Visiting Paris for 5 days. What's the best area to stay? Is there a TA link out there with some guidance?
Here is a link that describes the neighborhoods: https:/…Neighborhoods.html. I have seen a lot of suggestions for staying near the river in Le Marais, Saint Germain or the 5th arrondissement and many people consider these to be the best areas for a first time visitor because of ease of access to most of the places that most first time visitors want to see. But like your neighbor, New York City, Paris has lots of areas that could be the best for some people but not for others.
Searching this forum will reveal lots of discussion on this topic.
I usually give people this link to get an overview of neighborhoods.
Price can play a factor in what area you want to stay. What type of budget you working with?
usually stay in the 5th or 6th,
mainly due to ease of accessing public transport - which is excellent and efficient
easy access to enable walking the banks of the Seine and most of the "tourist sites"
Thanks for the links.
@Jordansbulls - budget is around 150-200/night
I see the hotels at Montmartre are cheaper compared to other touristy areas. Is this a good place to stay? I understand this is nice area to visit. As we all know, sometime nice neighborhood to visit may not the best location to stay from the ease of transport standpoint.
Montmartre is very nice; the only downside is that some of the surrounding areas can be sketchy and some hotels on those areas are sometimes dishonest in advertising themselves as located in Montmartre.
If you tell us the details of those hotels, we will be able to help ;-)
We are not so big on brands here in europe. Most of the best hotels are non-chain, individually owned establishments.Edited: 4:14 pm, March 16, 2018