islands in the Seine - Paris hotels

Jul 30th, 2007, 10:45 AM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,714
I believe there are 4 hotels on Ile St. Louis--Hotel St Louis en l' Ile, the Lutece, Hotel Jeu de Paume and the Hotel des Deux Iles.
mclaurie is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 10:55 AM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 739
<"as it is the capital of lesbian tourists to Paris"-- seriously?? We are a family of four, and we loved this little island location. To say such a thing about it is an irresponsible slur. Don't be deterred from visiting by such garbage.>

And please don't be deterred should you run into a family of four, at least one of whom is a bigot. I can't believe anyone is ignorant enough to post such garbage on a public forum.
Toupary is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 10:58 AM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 76,483
I think Maureen apologized for a comment she misconstrued. And by reading her many informative posts for a few years i can say that she has never come across as a bigot. I'd give her a pass on this one. She's one of the few Fodorites to actually say she could have misconstrued something. Bravo
PalenQ is online now  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:06 AM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 739
But Pal, if you read her first post, then her second one, it doesn't sound to me like she apologizing for her comment, just supposing that she misconstrued kerouac's comment. Maybe she should explain herself.
Toupary is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:10 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 76,483
I don't know and i'm budding out - just that i respect each own from reading many posts of theirs - and, sincerely yours too!
PalenQ is online now  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:11 AM
  #26  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,116
Please please please, I'm begging you folks...

I don't care about the lesbians of Paris and believe me I mean that in the absolutely nicest way. Diversity makes a neighborhood interesting. I was hoping to email my friend this thread in its entirety but think I'll continue my research with the suggestions already given and perhaps post again using the correct name of the area.

mclaurie, a special thanks. i'm on it with those 4 hotels!
suze is online now  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:25 AM
  #27  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,818
Palenque:
(sorry to hijack, Suze, but I felt this needed an answer)

Look again...the word I used is "peripatetic"..meaning "of or pertaining to walking"...there is absolutely no connection to the word "pathetic"...and has nothing to do with the "gays in the Marais" where we have also stayed enjoyably. Peripatetic can just as easily refer to anyone in Paris, a great walking city...and especially to the Ile St. Louis where the sidewalks are crowded with walkers all day and evening!!

Being from cosmopolitan L.A. we are accustomed to not batting an eye at alternative lifestyles. I'm with you, old boy..much more at home when there are a wide variety of life styles surrounding the places I visit.

Being an old man with a cane, I suppose, younger people probably look at me differently! C'est la vie!

Stu T.
tower is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:27 AM
  #28  
MaureenB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
PalenQ, thank you for your understanding.

To clarify my initial response, I read Kerouac's statement as a prejudicial one, disrespecting lesbians by saying that the island is their capital and therefor, others might not like it there. I see now that I must have misunderstood Kerouac. I over-reacted in defense of lesbians (and all diversity).

Now, it seems my post is being misunderstood as bigotry, when it was the exact opposite. Just goes to show how limited this mode of communication can be, when it comes to subtle nuances.

Please read my first post, which actually answered Suze's question with good info. on two hotels I've seen in person.

Peace out, as they say.
>-
 
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:40 AM
  #29  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,116
MaureenB- Thank you for the two hotels and one restaurant. All look perfect.
suze is online now  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:46 AM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,301
MaureenB, I completely understood your reaction since my first message was short, and I also completely understood your contrition.

What's worse is that the #1 lesbian club in Paris closed in June simply because the building was sold, and there is a great search on for alternate venues, which I have been trying to assist although I am of the inappropriate gender.
kerouac is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:48 AM
  #31  
MaureenB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Suze, I think you're right in recommending the Ille Saint Louis (I never know how to correctly spell it!) to your friends for their lodging. It felt so quaint, intimate and romantic, probably because it's so small and has tiny streets. I suppose it could get over-crowded, for the same reason, but September might be less crowded. I remember the cute little bridge we walked over, to get to the Ille. Very atmospheric. I'd like to stay there next time we go to Paris.
>-
 
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:48 AM
  #32  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 739
MaureenB, thanks for clearing that up. You're right, this form of communication does lend itself to misunderstanding.
Toupary is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:51 AM
  #33  
MaureenB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Kerouac and Toupary, we were all posting at the same time. Thanks for your responses. I'm glad we're all good now! Gotta love this forum, non?
>-
 
Jul 30th, 2007, 11:57 AM
  #34  
mms
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,060
Suze--Earlier this month we stayed at the Hotel Britannique and loved it. It is not on either of the isles, but is just one block away, in the 1st. Our two rooms were 173 euro and 199 euro. I joined BonjourParis and got an additional 10% off of each room. The hotel was beautiful, and would be very nice for a honeymoon. If your friend doesn't mind not being right on the isle, this is super close.
mms is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 01:04 PM
  #35  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 191
Suze -

Ile St. Louis hosts dozens of small shops and boutiques that capture the essence of old Paris, and has something for everyone. It is also some of the most expensive real estate is Paris. Before I first traveled to Paris, this is what I imagined Paris to look like. Your friends should definitely visit Ils St. Louis even if they don't stay there.

To get a feel for the main thoroughfare that the hotels are located on, read my description and shopping walk.

http://www.parisescapes.com/paris_il...shop_walk.html

I have stayed at the Hotel Deus Iles and was pretty underwhelmed. Location is good, decor was fine, but not my idea of a romantic residence. Here's a very detail review of my stay if you're interested.

http://www.parisescapes.com/paris_sleep_deux_iles.html

I'd save some money and stay on the left bank or in the Marais. A few hotels that I think capture the old time elegance of Paris that are in your price range are the Hotel du Pantheon in the 5th, the Hotel Caron de Beumarchais in the Marais, or the Hotel Danube in the 6th.
ParisEscapes is offline  
Jul 30th, 2007, 01:30 PM
  #36  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,116
thanks again everyone, i'm on a roll, with all your expert help. this is my 'wedding present' to them and you're making me look good. thank you.
suze is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:45 PM.