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Paris-where to stay and eat

Burnzes Feb 9, 2007 01:51 PM

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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    42duffy RE: Burnzes Feb 10, 2007 09:25 AM

    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

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      peterboy RE: Burnzes Feb 11, 2007 10:24 AM

      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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        Jenny Sheridan RE: peterboy Feb 12, 2007 12:43 AM

        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.

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          orangewasabi RE: Jenny Sheridan Feb 12, 2007 08:12 AM

          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.

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            peterboy RE: orangewasabi Mar 3, 2007 02:38 PM

            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

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        aimeezing1 RE: Burnzes Feb 12, 2007 03:24 AM

        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. ChefJune RE: Burnzes Feb 12, 2007 08:02 AM

          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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            orangewasabi RE: ChefJune Feb 12, 2007 08:11 AM

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

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              ChefJune RE: orangewasabi Feb 12, 2007 12:10 PM

              I'll gret with you tonite, OW!

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                Burnzes RE: ChefJune Feb 14, 2007 03:38 AM

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

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              RoachCoach RE: ChefJune Apr 2, 2007 09:16 AM

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

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              Burnzes RE: Burnzes Feb 14, 2007 03:41 AM

              appreciate all the recommendations. sorry about the hotel question, didnt know it was against the rules

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