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Rue Cler

Where can I find hotels in the Rue Cler area and near a metro? Will be in Paris for 3 days. Don't want to walk to far to and from the metro. Any good hotel's that you may have stayed at and really enjoyed? Our budget is around 120.00 a night. Thanks Tom

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Rick's guidebook for the city lists about 20 different hotels for Rue Cler area. I had an enjoyable stay at Hotel du Cadran. All the hotels will be within short walking distance of the École Militaire Metro stop. Here is a listing courtesy of google maps:

http://goo.gl/maps/accy6

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I have also stayed at Hotel du Cadran. It was nice. I would think it's over your budget. Is that $120.00 per night or 120.00€ per night?

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$120 US will be a stretch. What time of the year are you looking at?

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thomasgs527,

Your budget of US$120 per night is only about €88, so that WILL be somewhat of a stretch for the Rue Cler area. I highly doubt you'll get a room in Hotel du Cadran or many of the others in that area for that price.

If you're willing to put up with somewhat "basic" accommodations (ie: sink in the room but shower and toilet down the hall), you might try Grand Hotel Leveque. They have some single rooms currently priced in the €45-85 range, which would fit your budget. I've stayed there a number of times and was there again in July. I stayed in one of the "basic rooms" on a past trip, and it wasn't really too bad. One point to note is that breakfast is usually extra cost, so if you want to have breakfast before going out touring, you'll have to add €9 per day to your budget.

The hotel is part way down Rue Cler, but only about a 5-8 minute walk to the Ecole Militaire Metro station. It's not a difficult walk at all.

Bon Voyage!

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gs527,

US$120 is only €88 at today's exchange rate, and you may well get less than €88 depending on how you get your cash.

That will be close to the bottom of the barrel in most parts of Paris, certainly around the RS frequented area of Rue Cler.

As asked above, when will this trip be? In the off season,I hope?

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I think even in the off season it will be a stretch in that neighborhood.

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The Hotel Champ de Mars is 120 euros for a double but that is not 120dollars . We have stayed there for years and love it, but it fills up fast. it is usually booked 10-12 months in advance...I do not remember when you were going.Someone else mentioned the Eber Mars also.The du Cadran, Relais Bosquet , and Muguet are much more but they have AC.

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my wife would like to have shops and some restaurant's near by. we agreed to up our budget to 175 us dollars. sounds like we will be in a better position for what she wants.

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"shops and restaurants nearby" could be MANY areas in Paris near to metro stations, not just Rue Cler. You need to define for yourselves what kind of shops and what level of restaurant experience you're looking for, and how important it is for those activities to be within blocks of your sleeping place.

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we would like to be somewhat close to the Eiffel tower since we have never been there before or even to Paris. small markets or stands to walk by with fresh cut flowers.

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Has anyone stayed at the Ibis Paris tour Eiffel Camborne? If so, can you tell me what your thoughts are? Thanks Tom

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thomasgs527,

A budget of US$175 per night is about €129, so it might be possible to find something in that range. You could still have a look at the Grand Hotel Leveque, but the higher budget will open up more choices so check a few others as well.

As this is your first trip to Paris, I'd highly recommend picking up a copy of the Paris or France Guidebooks, as they have LOTS of hotel suggestions, which include prices and website information. If you're only going to be in Paris, the Pocket Paris book is another option.

There are definitely "small markets or stands to walk by with fresh cut flowers" in that area, along with lots of restaurants. From Rue Cler, it's about a 15 minute (or so) walk to the Eiffel Tower, along pleasant tree-lined streets.

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Anything in Rick Steves near Rue Cler is booked almost a year in advance. You might want to consider another area for your budget.

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"...Anything in Rick Steves near Rue Cler is booked almost a year in
advance. You might want to consider another area for your budget..."

Don't know about that. When I stayed at the Cadran I made the reservation two months ahead of time. All the other hotels I checked-out in the area also had availability at that late date. In fact I just went to their site and they have rooms available for next week......

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In addition to asking people here what they think about a particular hotel, you should check Trip Advisor. I think you will have better luck there.

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Hi, Tom

Does it have to be around Rue Cler? There are many posters who would say that is not their favorite neighborhood. You could just do an Eiffel Tower tour and be done with it.

You might get better alternative on hotels if you look elsewhere.

Ile St Louis is very central. Very nice to walk around without traffic. Still easy to get to the Louvre and everything on both sides of the bank.

My personal favorite is the Latin Quarter, the 5th and 6th. Lots of nice places to walk around.

Or you might try a little away from the major tourist area: the 11th east of Place de Bastille or north Place de Republique; or a little bit more south the 14th or 13th. There is a street market at Place de Bastille along boulevard Richard Lenoir on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Then, there is the 3rd, Marais. NY Times has an archived article on Paris hotels under $150/night. Hotel Jeanne d'Arc was listed. It has positive reviews on TripAdvisor. It gets filled up fast.

Go to TripAdvisor and select Budget hotels. There's lots of selection.

What about eating? Is that on a budget too?

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Totally agree with Chun. Other areas will be less expensive and more charming than rue Cler imo. Most areas of Paris have lots of wonderful shops and restaurants.. it's a city. Ile St. Louis is my favorite area of all but definitely out of your budget. The 4th and 5th and the outlying arrondissements, as Chun said, are your best bet. There are Metro stations everywhere. Read some guidebooks on Paris (library) and use TripAdvisor as Andrea suggested.

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There are several thousands of hotels in Paris. You should read the Trip Advisor reviews for the best information if you want information on a specific hotel. Remember that all hotels will have some bad reviews from a few people. It's when there has been a lot of bad reviews recently that you should keep looking.

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Go to google maps and put in "rue cler, paris, france" (without the ""), you'll see where the street is in relation to Tower, metro, etc. Then zoom in and put the little person on rue cler and you can see parts of the street.

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Hi, Thomas

The Lenox Montparanasse may be a keeper. It has almost all positive reviews on TripAdvisor. I have no direct experience with this hotel. You are close to two Metro lines.

The area is really nice, a mix of tourists and locals. You are very close to Luxembourge Gardens which is a great place to stroll.

We spent 5 days in that area this past summer. If you decide on this hotel, private message me and I can give you info on bakeries, restaurants, ATM, etc.

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How much should I spend on a taxi or shuttle or metro to get from CDG to Lenox Montparanasse? I think its in the Rue Cler area.

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thomasgs527,

I checked briefly and the closest Metro station to your hotel appears to be Vavin. The route I'd probably use is RER "B" from CDG to Denfert-Rochereau and then Metro line 4 (direction Porte de Clignancourt) to Vavin. Travel time should be 35-50 minutes, depending on circumstances at the time.

I don't think that hotel is in the "Rue Cler" area (the 7th), but more Montparnasse (the 14th). You'll likely have to take a short Metro ride to get to the Eiffel Tower.

I believe the cost for RER is €9.50 PP, which should also cover the Metro to your hotel as long as you don't exit the station. You'll need a "Chip & PIN" credit card or Euro coins to buy tickets from the Kiosks. Without those you'll have to queue at the ticket office.

Cheers!

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Used Vacation in Paris unit 74. The apartment was 2 blocks from Rue Cler. One block to metro and taxi.