We stayed at this lovely hotel twice. The first time for a week before heading off to Chamonix.
We knew we were going to return to Paris for a short stay before returning to USA. Our thought was to choose a different hotel the second time but after our first stay we knew we had found the perfect hotel. It felt like "coming home." We were greeted as if we were family. I love the Grand Hotel Francias and it will always be my choice whenever in Paris. The Metro is nearby, the neighborhood is quaint and the cafe and grocery store personnel friendly.
One morning I went to look for a cup of coffee "to go." No one or place had to go cups. Finally this nice elderly gentleman said to me, " we don't drink coffee on the go. We sit down and enjoy it with friends. We experience it, not hurry through it. No coffee "to go" in Paris." So, while in Paris, slow down and enjoy every moment.