7 Great Budget Hotels for Seeing Paris on Foot

Jennifer Ladonne | February 06, 2018

Paris is the quintessential city to explore on foot. Small, compared with other major cities, meandering, and full of secrets and surprises, there's really no better way to plumb its fascinating depths than a nice leisurely stroll. These seven gently priced hotels put you in the heart of some of Paris's more compelling neighborhoods, so you can walk out your door, pick a direction, and go—with the peace of mind of having a great place to come home to.

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Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers

Why it made the list

Set in on the fringes of more famous neighborhoods—the Marais, Les Halles, Grands Boulevards—this stylish newcomer near the Musée des Arts et Métiers (a discovery unto itself) is perfectly placed to explore an area rich in history as well as some up-and-coming neighborhoods. Foodies love the teeming Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, and the medieval streets between the Haut Marais and Les Halles have plenty to divulge about ancient Paris. The up-and-coming Sentier neighborhood, including Little Egypt, as well as the streets between République and the Canal St-Martin (the rue des Vinaigriers for foodies and rues du Marseille, Beaurepaire, and Yves Toudic for shoppers) are perfect for an afternoon of discovery.

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Terrass Hôtel Montmartre

Why it made the list

Though a little pricier than the other hotels on our list, you'll see why when you take in the views from the top-floor restaurant, bar, and terrace (and maybe your room). But along with panoramic views of Paris, this chic hotel puts you squarely in the "village" of Montmartre, one of Paris's greatest walking neighborhoods and a fabulous place to explore. Besides the Sacré-Coeur, do not miss the delightful Musée de Montmartre, the 12th-century Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, the charming Vignes de Clos Montmartre, Paris's last working vineyard, and the rue des Martyrs, one of the city's oldest and greatest market streets, brimming with boutiques, cafés, and gourmet food galore. And don't forget Pigalle and Nouvelles Athènes!

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