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Best arrondissement to stay in Paris for a first timer

Best arrondissement to stay in Paris for a first timer

Old Jan 15th, 2014, 05:59 AM
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Where do you stay if you are 31-44?
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 06:52 AM
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I Love this forum..it is so witty.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 06:57 AM
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<< I'm 28 btw, I guess Le Marais suits me more? >>

No...the areas have nothing to do with your age.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 07:06 AM
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Again, can't go wrong with either. I'd tilt towards Marais, though. Close walk to happening Bastille area, for one thing.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 08:21 AM
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I would recommend the Marais for you. I've stayed in that area twice, while the last time we stayed in the 6th, we walked back over to the 4th (the Marias) to get back to our old haunts - like the famous inexpensive falafel place on Rue du Rosiers. What I like about the 6th, is the proximity to Luxembourg Gardens, but for a short trip of 2 nights - you won't have the lounge/down time to hang out there every day.

I think the shops in the Marais are more interesting for someone of your age, and I love all the people walking around. The streets are narrower and lots of pedestrians.

That's my two cents!

Either one is great, perhaps go with the best hotel rate/location for your budget.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 08:30 AM
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I have been all over paris and for a short stay and if you have the money go with the first or second. Very convenient.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 10:30 AM
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My last 3 times in Paris were apartment rentals... 1st in the Marais, then I tried St Germain des Pres, then I went back to the Marais... I much prefer the vibe there... and it is close enough to everything.

Glad you eliminated Montmartre. It's great for a visit, but way to far if you have only a couple days.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 12:41 PM
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I think the areas sure have something to do with your age, I wouldn't recommend some young person go stay in the 16th or 7th, for example.

I agree with the Marais over St Germain, also, in your case.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 01:18 PM
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And don't rule out the Ile St. Louis, either. It's pretty centrally located!
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 01:26 PM
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<< I think the areas sure have something to do with your age >>

If the areas have to do with age, according to Ira I would not be eligible to stay in the Marais.
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 02:08 PM
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5th or 6th

(m a y b e 1st, 4th or 7th)
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Old Jan 15th, 2014, 07:21 PM
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What is really ironic was that I stayed in the St. Germain over 40 years ago when I was but 22 and the last time I stayed in the Marais when I was way over 45.
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Old Jan 16th, 2014, 02:35 AM
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Thank you everyone! Gonna youtube them soon! Perhaps it will help me to decide
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