Accommodations and attractions moderaely priced restauranys ect. Thank you
What's wrong with the ones Rick lists in his Paris guidebook?
We have stayed in Paris in the Rue Cler area 5 times over the years and always had a terrific time. Last May we stayed at Hotel Relais Bosquet for our second time, and this is still my favorite. First time in Paris, we stayed at the only hotel directly on Rue Cler, Hotel Levique (sp?) but the rooms were tiny. Good rates though. We always enjoy pulling together a picnic from the many bakeries, cheese shops, and vegetable/fruit stands there, and taking it to Champs du Mars park to view the Eiffel Tower. We enjoy dinner at Cafe Marche, but many more times we have dined at the creperie called Ulysses. Very cheap and always delicious! Yes, all of these suggestions are in Rick Steves Paris book. Have fun!
We're at the Hotel Cadran now. It's fantastic. We like Rue Cler, but the restaurants aren't cheap.
I stayed at the Hotel Cadran once. It was nice and I got a good price on Expedia. I actually prefer staying in the Latin Quarter. Have fun!
We were just there in Sept which was our second stay in the Rue Cler area. This time we stayed at Hotel Champ du Mars and loved it. The room was small but very nice..clean...quaint...bright and cheery...we would stay there again and the staff was very friendly. Our first trip we stayed at Hotel Prince...it was ok but knew that this time I would book early enough to find a better hotel. We really liked Cafe Constant. Dinner for 2 with wine, 1 appetizer, 1 salad and 2 entre and a shared dessert was 99 Euro. We ate at Cafe du March, it was good, but nothing special. We also had crepes at cafe Ulysses and really enjoyed them and very inexpensive.
Have fun...it is a great area of Paris!
rue Cler area... I remember discussing this in this forum some time ago (in another discussion). Can't find it again but I would say it is a very nice area, rather residential and high end, location is brilliant between Eiffel Tower and Invalides, near St Germain (for the shopping!) and with good connections (transport) to the rest of the city.
Undoubtedly nothing. It's just that we prefer to consider travelers who have recenbt experience in the places we request also that's all.
You can find a lot of reader feedback about Paris hotels at http://www.ricksteves.com/books/feedback/questions.cfm/rurl/pid/54/
Check the Best and Worst Accommodations box. You will find a lot of recommendations, good and bad, about Rue Cler hotels from fellow RS travelers.
not a thing that I know of. If his information and offerings are the "end all" of travel why do we need this site?
Robert, I don't think that was the point of the original response. It's just that your question is so open ended - what kind of hotel or restaurant do you prefer? What does "moderate" in price mean to you - some people come here thinking a hotel that is under $200 a night is unreasonably basic while others think that price represents the ultra-high end.
Rick's listings make a good baseline for reference. Do they seem to pricey? Too cheap? In other words, help us help you.
Robert, you obviously did not check the site I suggested. It is a list of reviews by other people, including many of those you are asking on Helpline. It is not Rick's opinions and includes hotels he never mentions. If you are into the research, tripadvisor.com and booking.com provide a lot more information, including customer reviews, about far more places than you will find here.
We're in Rue Cler at present. We like it compared to where we were (when my husband's company was paying) because of the markets. It's fun to smell the cheese and see the fruit sellers and meat sellers. Not every area with hotels has this. I, myself, used the feedback page and decided NOT to go to Hotel Leveque. It might have been perfectly fine, but we can afford the Hotel du Cadran, so why not?
We stayed at the Hotel Champ du Mars in July and loved it. Great rooms, nice people running it too. The also had a little elevator and free WIFI which was a nice surprise. Also, don't miss the great Italian restaurant La Taverna a couple of blocks down. Incredible food and impeccable service. Ulysses crepes were also outstanding !
Robert, not sure how old your son is, but I think a young person would like the Latin Quarter area better than Rue Cler for sure. And you will probably enjoy staying in and checking out this new area of town. It will probably be noisier than Rue Cler at night though... but it's a very convenient location.
I like your review and I agree with you. My son- who is going to be with us- has stayed in Rue Cler but now wants to try the Latin Quarter. I have not been to Paris before so I'm bathed in ignorance but am very flexible. We have just rerurned from a trip to Turkey which for all of us was wonderful.
We stayed in the Latin Quarter and it was not noisy at all. It depends on where you stay.
We split our time between Hotel Relais Bosquet in the 7th and Les Degres de Notre Dame in the Latin Quarter--very satisfied with both choices. Ate at Le Bosquet in the 7th (good) Cafe Central (overpriced) and Le Montebello in the 5th (our favourite.)
There are quiet streets in EVERY area,, including the Latin Quarter. I find the Rue Cler area NOT central , and boring at night.
latin quarter is only noisy if you stay on rue mouffetard which is still one if not the greatest street in paris. at night it is the bar hopping street, almost like the bourbon street of paris. it still has great places to eat and is very local-esque area even with the amoutn of students that pop up at night. during the day though they street vendors are out sellign cheese fish meats and such and the clothing stores there are great and inexpensive. its is also a block from the metro and the best boulangerie in paris. you may not want to stay on the street at night but during the day even if you do not stay in the latin quarter, check out this street
As Pat says, there are quiet streets in every quarter. I like the Latin Quarter much better than Rue Cler, but that is a personal preference. The western part of the Latin Quarter is noisy and tacky. But the area from the Sorbonne east is much quieter and, to me, "more authentic." We have stayed at the Hotel Familia and I would recommend it along with the slightly more upscale Hotel Minerva, next door. Both are owned by the same family and they show a lot of pride in its upkeep and service. By the time we left, we felt like we were part of the family. Rick does not mention this place and seems to base his opinion of the Latin Quarter on the tacky shops along St. Michel on the western edge of the district. Another place I would recommend, for a different reason, is Hospitel Hotel, which Rick does recommend, next to Notre Dame. Once we got over the idea of going through a hospital to get to our room, we loved it. It does not have the family atmosphere of the Familia/Minerva, but there is something magical about stepping out the front door at night and looking up at the towers of Notre Dame. It seemed like our private chapel. As for Rue Cler, we stayed in a hotel on Rick's list (Beaugency) and found it depressing and the staff bored and difficult, if not rude. Enough said.