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Paris-where to stay and eat

I am going to Paris for 3 days in April. Can someone recommend a good budget hotel near good nightlife and restaurants? Also, looking for recommendations on restaurants-price is no object. I've read about all the great ones, but wanted to get your opinions. Also, anything off the beaten path with no tourists?

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    1. take advantage of food shopping experience at a monoprix, for example, and look into apartment rentals with kitchenette. you'll have some great foodie moments and save money

      1. stay in the marias. try hotel jeanne d'arc. and eat at Caruso's Italian...nearby. THis is a few blocks from the Place des Vosges and right around another square just off rue Saint Antoine.

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        1. re: peterboy

          Why would you go to an Italian restaurant in Paris?????
          Allard, on the left bank, is an excellent, old-fashioned bourgeois restaurant, with delicious, old-fashioned food.

          1. re: Jenny Sheridan

            One of my most memorable meals/restaurants is an Italian place in Paris. Personally, I couldn't eat typical french food for 3 straight weeks on my last trip, too hard on my multi-cultural system.

            1. re: orangewasabi

              exactly what my family members said. I could eat French every day, but they were buttered out.
              we found this place and it was so good we ate there twice in our last week.
              chez paul bert is also fine, as was Bofinger...and farther away...L'ami jeanne

        2. Just returned from Paris on Friday and ate at a terrific moderately priced restaurant called Le Hangar, 12 impasse Berthaud (01 42 74 55 44), a block from the Pompidou Centre. We were the only English speakers in the house - excellent food and wine. Have rented apartments for years in Paris, mainly through Chez Vous in Mill Valley, Ca. Stayed this year at Lutetia-got great deal on hotels.com, doubt there will be such rates though in April

          1. If you've no objections to walking upstairs, I have a great little hotel in the 5th where you won't spend more than 40 Euros a night... They're like family to me now, I've stayed there so often. Pm me and I can give you the details.

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            1. re: ChefJune

              how does one PM someone? I'd love to know your hotel secret . . . i am at slowisfast at rogers dot com

                1. re: ChefJune

                  thanks. same goes for me, how do you pm someone?

              1. re: ChefJune

                I'm going next week. I'm also interested in the hotel. Please advise. My email is smdahl@gmail.com. Thanks!