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Paris getaway with my daughter hotel ideas

Old Jan 16th, 2017, 01:21 PM
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Paris getaway with my daughter hotel ideas

My thirteen year old daughter and I will be spending four nights in Paris at the end of March after a visit with a friend in Edinburgh. We are so excited for some girl time in this incredible city! We have been to Paris once before and stayed near Rue de Buci in St Germain.
We are looking for a hotel. Here are a few of our wishes: smallll boutique style, preferably in the Marais but anywhere in the 1st-6th would work. Max $300 Cdn per night (approx 200Euro). Looking for somewhere with lovely interiors, quiet (I know it's Paris!) and great service. Nothing too stark and modern.
I am considering the Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais. Has anyone stayed there?
Thanks in advance for your ideas. Merci.
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 01:34 PM
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It's been a few years, but we used to stay at HOTEL de la BRETONNERIE which is very central inthe Marais. All of the rooms are different and more old style than stark & modern. The couple times we stayed there it was quiet even though its on a fairly busy street. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Re...de_France.html
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 02:10 PM
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Here is a link to the hotel we are considering, Caron Beaumarchais: http://www.carondebeaumarchais.com
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 03:40 PM
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When our DD was 16, she and I (and my mother) went to Paris. We stayed at two hotels there that we loved. In the 1st, we stayed at the Brittanique Hotel. It is exactly as you describe and we loved it! Location was great, room beautiful, just really nice! When we returned to Paris, we stayed in the 7th and stayed at the Muguet. The room was not quite as nice as the other, BUT our room had a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. I am not up on the current prices of either of these, but they would both make for a memorable mom/daughter trip.
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 04:53 PM
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Great location and the price is in your budget. I'd book directly with hotel.

Hotel Jeanne d'Arc

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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 05:45 PM
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Caron has glowing reviews. Never been myself but would select it.
I love Le britannique.
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 05:56 PM
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Sounds like a lovely trip. It's been about 15 years since I stayed at the hotel you're considering. I really liked the hotel- great service, nice rooms, and central location. Based on their website, it looks like the hotel has not changed at all. I think you would be happy staying there.
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 10:34 PM
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Th Caron de Beaumarchais is very charming and well-located, (we passed by it when we last stayed in the Marais) and enjoys very strong reviews on forums including TripAdvisor. We chose the Jeanne D'Arc (also lovely) - the Caron didnt have rooms in the category we wanted.
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 12:10 PM
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Thank you everyone. We are now deciding between Jeanne D'Arc and Caron de Beaumarchais. My concern with the Caron is that it looks like it is on a busier street and might be a bit noisy? I also worry it is a bit too far back I need the past for us and the Jeanne D'Arc looks a bit more updated.
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 12:59 PM
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The Caron is on a very busy and noisy street corner (people and cars and motorbikes), and it isn't set back from the street at all--well, it's maybe one storefront from the corner. I personally wouldn't stay there due to that, unless you somehow get a room that doesn't look over the front streets. However, if you do that, those rooms are smaller.

The superior rooms at the Jeanne d'Arc are 15-17 m2, which is the same size as those on the front of the Caron de Beaumarchais, but their interior rooms are only 14 m2.
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 01:22 PM
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For more about Jeanne d'Arc:

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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 11:48 PM
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Hotel Jeanne d'Arc fronts on the Square du Marche Sainte-Catherine, which is full of touristy restaurants and cafes - and is extremely noisy, especially on the weekends. I don't recommend it, as the neighbors are up in arms about the noise issue.

This hotel is not far from the other hotels you mentioned, has been remodeled in the last year, and is within your budget range. Friends have stayed here and were happy. Lots to do in this much quieter neighborhood - restaurants, patisserie right across the street, etc.
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Old Jan 18th, 2017, 07:21 AM
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LES TOURNELLES is lovely and it talked about in my link from yesterday. It is more expensive unfortunately. I "believe" that Jeanne d'Arc has rooms that do not face the square.
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Old Jan 18th, 2017, 09:26 AM
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Les Tournelles does look lovely and it's in the same price range as Jeanne D'Arc. I definitely don't want to be in a touristy square this trip! I have been to Paris a few times and this trip is meant to be about experiencing Paris with my daughter in a low key, off the beaten path kind of way.
Thank you so much Debit NM, Christina and fuzzbucket for going out of your way to help me with this planning. I love Fodor's travelers!
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Old Jan 18th, 2017, 11:15 AM
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Les Tournelles is not expensive if you use www.booking.com
It's in a much more interesting section of the Marais - one most tourists bypass while rushing on their way to other things.
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Old Jan 18th, 2017, 11:41 AM
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fuzzbucket I just booked Les Tournelles and got a great flexible rate directly through their website. There was a discount applied for staying four nights. In the end, it was 20 Euro more than Caron de Beaumarchais and 60 Euro less than Jeanne D'Arc. 770 Euro for the four nights. I am thrilled!!! Can't thank you all enough. Look out for my next post: where to go and most importantly where to EAT!
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Old Jan 19th, 2017, 12:30 AM
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That's great news!
You might have a look at the ParisByMouth website, which gives locations and prices for restaurants in all neighborhoods. Don't be afraid to venture into the 11th and 12th arrondissements for much better and cheaper food. You can easily walk to them, just past the Opera Bastille.

It would be a good idea to have a map with all the streets listed - pick up "Paris par Arrondissement - L'Indispensable" at any newsstand or bookstore - the blue copy, around 6 EU.

If you go to rue de Bretagne and visit the food court at Les Enfants Rouges - especially on the weekends - there is a man who makes wonderful sandwiches, crepes, etc. If you like ethnic food, such as cous-cous, there is a good stand here, too. You have to get there really early, though.

I would head straight out of the door of your hotel and follow rue du Parc Royal, where there are some pleasant local restaurants.
Carette is located on Place des Vosges, has dependable onion soup and a lot of food for the money. Many people love Chez Janou, but the food isn't very good - except for the chocolat mousse. I'd just go for a drink on the terrace, instead.

Have a good time in Paris!
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We stayed in the Marais with our daughters last year. Our favourite place to grab croissants in the morning was at Moulin de Rosa. We also loved the choux pastry at Popelini. Very close by is Poilane - good open faced sandwiches on their delicious bread.

One dinner was at Bofinger for that traditional brasserie experience - be sure to ask for a table under "la coupole". Really good choucroute and iles flottantes for dessert! Another delicious lunch was at Cafe Breizh for crepes (and cider for mom!).

We had an inexpensive but yummy early dinner at the Marche des Enfants Rouges at a stall serving North African food.

Not a food recommendation but my girls thought that the Musee Georges Pompidou was pretty cool (and the fountain with the sculptures outside too!). I am sure your daughter will also enjoy the cute boutiques in the Marais! Bon voyage!
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Old Jan 20th, 2017, 01:26 PM
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jacolis and fuzzbucket I am saving all of your suggestions! Can't wait to walk, eat, shop and explore this amazing city.
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Old Jan 20th, 2017, 05:30 PM
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Don't miss the Musee Carnavalet...it is a museum of the history of Paris. It's in the Marais. A hidden gem IMHO. Used to be free...now they suggest a 5€ donation that is well worth it.

If you are in the Marais, the Marché Bastille is a great outdoor market -- Saturdays (and I think Thursdays, too)...from Place Bastille up Boulevard Richard Lenoir several blocks.

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