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where to stay

myself (59) and daughter (33) will be travelling to Paris for the first time in May for 3 nights. I have some walking limitations so need to be close to sightseeing tours, transit, shops, restaurants etc. Any advice on which area to stay in....considering hotels and apartment rentals...thanks

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1. Re: where to stay

3 nights is a pretty short visit, so maybe you can decide what your absolute "must-sees" are. Also, what type of environment are you looking for--lively in the evenings or pretty quiet?

Based on knowing things like that, there are people who can advise good bus routes to be on, or even Metro stations that don't have lots of stairs/long corridors.

Budget would be good to know as well.

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We stayed in a lovely little hotel right in the centre of Paris. Getting around was easy by bus/underground train because it was so close.

Research through agencies like Thomas Cook to locate hotels and check which district of Paris as this will make a difference in getting around.

Rooms tend to be small but make sure hotel you choose has a lift .

Map out your key points to visit.

ie Eiffel Tower - not far from here, you can get a Paris day pass for boat tours and bus tours for the whole day and get on and off at any designated stop.

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3. Re: where to stay

being close to transit, shops, restaurants isn't a problem in any of the 20 districts. However the well known sights are all over Paris so you need to decide what sights are a priority for you before we can give you some advice. The 1st, 5th, 6th are close to many sights but then again it depends of the location of a hotel / apartment within a district.

without prying too much, how limited are you when it come to walking? can you go up and down many flights of steps? (some subway stations have no escalators /elevators..only stairs and long hallways). Can you take buses? how far can you walk without problem?

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the Paris day pass sounds right for us....what was the name of the hotel you stayed at?

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I can do a regular flight of stairs.....walk for about 15 min at a time with short stops....can get on buses easily.....i think something like a hop on/off bus would work for us, however still unsure of what area to get a hotel in...but would like to be near one of the hop on/off stops if possible..not interested in night life.....would like a nice safe area around hotel to just walk to shops and restaurants

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