on the way to paris: le quartier bastille, le faubourg

It’s less than five weeks until I’m in Paris and so we took the second step for this trip. We booked the hotel we’re staying at in the City of Lights. After considering several options, we went with this Nouveau chic hotel located at the 12th arrondissement – Le Quartier Bastille, Le Faubourg.

It looks like a pretty neat hotel, with all these little touches that welcome the weary traveller like that shiny Granny Smith apple sitting on your pillow. Wikitravel also enlists the hotel and says that the “big draw at Le Quartier is the interior patio which really is as nice as advertised and is full of plants and an interesting designer fountain. The location is good for those looking for an easy stumble from the bars around Bastille.”

This trip is now really starting to shape up. And things are looking good. Kindly send in your Paris tips and tricks. It’ll be my first time in the city! :-)

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9 Responses to “on the way to paris: le quartier bastille, le faubourg”


  1. 1 Anonymous June 18, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    since it your first trip to paris, u siggest you take the red bus or green line tour. like the red bus in london. best way to see all of paris then return to areas, sites you want to explore. google for more info.

  2. 2 Anonymous June 18, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Mark! Marais is the place to hang out for gays. Look out for those creepy men with big coats. You’ll never know what they’re hiding…

  3. 3 RennyBA June 18, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Looks and sounds romantic – wishing you both the very best trip to a lovely and charming city!

  4. 4 chase June 18, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    That is so lovely and don’t forget to visit the catacombs. I love it there!

  5. 5 Ernesto June 19, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    Leave one night open and use this time to just walk the length of the Seine (both banks). Also, although its a bit touristy and I’m sure its already in your itinerary, do visit the Montmarte arrondisement(sp?). Enjoy!

  6. 6 Shigeki June 20, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Jardin du Luxembourg is the place I usually go and sketch. It’s a beautiful park and peaceful.

    Of course, you should appreciate “gateau” in Paris. There are so many good things and my favorite is Stohrer.
    http://blog.tokiobleu.com/archives/2006/07/joy_all_over_my.html

    Having a glass or two of champagne at cafe,

    And this is very useful when it comes to finding a place to eat :-)
    http://www.zagat.com/verticals/VerticalHomePage.aspx?N=120+2321+3697+3703+4294918930&Ne=2364&VID=8&Ntk=Geo3ID&Ntt=350
    Enjoy your planning.

  7. 7 Fendi June 21, 2007 at 2:14 am

    Tips!
    Paris boys are good in french kissing! hehehe!
    kiss
    Fendi

  8. 8 dazedblu* June 21, 2007 at 3:59 am

    whew! that’ a nice tripping though… i think you enjoy it very well.

    have this more trips and plans soon!

  9. 9 Mark June 24, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks a bunch you guys for your eternal fabulousity! :-) Mwah!


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