Hi all! I'm going to be taking my son to Europe in late March, early April. We will be landing in Paris and staying one overnight. Can anyone please recommend a safe and fairly inexpensive place to stay. We don't need anything very luxurious, but would like to be close to arc de triumph. Thanks!
bryan, having been to Paris many times may I ask why you want to be near to Arc... I assume you are in transit to somewhere else, so why not stay near to a transit hub that will either get you back to airport quick and easy, or to which ever train station you are leaving from. The area around the ARc is one of the least interesting to me, loaded with totally overpriced cafes that specialize in ripping off monied tourists and chain stores selling same stuff you have at home, unless of course you wish to visit the designer shops ? If you tell us where you are transiting too many here can suggest great hotels that are in a good location to proceed next day, AND in safe, fun areas.
The Air France Bus line #2, (also known as Les Cars) leaves from CDG airport and stops near the Arc de Triomphe. I have taken it. It would be a convenient
transportation option to and from the airport, if you stay in this area. Not sure if there are many inexpensive hotels around there however, but it is nice.
We will be landing at CDG at 0700 and plan to see as many highlights of Paris as we can (the Arc, the Eiffel tower, etc.). The next morning we are planning to fly out of CDG to Berlin. If it's best to stay in another area, we will be fine with that. We are on a budget and are just looking for safe, clean, and fairly inexpensive. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks,
what time the next morning is your flight? Carry-on only or luggage?
Flight departs the next morning at 0640. Thanks!
Actually we will be flying out of Paris All airport.
with carry on only!
I suggest that you stay at an airport hotel. You can enjoy Paris for the day without luggage, then return to sleep. You will need to be at the terminal 2-3 hours before your flight. An airport hotel will make getting to the airport quick and easy. From Paris, that might not be the case.
Thanks Swan! Makes perfect sense. I hadn't even considered that. Many thanks!
"Paris all airport"? That's probably an Internet generic phrase covering the two airports (or three, if you count Beauvais, which I don't) serving Paris. If your second flight is indeed from CdG, it is good advice to take a room near there, or even right in the terminals, and commute to the city for a day of sightseeing. You can search using the airport name or the village where it is located, Roissy. The Accor hotel chain has a range of hotel brands with a free shuttle running to Terminal Two. www.accorhotel.com. You can find others on the Internet too. With Accor, be careful that the location you pick is within a couple of kilometres because Accor also lists its hotels at the convention centre further away. Prices tend to be a little cheaper than in Central Paris, although food and drink run a little higher, based on one experience.
Bryan, Would you mind sharing a little more about your trip? It seems odd ( to say the least ) that you would go to Paris for under 24 hours & immediately fly to Berlin.
Actually we will be flying out of Paris All airport. You will not be flying out of "Paris All Airport (PAR)". You will be flying out of one of the three airports ... either Charles DeGaulle (CDG) or Orly (ORY) or Beauvais (BVA). The code "PAR" (Paris - All Airports) is used in search engines when you want to look for flights from any of the three airports in Paris. However, the ticket that you purchased will specifically list the name of the airport that you will be flying out of. Check your ticket to see which airport you are actually departing from.
We are planning to land at CDG, then spend the day and evening enjoying Paris. I personally have no great attraction to Paris, but thought it would be nice for my son to see some of the highlights there. The bulk of our trip will be spent riding the rails throughout Germany. Therefore, the tentative plan is to fly out the next day from Paris, via easy jet, to Berlin. I greatly appreciate all the feedback and advice. Bryan