Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hotel Beaugency - Paris

I have friends who like to stay in the Rue Cler area (a Rick Steves favorite) when they visit Paris. One of the hotels they have used is the Hotel Beaugency which where we stayed at the beginning of our trip. Above you can see our room. It was pretty small but had nice wood floors and was clean and quiet. People at the desk were helpful and there was free wifi. The bathroom was a comfortable size and had lots of counter space. One thing to be aware of is that there is a tiny step as you enter the hotel. I managed to trip over it was rolled my suitcase in, falling onto the marble floor, and getting a big bump on my knee.

Really no view, just a narrow street below. Breakfast was an additional charge, so we opted to walk one block to the Rue Cler. We could smell the croissants baking as we walked up the street! Plenty of places to grab a light breakfast or to sit in a cafe.

Rue Cler is fun to explore. It is a pedestrian street with a market feel - produce, flowers, cheese, all kinds of French goodies for sale, and gives you a bit of a flavor of what it might be like to live in Paris - sigh..... It is about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. It's somewhat farther if you want to walk to the Louvre or Notre Dame, but there is a nearby metro stop.

I liked the Hotel Beaugency - nothing special that made it stand out but it definitely met our needs. I thought it was a bit overpriced in comparison to the places we stayed in Italy, but I guess that's the cost of staying in downtown Paris. Here is their website if you want to see more:

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