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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 08:46 AM
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Looks great to me, and the price is right. You don't say how many of you there are, or the season you will be there, so that "double" bed, and lack of AC could pose problems. Obviously you are right under the roof, and in August the room could get really torrid. An European double bed won't do it for me and DW -- and we like each other a lot.

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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 01:31 PM
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There are two of us and we will be in Paris March 29-April 5 Apparently, this is a popular week in Paris and I am having a difficult time finding a place in a centrally located area at a resonable price. Do you think 600 Euros is too much? What about Rue St Anne street, what kind of neighborhood/street might this be?
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Well, I think the 600 is all right, and you will not need AC in March/April. If you want to see Rue Sainte Anne (I spelled it right) enter the street into Google Maps. When the map loads, a little balloon pops up. Click on the "Street View", and a street level picture comes up. You can then "walk" down the streets to see if it looks nice to you. Nothing wrong with the 1st Arrondissement, as it is close to things like the Louvre.

That being said, I have found the 1st to be more businesslike, as opposed to a neighborhood. Much more action and street life in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th IMHO. Have you looked at the Left Bank Apartments Thread on this Board?

You had better hurry, as the good ones get reserved many months in advance.

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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Well, I think the 600 is all right, and you will not need AC in March/April. If you want to see Rue Sainte Anne (I spelled it right) enter the street into Google Maps. When the map loads, a little balloon pops up. Click on the "Street View", and a street level picture comes up. You can then "walk" down the streets to see if it looks nice to you. Nothing wrong with the 1st Arrondissement, as it is close to things like the Louvre.

That being said, I have found the 1st to be more businesslike, as opposed to a neighborhood. Much more action and street life in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th IMHO. Have you looked at the Left Bank Apartments Thread on this Board?

You had better hurry, as the good ones get reserved many months in advance.

Best Luck!

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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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Don't have any idea why that posted twice. Is a puzzlement!

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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 07:11 AM
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clow,
Blessings upon you for that reply! I was leaning toward the Hirondelles apt but unsure about lodgis.com and all of the other unknown factors. I feel so much better about it knowing that someone in the wide world has been there before and it was OK!
Plus I am having a hard time getting any response at all from the Sorbonne about their summer schedule, though I've written three times already. But that's a subject for a different thread. Well, maybe this trip will come together after all!
Thanks!
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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Oh no! Now I see there is not much here about lodgis, really, when I examine the information closely. "Christine" seems to have had a decent experience (?). But there's a hefty negative by Anthony_44 that gives one pause. I haven't sent the paperwork in yet because I've been too busy, and now I'm thinking I didn't ask enough questions. I'm so frustrated! Other posters have said that lodgis doesn't guarantee the security deposit? I assumed they would.
I checked the other agencies that people have listed here, but I haven't found any apartments that worked for me as well as this one through lodgis...
There are no testimonials for this ap't on the site. The only one is from "clow" on this board.
Am I back to square one?
May I, could I, ask anyone who has had a definitive recent experience with lodgis.com, or who just has experience with Paris and has an opinion, to speak up?
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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 07:48 PM
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OK, I'm still researching, and I've found that lodgis has positives on a lot of other sites, like TripAdvisor, SlowTravel etc. It's in Rough Guide and LonelyPlanet. It's an established agency (with a vested interested in keeping customers happy?). And the same person who posted the negative experience here made a point of posting it in a few other places, too. I probably need to stop panicking every time I come across some new information! This is a little bit nervewracking, though.
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Old Feb 28th, 2009, 10:03 AM
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My DH and I stayed in No.10 of www.rentparis.com a few years ago(as did tuscanlifeedit). It is at 5,rue Paquet. The apartment was tastfully decorated and extremely comfortable. The location in the Marais was great. We loved the convenience of the neighborhood (shops, cafes, grocers,restaurants) and especially vibrancy of the neighborhood--very alive with Parisian residents going about their daily lives.
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Old Feb 28th, 2009, 10:23 AM
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there is alot of posts here to read. My eyes are getting tired.

we are looking for 2 studios in the Marais within budget of $125-150 USD per night per studio.

Any suggestions?

Thanks so much all...
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Old Feb 28th, 2009, 03:39 PM
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we were looking for 2 bedroom but have decided to have private couple time in the city of LOVE !!
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Old Mar 1st, 2009, 11:11 AM
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jetsetj,

www.vacationinparis.com and www.parisbestlodge.com have studios in the Marais within your budget.

sparsam, did you make your decision? I can understand your hesitation because you're dealing with both an agency and then separately with an owner.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 06:06 PM
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cw,
Well, I told the very helpful and nice lodgis agent that I was ready to fax the contract etc. to them if they could confirm that the apartment was indeed available, but I don't think the landlord has gotten back to them yet. She said I wouldn't have to pay the fee if the apartment was not available. Maybe the landlady is holding out for a longer term renter? Or on vacation? Not sure what's going on. I've corresponded with vacationinparis about an apartment, but they are really set up for weekly rentals more. Five weeks at daily or weekly rates is kind of expensive.
I'm getting discouraged. I just wish something would work out.
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This is a great thread! Husband and I are going to Paris in September for 6 nights and looking for an apartment in the 6th. Any updated recommendations from recent Paris visitors? We are looking for something up to $300/night (hoping we can find a renovated, comfortable, but semi-luxiourious place in this area...) Thanks all!
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 01:27 PM
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We aren't gong until May, so I can't tell you if it is as good as it looks, but I am very excited for the one we have. It is well under $300 a night.

http://www.parisaddress.com/paris-ap....php?ref=FRSA5

We love the 6th!!!
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Just found this one on Lonely Planet:

http://www.swell-group.co.uk/town/paris/
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 11:44 PM
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We rent last year with www.apartmentparis.fr
great flats and nice team.
For a 2 bedroom in Le Marais, we paid 170 €/day. it was this flat : http://www.myapartmentparis.com/rent...marais/42.html The subwas was just in front of the building !
Take it from me, a highly critical person, you will not be disappointed with this place !
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Those apartments look nice! I am now looking at www.guestapartment.com for apartments on Ile Saint Louis and those look quite nice. One studio even has a view of the Seine which would be amazing--I really enjoy a view-- which caused me to consider a couple apartments in the 7th with a view of the Eiffel Tower. How would you compare the Island/Ile Saint Louis area vs. the 6th district vs. the 7th district? This is our 1st trip to Paris so we want to be in a central location to all the sites. Thanks
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Old Mar 8th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Happy Travels!
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ttt for Becca.
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