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Understanding Streets

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Understanding Streets

I will be at the Barrio Latino 46/48 Rue du Faubourg St.-Antoine and want to stay at a nearby hotel. I found the Hotel Le Patio Saint Antoine on 289 bis, rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine. Since I don't know what "bis" means, I dont' know if this hotel is located in the same area. Does anyone out there know.

Thank for any help you can give me.

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1. Re: Understanding Streets

Bonjour Tango2,

Bis simply mean repeat, or two. I think in the USA you would say 289B. You could also encouter ter, for three. So 289 bis is just next door to 289, but before 290.

So for example you could have Le 12, le 12 bis et le 12 ter de la rue Balzac.

The distance between 49 and 289bis Faubourg Saint Antoine would be about 20 minutes walk.

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"bis" is an addition to the house number, that usually indicates that a house/apartment/building was added after the numbering of the block was finished. So it is usually next to the building with number 289.

(When a building with a single house number is converted into a series of flats/apartments, you might even have house numbers like 12a, 12b, 12c, 12d, etc.)

The "All-Suite Hotels Le Patio St-Antoine" has 16 reviews on this website (use the "Search" function on the top left hand side of this page) - some good, others bad. Read them and decide for yourself if you want to stay there.

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There are probably dozens of hotels closer to Barrio Latino than the one you mention. Any hotel in the area round Place de la Bastille in the 11th, between Bastille and Gare de Lyon in the 12th, or in the eastern half of the 4th would be a shorter walk as well as being more central for almost anything else you might be interested in except Père Lachaise, Bercy and the Bois de Vincennes.

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4. Re: Understanding Streets

All of your information has been very helpful. Thank You.

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5. Re: Understanding Streets

Don't worry, tango2, a 200 number discrepancy isn't much in Paris, maybe 300 m. And, believe me, you'll be happy to put some distance between a nice night sleep for you and the week-end madness at Bastille!

And FYI, "bis" means "twice" in Latin, "ter" "three times", etc. (yes, you sometimes find "quater"! )

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