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Mar 1st, 2016, 08:17 PM
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Paris---the 9th

Our friend's daughter & friends (20's) are staying in the 9th next month.

We've been to Paris often but never stayed in the 9th.
Any tips would be helpful
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Mar 1st, 2016, 08:30 PM
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I asked about the 9th not long ago and you may enjoy reading the thread, some good information:
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...of-the-9th.cfm
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Mar 1st, 2016, 08:36 PM
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One more thing, I just finished reading a new book, 'The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs', by Elaine Sciolino, about a neighborhood mostly in the 9th. It was available at my local library.
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Mar 1st, 2016, 09:49 PM
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Even the very smallest arroundissements (1-2-3-4 for example) require a bit of information about the exact location -- at least the name of the street or the nearest metro station -- to be able to give information that is useful to people asking.

The 9th arrondissement, for example, includes Place Pigalle and the infamous Barbès-Rochechouart, as well as the Opera Garnier, Gare Saint Lazare and the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores. The geographic center of the arroundissement is near metro Notre Dame-de-Lorette.

So I don't think we can any useful tips unless we know a little more about where these people will be staying.
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Mar 2nd, 2016, 06:18 AM
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It took me a long time but I like Barbes now. It is er... lively.

And I love that theatre they restaured - forgot the name now - went into it but didn't go up to drink something there. Isn't it Louxor ? (I pass in front of it about every week...).

But I must be biased : I like about every arrondissement. the one I like less is the 19th.

I dislike Pigalle and the area around the Moulin Rouge, I love Abesses (not in 18th ?) like the passages Jouffroy and Panorama, love the area around St George and like about half the rue des martyrs.

Around gare St Lazarz is fine and not really touristy.
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Mar 2nd, 2016, 04:17 PM
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We stayed at Le Grand (Intercontinental) several years ago. I'll admit, we enjoyed the bar for a glass of bubbly every night before turning in.

Opera Garnier and Galleries Lafayette were right there, so very convenient. Place de la Madeline was an easy walk. Divine perfume boutique has some lovely fragrances (on rue Scribe) and my favorite chocolate covered almonds are at Pierre Marcolini (also on rue Scribe).

MPerdu...just finished the book about rue de Martryrs...enjoyed it!
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Mar 2nd, 2016, 04:48 PM
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I just watched Truffaut's first movie, 'The 400 Blows', which the author mentions in the book for scenes shot on rue des Martyrs. It was 1959 and just a few years before I got there, lived & worked not far away. It reminded me how dreary the city was then, especially in working-class neighborhoods such as my street and this one even more, not so very long after the war. It's available on Netflix.
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Mar 2nd, 2016, 07:18 PM
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I stayed this past October at Hotel Chopin inside Passage Jouffroy on Blvd. Momarte in the 9th, a great area with Passage Panorama across the street, close to many restaurants and shops as well as the Grands Blvd. Metro. I walked to the Louvre, the Opera Garnier, Galleries Lafayette. A good central location with the iconic Boullion Chartier Bistro, a Monoprix, a creperie, etc., ect.
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Mar 6th, 2016, 01:49 PM
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They will be near the Sentier metro stop
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Mar 6th, 2016, 03:29 PM
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Hi TP,

You can check out the neighborhood (looks nice) at www.maps.google.

Enter Metro Sentier, Paris

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Mar 6th, 2016, 10:40 PM
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The Sentier metro station is in the 2nd arrondissement, at the top of rue Montorgueil, a busy market street that in recent years has become more of a café street as it gentrifies. Just a block or so away is rue de Nil which has become a foodie center housing hip restaurant Frenchie, Frenchie Wine Bar, Frenchie To Go and several shops of the exceptional Terroirs d'Avenir, including greengrocer, bakery, butcher. The 9th is in fact north and west of the Sentier.

The area has lots of young people and is convenient to Les Halles, the Marais, the Arts et Metiers area and the Grands Boulevards.
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Mar 6th, 2016, 11:16 PM
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Sentier is an excellent location for being close to many things that interest young people -- Les Halles to the south and the Grands Boulevards to the north.
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Mar 6th, 2016, 11:18 PM
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Perhaps it is also time to point out that Sentier is in the 2nd arrondissement and not the 9th.
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Mar 6th, 2016, 11:19 PM
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Oops -- shellio beat me to everything!
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Mar 7th, 2016, 06:57 AM
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They are staying at 112 Rue Montmarte. I did look at the neighborhood on Google maps and I think it looks fine.
The print info called it in the 9th with Sentier as the closest Metro so I was going with that.
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Mar 7th, 2016, 07:57 AM
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It would be the rue du Faubourg Montmartre if it were in the 9th -- but then the metro would not be Sentier.
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Mar 7th, 2016, 10:45 AM
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If it is in fact rue Montmartre and not rue du Faubourg Montmartre as Kerouac notes they should be perfectly situated to have a fun stay. It's a bit of a noisy area for me, lots of bars and cafés, but probably just what 20+ year olds would enjoy.
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