Paris, Paris

Tiquetonne –

This hotel is only ranked at #477 among 1797 hotels of Paris in TripAdvisor.  But it is selected as one of the budget hotel to stay by Lonely Planet Traveller magazine.  It received a excellence certificate by TripAdvisor in 2014.  The tips given is – ask for a room with a view of Sacre-Coeur or Effiel Tower.

TripAdvisor link

Location – Tiquetonne 6 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris, France

Cosmos Hotel –

This hotel looks good and recommended by Lonely Planet Traveller magazine too but ranked only at no. 369 in TripAdvisor.

The photo looks good.  The magazine said it has been around for 30 odd years and has treated to a thoroughly modern makeover this century.

Website –

Location – Jean-Pierre Timbaud

Other good tips –
A number of national museums are free on the first Sunday of each month.  This includes Musee d’Orsay, Musee Rodin and Musee Natonal du Moyen Age, and the Louvre between October and March.

Effiel Tower puts on a light show every night from 9pm hourly until 1pm.

Galeries Lafayette puts on free fashion shows most Fridays from 3pm – 3:00pm.  Book ahead through email –  Rememer ascend to the rooftop for a Parisian panorama.

There are free guided tours in English provided in Notre Dame.  Check the website.

Musee Carnavalet – This enormous museum sounds interesting and is a quiet surprise.  It charts Parisian history from prehistoric time to the modern era.  It is free.  Closed Sunday.

Musee Du Parfum – To find out about the art of perfume-making.

Because of Breizh Café, I found this good website about Parisian food – Paris by Mouth.   Breizh Café probably is the best crepes restaurant in Paris.  It is in the “My Paris” list of David Lebovitz.  The favourite places of David Leboritz to get something really good to eat and aren’t fancy in Paris.

Stohrer is the oldest patisserie in Paris.  See France Today.


Photo credit –

Useful website –
LateRoom Paris Guide

Ref –

Lonely Planet Traveller issue 65, May 2014




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