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Event a spot the best way the locals do. benefit from the top it has to supply. And keep away from vacationer traps. Frommer’s transportable courses assist you make the precise trip offerings. They’re effortless to carry–and hold an unbeatable fee. Frommer’s. Your consultant to a global of shuttle adventure. positioned the easiest of Paris on your Pocket A compact advisor on attending to and having fun with the town of sunshine. Outspoken reviews on best attractions–what’s worthy it slow and what’s no longer. special costs, so that you can plan the ideal journey it doesn't matter what your finances. the easiest lodges and eating places in each funds, with candid reports.

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01-43-43-01-81. Fax 01-43-44-64-13. www. com. 28 units. 72€–103€ ($94–$134) double. AE, DC, MC, V. Métro: Nation. Amenities: Nonsmoking rooms; garden. In room: TV, dataport. 18TH ARRONDISSEMENT (MONTMARTRE) EXPENSIVE Terrass Hôtel Built in 1913, this is the only governFinds ment-rated four-star hotel on the Butte Montmartre. In an area filled with some of Paris’s seediest hotels, this place is easily in a class of its own. Its main advantage is its location amid Montmartre’s bohemian atmosphere (or what’s left of it).

M O D E R AT E Hôtel Britannique Value Conservatively modern and plush, this is a much-renovated 19th-century hotel near Les Halles and NotreDame. The place is not only British in name, but also seems to cultivate English graciousness. The guest rooms are small but immaculate and soundproof, with comfortable beds and well-maintained bathrooms with tub/shower combinations. S. K. television shows. The reading room is a cozy retreat. 20 av. Victoria, 75001 Paris. & 01-42-33-74-59. Fax 01-42-33-82-65.

Com; Métro: Luxembourg). Open daily 9am to 11pm. Mail & Post Offices Most post offices in Paris are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm and every Saturday from 8am to noon. One of the biggest and most central of them is the main post office for the 1st Arrondissement, at 52 rue du Louvre, 75001 Paris (& 01-40-28-76-00; Métro: Musée du Louvre). It maintains the hours noted above for services that include sale of postal money orders, mail collection and distribution, and the expedition of faxes.

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