Best Area of Paris to stay in?

Aug 21st, 2007, 07:15 AM
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Best Area of Paris to stay in?

In your opinion what is the best area of Paris to stay? When I say "best" I mean convenient location, good nightlife, safe, and beautiful. TIA
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Aug 21st, 2007, 07:23 AM
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4th/5th/6th are good choices.
I like Ile St Louis (4th) quiet at night..villagey feel...can walk to Notre Dame...Marais...Left Bank, 7th is quieter and a bit further out (~no nightlife), 5th and 6th are full of restaurants and cafes...and sites to see (some nightlife).

Realize that the Metro is very good, so you are never really "far" from hub when in central Paris.

Budget is also a factor...you may get a cheaper hotel further from centre.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 07:55 AM
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You may also get a better accommodation for less money further from the center. I like the "village" feel of the XIVe in Montparnasse.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 11:08 AM
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The 5th and the 6th and I also like the 4th...although I find the 5th and 6th very convenient. I've stayed in the 6th since the early 80s. Happy Travels!
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Aug 21st, 2007, 11:40 AM
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I am in Paris right now and surfing for an old posting that had the name of a kitchen store on it- as for your question I think it depends on what you want to do and what your expectations are. If you share more, I can let you know my thoughts as I have been all over (both planned and unplanned
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Aug 21st, 2007, 02:23 PM
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We loved the 7th close to the Eiffel tower, the metro, great cafes and the the Rue Cler market is the best....Happy Travels...Ptm
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Aug 21st, 2007, 03:05 PM
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I stayed in the 14th last November and really liked the area a lot. Felt very safe, but not a lot of night life, but not far from night life either.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:55 AM
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St. Germain De Pres and The Latin Quarter are two of my favorite neighborhoods of any city in the world.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 08:03 AM
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1239...The store is called Dehillerin and it's walking distance from the Etienne Marcel metro stop. There's another one very close by, too called MORA(?). I've shopped at both since the 70s. They are very well stocked. I prefer Dehillerin over MORA. Happy Travels!
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 08:42 AM
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One of the nightlife areas is around rue Oberkampf in the 11th (north of Bastille)...but I'd still stay bit more central and Metro around for outings.
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