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3 Nights in Paris in February

I'm taking a "I've beat breast cancer" trip with a good friend to Paris. We're going to be in Paris for only three nights and I want to stay somewhere with Parisian charm. Decently priced but don't mind paying a little extra since it's only three nights. I've never been before. Does anyone have a great recommendation?


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First of all, congratulations and best wishes for your continued good health! The hotel where we stayed was quintessentially Parisian & charming, IMO: Hotel des Grandes Ecoles in the Latin Quarter, about a 10-min walk from the Pantheon and about 15 min (without rushing) from the bridges to Ile St Louis and Ile de la Cite. It was recommended in the 2014 RS guide to France but I believe starting with 2015 the book eliminated this to focus on just a few neighborhoods in Paris.

It books up way ahead, so you may be too late to get a room for February, but here's the website. You could always try calling them in case they get a cancellation.

The neighborhood has lots of casual restaurants and bistros, as well as at least one lovely traditional French sit-down restaurant, Le Volcan.

The bistro we liked was La Contrescarpe, located in the Place of the same name.

Posted by
2512 posts

Decently priced but don't mind paying a little extra

Could you please translate this into euors per night or a range of euros per night? I assume you are a couple.

Posted by
64 posts

I agree Le Volcan is wonderful, I was there in April. 3 course meal for 23euro. I stayed at the qualys hotel appolonia on Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter. Just down the street from the pantheon.

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Awe. Good for you <3. My hubby and I are going on our first Europe trip together next September starting with 8 days in Paris. To me it's my f***you cancer trip too. I went in June of 2015 with my daughter on a school trip to Europe, not knowing that 6 months later I would be diagnosed with breast cancer. Then in June of 2017, I had to cancel the next school group Europe trip with my husband and other daughter (to 7 countries and all the capitals :) because of fatigue from cancer treatment and recovery. Now my hubby is retired and I'm FINALLY feeling better.

I can't help you with many hotels as my husband was in Paris for only 3 days. I know they stayed at the Hotel Bellevue on Rue Turbigo. He said is was old, but OK (used alot for school tours). We're staying in a nicer hotel on the edge of the 12th district in September.

Good luck and enjoy! Every day is a gift!!!

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You might check out Hotel du Jeu de Paume on Ile Saint Louis. It certainly looks charming! We are staying there next week and I can report back when we return.