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Melia Colbert Hotel
7 Rue De L'Hotel Colbert, Paris, 75005 France
This 19th-century hotel is located in a quiet street, 500 metres from the Notre Dame Cathedral in the Latin Quarter. It is a short walk from the Ile-de-la-Cité and the Hotel de Ville. Free Wi-Fi is provided.The air-conditioned guest rooms at the Melia Colbert Hotel have private bathrooms and internet access. Some have views of Notre Dame Cathedral.Guests can enjoy treatments at the L’homme et la femme d’à côté beauty parlour, or afternoon tea in the Melia Colbert’s English-style tea room.Room service is available in the evenings, with gastronomic French specialties.
Dining options at this romantic hotel include a bar/lounge. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. The staff can provide concierge services and tour assistance. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.
Hi Matic Hotel
71 Rue De Charonne, Paris, 75011 France
Situated between the lively Place de la Bastille and the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, this design hotel offers contemporary guest rooms. An organic, continental breakfast is served every morning.The sleeping area consists of a memory foam mattress on a platform. Satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access are provided. Most rooms have a shower and hairdryer located in the bedroom.The Hi Matic hotel has 24-hour reception using an automatic check-in machine.Charonne Metro Station is just 400 metres away, providing access to the centre of Paris. The stop for bus 76 is only a minute’s walk away and goes directly to the Louvre Museum.
A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. In addition to multilingual staff and gift shops/newsstands, Hotel Hi Matic features an elevator (lift). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and an Internet point is located on site. Additional amenities includeexpress check-in and air conditioning in public areas. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in April 2011.
Citadines Prestige Les Halles
4 Rue Des Innocents, Paris, 75001 France
This 4-star hotel is located in Paris beside the Forum des Halles and 500 metres from the Pompidou Centre. It has air-conditioned apartments and a 24-hour reception that offers tea and coffee upon arrival.The apartments at Citadines Prestige Les Halles Paris are equipped with a telephone and flat-screen TV. Each apartment has a private bathroom with bathtub and an equipped kitchen with a microwave, dishwasher and fridge.A buffet breakfast is served daily at Citadines Prestige Les Halles Paris. There is a 24-hour fitness centre, 3 meeting rooms and a business centre with free Wi-Fi access.Additional facilities available upon request include laundry services and a booking service for events and tours. Babysitting services can also be organised for extra charges.Chatelet-les-Halles Metro Station is 200 metres from the hotel, providing direct access to Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports. The Louvre Museum is a 10-minute walk away. Notre Dame Cathedral is 1.2 km from the hotel.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and an Internet point is located on site. Business amenities at this 4-star property include a 24-hour business center and audio-visual equipment. Additional amenities include a fitness facility, multilingual staff, andlaundry facilities. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in August 2011.
It is impossible not to fall in love with Paris. The city’s people are stylish and flirtatious, its architecture seductive, its restaurants and nightlife devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and its streets are scattered with dreams.
There is no ‘best time’ to visit Paris; in every season the city is always alive. Summer days are spent lazing on the banks of the Seine, sipping coffee at a sidewalk café, or idling in one of the city’s many gardens or forests. In autumn afternoons the brisk walk from the Eiffel Tower through the Parc du Champ de Mars and up to the glittering Champs Elysées is accompanied with a carpet of leaves crunching underfoot. Winter nights induce a warm glow ice-skating in the outdoor rink at the Hotel de Ville, and in spring the passions of performers fill the air outside the Pompidou Centre and the nose is tickled with the subtle scents of flowering gardens.
There is an otherworldliness to this city, where beauty and elegance are favoured over purpose and practicality. Centuries of urban development have the appearance of having being mastered by a single hand with a strong sense of balance, contrast and aesthetics. The views from the Eiffel Tower or Sacré Coeur reveal hundreds of iconic attractions for the snapshot visitor, but the best way to see this city is by tucking your map back in your pocket and allowing yourself to get lost on its streets and avenues, discovering the city for yourself.
However long you spend in Paris, on departure you will know you are sure to return.