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Le Grand Hotel de Normandie 4, Amsterdam street, 09. Opéra, Paris, France 75009 or Hotel Le Petit Madeleine 22 rue Roquepine, 08. Champs Elysées, Paris, France 75008 I was about to book the Le Grand Hotel de Normandie when my friend advise me not too. She said I should stay in champ elysees? cos most shop in paris close early. It will be too boring to stay else where. No shopping, café and bars at nightime, if I am to stay in Le Grand Hotel de Normandie .and it not too close to those shopping. Is it true? I need advise. Any expert out there? Teo

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The Normandie is right by the St Lazare station, so the immediate neighborhood might not be the best. The Petite Madeleine is a better neighborhood and Trip Advisor ratings are good as well. The Normandie is a shorter walk to Printemps and Galleries Lafayette. When I think of your hit list on your other post, you may only be spending 4 hours a night for shuteye at the hotel and the rest tearing around Paris.

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Teo, If you're planning to book a hotel in the Champs-Élysées area, you may want to read this article first. It's a bit of a posh area, and not one that I'd ever stay in. Of course, which area to stay in Paris will depend to some extent whether you'd prefer a quieter local area or one with lots of night clubs, etc. www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24491494 I was in Paris in July and stayed in the 7th, close to the Eiffel Tower, which is the area I prefer. I'm sure one of the Paris experts will be along shortly with some further suggestions. Cheers!