Paris:10 days,5 hotel rooms! Help!!

Mar 4th, 2005, 08:19 AM
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Christina..Clean,comrortable pleasant rooms,are the priority.Sorry if i confused the issue.Please tell me more about Muguet.Thanks!!!!!
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Mar 4th, 2005, 08:22 AM
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Christina..and anyone else interested: with $200 per nite budget,what would your first Paris choice be???Caroll
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Mar 4th, 2005, 08:52 AM
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With that budget you could upgrade to a 3* hotel in the same neighborhood - the Hotel Duquesne-Eiffel and the Hotel Derby-Eiffel are right in the same area and nice 3*.

I tend to disagree with your museum director regarding the 3-night stay in Rouen. With a 9-person van, you'll have a lot more trouble getting in and out of a large town like Rouen than a smaller town, and parking will be problematic. And even if he doesn't care about ambience, since France and French towns are so full of it, why not take advantage of it? Not that Rouen doesn't have loads of ambience, but why would one plan to avoid it?

Finally, are you planning on leaving your luggage at the hotel in Paris? You definitely won't get 9 people into a 9-perspn van unless everyone has minimal baggage.
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Mar 4th, 2005, 12:59 PM
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Hi Carol
I responded to the email you sent me, but here is my thread from last month with my comments on the Balcons and the Delavigne.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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Merci beaucoup to all you wise travelers.I have decided to go with Elaine's recent,positive experience,and have booked the Delavigne for our group.I will take notes and report October,when we return. I stil need to solve the "out of Paris,in the land of the impressionist painters.Suggestions welcomed.
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Mar 9th, 2005, 02:04 AM
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It sounds like the group will train to Rouen (with their luggage) and then rent a minivan for day touring, am I correct? I can see that if you stay in a smaller town, the problems would include needing to arrive by train and being able to rent said minivan. Can one be rented in Rouen?

I think I'd probably just go with your director's preferences as you have enough on your plate as it is. (If the group isn't happy with the choice, at least it wasn't your decision.)

Good luck. I'm sure all will go well.
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Mar 9th, 2005, 07:45 AM
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Budget has an office in Rouen.No problem there.Since I am doing ALL the thinking/work I would like to explore some other interesting places for us a bit outside Rouen.If I end up having to book us into Rouen,I would still be responsible for choosing our hotel!!! Any first hand experience in that area???
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