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Paris Hotel's,& Restaurants. Any help would be very much appreciated

We are a family of 4 taking a trip to Paris France for my daughter's senior Graduation Gift, and my 22 yr Anniversary July 23-27 next summer,
staying for only 4 nights / 5 day's. Looking for at least a 4 star hotel close to most of what you can see in 4 day's, 5 th day we then catch a flt to London to visit family & friends for a wk. I read a lot it seems overwhelming, Just trying to wet our feet a bit, and in the future will visit longer to see what we weren't able to see on our first trip Thanks. BEBE

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I recommend any of the four hotels on Ile St Louis, the little island next to the bigger island where Nôtre Dame Cathedral is. ISL is charming, like a little village, it has lots of fun stores, cafés, restaurants, ATM, bakeries, grocery store, pharmacy, great gelato (Amorino) and the world famous Berthillon ice cream. ISL is surrounded by the Seine river and has amazing views every where you look. It's an especially ideal neighborhood for 1st time visitors.

It's in the very center of Paris and you can easily walk to many places you'll want to see.

The four hotels are: Hotel de Lutèce, Hotel des Deux Iles, Hotel St Louis en l'Isle, and Hotel Jeu de Paume.

For restaurants, Parisbymouth.com is a great resource. Also Google David Lebowitz.

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We stayed here a number of years ago. http://en.luxembourg-paris-hotel.com. It is 4 star and has prices to match. But nicely located in the 6th across from Luxembourg Park. Staff is very helpful with restaurants, etc. Get a room on the garden side if you are a light sleeper, it's quieter than the main street in front. You can walk anywhere from here. Many reviews on line to read. Last summer we dined here in the 7th. http://pottoka.fr/pottoka-paris/. Was the best meal of our trip. Enjoy Paris!

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On our first trip to Paris we stayed close to Rue Cler, and the location was just too crowded and touristy for our taste. Then in October 2015 we stayed at Le Citizen in the 10th Arron., overlooking the Canal St. Martin. (http://lecitizenhotel.com/en). We loved the feel of that neighborhood, which is loaded with great, if relatively unknown restaurants. The traditional block buster sights are easily reached by Metro. We enjoyed exploring the Pere Lachaise cemetery. Another plus for us was when the hotel confirmed our reservation, they asked us if we needed to check in early - which we did!

If you decide to take the Eurostar train to London instead of flying, the hotel is within walking distance of Gare du Nord.

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Do consider Eurostar. It's faster, only 2.5 hours between the city centers with a check-in deadline of 30 min. ahead. Cheap tickets (from $53, limited seats at that price) are currently for sale for travel through the end of May. Keep an eye on new dates that may open in January or February.

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Creperie de Josselin excellent
67 Rue due Montparnasse

Les Cocottes ( in Rue Cler)
135 rue Saint Dominique

Cafe Med
77 Rue Saint Louis-en-l’le
nice place for lunch, small, good crepes
Not as good as Josselin, but a good place to go
if on the island and need a place for lunch

Here are a few places to eat. I will send more as I find the names of the Paris restaurants but I wanted to post some resturants. Do buy the RS Paris guide book, it has a lot of information to plan your trip. Do take a look at the 2016 scrapbook on RS website as the Paris scrapbook lists all the sites and resturants the tour went to and it is a great place of information.

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More restaurants for you to review and you can look at their menus if they have a website.

Café des Deux Moulins, 15 Rue Lepic, 75018
Amelie’s restaurant!

Bistro St Dominique, 131 Rue Saint-Dominique, 97007
Good food, friendly service, comfortable atmosphere. A small bistro I heard about from friends, walking distance from our hotel. The server was so nice to us when we stumbled in jet-lagged on Saturday afternoon, and the omelette and croque-monsieur grilled sandwich on yummy bread tasted like heaven. Also tried baked Camembert cheese with honey, served with a baguette.

Café Constant, 139 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007
One of three restaurants by Christian Constant on Rue Saint-Dominique, next door to our hotel. Wonderful meals and very reasonable for this neighborhood. Highly recommended by hotel staff and other guests on our tour. We had several excellent meals there: pumpkin soup, prawn tart, steak with mashed potatoes, duck.

Les Cocottes, 135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007


La Terrasse du 7eme, 2 Place de l’École Militaire, 75007
was outstanding: white wine-blackberry current aperitif, salad nicoise, salmon with green beans, table wine, very decadent chocolate lava cake dessert and cafe.

Bistrot Saint Cirgues, 206 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
This sweet family restaurant followed by a waffle with strawberries for dessert.

Le Bosquet, 46 Avenue Bosquet, 75007
Delicious artichoke starter, duck for dinner, apple tart for dessert

Café Varenne, 36 Rue de Varenne, 75007
One of the best lunches we had in Paris – delicious Ratatouille, green bean salad.

Ladurée, 75 avenue des Champs Elysées, 75008


Paul, 89-91 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004
A bakery with delicious espresso & beignets.

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I really enjoyed Hotel Relais Bosquet. The location was great for what we were interested in. If you "like" them on facebook, breakfast is free.

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Hotel Britannique . Good location , and comfortable for those not used to European hotels.

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I'd like to Thank all that helped me with Family Of 4 to Paris Summer VaCa, from The many Hotels & Restaurant choices. It Helped my family & I very very much. We booked & kids are excited.
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year May
2017 be a happy healthy & great year to all.
Thank You.

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I found more on my personal list and some are ones I went to and enjoyed and some are what I found recommendations on this forum but did not get to go to personally. Hope this helps. Paris is amazing but the one thing to keep in mind is to be organized with your time so that you make the most of it. Plus the restaurants are small so you want to try to make reservatations when possible. But most of all you just want to relax see what you can and if you don't get to, well that's ok, you saw what you saw and enjoyed it.

Le P’tit Troquet Ate here three times, loved it.
28 Rue de l’Exposition
phone # 0147058039
in Rue Cler area —— Need to make a reservation - decide which night

Brasserie Bouillon Racine Loved it!
3 Rue Racine
Phone # 0144321560
open on Sundays
beautiful decor

L’Orangerie - Loved it, reserations necessary excellent
28 Rue Saint Louis
Phone # 33 146339398
open Sundays
on the island of L’Isle Saint Louie
behind Notre Dame

Vagenende did not get here would love to go.
142 Boulevard Saint-Germain
33 1 43266818
beautiful decor

Les Cocottes ( I loved it and ate there for lunch and would go back)
135 Rue St Dominique
in Rue Cler Area
no reservations
get there early, may be open for lunch
hours 12PM-10PM

Cafe Constant Same owners of Les Cocottes and sure it is very nice. I peaked in and it looked nice.
139 Rue St Dominique
Corner of Rue Augereau and Rue st. Dominique
next to Hotel de Londres Eiffel ( where I stayed twice)
Rue Cler area try to eat downstairs
hours 12PM-10PM
Phone #: 0147537334 no reservations

La Rotisserie du Beaujolsis ( did not go recommended on the forum)
19 Quai de la Tournelle
facing the seine river
across the seine river is Notre Dame diagonally
near Blvd Saint-Germain

Cafe Panis ( did not go, recommended on the forum)
faces Notre Dame across the Seine River
21 Quai de Montebello
(nice for lunch)
near Shakespeare & Company book store,
much closer to Notre Dame than Rotisserie

Chez Yannick - don’t know it check it out
33 Rue Annonciation

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