Hi, my boyfriend and I are spending 5 days in Paris in Jan08 and need some help! I've been to Paris before, but that was when I was 12 and so this time want to go back and experience things properly for myself. He has never been and so will probably want to see all of the main sights, eiffel tower etc etc.
I was planning to book a hotel in the 7th area near the eiffel tower. We are looking for a budget hotel that is clean and basic... but preferably near sights and the metro.
After reading some reviews on here I'm a little put off by the 7th area as people have said there isn't much to do there, other than the eiffel tower. I've heard that perhaps the latin quarter or somewhere like that will be better for more sights and to experience the real paris.
We'd like to be in the centre of the sights, quite close to everything. Saying that, we are not huge fans of museums, maybe we might visit one but we don't want to be located somewhere that is entirely dominated by museums. We are 18 and so would like somewhere that has a nice night life also.
Any suggestions would be grateful.