Where to stay in Paris with a 9 yr old

Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:03 PM
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Where to stay in Paris with a 9 yr old

Hello,

My 9 yr old son and I are traveling to Italy for 6 weeks this summer (June/July). I would like to take the night train to Paris. We are only going to be able to spend one or two days and want to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Any suggestions would be great. Our biggest concern is where to stay that is safe and not to expensive. Thank you for your suggestions.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:10 PM
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What's your budget for a hotel - in euros if you can.

The louvre is HUGE and may not be the right thing for a 9 year old. Musee d'orsay and musee Rodin are smaller and might appeal more.

The Jardin du Luxembourg is pretty and has a pond where children hire toy boats to float on the pond. It's very cute.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:21 PM
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I'm building my budget around the options I find. I'm hoping for less than 80 euros per night. I'd like to do a hostel or something cheap but I'm concerned it won't be safe. Truly we want to see the Eiffel tower so if we have to take the train over and spend the day and go back that may be what we do. Thank you for your suggestions. I also read something about trampolines in a park, Sounds fun.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Try Hotel Cosmos in the 11th. Great neighbourhood, not too touristy, very clean hotel with very little charm. We always stay there...doubles go for €72 http://www.cosmos-hotel-paris.com/fr,1,10726.html
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:40 PM
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I see you also have a post for Italy. Try looking at www.eurocheapo.com for ideas all over Europe
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:56 PM
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Kelly when you say you are catching the train, where are you catching it from?
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:21 AM
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jamikins thank you so much for your suggestions.
cathies we are staying in Verona so we will be taking the train from there to Paris.
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 01:01 AM
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Well maybe you can catch a night train, spend the day in Paris and then return to Verona by night train. I'm assuming there is a night train?
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 01:56 AM
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jami,

The Cosmos might work well for my cousin. How far a walk to the Metro?

Thanks!
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 02:11 AM
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Its a few minutes walk from Parmentier - lots of good local cafes and restaurants in the area.
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 04:02 AM
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There is a night train but it takes 12 hours. Are you sure you want to do that twice with a 9 year old? It would be better if you could find a cheap flight and have more time in Paris.

The train leaves at 21:24 and gets to Paris at 9:30. When you book the train be careful as there are 2 trains leaving Verona at the same time. One makes a connection at 6:30AM.
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:22 PM
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I agree with adrienne about the train. I didn't realise it would be such a long trip. Cancel that idea!!
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