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joewin Mar 10th, 2009 02:17 PM

a stay in paris
Hello Paris travelers--I would appreciate a few tips on the right area of Paris to stay--we are a couple with a 18 yr. old daughter interested in seeing the sights but not the night-life club scene--we have it narrowed to the 3rd or 5th district--all of your replies are greatly appreciated--thank you

Travelnut Mar 10th, 2009 06:11 PM

There are plenty of places to stay that aren't near any nightclubs, including the 3rd and 5th... The 4th and 6th are also popular with first-time visitors. I posted a rather detailed example of how to choose a hotel in Paris over on Tripadvisor's Paris forum, if you care to visit that. Or you can just use the Search function to locate 'hotel in Paris', 'Paris hotels' etc. Also there is a Hotel Reviews section here on

ira Mar 11th, 2009 08:12 AM

Hi JW,

What draws you to the 3rd arrond?

In Paris, we always stay at the Hotel Bonaparte, 61 Rue Bonaparte in the 6th. From 134E dbl w/bkfst. It is just around the corner from Place St. Sulpice, near 3 metro stops and 4 bus routes. Has AC and an elevator.

The staff speaks English well, and is very helpful.

Tel 33 1 43 26 97 37
FAX 33 1 46 33 57 67
[email protected]

For more info, enter "Hotel Bonaparte" in the "search the forum" box.


Cries_Van_Notebook Mar 11th, 2009 12:33 PM

I, personally, prefer 6th first, then 5th.

I don't like the Marais, except for the Place des Voges and the Rue des Francs Bourgeois. I hate the area around the Pompidou Center; I think it is tacky.

There are LOTS of students in the 5th, so your young daughter may like that area best.


jetsetj Mar 11th, 2009 03:10 PM

I have only been to Paris one time for 5 days in 2001.

I think the 4th is better than the 3rd. It was more sophisticated. Closer to Seine, which I want to see everyday while in Paris. We stayed on Rue St Antione.(sp)
Perfect location.

We will stay in the 4th again this fall for 4 nights.

If you are set on 3rd or 5th, a young person would really like the 5th I think.

appletea Mar 11th, 2009 03:23 PM

we stayed in the 6th and loved it. =) not too sure about the 3rd and 5th.

Guenmai Mar 11th, 2009 07:04 PM

I've been a 6th person since the early 80s and prefer it, although I've stayed all over Paris.
I have a Paris hotel thread for the left bank and right bank with suggestions from fodorites on their favorite hotels. Just click on my screen name and then scroll to it. It's called, "Paris Hotels Left Bank" and "Paris Hotels Right Bank". You can get some ideas from there. Happy Travels!

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