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8 Nights in Cote d'Azur and Paris - Help on Paris Hotels

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I've got a bit of a whirlwind trip to France coming up end of Sept/early Oct. While I'd love to go for longer since it's my first time in the country, the trip built around a work conference with 3 nights in Cannes that I can't move. So I'll only have 3 nights for Paris, and I want to ensure I make a good decision on lodging location for easy access to sights and a range of eating and entertainment options.

My main focus in Paris is getting a feel for the atmosphere, walking, browsing, people watching, and eating well from street food to high end. I likely won't have too much time to spend in museums: my must museum is the Musee de l'Orangerie, and Musee d'Orsay, Muse Marmottan, and Musee Rodin are also on my list but are not musts. I'd love to do a bike tour, potentially in the evening to keep the days more free.

I'll arrive at Gare de Lyon on the TGV from Cannes. I narrowed to a few hotels within my price point range ($280 - $300 per night) in the recommended arrondissements for first timers (4th - 7th).

Hotel Henri IV Rive Gauche (http://www.henri-paris-hotel.com/en/#/rooms-hotel-paris-henri4) - like the location near the river, but would it be better to be in heart of Saint Germain or Latin Quarter instead?

Hotel Saint Jacques (http://www.paris-hotel-stjacques.com/en/standard-double-room) similar location to Henri IV, but farther from river, slightly cheaper

Hotel Saint Paul Paris (http://www.hotelsaintpaulparis.com/saint_paul_rive_gauche_paris_hotel/chambres_hotel_saint_paul_paris.html)

Hotel Signature St Germain (http://www.hotellindbergh.com/#/les-chambres) I think this is likely the best situated for cafes/strolling, so right now it's my first choice

Hotel Pas de Calais (http://www.hotelpasdecalais.com/#) best value option, but seems least interesting, though I don't anticipate spending too much time in the hotel

Right now, the full schedule looks like:

Friday: fly into Nice, arrive 11:25 AM
Saturday: Nice (potential trip to Eze, no interest in Monaco)
Sunday: Nice, train to Cannes (considering a stop in Antibes to visit the Picasso Museum and have lunch, can arrive in Cannes anytime Sunday)
Monday: Cannes - work
Tuesday: Cannes - work
Wednesday: Cannes - work
Thursday: Morning TGV to Paris, arrive Paris at Gare de Lyon 12:35
Friday: Paris
Saturday: Paris
Sunday: Paris half day, fly home departure 7:10 PM

I would love your thoughts, I've already learned a ton from previous posts on Paris on this site. Thank you!

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