In the middle of the Seine, on the i'lle Saint Louis, stands the Hotel De Lutuece, a lovely boutique hotel with charm and location to spare.
Inexpensive by Paris standards at about $250 euro per night (breakfast not included), this is the hotel we selected to awake on the morning of our 40th wedding anniversary. Short walks took us to the left bank or right bank sectors of Paris. The incredible Cathedral De Notre Dame is almost a straight walk from the hotel across the Pont Ste, Louis. Charming cafes in every direction.
Spent six nights and would easily have spent many more. We were also very pleasantly surprised at the Parisennes, who were helpful, accommodating, and patient with our baby French.
And the Seine itself - seconds away. Walk along its banks to your heart's content, but you will never be far from home. Your Hotel De Lutuece. Et Voila! JK