exit and had a cup of granita (citron-mangle, pomme verge and fraise) for 2 euros and documented my morning's adventures on the now fully net-enabled ipad.
Asked the guy who served me how to get back to Sacre Couer and set off in that general direction. ...
... bedroom with a kitchen the size of a closet; however, the old hardwood floors, overflowing bookshelves, and large windows with flower boxes exuded charm. The small space more than suited our needs and it was a joy coming home each day. The location was great as well. The Marais district is known for its art galleries, fashion houses, trendy restaurants, etc. and is walking distance from the Notre Dame and other must sees of Paris. A great find at $139/night. We guestimate ...
Today was our first cathedral outing of the course.
We caught a train for a brief ride to Saint-Denis, a suburb just north of the city of Paris proper. The town of Saint-Denis itself is infamous for high crime rate, yet situated in its center is the beautiful cathedral of Saint-Denis. The cathedral is built on the site of old Gallo-Roman ruins, the stone foundations of which you can still see in the church's crypt. The first church was constructed on ...
... made it to the Louvre and said our goodbyes to the other touring people. After a little false start (the wheelchair is a double edged sword) I was with Louise in the chair and Dal went off with the group to sort out the tickets. "Meet me at the pyramid" were her last words to us. hmmmm. Its all a bit different in a wheelchair. The lifts are in strange places and often off the beaten track. We asked help from a young Louvre employee and got taken the ...
... was so much we wanted to see in such a short period of time. Thursday and Friday we ran around like crazy trying to fit as much in as we could. We went to the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe, Jardin Gardens, the prison where Marie Antoinette was held, Notre Dame cathedral, Napoleons tomb, and the Eiffel Tower. We took a boat cruise on the Seine, as well we had access to the hop-on hop-off tour bus for free so ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Millesime Hotel Paris
In June this year I booked a room at the Millisime over the net, paid in advance by Amex for the room and received confirmation.
Location, location, location
We stayed at the Millesime for 4 days in October, 2003 and found it to be very comfortable. The location is superb....in the middle of St.
Germain de Pres and an easy walk to Notre Dame, the Louvre, and Musee d"Orsay. The rooms were larger than the standard Paris hotel room; well-maintained with spotless bathrooms.
I and my 2 daughters stayed at the Millesime Hotel in March 2002 and would be heartbroken if it was not available the next time we visit Paris. This was my 5th trip to Paris and I have stayed in much more expensive hotels which were not nearly as comfortable, friendly, and clean as the Millesime. None were as perfectly located. We requested the "Millesime Suite" for the 3 of us, (thanks to the recommondation from a review on this site) and had a king size bed and a twin bed , beamed ceilings, and a sparkling bath and closets large enough for 3 women! There was a delightful view of Paris rooftops and the spire of St.Germaine de Pres. Totally charming. My husband and I are returning to Paris this spring and I will request the same room and arrange my travel dates subject to the Millesime availability.
We were very excited about staying at the Millesime. I love the rue Jacob area, and know Paris very well, having lived here. If for no other reason, the location is wonderful. However, those who mention this as a lovely hotel for the "reasonable" price surprise me: I don't consider over $180/night "reasonable"... we opted for the superior double room, on an upper floor. While the room was fairly spacious (and this is an unimportant consideration, really... Paris hotels simply aren't huge), and we enjoyed the attempt at a Provence decor, we found that decor to be simply a rather cheap splashing of blues and yellows on otherwise basic wood trim. The rug was a little bit worn. The bed was large and comfortable, and the air conditioning was adequate (yes, it was needed... it was in the high 80s, F). The major plus was the sparkling and modern bathroom, though it was not large, and most 3-star hotels in Paris these days have relatively newly-updated, clean bathrooms. The lobby was being repainted, which was a necessity, but it was a shame that it was going on during our short stay. The most wonderful bit of unforgettable atmosphere was the beautiful, stone vaulted breakfast room... however, the website said that a hot English-style buffet breakfast would be included, with eggs, and this was not offered (though what was offered was lovely... I needed more protein options, however). The safe in the room had apparently been closed by a previous client and was unusable... and, though I asked two separate front desk folks for help (and was promised it), I received none (not a language problem, as I speak fluent French). So... the location is prime, the price is high, the room is not the lovely, historic, Provence-filled one I expected for the price. I would choose next time to pay $80/night less somewhere else (which we did, for a later stay... near the Lu xembourg gardens, nice clean bathroom, cold A/C, good breakfast, but still a room with little charm... and tiny tiny tiny.... but.... just as good, really, for far less.) I wouldn't stay here again.
My husband and I just stayed 4 nights at the Millesime Hotel in June, 2003. The hotel was in a great location, just one block from the Blvd.
St. Germain metro stop and on a very quiet street. The staff were very helpful and spoke good English. The hotel was clean (we never tried the breakfast) and our room was on the top floor (Millesime Room). It was quite spacious, however the windows didn't open and it was a bit stuffy as the air conditioning wasn't very powerful. It was also unusually warm in Paris during our stay so I don't think this would always be a problem. I would absolutely stay here again!
Charming, Wonderful Hotel
My husband and I stayed at the Millesime last year and would stay there again without hesitation. We had a wonderful room overlooking the quaint Rue Jacob. Noise was not a problem from the street or neighboring rooms. The room was average size for Eurpoe but the bathroom was larger than usual. The decor was charming and the rooms were clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location simply cannot be beat for the price. A short walk to the Seine, an even shorter walk to the Metro and the fabulous cafes on St. Germain. I have recommended this hotel to friends who also greatly enjoyed their stay.
Perfect Location, Comfortable & Helpful
We just returned from a 3 night stay in Paris. The hotel is comfortable, the bathroom bright and new. Our room was a standard, the only type available when we booked. It was small, but not cramped. We had a winter package, which included buffet breakfast, a half bottle of champagne, and fruit. The champagne was waiting, chilled when we arrived. The fruit basket was in our room on the second day. The young man at the desk made a great restaurant recommendation, and the desk booked our dinner reservations each night.
The location is unbeatable and with our windows open, still quite quiet by Paris standards.
I would stay here again, but perhaps splurge and stay in the Millesime room, which was on the top floor and must have a great view.
I read the review that started "Travellers Beware"and I must say that they should be aware of too many opinions. My wife and I stayed at the Millesime Hotel last summer and my daughter and mother in law were there last week. It is a charming, reasonable hotel in a fantastic location and air-conditioned, a rarity for less expensive hotels in Paris. I have been lucky enough to have been to Paris several times and have stayed in quite a range of hotels. The Millesime's three-star rating, given by the government, is well-earned. Our rooms were bright and spotless, the staff helpful and the price right. We could walk to Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre and Notre Dame. A previous review at this web-site was very negative and I think there must be more to that story. This hotel is not the Bristol or the Crillon. It is a lovely, small hotel with beautiful, simple rooms in a wonderful part of Paris. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
We recently stayed in the Millesime Hotel, located in the St. Germain-de-Pres area of Paris. We chose this hotel based on reviews and the presentation on various websites. It was also listed as a three star hotel. However, when we arrived it was clear this hotel should not have been awarded any such rating. It was disorganized, shabbily furnished and expensive. The staff, though attempting to be friendly and helpful, were in way over their heads, obviously overworked and understaffed. The decor is about as cheap as it comes, and (as an indication of the lack of pride) the bed cover had a large, unsightly stain on it. The clientele, expecting high quality, were frustrated and consequently demanding. We made the most of it, but felt ripped off, especially when they tried to charge extra for things we never ordered, or were supposed to be included in the "special promotion". I don't know who wrote the other reviews for this hotel, but they probably didn't have much experience with Paris Hotels. I have stayed in 2 star establishments with better service, decor, pride and fairer prices.