Me and my mum are travelling to Paris in Sep 08, any advice on some nice cheap central accom? also I want to take my mum to the Moulin Rouge is it easy to buy tickets when I get there or can I get them cheaper online in advance?
Any advice much appreciated
Check out www.hostelworld.com
They have hostels, guesthouses, budget hotels etc.
There is a map on the website to show you were each place is located.
I'm not sure about Moulin Rouge tickets. If youplan on seeing other sights
I would recoomend the Paris Pass www.paris-pass.com
Moulin Rouge is very expensive, may be a bit cheaper to buy your tickets beforehand on the internet. If you ave a basic level of french you should be able to navigate the sites to find this. In english however you will probably be buying through an agencyl, who will charge you their own fee etc and it may be better just to buy when you get there! You are looking at up to 200 euros per person depending what show you pick.
The best hostel I have found in Paris is called MIJE, They have a couple, in the Marais ( the jewish district.) From here you can take a train direct to Montmartre to go to the moulin rouge. The hostel is in walking distance to places like Notre Dame, the Louvre, Bastille, alot of department stores etc. If you want a nice long day walk along the river you can go all the way to the eiffel tower really easily. You can book that hostel online too. It is a hostel, but is really nice, and you can probably get a two bed room, rather than a dorm. It will be cheaper and more central than most of the hotels. You get a good breakfast too! Im happy to reccommend you restaurants and sites to see in the area if you would like.
I have spent months in paris over the length of my oe, feel free to send me a message if you have any more questions, id be glad to help!
Hi Mel. My daughter and I just returned from Paris on April first. We were on an escorted tour that ended in Paris and stayed some extra days at the Victoria Hotel 2 bis Rue Cite Bergere. Not fancy but clean and the staff is great. You can view their site on GTStravel. Its very near the Oprea House , there is a metro station close by, it was quiet, ask for a room that opens unto the central courtyard as these are not accessible from the street and very safe and most important since there is not air condioning, cool. Be careful of the Moulin Rouge area, its the RED LIGHT district with Pigalle nearby.
The Paris metro system is very easy to navigate even tho everything is in French. I will be happy to help with anything else I may know just ask.