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First time in Paris,Hotel L'Antoine-Bastille Area, short amount of time-Please help!

Hi there! My husband and I will be in Paris in July for our honeymoon, first time for both of us! We're into food, wine, culture, and a bit of art.

We'll be staying at Hotel L'Antoine and I'm hoping for suggestions on where to go and the best way to get there from CDG.
Is this a good hotel option, or should we look elsewhere for time and monies sake.

And by that I mean for the short amount of time that we'll be there, is it close enough to a nice amount of things to do and need to see places where we won't be spending the majority of the time trying to get there. As well as is it a good choice for the cost, or could we get a nicer hotel for the price. Just wanting to make sure it's worth it.

We'll be in Paris for about 4-5 days, hoping for some good ideas on short amount of travel time. Thank you all in advance!

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Place looks cute and is in a young area. If this is your first choice after lots of research and the one you like best go ahead. The website says "suburb" . . . .Don't worry, Faubourg means suburb in French and this was at the time of the French Revolution a suburb of Paris, but it's central now.

I always take a Taxi home from CDG as I'm jet-lagged and haven't slept a wink on the plane. As to where to go, a guidebook is your best info source. Not knowing your likes and interests it\s hard to give advice and planning a trip is a lot of the fun that you wouldn't want to miss out on.

Posted by
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That hotel seems to get good reviews. It's also fairly close to a metro station. I'm not sure what you mean by "time and money's sake". Is it not within your budget? If you think it's too expensive, someone might be able to suggest something less expensive if you tell us your budget.

I'm assuming you are arriving from North America? Then you'll likely be jetlagged. Take a taxi. It's a flat fare (€50 I think). Just make sure you take an official taxi from the taxi stand in front of the airport. Ignore anyone else offering taxis inside the terminal or not at the taxi stand.

For things to see and do in Paris, and how to get around, I'd strongly suggest you get Rick Steves Paris guide and read it cover to cover. It will also have very valuable tips for first time travellers.