We stay at the Hotel Picard every summer and love its proximity to 'Le Marais': that sole surviving medieval quarter of Paris which you can easily walk to from this hotel.
Summer in Paris is a great time to visit but it is prohibitively expensive (hotel charges are at their highest), and so staying in the fashionable Marais during this time of the year is even more costly, so Hotel Picard is a great option for the seasoned traveller on a budget who wants to see the real Paris and not just the typical tourist attractions (eg. Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, etc.) from an air conditioned coach.
The Hotel Manager is a real character to banter with over the breakfast table. There is even 'Johnny' a female parrot to befriend (see my pic)! And last year the hotel staff were very supportive when one of our colleagues had her purse pickpocketed while travelling on the Metro.
The Hotel Picard is by no means luxurious, but it makes up for that with real character, rooms that are clean and simple, a very good location and best rates for those on a tight budget.More
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