The most common issue while traveling is about the stay. You obviously aren’t on a staycation, if you are in Paris. If you know the city well, it becomes easy to find a place where you can stay. But when in a new town you at least need a little bit of information to start the exploration. Here in this blog, we are going to tell you about where to stay in Paris.
Paris is the city of fashion and love. Along with that, it is a city that can be explored easily, even if it’s your first time in Paris. This city is divided into two parts, the right bank, and the left bank, i.e., north and south of River Seine respectively. Further, it is divided into 20 arrondissements (districts), and are numbered, as 1, 2, 3, and so on. Starting from the north side of the river Seine in a swirl out manner clockwise.
Travelers love the fact that most of the city is walkable and connected to each other by the metro rail system. The areas that are not at a walkable distance can be reached through metro or taxis. Taxis are readily available; even it has a vast network of public bicycle that you can use. But the most reliable option is to use the metro. There are 16 metro lines that connect the entire Paris and is the fastest means to reach anywhere in the city.
So now you know, when in Paris you don’t have to take tension about traveling from one place to another. But as we said, we are here to let you know about where to stay in Paris. As you read above that Paris is divided into 20 different districts, the question is where to go. Though they are easily connected and accessible, on vacation we need a stay that can provide comfort and at least basic amenities (always yes for luxurious ones!).
Below are the seven best areas to stay in Paris and the best hotels in respective regions. (We have mentioned hotels differentiating them in luxurious, mid-range, and reasonable.)
Le Louvre – 1st Arrondissement
The exact center of the Paris city is the Le Louvre district. Locals often refer it to ‘Le premier’ which means ‘the first’. This is a business district with luxurious hotels and trendy boutiques. It is also the best area to stay in Paris. As it is at the center of the city, every place is easily accessible. The main attractions of this district are Louvre Museum and Tuileries Gardens.
Best Luxurious Hotels:- La Clef Louvre, Hotel Relais Du Louvre, Hotel Du Louvre, Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal.
Best Mid-Range Hotels:- Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, Hotel Regina Louvre, Le Burgundy Paris.
Best Reasonable Hotels:- Castille Paris, Maison Albar Hotels Le Pont-Neuf, Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel.
Le Marais – 4th Arrondissement
Le Marais is famous for its narrow streets and nightlife. It may have old Paris feels, but that is the decisive point. The contemporary feels and views it has are unexplainable. One of the best examples is the Centre George Pompidou. The Île de la Cité is the medieval structure refound and is standing still.
The sad news is Notre Dame Cathedral burnt down in 2019, with all the money donated to rebuild it, we guess soon people will be able to see it again.
Best Luxurious Hotels:- Le Pavillon de la Reine – Place des Vosges, Hôtel 9Confidentiel, Hôtel Dupond – Smith.
Best Mid-Range Hotels:- Auberge de jeunesse, Hôtel De Nice, Hôtel Bastille Speria.
Best Reasonable Hotels:- Hôtel Castex, Sully Hôtel, Hotel France Louvre.
Saint-Germain-des-Pres – 6th Arrondissement
This neighborhood has everything to do all the fun things you planned, from galleries to nightclubs to shopping stores. It is the most artistic district of Paris, and it has many art schools, galleries, and museums. Even cafes on the street will show the creative side of its. You are going to spend your day on the streets of it and get amazed by the views. It has a perfect picnic spot – Jardins Luxembourg.
Best Luxurious Hotels:- Hôtel Lutetia,
Best Mid-Range Hotels:- Hôtel Esprit Saint Germain, L’ Hotel
Best Reasonable Hotels:- Victoria Palace Hotel,
The Effiel Tower – 7th Arrondissement
Like 1st arrondissement it is also located at the center of Paris but on the left side of the bank. It is the heart of all the beauties of Paris. This district of home to aristocrats and upper class of the Paris for three centuries. The significant attractions it houses are The Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin, the Musée du Quai Branly, and Les Invalides. If you are the first-timer, we would suggest you stay here so that you can see all the iconic landmarks easily.
Best Luxurious Hotels:- Le Narcisse Blanc, Hotel Le Cinq Codet
Best Mid-Range Hotels:- Hôtel Juliana, Montalembert
Best Reasonable Hotels:- Hotel Pont Royal
Champ-Elysees – 8th Arrondissement
If you are one of the shopaholics, then this city is for you only. You can go shopping whenever you want if you stay in this area. This is the posh area of Paris; you can catch on the latest Hollywood movies and dine in the fancier French restaurants. To get a birds-eye view of Paris, walk up to the Arc de Triomphe. Staying on this street is all about experiencing an extravagant lifestyle. Other things that you can see here on this street are The Opera, Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, and the tomb of the unknown soldier.
This district houses the most beautiful street in the world, Champs-Élysées.
Best Luxurious Hotels:- La Réserve, Le Bristol, Hotel Plaza Athénée
Best Mid-Range Hotels:- Splendide Royal Paris, La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris, Buddha-Bar Hotel
Best Reasonable Hotels:- Hôtel de Vigny, Maison Albar Hotels Le Diamond, Radisson Blu Hotel
Montparnasse – 14th Arrondissement
To experience the modern-day life of Paris, have a stay here in this district. This area of Paris is so lively that you will feel living here for a few more days. There are many places to see in this area like, Paris Observatory, Catacombs of Paris, The Panoramic Observation Floor of Montparnasse, etc. Take a sip of wine with the overview of Paris at Le Bar Américain on the 56th floor.
Best Luxurious Hotels:- Hôtel Le Six, Hôtel Observatoire Luxembourg
Best Mid-Range Hotels:- Hôtel Sainte-Beuve
Best Reasonable Hotels:- Hôtel Mistral, Hôtel Aiglon
Montmartre – 18th Arrondissement
Montmarte is the district where there are vineyards that are still in operation. You can get the best views of Paris from this district that too free of cost. The Basilica of Sacre Couer has the best views of the city and is located at the highest point. If you are a person who likes to take a walk to take in the vibes of the place, then this district is your soulmate. A walk on the street in this area will be memorable.
Visit Cimetière de Montmartre for free where many artists had their bid adieu to the world. Other things to see are the Montmarte Museum, Dali Museum, vineyards, and windmills.
Best Luxurious Hotels:- Maison Souquet
Best Mid-Range Hotels:- Montmartre Résidence
Best Reasonable Hotels:- Hôtel Le Relais Montmartre
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Above were the seven best areas that you can prefer to book a hotel when on a trip to Paris. For more information on travel or its itineraries, visit Travelila.