Last year I visited Paris with some close friends. I wanted to share my trip with you as I researched it for about 2 months! So if you are looking for some great places to go in Paris this summer this is your guide. I am going to post every day this week with a new Paris tip, so stay tuned for the next installment.
So to start today – lets talk the hotel. Staying in Paris can be tricky, you either spend a lot of money and go big or you have to take your chances with the smaller lesser known boutique hotels. And then you need to think about where you want to be.
We decided on being close to Marais which is the perfect neighbourhood for hanging out and discovering small streets lined with restaurants, bars and stylish boutique shops.
After a lot of searching, we stayed at the Le General a boutique hotel hideaway in the 11th arrondissement. Arriving at the hotel, we found it on a small quiet side street, a short taxi journey away from the Eurostar at Gare du Nord. The hotel street is a typically stunning Parisian rue, all white stucco with beautiful windows and balconies.
The lobby is cool with bright coloured chairs and a cute bar perfect for a cocktail whilst you wait for friends to join you for a night out. And there is a seated cafe area for breakfast the next day.
Upstairs the bedrooms are cute with stylish touches, such as a cool chair and the view from the window is fabulous over the roof tops of Paris. And you get an apple on your pillow – what more can you want!
Perfect for a couple of days away, this hotel is great value for money in what can be an expensive city. And Marais is a 10 minute walk through windy lovely streets that carry on all the way to the Seine.
Where have you stayed recently in Paris? Do let me know your boutique hotel finds in Paris.
For bookings see Le General Hotel.
And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for A Parisian Weekend: Part 2 all about eating!