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Which area to stay in Paris?

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Which area to stay in Paris?

Hi, can anyone give some advice on which area of Paris to stay, is there one particular area convenient to most tourist attractions?

Thanks for any replies

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1. Re: Which area to stay in Paris?

What sort of attractions are you looking to visit? What sort of budget are you on for accommodation?

I love the Latin Quarter's vibe, and it has a lot of short trips to connection lines on the Metro/RER (can also walk to a number of nearby attractions such as Notre Dame), but really depends what you want to see.


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2. Re: Which area to stay in Paris?

The Latin Quarter and St-Germain are often recommended, as they are central, animated, well served by the metro, close to Notre Dame, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Garden and the Seine banks. However if by "tourist attractions" you mean the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Sacre Coeur,... they are all spread out in the city. It also depends on the kind of atmosphere you like. St-Germain is very "local" (markets, bookstores, cafes, historic architecture...), but the area around the Eiffel Tower is much more touristy (souvenirs shops, etc..).

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3. Re: Which area to stay in Paris?

Hard to go wrong with any of the central Paris areas.All have their own charms.All have a plethora of restaurants,cafes and bars.All have great metro availability.If you want to see all the main sights why not stay around the very centre I.e. near Notre Dame and use the metro each day for sight seeing.

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4. Re: Which area to stay in Paris?

Sorry to be grumpy, but this question is asked at least twice a week . When it is asked in this very general way, the answer is always the same given it is a short trip. Search the forum for additional replys but the answer will always be the same..try arr 1-7. 6 great for a first timer.

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