Narrowing down staying in an apartment either RUE Du Temple, just north of Jardin Anne Frank or Boulevard BEAUMARCHAIS, close to place des Vosges north of Place de la Bastille. BEAUMARCHAIS looks a little more lively when I view in maps. Temple didn't logbook like much around it. Anybody have any thoughts about these two areas? Either? Or maybe Neither?
I generally go with whichever is closer to the center. Place des Vosges is a good area and pretty convenient. I've walked on Rue du Temple but don't remember anything specific about the area. The walk to Notre Dame (a landmark I use as THE center) isn't much different from either location. In this case I don't think you can go wrong.
They're both pretty centrally located. Beaumarchais is indeed lively--it's a pretty major street, so may not make for the best sleeping at night (though with double glazed windows you'd be fine). Rue de Temple is a smaller, quieter street, but there is still plenty going on around it. I'd choose Temple due to the substantial reduction of car traffic, and its proximity to my favorite area (Canal). Youll still find plenty to do nearby, or a few metro stops away.
Thanks Everyone!! Not easy is it making these decisions! :-)
I wouldn't stay at Boulevard Beaumarchais, because it's lousy with buses and traffic. But it has good transportation options.
Rue du Temple doesn't excite me either.
I'd go back to the drawing board - and look for the 13-digit registration number!
I stayed in a small street just off Beaumarchais right about where you're describing. Beaumarchais was pretty quiet at night, but the buses start early. On my last day, I took a bus around 6 am. I don't remember there being a lot of noisy traffic. I was there for a couple of weeks, loved the area. It's quite easy to get to/from CDG on Air France's Le Bus to Gare de Lyon, then a short bus ride to Beaumarchais.
Channi, If you have the info where you stayed, let me know.
The two places I'm looking at do have the 13 Digit numbers. I am leaning BEAUMARCHAIS, and might actually stay my last night in HOTEL Original for the last night for ease of check out to catch 10:30am flight out of ORY
Normally leaving an apartment rental is quicker than checking out of a hotel; just leave the keys on a table and pull the door shut (self-locking) or leave the keys in a designated hiding spot.
I'm always paranoid about getting the security deposit or check back. But true.
It was never easier than a hotel for us. Have to arrange a time right before leaving for airport for owner/manager to come to inspect apt and return our cash deposit. Stressful for me worrying if the person will show up at the time we agreed.
We have rented internationally dozens of times and never had any hassles at check out. Usually the deposit was held as a check which ws destroyed, or by credit card and was credited back. I have had cash deposits handed back when I checked in after they met us. The only time I had to meet someone was in St. Petersburg Russia at 6 am -- and the landlord showed. Most of the time you just turn the key and leave.