Place to stay on Paris

Old Jan 16th, 2013, 07:07 AM
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Place to stay on Paris

My husband and I will be traveling with friends in the Fall and plan on staying a week in Paris.
Can anyone tell me what area of Paris would be the best place to look for either a hotel or a home to rent for a week? Convienant location to the major sights is more important than cost, I think.
Can anyone recommend a rental home or apartment? There will be seven of us in all and we would need four bedrooms and would prefer at least three bathrooms.
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 08:55 AM
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HI sc,

What is your budget?

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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 08:59 AM
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There is no "best" place. All of Paris is wonderful. Paris wasn't built for tourists, so there is no place that's " convenient to the major sights." They're all spread out, as they evolved over many centuries.

What's your budget? Obviously, all 7 of you will need several hotel rooms or a couple of apartments. Is it your first time in Paris? Do you speak French? Apartments are great, and often cheaper, but for many first-timers having a hotel concierge or desk staff to ask questions of is helpful.
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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What you want to rent is extremely unrealistic (an entire house or apt within Paris with 4 BRs and 3 baths, for a short-erm vacation rental), if not impossible. I think I heard of some movie star having something like that once, of course, but I don't know those contacts.

There are a very few agencies with a couple listings that might be in the same building or next to each other (vacation apartments), but I haven't taken notes on the ones I've seen like that, maybe someone else does. Usually it's only 2 apts, though. www.vacationinparis.com does have 2 apts in the same building (Place des Vosges listings) but that still would only accommodate 2 couples.

Of course there are aparthotels and that could definitely suit your group. www.citadines.com is the main one I know in Paris. That would give you what you want, but the apartments do not have charm, just modern. But at least there would be several in the same building.
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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As Christina hinted, there ARE options (though not many). From VacatiInParis.com

#1 - Two 2BR apartments on the same floor in the same building in the Latin Quarter just off Place Monge in the Latin Quarter:
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_124.htm PLUS http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_142.htm

#2 - Three apartments - two studio apts in the same bldg and a 1BR apt. next door in the adjacent bldg. Just north of Les Halle near the Etienne-Marcel Metro station:
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_29.htm PLUS
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_179.htm PLUS
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_79.htm

One of these may be just right for your group, depending on the make-up of the group (all singles? two couples w/ children?, 3 families?, etc.)
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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We rented this apartment a couple years ago. http://www.vrbo.com/114205
The owners also have an apartment next door and the vrbo # for the second apartment is on the above site. These are the only 2 apartments on this floor. They were both very nice and we'd definitely rent from them again.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Ira, I am not sure about the budget. We would all be splitting the cost if we found an apartment to rent. I would think if it cost each couple around $250 dollars a night we would be getting a great deal, but we would be willing to pay more. We prefer an apartment to a hotel because we would be able to visit more with our friends.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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But would be happy with hotel that had a decent lobby or garden where we could all relax and visit a bit.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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Bardo1, thank you for the info. I really appreciate you taking the time to find that for us. I will show our friends.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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With your budget, you may try these two apts.

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_190.htm
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:00 PM
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This one also fits your budget, and you can't get more central than in the 1st.

http://www.parisvacationapartments.c...al-duplex.html
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:05 PM
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We've used this service with great success and I see that they have a 4 bdr. on Ile St. Louis which is our preferred place to stay.

http://www.guestapartment.com/proper...-gardenia.html
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 06:19 PM
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It's perfectly easy to visit with you friends in a hotel - just make sure one of the couples gets a suite with a sizable living room - and then the others can get double room per couple.

I think you would have more choices this way than searching for 4 bedrooms in apartments - even 2 2 bedrooms.

When we traveled with our DDs we got a suite with a large LR and got them a double room nearby. That way we had more baths, enough privacy - and a place we could gather not in a public bar or lobby.
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