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Paris, Hotel D'Argenson/Tours of the Louvre in English

Paris, Hotel D'Argenson/Tours of the Louvre in English

Old Mar 11th, 1999, 05:07 AM
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Paris, Hotel D'Argenson/Tours of the Louvre in English

I will be staying at the Hotel D'Argenson for nine days. If anyone has stayed there can you give me some feedback? I am also wondering if anyone knows about guided tours in English at the Louvre.
Old Mar 11th, 1999, 05:40 AM
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Lauren There are guided tours of the Louvre in English.The one we took was very good.I would highly recommend it.I don't think that they are so frequent.I seem to remember being there at 10am and having to wait until 2pm.6 years ago we paid 42ff each.An immaculate tiny french woman did the tour.Beautifully dressed and coifed.How do they do it?I am quite small and fairly slender but she made me feel utterly bovine and unsophisticated.If i do a tour again.I am getting dressed up a bit.
Old Mar 11th, 1999, 09:03 AM
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Hi Lauren! I stayed at the Hotel D'Argenson in l997 for three days and I will give you my honest opinion. It is fine, nothing wrong with it, just nothing particularly fabulous either. The Miromesnil metro station is close. It's about a 10 minute walk to the Arc D'Triomph from the hotel. There is a laundry close by. The people who run it are really nice. The rooms are big but they have a sort of yellowish/gray tinge to them that is kind of shabby. There is a bakery just below the hotel. The room was a little noisy. I guess what I'm saying is that it is perfectly adequate but not particulary charming. I am going again in 2000 and I will search for something with a little more pizazz. One thing nice about the Argenson is that it is on the same metro line as the Trocadero stop for the Eiffel Tower--no transfering. Anyway, have a good time. I think the Argenson will meet all of your needs and you probably won't be in your room very much anyway. My daughter loved their elevator--teeny tiny, only room for about one person and a bit of luggage. Breakfast was served in the room. E-mail me if you want more details. Is your reservation cancellable? If so, you might want to try one of the other hotels that people rave about on this forum like the Grandes Ecoles or the Leveque. Good luck. Gina
Old Mar 11th, 1999, 10:33 AM
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At last check the Louvre also offered hand-held acoustiguides in various languages for a self-guided tour. As you approach the designated work of art you can dial in its number and hear a description of that work.
Old Feb 14th, 2001, 12:36 PM
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To the top for Gina.

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