Antibes, Avignon & Paris hotels

Aug 8th, 2006, 07:21 AM
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Antibes, Avignon & Paris hotels

My husband and I are going to be traveling to France this September. Air was just booked, now comes the hard part. I'm looking for suggestions for 3 star or better hotels in the Riviera area, Provence and Paris for 4 nights each. I'd prefer to keep it under $200 USD per night. Any suggestions? Thanks, Fodorites!
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Aug 8th, 2006, 07:45 AM
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www.hotel-arlatan.fr

Hotel d'Arlatan in Arles.

You'll have trouble finding "better than" 3 stars for under $200 USD anywhere in France.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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In the Riviera area you could get better hotel prices by staying away from the coast. There are nice towns within a 20-minute drive that provide more bang for the buck, such as Le Hameau, a charming small inn near St-Paul-de-Vence.

What excactly do you mean by three star?
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Aug 8th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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That should be possible in Provence (4*), I don't think so in Paris. that is peak hotel season, and Paris is more expensive than a lot of other parts of France, of course. You can get a 3* in Paris for that, of course.

In Provence, I highly recommend the 4* Mas d'Entremont inn near Aix-en-Provence. They have regular rooms or the rooms called chambre parc for about 160 euro, which is just about your budget. That's without the food, of course (you'll see much higher rates quoted for demi-pension). I think a lot of the 4* hotels in the small villages cost more than that (like around Gordes, etc). There aren't really that many 4* hotels around, anyway, outside the large cities. And there aren't that many in some of them (like in Aix).

You should be able to do that in Nice, hotels aren't too expensive there. Check out the 4* Hotel Grimaldi, that's in your budget (regular double at 150 euro, superior at 190 euro in October).

As for Paris, there are just so many hotels there that I can't recommend anything blind with no other information than you want a 3* for less than USD$200.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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oh, I forgot the links I had for you.

Nice
http://www.hotel-grimaldi-nice.cote.azur.fr

Aix
http://www.masdentremont.com/

Two general good hotel sources for Provence are www.avignon-et-provence.com and www.venere.com

Venere has Grimaldi, for example -- they have some in Paris, also.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 11:15 AM
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grandmere, for sept 23-25, I have a room in the Hotel D'Arlatan for 104$ or 85 Euro, a night...not a bad deal. Bluesky, check it out on orbitz FYI, Judy
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Aug 8th, 2006, 11:18 AM
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Meant to also add I got the Grand Hotel Mercure in Aix, for 120 Euros a night on Priceline, not the bidding part, but the regular. Also look up D'Accor hotels for Grand hotel mercure,,,they have an interent special for the Grand.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 11:20 AM
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I'd like to second the nomination of Le Mas de l'Entremont, an excellent hotel in a peaceful location that's still close to Aix.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 11:32 AM
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Judyrem, that sounds like a very good deal. I stayed at the d'Arlatan several years ago, but I imagine it has maintained its high standards for a comfortable, small hotel.

I hope you'll tell us about it when you return.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 12:16 PM
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I will gandmere! I aso excited, I have benn waiting almost a year!
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