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Seeking Paris Hotel Near Shakespeare and Company Books

Jul 19th, 2016, 05:53 PM
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Seeking Paris Hotel Near Shakespeare and Company Books

We'll be in Paris for a few days in February 2017 and want to stay near Shakespeare and Company. Looking for something cozy and romantic since it will be winter. We have a lead on an apartment on the Ile St. Louis, but are wondering what's close to our special destination. Many thanks all!
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Jul 19th, 2016, 06:42 PM
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We stayed at the Hotel Henri IV, just across the street from Saint- Severin and a block from the Petit Pont (9-11 Rue Saint-Jacques), and liked it very much. We've been there twice. Our first room, a double, was at the front of the hotel on the top floor. It looked out over Saint-Severin and there was a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Our second room was a triple with one big bed and a smaller bed in a sort of anteroom. I guess that would be suitable for someone travelling with a child.

It was clean, well-priced (in 2009) and the location was excellent.
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Jul 19th, 2016, 06:42 PM
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Ile Saint-Louis is very close to S. & Co. I'd say 10 minutes or less walk, depending on the apartment location.
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Jul 19th, 2016, 07:39 PM
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Actually, I've had a change of heart since I've always wanted to stay here in the 6th:

http://hotelabbayeparis.com.

So now my request is for an excellent restaurant/bistro in the neighborhood. We're celebrating an anniversary, so ... <3
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Jul 19th, 2016, 11:11 PM
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This hotel has been prettied up a little since I last stayed there in 1983, but you probably can't get any closer to Shakespeare and Co. Especially good if you want to experience "la vie boheme". Ask for a room overlooking Notre Dame, most of them do.
http://www.hotel-esmeralda.fr/en/
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Jul 20th, 2016, 07:23 AM
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Thanks everyone. Yes to "la vie boheme" fuzz bucket! Can anyone recommend a romantic restaurant in either neighborhood for an important anniversary dinner?
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Jul 20th, 2016, 07:56 AM
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The Esmeralda was always a real dump, even if it's fixed up a little, it is still a basic 2* hotel, that can't be what you had in mind if you are considering the Hotel Abbaye.

FYI being right near that bookstore is not actually a very desirable area IMO, it's kind of a zoo around there. The island would be better, though.

La Tour d'Argent restaurant is very nearby but it's very expensive (prix fixe lunch isn't really that bad comparatively).
https://www.tourdargent.com/

MOre reasonable, try Laperouse in St Germain
http://www.laperouse.com/
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Jul 20th, 2016, 08:00 AM
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Le Reminet isn't far from Esmeralda, the food is good, and you can book online with TheFork, too.
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