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Where to stay in Paris fo Mother/daughter photographer duo

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Where to stay in Paris fo Mother/daughter photographer duo

Would love any suggestions on where to stay and photograph for our 4 day trip to Paris in September. Daughter age 21 and mom young at heart. We are on a moderate budget and expect to pay about $175+- tax included per night for hotel. We love people with texture. We prefer safe and clean. And, we enjoy being a bit out of our compfort zone at times. We will come into Paris by rail and will use public transit. Any suggestions on where to phtograph would be a big plus. Also, any rules/permit uses that should be noted???

Thanks a bunch!

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1. Re: Where to stay in Paris fo Mother/daughter photographer duo

<<We prefer safe and clean. And, we enjoy being a bit out of our compfort zone at times>>

This could be a contradiction in terms! What exactly do you mean by your comfort zone? For some it might mean walking through a "dodgy" area; for others it might simply mean not sleeping in a Queen-sized bed.

Paris is a city made up of arrondissements (neighbourhoods) which each have their own character. The 1st is in the heart and therefore the accommodation is generally more expensive. Some of the cheaper areas can be much further away from the main sights. However, if you look at where one arrondissement borders another, the location doesn't always make that much difference.

As for the photograph question.......I'm not sure what is meant by this. Are you talking about views from a building (e.g. Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe etc.) or quaint side streets? The general answer is: almost anywhere in Paris!

I suggest you obtain a guide book, decide on what sights interest you and go from there. If you look at a map of Paris, some sights are grouped together while others (like the Eiffel Tower for example) are situated in an area more or less on their own. Lonely Plant or Eyewitness Travel are handy little pocket books with maps of both the city and the metro system.

You say you are arriving by rail. Do you mean you are taking the train from the airport? Public transport in the centre of Paris is either bus or metro (underground train system). You can either buy a carnet (booklet) of tickets for the duration of your stay or a single/return ticket each day (billet aller simple/billet aller retour). Depending on where you are staying, you might find it cheaper to walk to where you want to go and take the train back (or vice versa).

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2. Re: Where to stay in Paris fo Mother/daughter photographer duo

Not sure I entirely understand your question.

Do you mean rules/permits for taking photos?

What does people with texture mean?

Your budget in dollars needs to be quoted in euros as all hotels will be priced in this currency.

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3. Re: Where to stay in Paris fo Mother/daughter photographer duo

The thing that occurs to me is that you can't just take pictures of people or their shops in France the way you might in the US, regardless of the rudeness factor. There are privacy laws about that in France.

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4. Re: Where to stay in Paris fo Mother/daughter photographer duo

<<There are privacy laws about that in France.>>

Yes, you have to be very careful. You should always ask before shooting anything/one that is not general scenery.

All hotel rates include taxes. So, you would be looking for a rate ~130 Euros. September is extremely busy and the most appealing and moderately priced hotels book up far in advance. So, you would want to find something forthwith.

No idea what you mean by "comfort zone" or "people with texture".

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