Hi, me and my boyfriend are travelling to Paris for New Yrs Eve. Im wondering if people have suggestions of nice hotels to stay at near to tourist attractions. Our budget is not too tight as we want to treat ourselves we want to spend about 100-130 pounds each night.
We spent New Year's Eve in Paris a few years ago, in the Chatelet are not far from the Louvre and Notre Dame. It's a good central area to be based, and on New Year's Eve itself we stood on the very bridge that was later featured in the last episode of Sex and the City!
The only disappointment was the lack of fireworks! The Eifel Tower sparkled for five minutes and that was it!
We stayed at the Hotel Violet which was OK, but probably a little below your budget. Again very central for shopping, tourist attractions etc.
suggest you go to hotels.com and/or gtahotels.com and check out hotels. Location depends on what aspects of Paris you really want. On these websites you can look at hotel descriptions and prices and use your judgment to choose. Last trip we used gtahotels and found a reasonably priced 4 star hotel about 2 blocks off the Champs d'Elysee.... a little walk to the Metro from which we could do everything. We started by going to the top of the Arc d'Triumphe, and ended with a tour of the left bank starting from the Metro stop at St. Germain des Pres. Use your sense of what is right for you.
If yuou like imporessionist art, consider a special visit to the Tuilleries and to the Museum Marmatton (see Michelin Green Guide) for Monet water lillies... and otherwise, take it easy, try to limit the number of sites per day and let Paris come to you... use a bit of the language and be polite and grateful, and --surprise-- even the Parisians will be friendly and helpful.
and --surprise-- even the Parisians will be friendly and helpful
yes you'll see..if you are lucky you'd find an impossible thing...some nice parisians..