place de la clichy advice

Old Nov 1st, 2007, 11:18 PM
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place de la clichy advice

I am in love w/website photos of a hotel that is in place de la clichy. Is it just a not fashionable neighborhood or a bad-bad one?
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Place de Clichy is the intersection of 3 arrondissements -- the very bourgeois 8th to the south, and the mixed 17th and 18th to the north. There are a number of very fashionable restaurants specializing in seafood there and, yes, a McDonald's and a KFC as well. It is extremely busy and bustling until all hours of the night (particularly since it has one of the only night tobacco shops in Paris, and you will see a line of 20 people waiting there at 2am).

The area also has its share of hustlers and whores, as it is at the western end of the Montmartre sex shop zone, but that's all part of the fun.

Why would anybody consider it to be a bad neighborhood?
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Old Nov 1st, 2007, 11:50 PM
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Is it the Hôtel Eldorado that has you intrigued?
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Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 02:26 AM
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I used to live round the corner from Place de Clichy - Kerouac has described the place pretty well. It's OK, neither wonderful nor awful, and definitely very busy at all hours of day and night. (As well as the late-night tobacconist, there's a 24-hour pharmacy).
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Eldorado is on rue des Dames up in the 17th..
Hotel Place de Clichy's website and prices look cute.
http://www.hotel-paris-moulin-rouge.com

Hotel Camelia International doesn't look bad, either.
http://www.camelia-paris-hotel.com/

Unfortunately, the TA reviews trash both hotels.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 05:54 AM
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Place de Clichy is a pretty functional area to stay, but it is very handy for visiting Montmartre, the 8th district and also Saint Germain. I recommend this site if you want to check out cheap accommodation options: www.paris35.com . There are choices all over Paris plus night life info.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Thanks, all!
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It really is a convenient location for transportation options, as you've got the metro and a lot of buses go through there. It's just a big and busy intersection, that's all, but I like one of the restaurants on that place, and a cafe. Also, just down the street about a block away into the 17th is a good live music club, the l'Europeen (on rue Biot). They have concerts there sometimes -- I heard Maxime le Forestier there, it was great! I'd also recomment Bistro Melrose at 5, place Clichy
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