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Which area to stay in?

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Which area to stay in?

Hi we are planning to visit Paris in February and we're hoping for some advice on where to stay. During the day time we are planning to hop around on the metro and sight see but at night time we would like to stay in an area that has lots of lovely cafes, bars and restaurants where we can sit and sip french wine for the evening.

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1. Re: Which area to stay in?

Montmartre fits the bill and we really enjoyed our stay there in October, but it is a bit of a pain to get anywhere else in the city (20+ minutes by Metro). Most areas, as far as I can tell are fairly full of what you're looking for however. Maybe adding in your budget for accommodations would be helpful?

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2. Re: Which area to stay in?

Yes we would like to visit that area but wondered whether it was too far from the main attractions?

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3. Re: Which area to stay in?

Actually, you are describing much of central Paris. :o)

Although, there certainly are areas as you get out toward the edge of the city that are more residential and less dense with restaurants/cafes, Paris doesn't have one area where all the restaurants are concentrated.

For a first time visit, many here recommend staying in one of the singe-digit arrondissements near the river, but there are other areas nice as well. Montmartre, as mentioned above, even with a little more work transport-wise, is an interesting area (and nothing is really far with the transits system in Paris). Montparnasse, is another area, which is not in the "central core", but is still serviced well by transit, not really that far out, and dense with café and such.

It is nice, if you find a location that has access to multiple metro line, so you spend less time doing transfers.

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4. Re: Which area to stay in?

Near Rue Buci in the 6th.

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5. Re: Which area to stay in?

5th - as close to the Seine as possible :)

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