Paris Journals

Paris for the First Time

A September 2004 trip to Paris by su-lin

Berthillon Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: After years of living in London and fantasising about hopping over to Paris, I finally got around to doing just that.

Hotel Bellevue et du Chariot d'Or

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Hotel

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This is a terrific budget hotel located in the heart of the Marais (central Paris, so everything within walking distance!)! This hotel is nothing much to look at from the outside. Rue Turbigo is a very busy road, and the hotel's location does not look very promising to a first-time visitor to Paris. However, just a hop, skip, and jump away are plenty of bakeries, grocers, museums, etc. I had negotiated a price of 75€ for a three-person room, but imagine my surprise when we were given a four-person room (two singles and a double) instead! I checked with reception to make sure there was not a mistake, and the receptionist assured me that we would be charged the previously arranged rate. Terrific!...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2005

Hotel Bellevue et du Chariot d'Or
39, rue Turbigo
Paris, France 75003
33(0)1 48 87 45 60

Berthillon

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Restaurant | "Maison Berthillon"

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I actively searched for Berthillon on the Ile St Louis after I had heard such magnificent things about it. What I did not expect was to find most of the cafes on the island advertising that they sold Berthillon ices. As I had no idea where the original shop was or what it looked like, I was constantly fooled by these vendors. During a relaxing lunch of a citron presse and a croque madame in a cafe, I realised that ice cream cones were being carried from a certain direction. When I'd finished and paid up, I walked towards that direction, and there it was! A peek through the little window open to the street showed a lady sitting on a chair and a freezer next to her with all the ice crea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2005

Berthillon
31 Rue Saint-louis-en-l'ile
Paris, France
01 43 54 31 61