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Paris Family Friendly Stays?

Hi All!

My husband and I are planning on taking my daughter (will be 6 years old) to Paris next summer. I’m expecting it to be super busy so I’d like to get a jump start on lodging. I’m hoping to find someplace with a kitchen so we can cook and cut down on the eating out costs. Any suggestions for family friendly hotels, hostels, b&bs, apartment rentals?

Thanks so much!

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You could look at Citadines or Adagio apartment hotels.

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We rented an apartment on Airbnb for our families this past July - we had 3 adults and 3 kids and needed at least 3 bedrooms. Obviously we had bigger needs than yours, but it worked out well because we also wanted a kitchen and a room to hang out in that wasn't our beds. It was someone's home that they rented out, and so I think fit the rules for legal rentals in Paris. There were definitely more options for smaller places on Airbnb.

Also, if you have any questions about kids that age in Paris, let me know. Our daughters was 5 but turned 6 just after we got home. She loved riding the metro (her favorite part of the whole trip), going to Versailles (the gardens and Hall of Mirrors were the highlights), the Eiffel tower - especially watching it sparkle from the Trocadero at 10pm, the Catacombs, and the playground in the Jardin du Luxembourg (worth the entry cost!). She also enjoyed parts of the Louvre- the Sphinx and some of the other bigger sculptures.

We did a lot of museums because the older cousins (11 & 15) wanted to see everything and it was their first time - Louvre, Orsay, Cluny, Les Invalides. So we loaded books on our kindle and our daughter read a lot in the museums - but it worked perfectly because the adults/older kids got to see what they wanted and she was happy reading on a bench until we went to the next room. We might have made different choices of course if it was just us with her, like you will be.

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We stayed at Edgar Suites Porte de Versailles location in Paris; great neighborhood location with grocery, etc nearby. A bit away from some of the major attractions but the nearby metro location made it convenient.

I think they have another location or two.

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If you are ok with a sofa bed for your daughter, I recommend the Jr.Suites at Hotel Residence des Artes. There is a sitting room with tv, sofa bed, desk, mini kitchen (mini fridge, microwave, 2 burner stove top). Separated by a curtain is the bedroom with huge king bed, desk, and tons of storage. The bathroom is off the sitting room with a separate tub and shower. Huge room for Paris and in a fabulous location. There is enough space for a rollaway in either room, if it’s allowed.

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I was going to say exactly what the above poster just recommended, except that I didn't have a specific place in mind. That one sounds great. All you really need is a fridge but the microwave and counter area are a real plus. We have done that when we had the facilities and it worked perfectly as long as there was a small grocery nearby. We picked up pastries, cheese, bread, meat, and fruit (and wine!) for breakfast and a simple dinner. Then we sampled the wonderful French cuisine with our big meal at lunchtime when we were out and about touring. No cooking, no mess, but we saved money and still ate some wonderful restaurant meals.

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Hi all
Can anyone tell me If they stayed at Citidines St Germain or Hotel Dauphine in St Germaine.
I am considering one or the other of these hotels. With 2 Twin bed room.I like that Citidines is an Aparthotel, the rooms seem bigger and their is a laundry on site
Preparing meals myself is not an important consideration but nice to have the ability.
I am wondering if the area is near or on a very busy main roadway and how noisy it will be trying to sleep. I love the look of Hotel Dauphine, the location looks a little more tucked away but still fantastic. I would love to hear your thoughts on either one of these locations if you have stayed here. Thank you 😊
Donna

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Donna,

Your question will get more views if you create a new post and reference those hotels in the title. There could be people that have stayed there that will never read this post.