Paris Journals

Budget travel to Paris

A June 2000 trip to Paris by marciadarnell

Quote: A trip for those who wish to spend their travel dollars wisely.

Budget travel to Paris

Overview

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How can a person say what the hightlights of Paris are? There are too many. Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Sacre Coeur, and all the wonderful little cafes which are good for resting the feet and people watching. Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Arrive on a Sunday or Monday. Ask the metro ticket seller for "une pouchette pour la carte orange, s'il vous plait", paste in a small phote(sticky stuff on card), write the address of your hotel, and voila! you have become a resident of Paris. Now ask for a "herbo" (pronounced air-bo, a weekly ticket), and you will be able to ride from Monday to Sunday for .00 or a little more, depending on how many zones you will travel in...Read More

Du Mont Blanc

Hotel | "Hotel du Mont Blanc"

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This basic hotel with small clean rooms has a reception staff which is super. They will answer questions, book tours, and keep your luggage until check in time or after check out. It is on the Transilien(new name for the RER)line from Charles de Gaulle Airport, at the St. Michel stop. With your back to the fountain, cross the street and take the small pedestrian Rue de la Huschette which is in front of you, a short block from the St. Michel exit. There are many inexpensive restaurants in the neighborhood. Notre Dame and Sainte Chappelle are each about two blocks away, and the Cluny Musurn is about three blocks. The Louvre and the Marais are each a ten minute walk, and the Samaritaine Departme...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2001

Du Mont Blanc
28 Rue de la Huchette
Paris, France 75005
1 43 54 22 29

Premiere Classe (Charles de Gaulle-Roissy)

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "Premiere Classe at Charles de Gaulle(Roissy)"

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Part of a chain with an email address of premiereclasse.fr , this hotel is a true budget find. For 195F, one to three people can stay in a room. Breakfast is 25F. The rooms have twin beds on the ground with a bunk bed over the heads of the twins. Very clean and new. There is a Cote a Cote restaurant beside the hotel. A shuttle bus from Charles de Gaulle Airport costs 20F one way or 30F round trip. Or one can stay in the Hyatt next door for seven times the price.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2001

Premiere Classe (Charles de Gaulle-Roissy)
53 avenue des Nations
Paris, France 95973

Cote a Cote

Restaurant

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This little restaurant specializes in grilled foods. Of course, in France that means lightly grilled foods. If you ask for beef, ask for bien cuit(be-enh kwee). It will be rare, but pink. My friend ordered duck, sent it back for additional cooking, and it was still bloody. The potatoes paprika are wonderful fries with flavoring. The four fish platter includes squid(grilled, and not to my taste at all). The chicken leg was actully a leg and thigh, and "fermier" seems to mean stewed, so it was fine. The desserts are great! Over all, it is inexpensive, and tasty if you order the right items

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 15, 2001

Cote a Cote
Beside Premiere Classe
Paris, France

Paris Museums

Attraction | "free first Sundays"

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On the first Sunday of every month, one can visit numerous museums free. Included are Sainte Chappelle, the Louvre, the d'Orsay, and the Cluny. The Eiffel Tower, which is not actually a museum, is not included in this nor on a Monuments and Museums pass. Worth remembering if you happen to be in Paris on a first Sunday.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2001

Paris Museums
Throughout Paris
Paris, France

Les Invalides/L'Hôtel National des Invalides

Attraction | "Dome des Invalides/Napoleon's Tomb"

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The very size of Napoleon's tomb is amazing. It is a huge red porphery sarcogophus with six caskets inside. And thinking about the state funeral many years after Napoleon's death, and the proposal to bury him at St. Denis with the "other" French kings after this man was responsible for the deaths of so many French men who fell in his wars is an exercise in the way people can put a glow on the most unfortunate circumstances. There are other people entombed here also, including Joseph Bonaparte and Marshall Foch, whose memorial showing his men carring him on a pall is quite moving. The museum is interesting for anyone who is interested in military paraphanalia from many ages, fr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2001

Les Invalides/L'Hôtel National des Invalides
Esplanade Des Invalides
Paris, France 75007
+33 1 44 42 37 70