Help with bed sizes in France

Jul 26th, 2007, 06:14 PM
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Help with bed sizes in France

I'm looking to rent an apartment in Paris. What is a French queen size bed?
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Jul 26th, 2007, 06:31 PM
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Naturally bed sizes are metric in France. The normal bed size in France is between double and queen in width and about the same length as a queen. I have seen a size that is larger than a queen as well...sorry did not measure any of these.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Be thorough and careful in bookng. My experience was that you had to be careful that you didn't end up with a bed that was a twin & a half. Some hotels list the bed measurements when you go to book online.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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One to watch for is "French bed", which seems to be the European equivalent of a day bed.

But, from the FAQ section of parisbyheart.com comes this info:
Single ------------------ 39 x 75 inches.
Double ----------------- 54 x 75 inches.
Queen ------------------ 60 x 80 inches.
King -------------------- 76 x 80 inches.

French Standard Bed Sizes:

Single (sm) -- (090 x 190 cm) 35 x 75 inches.
Single (lg) --- (100 x 190 cm) 39 x 75 inches.
Double (sm)-- (120 x 190 cm) 47 x 75 inches.
Double (lg) -- (140 x 190 cm) 55 x 75 inches.
Queen -------- (160 x 200 cm) 63 x 79 inches.
King ---------- (180 x 200 cm) 79 x 79 inches.


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Jul 26th, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Now let me add that according to the info on my bulleting board on US standard mattresses, they got some of their numbers wrong:
Twin 38x75
Full 53x75
Queen 59 x 79
King 77x79
Cal King 71 x 83
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Jul 27th, 2007, 01:50 AM
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Just a comment on bed sizes in Paris - queen size is definitely 160cmx200 cm, but may not be common. When we moved here 13 years ago it was practically impossible to get that size bed, and so for many years we had the double (140x190) Given the size of Paris apartments, and the fact that the larger bed often costs disproportionately more, you may not find many. If you're asking about bed sizes, you should use dimensions, as the term 'queen size is not known here
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Jul 27th, 2007, 02:40 AM
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It's funny because 160x200 is a small double here - more normal now, to cope with the length of the Dutch, are 180x220 or even 200x220.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 04:56 AM
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Thanks for the info. I always get the best info on this board. It seems the
French queen is really a large double bed by their standards. Good to know before I have any surprises. I was given the dimensions of the bed and with all of the answers given, I was able to decipher what it meant.

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