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what district to stay in paris?

kihei, maui
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what district to stay in paris?

aloha and bonjour,

my husband and i are planning a 3 week trip to paris next july for bastille day through the end of the tour de france. we are looking at apartments to rent, but i'm not sure what arrondissement would be the best. i was thinking the 6th? near rue cler and bon marche? we both love restaurants, markets, culture and to be central in the city and easy access. any suggestions and recommendations would be great. and what to stay away from too.

mahalo and merci!!!

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1. Re: what district to stay in paris?

I have stayed in the 1St, 5th, 9th and 6th.

I liked all of them, but, I must say, I like the 6th the best of all!

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2. Re: what district to stay in paris?

I agree - love the 6th, or closer to Rue Cler on the border of the 6th and 7th would be perfect as well.

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3. Re: what district to stay in paris?

I also agree , loved the 6th. Stayed on Rue Jacob but anywhere in that area is a nice slice of Paris.

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4. Re: what district to stay in paris?

we stayed right by the Opera in the 9th.

restaurants, shops, and the Galleries Lafayette close by.

and we could still walk to alot of the sites if we wanted to.

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5. Re: what district to stay in paris?

For my money its the 4th the Marais is a gem so much to do, easy to get around fun and exciting tonight ,is Friday. The streets are filled with people enjoying themselves you are close to may of the Biggies and the Metro runs the length of the Seine very near by. Resturants galore shopping of all kinds. you will love where ever it is you decide to hang your hat.

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6. Re: what district to stay in paris?

6, then 1, 4, 5, or 7 as long as your close to the Seine.

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7. Re: what district to stay in paris?

We were on Rue Vaugirard in the 6th for 2 weeks in June in a great apartment (www.chezvous.com) and thought it was the most dreamy location we've ever stayed. A short walk to Lux. Gardens, within a one block area we had a 4 star rest. markets, bakeries, patisseries, and a short walk to the Sunday Market on Raspail, the most wonderful organic market in the world! The neighborhood is a lovely mix of boutiques and local small bistros etc. Will go back in a minute!

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