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Travel Guide: Paris
Picking the best Paris hotel location
You'll learn the pros and cons of various Paris neighborhoods.
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Opera Quarter East Les Halles
The Place de l'Opera is at the heart of Paris.
Walking along the Rue de la Paix, the Rue Castiglione and similar streets, you'll pass many of the most upscale shops in Paris—and the world.
Champs Elysees Opera Quarter WestExtending from the Opera Metro, the historic InterContinental Hotel, and beautiful Tuileries Gardens to beyond the Arc de Thomphe, the Champs Elysees and Opera Quarter West area combine to offer one of the most convenient districts of Paris.
This pleasant and upscale area remains a favorite of visitors.
St. Germain Latin Quarter Montparnasee (eastern)
The adjacent St. Germain, Latin Quarter, and Montparnasee neighborhoods bring you a more lively and younger crowd, as well as some of the most charming and enjoyable walking streets in Paris.
Eiffel Tower Grenelle Montparnasse (western)
The Eiffel Tower, Grenelle, and Montparnasse area extends from the center of Paris all the way to southwestern edge of the city.
Bastille BercyThese are not tourist areas, but are instead where Paris gets its everyday business done.
Oh, you are reasonably convenient to the city center, the Latin Quarter, Notre Dame, etc., as well as the busy Gare de Lyon, the station for the French Riviera—and, of course, Lyon.
This is not a bad district, but you won't find parts of it as charming as the others mentioned above.
In fact, Parisianswho are usually very zealous about preserving their beloved cityapparently have not found some of these areas very charming either. Unlike the rest of Paris, here you'll find large amounts of new construction approved to replace older buildings.
Happily, some of these new buildings are large budget hotels such as the one of France’s Ibis chain. This makes it easier for you to find good quality, but low cost accommodation here.
Batignolles Montmartre RepubliqueThe Batignolles, Montmartre, and Republique neighborhoods are reasonably close to the city centre, but you may need to use public transportation. You will be convenient to the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l’Est.
Some visitors may find portions of this area a bit seedy. Others love the Montmartre nightlife (men bring a jacket). Note that these neighborhoods are closest to those where much of the November 2005 civil unrest occured.
La Defense NeuillyThe combined La Defense and Neuilly district is the center of French corporate power.
Within the only area mentioned on this page that is not in Paris (other than the airports), La Defense lacks the restrictions on building large corporate towers and large modern hotels that keep most such buildings from within the city limits.
If you want a bargain in first class, deluxe, or luxury accommodation, this is the place to get it, especially during weekends and holidays.
Typical hotels used here by Priceline are the Sofitel Paris La Defense Grand Arche and the Courtyard by Marriott Neuilly.
Frequent rapid transit trains connect this area with the center of Paris.
Orly and Aeroport Charles de Gaulle airportsWith Paris nearby, most travellers go into the city for accommodation. Who can blame them? This is wise thinking.
Orly airport is especially near the city center, but Charles de Gaulle has convenient bus and rail connections into the heart of Paris.
However, you can choose from a variety of airport hotels.
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Have a great time in Paris!