Help! I am looking for accomodation in Paris for a family of five in August. Two adults and kids 10, 12 and 13. Everything seems to be for four or fewer… Any leads?
This may be a silly suggestion but have you tried the hotel search on this web site?
Click on the blue and red France.com above this window and then click on hotels. You can do a search and then look at them and see not only if they have larger rooms, but also read reviews of "real" people who have stayed there. The review are great. No punches are pulled!!
I do know that the Hotel Clement has a junior suite and suspect it would accomodate five people. We’ve stayed there and it’s in a nice neighborhood; the staff is wonderful (and speak English), and there are three Metro stops nearby, one just around the corner. There are a lot of restaurants in the area too, not to mention a shopping center across the street. Great location!!
We always book our hotel on the France.com web site and have never had any problems. I highly recommend them. Prices in Paris are a bit lower in August since it is "low season" in Paris. The reason for this is that all the Parisians head south or west for the nearest seashore and it is to your advantage if that’s when you have to go.
Have a great trip. BTW, if you don’t find something, let me know and I’ll see if I can come up with further ideas.
Check this link. https://visitfrance.travel/hotels/hotel.cfm?hotel_id=535
It is on the France.com web site. I clicked on "hotels," then chose the St. Germain district. This particular hotel offers a triple so you could get a double and a triple and ask if you could have adjoining rooms.
Another option would be to book two doubles and ask for a cot in one of them. We booked for the two of us one summer and at the last minute, one of our daughters was able to join us. All the hotels were wonderful about putting a cot in the room or finding us different accomodations. If you ask, they are remarkably helpful.
Again, good luck and enjoy your trip.
Thanks! I just registered with France.com so I will check it out some more. I appreciate your suggestion. I was thinking I might be able to inquire about a cot in a place which only advertises for 4…Do you know of a good site to post house exchange between France and Canada?
We’ve never done a house exchange (at least not since 1982) and I don’t remember how we found that one. You might check http://www.slowtrav.com to see if anyone there can help you. They are "slow" travelers and either rent or exchange. There are a lot of good ideas on the forum. The forum is a bit "slow" too, but that’s the way they want it!
You could also Google "house exhange" or check with your local university housing dept. I think that’s what we did in 1982 and we had a great experience. We didn’t exhange; we rented our house to three surveyors who were in our town for the summer. They contacted the local university and the university then contacted us because we had put our name in with them. You might be able to arrange an exchange with a visiting professor that way.
Good luck. If you find a site, let us know!
Obviously the larger and much more expensive hotels have apartments or suites that would accomodate 5 people, but it will cost you about the same price as a new car, or just about…
The good thing is that you are going in August, when most hotels have a lot of vacancy.
Here are some of the 2 – 3 star hotels that do have these suites
Le Clement (per SalB suggestion)
Le Hameau de Passy
Le Palais Bourbon
La CitÃ© de Rougemont
and the Relais du Louvrewith a really nice apartment
Speaking of apartments, you can try to rent one. There are some really Nice ones hereor you can do the apart/hotels that are run like hotels but have studios and up to 2 bedroom apartments. The better run are The Citadines chain.
Hope this helps
We are exchanging homes for the first part of our stay in France with a family from a little village near Montpellier. They found us through our listing on "Intervac". This will be our first exchange. I don’t think it is so common for only a few days such as we’ll have in Paris. I love to read the ratings from other customers. Thanks for all of the suggestions – we are closer to finding a place now. J’ai hate d’y aller!
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