Where to stay downtown Paris
From luxury renowned 5 star palaces and luxury boutique hotels to cheap accommodation for travellers on a budget, the parisian hotel scene is ever changing and expanding. Here is a short guide to Paris accommodation.
Left bank : Eiffel Tower, St Germain des Pres, St Michel, ...
The left bank is home to antique and fashion shops. It also hosts most of the famous historical monuments of the city like St Sulpice Church, Orsay Museum not to forget the Eiffel Tower, ... The most famous districts are Saint Germain des Pres, Saint Michel and Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Garden, Mouffetard, Montparnasse...
Right bank : Champs Elysees, Opera Bastille, ...
The Right Bank is the one
offering the largest choice of accommodations - It could be divided in
three distinct districts : Champs Elysees the definitive place to stay if looking for 4 star hotel or Palace,
Opera - Madeleine very central and hosting many 3 stars boutique hotels and Bastille - Le Marais, a trendy area in
La Defense is the French
equivalent of the famous City in London. High Towers and buildings set
around the Grande Arche - A modern monument terminating the central
axis of Paris : Louvre - Champs Elysees and Arch of Triumph. The CNIT is the congress center welcoming many fairs, conventions and
exhibitions every year. The lodging options in the area are mostly business travel hotels.