This was my second stay at de la Bretonnerie, and I found it as pleasant as I did ten years ago. In comparison with other Paris hotels at this price, the Bretonnerie is a delight. First, the location is great: from the airport, you just need to take the RER to the Chatelet des Halles exit, locate the Pompidou, and walk three short blocks. The lobby is colorful and inviting, complete with a borrowing library, comfortable seating, and a computer. The staff (most who speak English) are generally warm and helpful, the rooms quirky but comfortable---and QUIET. I chose to take breakfast in the "cave" each morning ( small buffet with fresh orange juice), but there are numerous cafes and coffee shops (including Starbucks) right around the corner. Again, a great location: 5 minute walk to Notre Damne, 30 minute walk to Orsay and the Tuilleries---and, of course, just the wonderful Marais itself.