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Evenings in Paris

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Evenings in Paris

Looking at trip to Paris. Getting confused at the various areas to stay. Would prefer to book hotel in area that has local resturants and bars so can go out sightseeing in daytime and then just stay nearer to hotel of night to save traveling again to go out for food. Is Montmarte a good base?

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1. Re: Evenings in Paris

There is not a single area in Paris that doesn't have local restaurants and bars. Not one.

Montmartre is a popular venue and has its own villagey feel. It is, however, not terribly central (you do have a map of Paris and can see this, right?), so if you stay there, plan on a commute to and from your hotel to sightsee.

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2. Re: Evenings in Paris

I just updated my "favorite restaurants by Arrondissement" and the winner is the 6th --->

In the Sixth

La Boussole http://www.la-boussole.com/

Le Bistro d'Henri http://lebistrotdhenri.1001menus.com/

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3. Re: Evenings in Paris

Was recommend Montmartre area but I thought it looked a little far out of centre. Sorry when I say local, more reasonably priced rather than expensive & pretentious. Is Latin area better?

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4. Re: Evenings in Paris

The Latin Quarter is a fine area to stay for your first trip to Paris. You'll be within walking distance to any number of restaurants, shops and other sites you'll naturally want to visit.

A stroll along the river after dinner makes a nice end to an evening. Staying in the LQ will allow you to do this easily.

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5. Re: Evenings in Paris

I agree that the latin Quarter would be a good choice for your first stay. It sounds like it fits your preferences as you described them.

There are lots of decently-priced choices in the LQ. What is your budget in euros per night?

In the end, no matter where you choose to base yourself, make sure you visit many areas. Basing yourself in the LQ certainly doesn't mean you can't discover lots about Montmartre and many other areas as well.

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6. Re: Evenings in Paris

Thanks guys. Back to work to look at Latin Quarter instead

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