We will be heading to Paris for the Best of Paris RS tour in mid-September after completing the Best of London tour. We are staying at the Hotel de Londres and am wondering if there is a convenient laundromat nearby. I would like to get the laundry out of way before the tour starts the day after we arrive in Paris. It sounds so "unromantic" for that to be our first activity to do in Paris, but it sounds like it can also be a fun "people watching" experience.
Yes, there's one across the street from the hotel on Rue Augereau and I recall walking by one on Rue de Grenelle down and around the block. They both looked clean and bright. To the point that I wish I'd had laundry to do. Great neighborhood. Enjoy!
We didn't use it, but there is a laundromat just across the street. One of the members on our tour used it and said it was fine. While there, she struck up a pleasant conversation with a local. After finishing her laundry, she passed the rest of the afternoon sipping wine on the sidewalk at nearby Gusto Italia. We saw more stuff that day, but I kind of envied her laid-back afternoon.
As always, when you need some information, post a question and RS travelers have the answer. Thanks for the laundromat info, so nice to hear it is so close!
That hotel is lovely - enjoy your time in Paris!
And Gusto Italia has wonderful food. Some of the best Italian & pizza I've ever eaten!
Rachel: You're right! After talking with our wine-sipping tour-mate, we had dinner at Gusto Italia that night. I had a shrimp risotto that was terrific. It's very close quarters, so we struck up a conversation with a young man named Sebastian sitting right next to us. We were envious that he lived near the Eiffel Tower. How'd you like to wake up to that view every morning! To close the evening, Sebastian bought us after-dinner drinks. It was a wonderful evening and a fine interaction with a friendly Parisian. We enjoyed it all so much that we went back our last night in Paris to sample the pizza, which was just as good as you say. It's just down the street from the Hotel de Londres Eiffel.
We had blast at the laundromat in Paris. The panel which controls all spoke instructions in French in this crazy voice-we had no idea what it was saying-and from time to time it made these goofy sounds as we waited. We managed to put clean, wet clothes into a different washer instead of the dryer-it locked and ran about a forty minute very thorough second wash. Nothing but fun.
Thanks for sharing your laundromat story, I will probably start laughing when we are there in Sept and go to clean our clothes. Also, very grateful for the restaurant tip, sounds like good food and fun!